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Session Title: 

Technology For Spoken English 






Many English language teachers and their students are not much confident and hesitate to speak English fluently and accurately. Technology can facilitate the process by providing practice. This EVO22 session provides the tools to practice and improve spoken English with fluency and accuracy. Participants of Technology for Spoken English (T4SE) will be introduced to various web and mobile technologies to help learners practice speaking skills


Target audience:

English language teachers to learners of all age groups


Session objectives: 

By the end of this session:

  1. Participants will have become familiar with various web and mobile technologies that facilitate spoken English.
  2. Participants will have practiced various technologies to enhance speaking skills. 
  3. Participants will have reflected on the various tools. 



Week 1: (January 9 - 15) 

In week 1, participants will:

  1. get acquainted with each other, the moderators, and the platform Padlet, Voicethread, and Voki.  
  2. discuss language apps in the classroom.  
  3. sign up for free accounts on 


Week 2: (January 16 - 22)

In week  2, participants will: 

  • learn about and try out various language apps for listening and speaking practice.
  • discuss and reflect on the tools and how they apply to learning outcomes. 

Various Language Tools to Improve Language Speaking Skills:

  1. Awabe
  2. Beeling
  3. LearnEnglish Audio and Video
  4. Busuu
  5. Duolingo
  6. English Speaking Practice (To download a British Council app, please visit the iOS or the Android app store).                             
  7. Hello English 


Week 3: (January 23 - 29) 

In week 3, participants will: learn about and try out various language apps for listening and speaking practice. discuss and reflect on the tools and how they apply to learning outcomes. Various Language Tools to Improve Language Speaking Skills:

  1.  HelloTalk
  2.  Learn English Daily
  3.  Learn to Speak English
  4.  Lingbe
  5.  Lingo blabla
  6.  Memrise
  7.  Speak English Conversation
  8.  TalkEnglish
  • Poodll video and audio recorder to reflect on Moodle


Week 4: (January 30 - February 5)

In week 4, participants will create a story with characters and share their work using Toontastic on their iPads or iPhone or Tablets and android phones. They will also do an activity called Read Aloud. They will read a poem by Billy Collins called Introduction to Poetry and listen to a rap of the poem by Jason R. Levine. 


Week 5: (February 6 - 12)

In week 5, participants will showcase and reflect on 5 tools used in weeks 1-4.  They will use a curation wall/board of their choice for the reflections. They will also fill in a feedback survey.  Once they complete the tasks, they will be able to access the certificate of participation.


Curation walls/boards








Google Jamboard





Scoop it



  • Interactive space - Moodle comment (chat) box and discussion forums
  • Content space - Moodle course
  • Live meeting space - ZOOM and Jitsi directly from the Moodle 


 Other technology tools: 


Join this session: 

Registration :- Jan. 1-8, 2023 

For participants to join the session:

  1. Go to https://integreating-technology.org/course/view.php?id=316
  2. Log in the first and each time by clicking on one of the following social icons: Login in with Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Microsoft 
  3. Enrol in http://integrating-technology.org/course/view.php?id=316




Sponsoring organizations

Name / date of approval

 CaLL Interest Section of TESOL (CALL-IS)
 Jane Chien, Chair / December 1, 2022




Sudarshana Shirude



Govt. of Maharashtra, India



Sudarshana Shirude 

As a primary teacher for a government school of Maharashtra she is working as a tag coordinator for British Council Tejas project and Mooc coordinator for the Spoken English online course by SIEM. She has presented a paper on exploratorry action research and mejores colleagues on the EMAR project.

Nellie Deutsch nelliemuller@email.phoenix.edu
Canada  Immersive Technologies (IMT) MSc program of the Department of Computer Science of the 

International Hellenic University





NellieDeutsch(Ed.D) has taught EFL in K-12 and higher education and has applied CALL since 1992.  She offers free online professional development programs on Moodle for Teachers. She combines learner autonomy team peer-based learning with technology and mindfulness. She’s the co-chair elect of TESOL CALL-IS & leads EVO23 coordination team. 

Sudhakar Katare  shahajikatare@gmail.com  India  Govt. of Maharashtra, India 

Moderated Action Research last year

I am Sudhakar Katare from Maharashtra , India. I am a primary teacher. I have been teaching at primary level from last 17 years. I am a TAG coordinator.



Primary Contact 

Name of Lead Moderator: Sudarshana Shirude

Email address: sudarshanashirude@gmail.com


Terms of Agreement (to be completed by Lead Moderators; please confirm by writing “I agree” in each item.)

Terms of Agreement for EVO Session Lead Moderators


  1. As Lead Moderator of my EVO session, I am responsible for making sure that first-time moderators in the session register for MOD PD on or before the due date (Oct. 16, 2022).

 I agree
  1. As Lead Moderator of my EVO session, I am responsible for making sure that first-time moderators participate actively in MOD PD Oct. 16 - Nov. 13, 2022.

  I agree
  1. As Lead Moderator of my EVO session, I affirm that moderators found lacking in completing the expectations and tasks in MOD PD will be removed from the session.

  I agree
  1. I am available to engage actively in the EVO session I have agreed to co-moderate between January 9 and February 12, 2023. 

  I agree
  1. I further understand that 

  • EVO sessions are free of advertising and commercial sponsorship;

  • EVO sessions are free and open to all;

  • No academic credit will be given for participation in EVO session.

 I agree 



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