Virtual reality(VR) has become a serious alternative to traditional learning because the technology has advanced sufficiently and Covid 19 has interrupted overseas learning opportunities. This present study explores the application of VR using ”Google Expedition” in a university Korean-Arabic medical interpreting curriculum, specifically, researching the effects of situation-based learning environment on learning achievement and learning motivation.
This study consists of a survey before the VR medical interpretation class, and a survey after it. Students had little experience using VR, but they responded positively to the effectiveness of using it to learn Arabic. In particular, while experiencing medical situations through VR, learners were able to interact with the learning materials for an immersive experience and it was possible to offer job experience and professional aptitude. This study makes the following proposals for a VR class. First, a detailed study on VR education in domestic and foreign educational institutions is needed. Second, interaction between instructors and learners should be part of the classes. Third, it is necessary to develop a VR education application for mobile and further content to facilitate languages and interpretation education.