TandemMOOC is back


After the huge success of the previous edition in 2014 and in response to public demand, TandemMOOC, an innovative language MOOC (LMOOC), is back. And just like last time, the course will be free!

Organized by the Open University of Catalonia and the University of Barcelona, the course will be run online using the SpeakApps tools, Tandem, Videochat and, for the first time in TandemMOOC, Langblog.

Course Objectives

  • To facilitate speaking interaction through the completion of online language tasks in pairs, with native speakers … Continue Reading

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