Teaching Oral English Online - Through Skype (VOIP)

  • James Neil Coburn
Emneord (Nøkkelord): Skype conversation EFL


This article presents an action research study focusing on the online teaching of English conversation using VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) in an unusual and challenging international online context. Information elicited from interviews with eight Conversation Facilitators shows how conversation assignments need to be designed in order to facilitate interaction patterns conducive to language learning. A range of skills and qualities likely to lead to ''best practice'' emerge from two interviews which are analysed in more detail. Some implications for the use of audio conferencing for the development of oral proficiency in foreign language teaching are also suggested.
Hvordan referere
Coburn, J. N. (2010). Teaching Oral English Online - Through Skype (VOIP). Acta Didactica Norge, 4(1), (Art. 1, 28 sider). https://doi.org/10.5617/adno.1047