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  • 1. How to use chat ? Chapter -6P 74 – 77 Prepared by: Ayat Hamdi Al-Gatanany
  • 2. Why use chat in language teaching? When the teachers want to use chat with learners they need to ask the following questions : Does using text or voice chat with learners improve their language ?  What kind of English should learners use in chat ?  What technical skills do teachers and learners need to be able to use chat ?  What benefits does the use of chat bring to the classroom ?  Is it better to use text or voice chat with learners ?
  • 3. Does using text or voice chat with learners improve their English? • Chat is a synchronous tool to improve learners’ language abilities. • Text chat provides opportunities for negotiating meaning . • Voice chat is more likely to make learners produce more fluent language. • Text chat and voice chat many advantages and disadvantages.
  • 4. What kind of English should learners use in chat ? • We would recommend that students use standard written English conversation in text chat and email. • If you want to use abbreviations, you need to explain them the first time you use them in chat, e.g. btw = by the way. • In text chat, use ? To ask for the floor, ‘…’you have not finished a contribution , and ‘.’ finished the a contribution. • In voice chat, use Turn please to ask for the floor, Done or Over finished speaking.
  • 5. Moderator  In chat with more than two users, the teacher will take on the role of moderator.  What does the moderator role?  Introduces the chat.  States the chat agenda.  Allocates turns in the chat.  Keeps participants on track.  provides brief summaries of points covered in the chat.  Indicates when the chat is over.
  • 6. What technical skills do teachers and learners need to be able to use chat ?  No special technical skills are needed by either teachers or learners.  Teachers and learners should know where and how to type comments in a chat window for text chat, and how to use a microphone and speakers, or a headset for voice chat.
  • 7. What benefits does the use of chat bring to the classroom ? 1- Using chat in classroom can be hugely motivating to learners . 2- Teacher will bring current technology into the language learning process and creating variety by using a new tool. 3- Using chat can opening up the possibility of contacting and communicating classes in other parts of the world.
  • 8. Is it better to use text or voice chat with learners ?  Text chat requires written interaction, while voice chat relies on spoken interaction.  Many chat programs combine text and voice capabilities .  Learners should use a combination of both voice and text chat, if possible.
  • 9.  learners may already use text chat at home. There are a number of advantages associated with using chat in classroom  Bring current technology into the classroom.  Use of a new tool can be motivating for learners.  Enables learners to make contact with learners in other countries.
  • 10. Advantages Text chat  A low tech option. Voice chat  “Real “ oral practice of language.  Non-threatening and easy to learn to use.  Chat transcript can be used later for language analysis.  Voice chat software increasingly easy to download and use.
  • 11. Disadvantages Text chat  Text chat can be chaotic (overlapping turns, disjointed, topic decay…).  Unclear whether text chat really improves learners’ English.  Can be difficult to identify errors vs. typos vs. nonstandard chat speak.  Weaker typists are put at a disadvantages. Voice chat  Suitable for very small groups only.  Reliable broadband internet connection needed.  Recording a chat may be complex and require other software.