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Useful Websites for Practising         Speaking          Jo Gakonga
How important is speaking?
How can learners get practice?• In an English speaking country?
How can learners get practice?• In their own country?
• But learners, even in an English speaking  country often find that it’s difficult to get  practice.
A few tools•   www.vocaroo.com•   www.voki.com•   www.mailvu.com•   www.present.me.com•   www.mybrainshark.com
Vocaroo
Vocaroo• It’s free• It’s really easy to use
VocarooLimitationsIt has a five minute limitYou need a microphone.
Voki
Voki
Voki• It’s free• It’s easy to use• It might be entertaining/ motivating for  younger (or older!) learners.• You can embed ...
• Only a 1 minute limit• Making the avatar can become more time  consuming than the language practice.
Mail Vu
Mail Vu• Free and easy to use.• May seem more personal than just a voice  recording.• You can see facial expressions and o...
Mail Vu• You need a webcam• Learners might feel embarrassed/ inhibited  about making a video of themselves.
Present Me
Present Me• It’s free (at least for the limited version) – 15  mins and 50MB.• Good for Academic English or Business  Engl...
Present Me• Need a webcam and microphone.• Need to be able to use Powerpoint.• Trickier to use than the other websites.
My Brainshark.com
My Brainshark.com
My Brainshark.com
Great website for instructions for all      these sites and more…Russell Stannard’s Teacher Training Videos.    www.teache...
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More useful ideas form elt-training.com. Want to get your English learners to practise speaking outside class? Here are some useful tools. For the free full voiced over presentation, visit elt-training.com

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    1. 1. elt-training.com Teacher training webinarsFor free voiced over presentation, visit www.elt-training.com Jo Gakonga jo.gakonga@elt-training.com
    2. 2. Useful Websites for Practising Speaking Jo Gakonga
    3. 3. How important is speaking?
    4. 4. How can learners get practice?• In an English speaking country?
    5. 5. How can learners get practice?• In their own country?
    6. 6. • But learners, even in an English speaking country often find that it’s difficult to get practice.
    7. 7. A few tools• www.vocaroo.com• www.voki.com• www.mailvu.com• www.present.me.com• www.mybrainshark.com
    8. 8. Vocaroo
    9. 9. Vocaroo• It’s free• It’s really easy to use
    10. 10. VocarooLimitationsIt has a five minute limitYou need a microphone.
    11. 11. Voki
    12. 12. Voki
    13. 13. Voki• It’s free• It’s easy to use• It might be entertaining/ motivating for younger (or older!) learners.• You can embed a Voki on a blog or website.
    14. 14. • Only a 1 minute limit• Making the avatar can become more time consuming than the language practice.
    15. 15. Mail Vu
    16. 16. Mail Vu• Free and easy to use.• May seem more personal than just a voice recording.• You can see facial expressions and other paralinguistic features.• I will play on an iPhone, Blackberry or Android.• 10 minute limit
    17. 17. Mail Vu• You need a webcam• Learners might feel embarrassed/ inhibited about making a video of themselves.
    18. 18. Present Me
    19. 19. Present Me• It’s free (at least for the limited version) – 15 mins and 50MB.• Good for Academic English or Business English.
    20. 20. Present Me• Need a webcam and microphone.• Need to be able to use Powerpoint.• Trickier to use than the other websites.
    21. 21. My Brainshark.com
    22. 22. My Brainshark.com
    23. 23. My Brainshark.com
    24. 24. Great website for instructions for all these sites and more…Russell Stannard’s Teacher Training Videos. www.teachertrainingvideos.com
    25. 25. Any questions?
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