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Michael McDonald

TEFL teacher, Founder & VR Languages Consultant

Michael McDonald, TEFL teacher and Founder of the Gold Lotus consultancy in Italy, supports secondary schools in understanding how to build students' English-as-a-foreign-language skills and competencies for an interconnected world of work with the help of virtual reality. Michael is also collaborating with academics from University College London's Institute of Education and the University of Salento (Italy) AR/VR Lab to explore how virtual reality can enhance pedagogical tasks within the Task-Based Language Teaching framework. As team leader of the vLanguage track for the fast-growing Educators in VR community, Michael is continuously searching for ways to promote accessibility - increasing the number of people who can benefit from not only the immersive nature of the digital tools available, but guiding them on how to take an active role in creating their own educational language-learning content in line with any existing school curriculum.