Desk research on effective oral communication in foreign languages. 

As part of the development of a training course in effective oral communication in foreign languages, project partners have carried out a  Desk research on effective oral communication in foreign languages. 

The desk research serves to describe the state-of-the-art of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) in the context of oral communication so as be able to point to problems, needs and gaps within existing tools and approaches. The research reflects both, the learners´ and the teachers´ perspective, and aims to compile innovative approaches and practical tools on oral communication in a foreign language.
The research undertaken by all project members of Speak App is twofold, directed at the experience of language teachers and educators on the one hand and the current state of research on oral language learning with special emphasis on blended learning under a more general EU perspective on the other hand.
The present desk research focuses on the following questions:

  • How can adult learners improve oral communication skills in a foreign language?
  • How can language teachers support the verbal communication of their students?
  • How do ICT-based online tools have to be constructed so that both language teachers as well as learners will benefit from the consolidation of ICT-tools?

We hope you find it useful!

Desk research