LOS Virtual

We started using XR technology in our courses from January 2022. We are not, however, throwing the baby out with the bathwater. No way, JosĂ©! 🙂 Everything we’ve created so far will still be fully functional; we just want to turn some of our high-quality teaching material into new learning experiences. We want our clients to enjoy our language and professional training to the max. 

Would you like to join LOS Virtual on the XR roller-coaster? 

Contact us for a short introductory discussion so we can settle on a customized course of action.

Lesson #1

LOS founder and CEO Martin Norling is preparing our first ever VR lesson using Spatial, an augmented and virtual reality collaboration platform that turns any room into a 3D workspace. Here are two screenshots from the lesson. Can you guess what it’s about? 

Here’s a glimpse of what “LOS Gallery” is going to look like. In this short video, Martin introduces a number of LOS materials we’ve recently tailor-made for our clients. Not only does Martin use his Oculus Quest 2 headset, but the accompanying track is him playing and singing his favourite song “If I Needed You” by the great Townes Van Zandt. This gallery, which we will keep updated and share with people like you, is basically our newsletter. You can visit “Suit Yourself E-Shop” to see more lessons and courses. 

 

Make it snappy

Make It Snappy is an idiom used to encourage someone to hurry up. However, snap is also the colloquial noun for an informal photograph. So when LOS make it snappy this means an opportunity to improve your language skills by studying a selection of pictures personal to us – and there’s no hurry at all. We believe that the best way to learn new things is to make them your own. Simply check out our students’ and colleagues’ stories with each snap and get a good understanding of the relevant vocabulary. Go to Make It Snappy to see more. 

camping adventures

Is it a coronavirus-induced staycation for you this year? Maybe you are one of the millions worldwide going camping as you come out of lockdown? This lesson provides some excellent language to describe your experiences – or maybe just listen to someone else’s.

Young learners

My 8-year-old son had his first Czech lesson at the beginning of February 2022. This lesson was kind of special. We agreed to use our Oculus Quest 2 headset and Spatial. How did the lesson go? It was thirty minutes long. My colleague and friend Michaela Loos did a wonderful job. She taught Samuel lots of useful vocabulary such as “knedlo, vepĹ™o, zelo” and “pivo”, which is my favourite drink. We Czechs consume more beer per capita than any other country in the world. 🙂 Sorry, my mind went off at a tangent. Back to the lesson. Not only did Samuel learn and practise speaking and writing, but he also enjoyed moving things around and searching for his favourite photos. The fact he was up on his feet all the time made the lesson more engaging and immersive. Time flies when you’re having fun, right? I joined the lesson using my iPad and the Oculus app. I heard and saw everything Míša and Samuel did. He can’t wait to do this again soon. “LOS Virtual” is slowly starting to come alive. 

Would you like to learn more about virtual reality in school classrooms? I recommend reading “Virtual Reality In Curriculum and Pedagogy” by Erica Southgate. 

Martin Norling, LOS Founder & CEO