A SpeakApps MOOC coming soon

We are running a SpeakApps online training MOOC for language teachers interested in teaching oral production and speaking interaction online. Participation is free.Logo

Take part in the SpeakApps November-December 2015 MOOC and:

  • Learn how to use the SpeakApps Tools which are designed to help students to speak and learn languages online
  • Design, create and share learning tasks which can be used with the SpeakApps and also with other similar tools, so as to facilitate oral language production and interaction in your … Continue Reading

More SpeakApps workshops

Two more teacher trainings were organized by SpeakApps recently.20150918_112504

The first workshop, named “Travailler l’oral en ligne : outils et stratégies”, took place on the 8th of September at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) during the XXVII Journées Pédagogiques sur l’Enseignement du Français en Espagne, organized by the Department of French and Romanic Philology and the Institut de Ciències de l’Educació (ICE) and it was given in French by Nathalie Bittoun Debruyne.

The second was a 2-session workshop and took place at the Escuela … Continue Reading

Tandem Mooc experience: results

cropped-logo_mooc_speakapps_small1 Tandem MOOC was a language MOOC (LMOOC) run through the SpeakApps tools (Tandem and Videochat) and addressed to upper intermediate and advanced students of Spanish and English. The course, which lasted 6 weeks (November 3 – December 14), was organized by the Open University of Catalonia, the University Rovira i Virgili and the University of Barcelona and funded by the AGAUR. It aimed to develop students’ speaking interaction through the completion of online language tasks in pairs. The course consisted of 8 learning units, 36 conversation activities, a … Continue Reading

SpeakApps Tandem MOOC presented in Tarragona and more…

In occasion of the  call XVIIth International CALL Research Conference in Tarragona (6-8 July 2015), Christine Appel from the Open University of Catalonia and Joan-Tomàs Pujolà from the University of Barcelona presented “Tandem MOOC: a new approach to LMOOC course and task design”. The paper is based on the Tandem MOOC experience carried out in the period October-December 2014. During this MOOC, students from all over the world had the opportunity to practice their speaking skills in their target language (Spanish or English) with their language partners … Continue Reading

SpeakApps visits Southampton


SpeakApps was invited to the Centre for Languages, Linguistics & Area Studies annual “e-Learning symposium” at the University of Southampton last month. The e-Learning symposium attracted participants from all over the world and the SpeakApps was warmly received. Participants at the workshop were able to try the SpeakApps tools Langblog and Tandem and consider aspects of task design for oral production and speaking interaction activities.

Congratulations to the symposium’s organisers for their 10th anniversary event and the launch of their free e-book!

Formation au LANSAD

C’est dans le cadre de l’achèvement de la seconde phase du projet SpeakApps et afin d’en diffuser les résultats qu’une séance de formation aux différents outils a été réalisée au LANSAD de l’Université Stendhal-Grenoble3 le 19 décembre 2014. Nathalie Bittoun, membre de l’équipe SpeakApps, a travaillé avec de nombreux chercheurs, professeurs et informaticiens du projet Innovalangues dans une salle virtuelle où les participants ont testé Langblog, Tandem et Videochat. Ils ont également exploré les possibilités qu’offre l’OER de SpeakApps (REL): le débat et les échanges ont été très enrichissants, et nous … Continue Reading

Barcelona Conference – ‘SpeakApps: Tools and Tasks’

The members of the SpeakApps Consortium are offering a free half-day conference called SpeakApps: Tools and Tasks on 13 December from 10:00 to 14:00 at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans in Barcelona to mark the end of the second phase of the project’s European funding as well as to spread the word about the SpeakApps tools in Barcelona.

Joan-Tomàs Pujolà of the Department of Language and Literature Education at the University of Barcelona and Usoa Sol of the Escola Sant Gregori will begin the conference by giving presentations on the design of oral tasks. Then … Continue Reading

Jornada a Barcelona – ‘SpeakApps: Tools and Tasks’

En el marc de la finalització de la segona fase del projecte i amb l’objectiu per donar-ne a conèixer els resultats, els membres de SpeakApps organitzen una jornada gratuïta anomenada SpeakApps: Tools and Tasks. L’acte, d’assistència gratuïta, tindrà lloc el dissabte, 13 de desembre, de les 10:00 a les 14:00h i se celebrarà a la seu de l’Institut d’Estudis Catalans a Barcelona (C. del Carme, 47).

Joan-Tomàs Pujolà, professor del Departament de Didàctica de la Llengua i la Literatura de la UB i Usoa Sol, profesora de l’Escola Sant Gregori, donaran el tret de … Continue Reading

SpeakApps DCU ag Tionól Teagaisc na Gaeilge

Beidh foireann SpeakApps DCU ag glacadh páirte sa Tionól Teagaisc atá á rith i gColáiste Phádraig ar 28 Samhain. Seimineár náisiúnta is ea an tionól do Tionól Teagaisc 2014mhúinteoirí Gaeilge ag an dara leibhéal. Is múinteoirí iad formhór na láithreoirí a bheidh ag roinnt dea-chleachtas ranga ar an lá. Chomh maith leis sin beidh saineolaithe eile ann a thabharfaidh suntas do shainghnéithe a bhaineann le teagasc na Gaeilge. Beidh taighdeoirí SpeakApps ann le léiriú do mhúinteoirí an dóigh ar féidir leo an leas is fearr a bhaint as na háiseanna agus … Continue Reading

Second SpeakApps Online Teacher Training Course

We are running another SpeakApps online training course for language teachers.

Take part in the SpeakApps November-December 2014 course and:

  • Learn how to use the SpeakApps Tools which are designed to help students to speak and learn languages online
  • Design, create and share learning tasks which can be used with the SpeakApps tools and also with other similar tools, to facilitate oral language production and interaction for your learning contexts and language(s)
  • Participate in an online community where tasks are shared and openly available through the SpeakApps Open Educational Resource (OER)
  • Gain a SpeakApps Certificate in Online Oral Language Teaching and Learning

How do I Enroll?

Please … Continue Reading