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Using Skype for Speaking & Listening practice in the language classroom

An overview of how we at Splendid Speaking have used Skype with EFL students

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Peter Travis
8 October 2009

I order to give advanced learners of English the opportunity to practise for their EFL exams with a native speaker teacher we offered a series of recorded interviews through Skype. The focus of these interviews was on particular speaking skills and the topic related to those commonly found in exams such as Cambridge CAE, CPE and IELTS. 

The recordings are delivered as podcasts and have three components:
- an introduction to the skill and context
- the interview itself
- and feedback on the speaker’s performance.

Listeners are supported with transcripts and listening tasks.

Further information at the links below. I would be keen to hear from anyone carrying out similar work.

Contact details: Peter Travis: info@splendid-speaking.com

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