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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 ...

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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  • Hello and welcome to another teacher training webinar from elt-training.com

Useful websites for practising ELT speaking Useful websites for practising ELT speaking Presentation Transcript

  • elt-training.com Teacher training webinarsFor free voiced over presentation, visit www.elt-training.com Jo Gakonga jo.gakonga@elt-training.com
  • 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 a Voki on a blog or website.
  • • 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 other paralinguistic features.• I will play on an iPhone, Blackberry or Android.• 10 minute limit
  • 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 English.
  • 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.teachertrainingvideos.com
  • Any questions?