MISSION STATEMENTWe help you succeed with 2,000,000,000 other people who can learn, work, research, travel, and relax using English.
We are accomplishing this mission by providing a fun and natural way to learn English through the use of modern e-learning technology and highly refined and augmented video stories. All spoken dialogue in each video is dramatically slowed, written, and carefully synchronized with the speech of the actors. No other company has yet to achieve this level of perfection, innovation, or effectiveness in English language instruction. These stories are delivered instantly over the Internet to all corners of the globe so that the net result is better than books alone and better than movies alone. Watch one of the FREE Movie Module and judge for yourself.
WHY USE INTERACTIVE ONLINE VIDEOS?Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication
Using interactive videos inside or outside of the ESL/EFL (English as a Second Language/ English as a Foreign Language) classroom can greatly speed up the learning process. Interactive online video easily accommodates several learning styles. What is your learning style?
Using videos is an easy way to both teach and practice new English vocabulary. With kids, it gets them talking excitedly. Teachers or tutors can elicit student responses through well guided questions. Students learn new words and expressions and consolidate what they've learned. The main advantage here lies in the fact that they are automatically learning English and they enjoy it immensely. Classroom management problems are almost eliminated because of the wide level of classroom engagement and enthusiasm.
Children LOVE to watch animated cartoons! Your Virtual World creates these animated stories especially for children to help them learn the English language. Everybody LOVES feature-length movies. We provide both! For many reasons, students of all ages really enjoy watching movies and television because they're exposed to language being used naturally while in a non-threatening setting. Movies provide common ground to students of any international background because they typically portray the human experience as story. Every culture that has ever existed has told stories.
MOVIE MODULES"Better than books...better than movies"
Our Movie Modules are kept highly cost competitive with printed paper books and have several distinct advantages. We'll save the planet's petroleum and coal reserves as well as trees from unnecessary destruction as well as the fresh water and energy otherwise required to make, print, and distribute paper or diskette versions of our stories. Book size and weight are not an issue. Portability is the hottest advantage for people constantly on the go. Unlike paper books, our multimedia stories can be readily viewed on desktop computers, huge projection screens, televisions, laptops, portable players, smartphones, eBook readers, tablets, and on devices yet to be invented. Think of the enormous cost savings in a time of crippled budgets of communities, schools, families, and individuals.Our Movie Modules are supported by intralingual subtitles (English language video, English language subtitles). This methodology is also labeled unilingual, bimodal, and Same Language Subtitling (SLS) in scholarly literature. SLS is a powerful, cost-effective, and thoroughly proven complement to English language speaking, reading, and writing development whether English be the first or additional language being learned. Our feature length movies, animated stories, and other interactive videos are subtitled verbatim in English and the spoken dialogue is English. Japan has given us karaoke, which translates as "empty orchestra". Every word is highlighted, karaoke-style, in perfect timing with the audio, reinforcing reading skills, reading preparedness among pre-reading children, decoding capacity, word recognition, vocabulary building, reuse of vocabulary in the proper context, phonological visualization, listening comprehension, induction of linguistic structures, simultaneous accommodation of multiple learning styles, and auditory recognition.
Our Movie Modules allow learners to acquire a visceral, subliminal, and superior understanding of phonics principles as they see, read, and hear individual words repeatedly spoken, written, and displayed over and over again in a highly entertaining and enjoyable context that makes situational "sense" because they are experiencing recreated slices of life closely akin to their own living experiences through the many stories they digest. Viewers will be able to improve the processing of longer stretches of verbal and written texts, i.e. their "chunking ability". All of this happens automatically and subconsciously in a relaxed and entertaining manner! Feedback is instantaneous. These are a pretty impressive set of benefits! In comparison, books or audio alone are a very one dimensional mode of learning the English language. Learning English doesn't have to be rocket science!
Our Movie Modules present grammar as common patterns and phrases that learners repeat aloud at intervals throughout the Movie Modules. This is the natural way we all learned the grammar of our first language as children. Learners easily and naturally learn grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation simultaneously using Movie Modules. This helps learning and remembering in several ways. The brain automatically integrates pronunciation, intonation, melody, and rhythm and permanently embeds these into long term memory. The necessary words are effortlessly there when you need them. Numerous studies over decades of research indicate that oral language is closely tied to reading comprehension. Put simply, all children benefit more by hearing as many words as possible spoken directly to them as often as possible. You will quickly understand why we say that Movie Modules are "Better than books...better than movies".
Our talking dictionary & thesaurus is completely free to use. Login using your social media account or register to access special features. This multi-lingual/multi-media dictionary lets you too see, hear, read, translate, and practice speaking English aloud.
Our Movie Modules are designed to challenge and improve English language speaking and literacy using cutting-edge teaching and material while building self-esteem. High self-esteem helps kids, teenagers, and adults confidently plow through tough challenges. We've selected story themes that increase broad cultural awareness and appreciation as all of us grow into an increasingly globalized world in which there are undeniably real winners and losers. Teenagers worldwide face white-hot competition for entry into top universities and careers. Being able to speak, read, and write the English Language is often key to being competitive for acceptance into these schools. Even young children compete for slots in gifted programs and top middle schools. Literacy is the foundation for further learning. If a nation or people can't compete on cheap abundant labor or cheap capital, the ideas and innovations of the well-educated are paramount and raw material for those ideas and innovations stems from acquired learning and experience. Because of its prominence in international business, higher education, and politics, the importance of basic proficiency in English can scarcely be overstated. People HERE are using Your Virtual World Movie Modules to better help them learn English. More than just a linguistic skill, adult English proficiency is key to success in the globalized world. Conversely, weak proficiency in English may correlate with weak integration into the global economy. A Japanese proverb states, "There are no national frontiers to learning".
Our Movie Modules are meant to be just plain fun to watch, hear, read, and practice. Our online movies can be enjoyed any time and any place on computers, smart phones, tablets, iPads, other mobile devices, and web-connected televisions. We promote the love of learning as we're able. A child who loves to read is well on the way to academic success. Getting kids interested in reading has many benefits, and if they can do it while they enjoy themselves, then all the better. A highly affordable pay-per-view Movie Module from Your Virtual World Movies is the perfect gift to excite, create, and sustain interest in English for that great head start in life. Our Movie Modules are perfect for those learning English as their first language or additional language. If you are trying to give a child assistance and support in a hotly competitive world, Your Virtual World Movies is happy to remain your partner in that quest. See Learning Activities. We heartily invite you to share Movie Modules with others and earn money at the same time. Click HERE to learn more.
Our Movie Modules provide both general teaching and learning resources as well as fully-developed and carefully planned lessons included within our Movie Modules. All of our Movie Modules, as well as our FREE movies, can be seen on computers, TVs with set top boxes, smart TVs, mobile devices, and other video enabled devices connected to the Internet. The advantages of online viewing are that viewers can easily start, stop, rewind, and pause movies as well as connect to these movies through any sufficiently fast Internet connection anywhere in the world. Many viewers cannot easily do these things with broadcast television programs or expensive cable tv subscriptions without the use of special equipment or advanced features. These advantages we offer are hugely important.
Our Movie Modules provide a fun and natural way to learn English. A great deal of research has guided us in the development of the methods of learning we apply at Your Virtual World. We provide a Learning Activities guide to make our animated movies extraordinarily effective English language learning tools. Our mission is to give the best learning experience imaginable to all learners of English so we gladly welcome your comments, concerns, and suggestions. Please give us your thoughts by contacting us for a heart-to-heart talk. We'll improve with your help!
Our Movie Modules will give you lots and lots of entertaining and enjoyable practice to help you master English! We understand that there are MANY reasons you and others you know want to learn English. Whatever the reason(s), every expert English teacher will tell you that the more you practice, the better you will become at English.
FEEDING YOUR LEARNING APPETITE
Powerful media giants continue feeding us steady diets of stories, games, music, and images of exploitation, mayhem, helplessness, victimization, sexism, murder, adultery, preposterous wealth, torture, drugs, deceit, vampires, zombies, thuggery, glorified gangsterism, demonic spirits, horror, war, despair, brutality, crime, vengeance, sex, addiction, psychic disorders, occultism, savagery, lust, hate, prejudicial beauty/virtue standards, and stale mind-numbing escapism. Carefully look at the proportion (you'll be shocked) of currently available movie (story) fare that embodies these themes rather than embodying themes that uplift, transform, and inspire. "Just coincidence", you say? After a steady diet of this psychic fare (garbage in garbage out), what normal person would ever be in a position or mindset to connect and collaboratively formulate creative solutions and healing to man-made problems that beset humanity, earth lifeforms, and Mother Earth herself? These incapacitating but profitable offerings by these media giants stifle any visions of progress and action we might otherwise take to deliver ourselves out of the quagmires our modern societies have created that affect the entire world. Why do these companies market and sell this awful content?? Could it be
BUILD A BETTER DREAM
Fireside Theater stories are tiny tales told by animated story tellers and celebrate the ancient oral tradition of storytelling practiced at a time and place where no batteries were required. They are free and available to watch for all of our Internet guests. They are presented back to the world that birthed them in order to share in and preserve the long cultural history enshrined in stories that mankind has collectively created and nourished over many generations on earth.
Your Virtual World publishes a series of subtitled stories that pass on the storytelling traditions of many cultures throughout human history. Clearly, mankind's young and old have been telling and enjoying real and imagined stories very long before recorded history. Miniature story gems lie within proverbs. Proverb lovers may enjoy African proverbs, Chinese proverbs, East Indian proverbs, World Wide Wisdom, American proverbs, or a collection of diverse International proverbs. Stories satisfy some primal needs in people everywhere. Your Virtual World's carefully written and beautifully animated series of stories tell both familiar and undiscovered tales.
We sincerely hope you enjoy our unique products and services. We truly value your feedback. Our mission it to give the best learning experience imaginable to English language learners so we gladly welcome your comments, concerns, and suggestions. Please give us your thoughts by contacting us today for a heart-to-heart dialogue. We'll keep learning and improving with your help!
YOUR VIRTUAL WORLD'S LEADERSHIP
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Prof. Singer is the founder of Your Virtual World. His love of education goes back to early adulthood and that first position as a volunteer teacher's assistant in a Project Head Start classroom. Since then he has accumulated twenty four years of teaching experience: Pre-K through 12 (5 years), community colleges (7 years), tutoring academies (3 years), top-ranked engineering university (9 years). Specifically, he's taught art in Africa, English as a Second Language in Asia, tutored English and Math in the USA, taught middle school and high school science in the USA, and taught as full-time engineering lecturer at several colleges and universities. He's worked as a parent, mechanical design engineer, solar engineer, webmaster, animator, painter, sculptor, musician, and business owner-manager.
He has lived and worked for extended periods in California, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Arizona, Michigan, Washington state, Ghana, and South Korea. This life has certainly delivered many true and powerful stories. Within these movies offered by Your Virtual World Movies lie storytelling adventures in which fact, fantasy, fiction, form, and color are woven into the fabric of life to delight, confound, inspire, entertain, and teach. Young people worldwide have demonstrated that they deftly and happily move between the offerings of both "real" and "virtual" worlds, hence our company name "Your Virtual World".
Prof. Singer's dearly departed dad often told him that there will ALWAYS be a demand for excellence during good times and bad. He would often say, "Excellence is its own reward." His dearly departed mom often quoted this verse, "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom." Their guiding hands continue to guide and Your Virtual World is one outcome of that guidance.
YOUR VIRTUAL WORLD'S ASSOCIATES
YVW carefully chooses organization associates who are clearly passionate about literature, art, and education. They all demonstrate a wide ranging competence in digital media and digital communications. Each of them have clearly recognized and embraced the scope, challenges, and opportunities of our increasingly globalized worlds, both real and virtual. Each of us have a profoundly heartfelt desire to help make this a more loving and collaborative world and to direct that love to all people, all creatures, and sacred Mother Earth herself!