Nov 29, 2009
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Skype Course: Multimedia for English Language Teaching: Theory and Practice Professor: 施雅純 Student: Jeff Wang Student number: 69804007
Introduction for SKYPE
Definition Skype is a software application that allows
users to make voice calls over the Internet.
Features It allows Skype users to call traditional telephone numbers, including mobile
Unlimited calling plans and fees.
Features SkypeIn (beta) allows Skype users to receive calls on their computers which is dialed by
regular phone subscribers to a local Skype
Features This service allows callers to leave voice-mail messages for Skype users. This is currently a service that users have to pay for, though the
company Kishkish offers a Skype voicemail
Features It supports group text chat with an interface similar to Windows Live Messenger. Skype lets users set their status to "Skype Me,“ which indicates they are open to callers from around the world. Setting one's status to Skype Me attracts a number of callers who want to
practice a foreign language (usually English).
Features Skype currently only supports one-to-one video chat; more than two parties are allowed to talk, but three or more video feature is not supported, neither is making video calls to non-Skype cell phones. Hence, only audio, not
video, is available for teleconferencing.
Skypecasts are live, moderated conversations allowing groups of up to 100 people to converse, moderated by the "host" who is able to mute, eject or pass the virtual microphone to participants when they wish to speak.
Skype 2.5 (and above) is able to send SMS (short message service) messages to mobile phone numbers.
Features It is a browser extension which can automatically detect phone numbers on web pages. It can reformat these numbers to make them accessible to the Skype client. Skype Zones Beta is software powered by Boingo that provides access to Skype through
Skype-friendly hot spots.
Features A log file is created for each contact on a user's contact list. Log files are stored locally,
meaning they are not available if a user
Features It is a community-generated directory in It is a beta feature in Skype 3.1. It allows users to call lines that charge per minute, usually for
advice on a particular topic.
Features Version 3.0 adds the ability to connect and talk to other users without actually being in a conference. In this mode, the user can talk to multiple users without those users having the
ability to communicate with each other.
Features p. PocketSkype: It is a thin version of Skype and developed specifically for PDA( Personal Digital Assistant ) devices and any mobile software. It helps people to make free, unlimited calls.
PocketSkype was made to give users more
Features Under Windows, Skype can be run directly from a USB memory stick without being
installed on the host computer.
How can we use it in language learning a. We can chat in different language online like MSN. Thus, it will mainly enhance our writing and reading skills. b. We can talk online in different language through microphone. Thus, it will mainly
enhance our listening and speaking skills.
Procedures for chatting on skype
Step1: Contact list
Procedures for talking on skype
Step1: Contact list
Step2: Press the button
Advantage & Disadvantages
Advantages & Disadvantages a. The text message sometimes couldn’t be receive immediately but received the next day. b. The quality of voice is sometimes too unclear to hear clearly, so this really disturb
user’s language learning.
Relevant Thesis a. 高嘉璘 (2008) 。 應用 Skype 提升高職生英語口說能力之行動研究 。 國立花蓮教育大學碩士論文， 花蓮市。
b. 潘美岑 (2004) 。 網際網路溝通的語言遊戲─以 MSN Messenger 為例 。 國立政治大學碩士論文， 台北市。
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