Skype – Communication Application for Teaching English Language?

Slovakia, ID LLCE2015-149

The contemporary society uses Skype software as an important tool for everyday communication. It is an Internet application that provides video chat and voice calls for different mobile devices such as: computers, mobile phones, tablets. This useful tool serves to many people who are very distant from each other and thus gives them a chance to communicate. The contribution of the paper lies in the idea how Skype can be implemented into the process of teaching English language to non-native learners. The focus will be paid to the possible options of using this teaching aid to improve different skills. Closer attention will be given to the planning of a lesson with Skype application supporting the developing of listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills.

Key Words: English Lesson, Language Skills, Teaching English Language, Skype, Software Application



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