Tag Archives: Speaking Activities

You can use Appear.in for Instant Video Conversations

Appear.in is a video conferencing application which you can use with an internet browser. You can create your instant online room and start using it with up to 8 people for free. Once you create your account and video room, other users can directly join your conversation without any login or downloads. You can use Appear.in to engage your students with speaking activities in the classroom.

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With appear.in you can:

  • send messages and links in text chat while seeing each other on video
  • claim your own personal video room
  • set a custom background image of the room
  • lock the room for private conversations
  • share your screen

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Create Amazing Animations with Tellagami

Tellagami lets you create and share a quick animated video called ‘gami’. It can be used for many different tasks, assignments, projects, in-class activities, etc. You can customize your character, change its mood or outfit. You can record your own voice or use its text-to-speech technology to add a dialogue. In the attachment, you can find the worksheet I created for a speaking assignment.

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Download the worksheet.

HERE’S AN EXAMPLE OF TELLAGAMI THAT MY STUDENT CREATED IN EFL CLASS.

 

Use StoryCorps for Speaking Activities

”The StoryCorps app and StoryCorps.me were created as a global platform for listening, connecting, and sharing stories of the human experience.”

You can use StoryCorps for speaking projects or activities (especially when you’re teaching English or other languages) with your students.

You can have them interview each other or someone else. Students can select their questions from different categories (best questions, family heritage, etc.) available on the app or they can add their own questions.

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In the attachment, you can find the worksheet I created for my students.

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Download the worksheet.