The Benefits of a Virtual Chat Room
"I certainly have not the talent which some people possess,” said Darcy, “of conversing easily with those I have never seen before.”
If an English gentleman like Mr. Darcy found it painful to converse with a stranger, there is little wonder why non-native English speakers are nervous and intimidated when being put in the same room next to a fast-talking Yankee.
There is one kind of people who is ready to greet any Mexican he met in Spanish, even though “Hola!” and “Adios!” are the only two words in his Spanish vocabulary.
And there is the other kind, who can not muster all his strength to utter one word in anther language, even though he can read and write very well in that language.
Then, there are a lot of us in the middle. Longing to try, but cannot seem to find the right opportunity; wanting to learn, but don’t have enough hours in a day; hoping to improve, but fear of mistakes…
I started to use Skype to practice spoken language a few months ago. At almost the same time, I discovered Skypecasts, live conversations among multiple users. In these months, I have done things I couldn’t have imagined before. I talk to people from many different countries, in all walks of life, with all kinds of interesting experience to share.
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Luckily, innovative technology wowed us again by bringing spoken language learning into our living room. Equipped with free Skype software and a cheap but decent headset, anybody is well on their way to practice spoken language with another person or a group of people in the world.
Relieved of the awkwardness to be in the same physical room, even Mr. Darcy might be able to hold a conversation with his new lady acquaintances in the chat room.Posted by Spread Your Wings