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Speak Easy: want your language learners to Speak? Easy.

Project by 
Thomas Robson Oelberger, Aaron Sharp
Project Year 
2011
Practice is paramount in second language acquisition. Unfortunately, there is no practical way for language teachers to get their students speaking outside of the classroom, so many students graduate unable to speak what they’ve been learning. Speak Easy gets students talking outside of the classroom using an innovative peer-evaluation system. It prompts and supports students to speak extemporaneously, which is recorded and sent to a random fellow classmate, who tries to correctly answer an objective question based on what was said. In requiring no additional work from teachers, this offers a sustainable way to get students speaking comfortably by graduation.