Chat Tools

Chat Tools

Chat can be a useful in a variety of ways for langauge learners. It can
allow them practice their writing skills and overcome the affective
filters that can be part of using their L2 to interact with others.
There no formal assignment for this Training page, but feel free to
blog about any of the tools you try.

Chatbots are
automated chat tools that can be pre-programmed say certain things
or  interact with users.
Text to speech chatbots allow you to create a speaking character
(or  avatar)

Press the play button to right to listen to a Voki Text to Speech
Chatbot.  >>>>>

Interactive Chatbots can be programmed to respond to users.
This may be easier to understand by trying it rather than explaining it.
You can chat with Albert Einstein here

These are some of the places that EFL learners can go to engage in real time text chat.

There are also many sites that allow you to create your own free chat room

There are also a number or sites that facilate Voice Chat Discussions