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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

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How to use chat

How to use chat


Chat in language teaching

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

Types of chat

  • Text chat

    Communication between chat users takes place via typed text.

  • Audio or voice chat

    Communication between chat users takes place via audio, much like a phone conversation, but is conducted on the Internet.


Types of chat1

Types of chat

  • Public chat

    There are innumerable public chat rooms on the Internet, on a huge variety of topics which any user can join.

  • Private chat

    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)


Types of chat2

Types of chat

  • Types of educational chat

  • Free topic chats

  • Collaborative, task-oriented chats

  • Informative or academic chats

  • Practice chats


Chat programs

Chat programs

  • The sample of chatting program-Skype


Why use chat in language teaching

Why use chat in language teaching?

  • A teacher deciding whether to use chat with learners who meet face-to-face on a regular basis will probably want to ask the following questions:


Why use chat in language teaching1

Why use chat in language teaching?

  • Does using text or voice chat with learners improve their English?

  • What kind of English should learners use in chat?

    • Common abbreviations used in text chat. Such as btw for by the way, brb for be right back, cu for see you, and so on.

    • Some basis rules of netiquette.

    • Introducing learners to some basic conversations.

    • Using “…” to show that you have not finished your turn and typing “?” to ask for the floor.


Why use chat in language teaching2

Why use chat in language teaching?

  • What technical skills do teachers and learners need to be able to use chat?

  • What benefit does the use of chat bring to the classroom?

    • Using chat in the classroom can be hugely motivating to learners.


Why use chat in language teaching3

Why use chat in language teaching?

  • Is it better to use text or voice chat with learners?


Why use chat in language teaching4

Why use chat in language teaching?

  • Is it better to use text or voice chat with learners?


How to start using text or voice chat with learners

How to start using text or voice chat with learners

  • Step 1- Install and learn to use the software

  • Step 2 - A practice chat class

  • Step 3 - Contact with another class


How to stricture a text or voice chat lesson

How to stricture a text or voice chat lesson

  • Chat lesson needs a clear structure and aims. There are several benefit for learners:

  • Contact with other learners/cultures, and the motivation that this brings.

  • “real” communication with real purpose.

  • Use of a new medium in the classroom.

  • A chance to practice written and/ or spoken English.


How to stricture a text or voice chat lesson1

How to stricture a text or voice chat lesson

  • Any chat lesson should include the following broad stage:

  • An introductory/ warmer phase

    • Include detail introductions and an exchange of personal information.

  • The main content of the chat

    • (see the sample chat lesson below.)

  • A closing stage

    • Learners should summarize what they have covered or achieved in the chat.


How to stricture a text or voice chat lesson2

How to stricture a text or voice chat lesson


A sample text chat lesson plan

A sample text chat lesson plan

  • Before the class

    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.

  • Classroom management issues


A sample text chat lesson plan1

A sample text chat lesson plan

  • During the chat

    Make notes on worksheets.


A sample text chat lesson plan2

A sample text chat lesson plan

  • After the chat

    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.


A sample text chat lesson plan3

A sample text chat lesson plan

  • A summary of issues on using text and/or voice chat with learners

    • Try the software out

    • Make contact

    • Set a clear task

    • Ensure what the purpose of using chat is.

    • The ideal group size for a text or voice chat is small.

    • Record the chat.

    • Have a contingency plan.


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