Traditional online or distance based learning can lack teacher-student intimacy.
VR provides a more realistic simulation of regular human connection than any other technology utilising verbal and non-verbal communication.
Dynamic Spanish uses 360 video environments and immersive interactions to engage the student in an active manner. Eye contact, verbal cues, and AI speech recognition drive the student to respond. This engagement with the student helps solidify the material and keeps them motivated throughout the experience.
The power of eye contact in VR simulates a natural and friendly relationship with your virtual teacher or speaking companion. It helps build students' confidence and avoid embarrassment, and familiarises students with speaking to another person in a second language.
“[There is] a strong relationship among the quality, amount and the method of using non-verbal communication by teachers while teaching. Based on the findings of the studies reviewed, it was found that the more the teachers used verbal and non-verbal communication, the more efficacious their education and the students’ academic progress were […] emotive, team work, supportive, imaginative, purposive, and balanced communication using speech, body, and pictures all have been effective in students’ learning and academic success.”
“Non-verbal communication is highly reliable in the communication process… it is recommended that attention to non-verbal communication skills can make a positive change in the future of a student’s life.” 
“One aspect of non-verbal communication is the use of eyes to convey messages. The eyes are powerful for both the teacher and the learner in language learning […] this factor, according the result of this study, can lead to effective language learning.” 
“Yuzer (2007:1) maintains that virtual eye contact between the student and the lecturer and among students in the virtual learning and teaching situation increases student attention, improves retention rates, promotes community-building among students and stimulates nonverbal communication and social relationships among all the participants in a distance learning.“
“Cobb (2009:251) found that social presence (of which virtual eye contact formed an important part) was a major influential component in the quality of online learning. In contrast, Barak and Lapidot-Lefler (2011:436) emphasize that being online on the computer without a facility for eye contact with another fails to supply the valuable information which can only be provided by direct eye contact. The information supplied by direct eye contact includes admonition, confidence, confusion, embarrassment, honesty, pleading, security and trust (Barak & Lapidot-Lefler, 2011:436).”