That’s not the case for someone from Mexico, Germany or China who finds themselves on the streets of London or New York. Learning to be comfortable speaking English can be a difficult task, but now practicing in a virtual reality can help.
A new app called Language VR lets users practice their new language is real life situations using VR goggles like Google Cardboard.
The app puts users in different environments such as a kitchen, bedroom or office and in locations around England, such as Cornwall London. They can role play situations such as booking a hotel or having a job interview with managers from Google and Goldman Sachs.
The app also includes audiobook chapters from English novels such as Treasure Island and a scoring system that tracks and rewards their progress.
Language VR for Android mobile phones is available for $1.99 in the Google Play Store. To see how the app works, watch the video below and for news and updates, follow @vrspeech on Twitter.