Immersive learning can allow students to interact with a complex object such as a molecule, visit a setting such as a French cafe, learn a skill like dentistry or take part in a simulated emergency. Immersive learning makes use of technologies that require some technical competency or literacy. Immersive learning can be effective in medicine and healthcare training. Medical students can practise surgical skills or talk to virtual patients. With virtual reality technology, immersive learning allows people to experience a situation as if they were there, using their situated knowledge and resources to solve a problem or practise a skill. Playing a video game or watching sports on a virtual reality headset are designed to be immersive, interactive experiences. An advantage of immersive learning is that students can repeatedly practise a complex skill in a safe environment. Immersion gives a more realistic environment than a classroom to gain social skills like conversing in a foreign language.