Overview of talk
About myself and my work
Why use SKYPE?
How do I use Skype?
About Malaysia and how English is taught
The problems? Linking the learners to the teachers
A solution to it – what I have been trying to do.
Skype Sessions with pictures and links to videos
The feedback from learners
Have you used Skype for teaching purposes?
Your level with using SKYPE?
1. Beginner – i only use video calls
2. Intermediate – i know how to make group calls and
3 Advanced – i know all the features in skype,
sharing screens and managing a
presentation in skype
Who am I?
About Megabase Academy
Why use Skype?
Learning English via Skype?
Who has been doing it?
My experience while in Nottingham and London
1. Learning English the traditional way – using Chalk and Talk method – with
teachers have to manage 30-35 students in a classroom
2. The quality of local teachers can be improved if they are trained
continuously, using technology which are readily available in schools.
Computer labs and internet connections are present.
3. Most syllabus concentrate on writing and reading. Very little percentage of
the assessment is given to spoken skills.
4. Government try to bring in Native teachers – which can be costly! Why not
connect these teachers via skype, at a fraction of the cost.
5. So far, learning is normally done in institutions –
school, colleges, universities. What about those who cant attend formal
lessons? Those who are studying part time? Mothers who wants to get back
to universities? Or mature students?
Skype Facebook Wiziq BbC LMS
ESL learners in
International teachers from all around the world
internet at home
who want to
want to improve
Skype session in SMSAH
with Matthew Teed from England
with Sylvia Guinan from Greece
Total number of students : 80
Teachers who joined : 3
Skype in UPSI – a public university
with Jason West, founder of englishoutthere.com
Skype in UPSI with Nina EnglishBrno
link to video
Skype for teacher training
Teacher training session with
Genius Aulad Malaysia
Interesting new approach
I feel nervous at first, but feel okay after a few times
Genius idea! Why haven’t we done this before?
I need to prepare myself, but i think after few session, i
should be ok.
I think everyone can become better speakers after this.
I like the teacher. She is so sweet!
Handsome teacher. We want to meet him again
Skype is an inexpensive tool to connect English to ESL
learners from all around the world.
Although we may have been using it, some learners
may still not know about it – as in Malaysia
There need to be local trainers to connect these
learners to teachers who can teach online.
This approach can help revolutionize ESL learning.
More authentic conversations, and more connections
and collaborations online between the teachers.
Join me : facebook.com/Skype in Malaysia
Will connect the learners to you
Revolutionize the ELT scene
Any teachers on Skype can teach anywhere!
and hopefully – can earn a decent living and stay sane