Speaking

Find something you like? Just click!

The KKU FLT Online Resources Project aims to provide useful links for English Language Teachers and Learners. Please see the speaking skills table belowWe welcome all suggestions. For any inquiries or suggestions, utilize the contact info located at the bottom of the page.  


SL

Title

Web Link

About

Contributors

1

Rachel's English - American Pronunciation

https://www.facebook.com/RachelsEnglish.Pronunciation/

http://rachelsenglish.com/

Rachel's English is a website that helps people who are non-native English speakers learn an American Accent.

Mahmud

2

Learntospeakenglish.com

www.ilearntospeakenglish.com/#/welcome-to-our-site/

This is a new site, but it looks promising. Just the first couple of lessons are online, but it seems like more is to come. It is easy to practice your English here.

Mahmud

3

Voki

http://www.voki.com/

This is a pretty fun site. It allows you to create an avatar of yourself and share it with others. You can practice speaking this way.

Mahmud

4

TALKENGLISH.com

http://www.talkenglish.com/

Let’s Talk in English give you the chance to talk in English. They have many many resources for writers.

Mahmud

5

Effortless English

http://effortlessenglishclub.com/

Is your pronunciation bad? Do other people seem confused when you speak English? Do you make a lot of of grammar mistakes when you speak?  Do you worry that others are judging your English ability?Do you feel frustrated because you still cannot understand English speakers easily? Are you bored with the old methods of grammar study, word memorization, and tests? Are you angry that you have studied English for years, but still cannot speak excellent English? This website is to help you out!

 

Mahmud

6

Better@English

http://www.betteratenglish.com/practice-speaking-english-free

Want to practice speaking English, but don't have anyone to talk to? This website would be of a great help to find free English speaking practice online. It’s simple: if you want to get better at speaking English, the best way to do it is to practice. But simple doesn’t necessarily mean easy. Maybe you live in a country where it is hard or even impossible to find people you can practice speaking English with. Maybe there are plenty of English speakers you can practice with, but only in real situations where you are afraid of making mistakes.

Mahmud

7

Speaky

https://www.speaky.com/

Find and meet native speakers from all around the world. Practice via online video chat. It is free. For anyone. From anywhere.

Mahmud

8

How Do You Do?

https://howdoyou.do/

A great language exchange website. You can quickly sign up with your email address, Facebook or Google+ account.This is what you see when you are inside. You can text chat, video talk or simply voice chat. There are usually at least 10 people in the chat rooms. Very easy to use. Fantastic website to practice English.

 

Mahmud

9

 Coeffee Learning

https://coeffee.com/login

A very friendly language exchange community. This website is absolutely amazing. Besides the main reason for this list (language exchange), you can also play games to improve your vocabulary and pronunciation. Test yourself and share the results with your virtual friends.

Mahmud

10

Easy Language Exchange

https://www.easylanguageexchange.com/

Easy Language Exchange makes language learning convenient and free for all. They provide all the essential tools to make languages easy for you. Practice reading, writing and speaking with people from all over the world.

Mahmud

11

LingoGlobe: Your Language Exchange

http://www.lingoglobe.com/

LingoGlobe.com is a free Language Exchange Community. Learn and practice foreign languages with native speakers. Discuss on the Lingo Globe language forum or even a live chat.

Mahmud

12

Verbling

https://www.verbling.com/

Verbling lets language learners instantly connect with native speakers around the world through live video.

Right now on Verbling, you can learn languages like English, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese and Russian.

 

Mahmud

13

Busuu

https://www.busuu.com/en

Busuu is the world’s largest social network for language learning, providing courses in 12 different languages on web and mobile to more than 60 million learners worldwide. Learners can sign up for free, or subscribe to a Premium Membership to unlock further features like grammar lessonsoffline mode, McGraw-Hill certification or our adaptive vocabulary trainer.

Mahmud

14

Babel Village: An open language exchange fair for language learners

http://babelvillage.com/

A special project by a Polish guy, Greg. @LangExchange. His website works brilliantly.

Mahmud

15

Conversation Exchange

https://www.conversationexchange.com/

Back before the Internet, people had “pen pals,” or friends who lived far away and communicated by writing letters to each other. Conversation Exchange lets you find an email pen pal whom you can write to in English.Even better, the website helps you find people you can talk to with voice chat or even native English speakers who live near you.

 

 

Mahmud

16

Toastmaster

https://www.toastmasters.org/

The Toastmasters Club is a place where people can learn public speaking skills. It is not an English learning organization, but rather it is a general speaking practice organization.Here, anyone can learn and practice speaking in front of others. It is a great place to get more confidence in speaking with people in English. There are videos online that you can check to see if this is the kind of speaking practice you are looking for, and there are clubhouses all over the world.

Mahmud

17

Blabberize

http://blabberize.com/

This website allows you to upload an image, have the mouth’s image move in a comedic way, and then “speak” your voice. Students can use their own photos, or a famous person, cartoon character, etc. Blabberize can be used in the same way ESL/EFL teachers sometimes have students use puppets — students can feel more comfortable speaking when it’s not really “them” doing the talking.

Mahmud

18

VoiceThread

http://voicethread.com/about/features/

VoiceThread is well-known. Between the free unlimited account for educators, the ability to type text as well as record audio, the ability to grab images off the Web to reinforce understanding, and the great feature of being able to leave audio comments are the features that make it a great platform for learning. VoiceThread is a cloud application, so there is no software to install. The only system requirement is an up-to-date version of Adobe Flash. VoiceThread will work in any modern web browser and on almost any internet connection.

Mahmud

19

Vocaroo

http://vocaroo.com/

Vocaroo is a super easy way for students to record a message — of any length — and then place a link or an embed code on a student or teacher website. It’s got to be one of the most simple ways for audio recording out there — no registration is required, and you just click “record.” (NOTE: Unfortunately, Vocaroo has recently announced that messages will be deleted after six months).

Mahmud

20

Fotobabble

http://www.fotobabble.com/

Fotobabble is a super-easy application that lets you upload a photo, provide a minute audio recording to go along with it, and then you get a link and an embed code that can be used for . It’s a simple tool students can use to practice their speaking skills. It’s very easy to use but, just in case, Russell Stannardat  posted a good video tutorial on how to use the app.

Mahmud

21.

Audioboom

https://audioboom.com/

Audioboom lets you easily create what is basically a voice blog. After signing up (which is quite easy), you can make recordings of up to five minutes in length. Not only can your messages appear together on one public page, but you can also choose to embed them. People can leave text comments on the messages, but one negative is that they are not moderated. However, you do have to be registered on the site in order to leave a comment.

Mahmud

21

Voxopop

www.voxopop.com

Formerly called Chinswing, it lets you easily create private voice “chatboards.”  Students can leave messages and respond to one another, or teachers can leave speaking assignments for students to complete.  It’s similar to Grapevine and to VaestroVoice Channel.

Mahmud

22

The Art of Storytelling

http://www.artofstorytelling.org/

The extraordinary The Art of Storytelling is a site from the Delaware Art Museum that allows you pick a painting, write a short story about it, record it with your computer microphone, and email the URL address for posting on a student website or blog. It’s extraordinarily simple and extraordinarily accessible to any level of English Language Learner. No registration is required.

Mahmud

23

Audio Pal

http://www.audiopal.com/index.html

Audio Pal is a new tool that lets you easily record a message — either by using a phone, computer mic, or text-to-speech — and then add the embed code to your blog or website. Students can update it as often as they want, and get as many different ones that they want. It’s pretty neat. No registration is necessary, and it’s free.

Mahmud

24

Speaking is Easy

http://www.rong-chang.com/easyspeak/index.htm

This website contains written conversations various topics. You can practice speaking for different contexts.

Mahmud

25 Learn Languages on Your Own http://www.learnlanguagesonyourown.com/how-to-learn-English-on-your-own.html#pronouncing-with-phonetics A resource that includes a thorough and up-to-date guide to learning American English pronunciation. Marc Belley 
26 Langademy - a language learning social network http://www.langademy.com/

Langademy (www.langademy.com) is a language exchange social network, and it’s based on a time banking system. Each user begins with 2 hours to practice the language he wants. If he speaks in his native language with a student that is learning that language, that time will be added to his account, so he can use it to learn another language.

Langademy has rooms for every language, integrated video calls, personalized agenda to define availabilities, language meetups to schedule online exchanges and more services for people that want to practice languages.

Aitor
27 Coverland http://converland.com/home.php Converland is the service that puts you in contact with mother tongue trainers and allows you to practice your language skills online. Amal Metwally

 Date of Last Update: 11/10/2017

Contributors: Dr. Munassir Alhamami (mhamame@kku.edu.sa) and Mohammed Mahmudul Haque (malhg@kku.edu.sa)

This page will be periodically maintained by the contributors listed above. 

Tags: