Virtual worlds and language learning are gaining steam with Middlebury Interacting languages releasing their Middworld online product. Here is what they told me:
"immersive virtual academy for language learning as MiddWorld Online launches today. Aimed at K-12, students will be fully immersed in the language including “Passport City,” made up of fun extracurricular activities offering students additional opportunities to practice their target language.
The highlight of “Passport City” is an innovative online 3D roleplay game, developed as a virtual world using authentic environments and cultural activities—bringing to life the experience of being in a foreign country. "