Students improve language skills with reality-based computer games

A new software tool uses "augmented reality" to incorporate real-world locations into computer games, and it is being used to help enhance language learning. At the University of New Mexico, Spanish students recently pursued a fictional murder mystery in an Albuquerque neighborhood on university-provided iPod Touch devices. Students had conversations in Spanish with virtual characters and learned how to adapt language to the conversational styles of the game's characters.

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