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Useful websites for practising ELT speaking

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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

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