How to use chat. Chat in language teaching. Chat has enormous potential to link students around the world, in real time. It is technology that many learners will often be familiar with and will use in their social life. Types of chat. Text chat
Communication between chat users takes place via typed text.
Communication between chat users takes place via audio, much like a phone conversation, but is conducted on the Internet.
There are innumerable public chat rooms on the Internet, on a huge variety of topics which any user can join.
Also know as instant messaging. Many of instant messaging programs offer not only text chat, but voice chat, and also video and web conferencing facilities.
(i.e. Yahoo! Message, MSN Message)
The teacher needs to first make contact with the teacher of similar class of level, class size and access to technology. Learners also need to be confident about how to use the chat program.
Make notes on worksheets.
Each learner now has information about an individual in the other class, and can draw up a profile of that individual. These profile can be displayed in the classroom.