Speaking

Teaching tips and advice

British Council Articles on Teaching Speaking Skills

British Council Articles on Teaching Pronunciation

Chatware & videocasts

3D Virtual Worlds

These programs allow you and your students to choose online characters and interact in real-time in virtual worlds.

Active Worlds

Second Life

Software you (and your students) need to download to use

These are simpler programs that allow you to chat with your students by text, audio and/or video. Both you and they must have the software installed on your computers first.

Google Talk

MSN Messenger

Skype

Web-based video conferencing

You don’t need to download any software to use these live and/or pre-recorded video-conferencing applications, though you will need a webcam and microphone.

DimDim

Eyejot

WiZiQ

Voiceboards

These are message boards where you can leave video comments, provided you have a webcam and mike.

Snapvine

Utterli

Voxopop

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