AI Tools for Student Speaking Practice: A Language Teacher’s Guide

Join Joe Dale and discover free AI tools for enhancing speaking skills for students while respecting age guidelines for safe use.

Date and time: Mon, 11 Mar 2024 11:00 - 12:30 CET




This webinar is aimed at language teachers looking for free AI tools which can help their students develop their speaking skills through conversational practice, creating talking avatars and recording presentations.

In this session, we delve into a curated selection of AI tools, each chosen for its unique affordances in facilitating language learning across various age groups.

Central to our discussion are the themes of age restrictions, privacy considerations, and the encouragement of autonomy among students, aiming to navigate the digital landscape safely and effectively while promoting oracy skills in a range of languages.




ChatGPT Voice Conversations

  • iOS and Android ChatGPT app
  • Age requirement: 13+ with parental permission for those under 18.
  • Enables personalised conversational practice in multiple languages.
  • Promotes learner autonomy through interactive dialogues.
  • Requires a mobile phone number for account verification.

Voice Control for ChatGPT Chrome extension

  • Age requirement: 13+ with parental permission for those under 18.
  • Enables voice-controlled conversation practice with text to speech replies.
  • Models conversation practice in a variety of languages


  • Custom multilingual chatbots
  • Suitable for secondary aged students
  • Facilitates creation of real-world conversational scenarios.
  • Enhances speaking practice with scenario-based interactions.
  • Interactions are privately shared with the owner of the chatbot


  • Designed for learners 13+ to ensure content appropriateness.
  • Multilingual speaking and listening exercises with ChatGPT technology.
  • Talk to an AI teacher or role-play in a variety of contexts
  • No account required


  • Accessible to users 13+
  • GDPR compliant for data privacy.
  • Offers conversational practice across different languages.
  • Allows for limited free messages, considering expansion for more free interactions.
  • Promotes speaking autonomy without the need for an account.

Adobe Express Animate from Audio

  • Customisable talking avatars and scenarios
  • Enhanced Speech Clarity
  • Visual Reinforcement of Spoken Words
  • Interactive and Engaging Learning Material

Magic Padlet

  • AI-driven GCSE photocard revision harnessing PALMW mnemonic
  • Creates diverse practice images for speaking exam
  • Free “Teacher” account access for educators
  • Simplifies speaking exam prep with targeted content

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • How to leverage AI tools for improving language speaking and listening skills.
  • Strategies for incorporating AI tools into language learning practices.
  • Understanding the importance of privacy and security when using AI with students.


Discover practical strategies for harnessing different AI tools which can enable learners to practise their speaking skills, boost their confidence and develop their autonomy.

The webinars will be recorded and the recording links shared with registrants. Please note the presentation and recording link should not be shared privately or publicly as this is how I make a living.

Registrants can request a certificate of attendance for the webinar. These certificates will state the professional development hours they have participated in. To request a certificate, attendees must complete the Google Form provided at the end of the webinar.

For the convenience of language teachers worldwide, Joe Dale has created three separate Eventbrite registration pages for the webinar . The first version starts at 10:00 GMT (UTC), perfect for those in Asia and Australasia. The repeat version starts at 19:00 GMT(UTC), ideal for those in Europe and 21:30 GMT(UTC) for those in the Americas. Register for the webinar that suits your timezone and join us to learn how to use AI tools for practising speaking. Here is a link to the other two Eventbrites:


UK and Europe


Presenter’s bio:

Joe Dale is an independent languages consultant from the UK who works with a range of organisations such as Network for Languages, ALL, The British Council, the BBC, Skype, Microsoft and The Guardian. He was host of the TES MFL forum for six years, former SSAT Languages Lead Practitioner, a regular conference speaker and recognised expert on technology and language learning. He has spoken at conferences and run training courses in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, the Far East and Australasia. He was a member of the Ministerial Steering Group on languages for the UK coalition government and advised on the Linguanet Worldwide project for The Language Company. He created ICT activities for the new Institut Français, ALL and Network for Languages Primary French Project Niveau Bleu, Blanc and Rouge courses and was short-listed for a NAACE Impact Award in 2013 too. Joe supported the Erasmus Plus project Conflict to Cooperation with 5 European countries and the Erasmus Plus Project Learning to think and live outside the box. He recently organised and co-hosted a 10 part series of webinars Saturday Tech-Talk in collaboration with the British Council in Indonesia and iTELL and worked on the Nusantara Go project for the British Council in Indonesia and PearTree Languages in 2022. He also worked on the Supporting Schools Reform in Algeria project through the British Council 2019-2020. He was recently described in a Guardian article as an 'MFL guru' and 'the man behind the #mfltwitterati.'. Joe’s new Facebook group ‘Language Teaching with AI already has over 3000 members!

ChatGPT webinar series by Joe Dale

Hi everyone,

I'm absolutely thrilled to announce the return of my globally popular series, "Resource Creation with ChatGPT: A Game-Changer for Language Teachers," in June! More exciting news: I've teamed up with Avant Assessment to help spread the word!

Save the dates:

June 13th: Using ChatGPT for Efficient Language Resource Creation
June 20th: Advanced Techniques for Language Resource Creation
June 27th: Creating Visual Language Resources with ChatGPT
June 29th: Exploring Other AI Tools for Language Learning

Each webinar will be held three times on each date at 10.00, 19.00, 21.30 BST (UTC+1). Join us for individual sessions or make the most of our generous bundles and group discounts. Can't wait? Grab pre-recorded webinars from the May series now!

All registrants gain access to live sessions and receive recordings, presentations, and prompts following each session. So you can catch up on valuable resources at your own pace. Please remember not to share presentation and recording links privately or publicly.

For session details, pricing, and registration, visit this website.

Spread the word and tag your colleagues who would love to join us. Together, let's explore the power of AI in language teaching together!

Best wishes


Resources from past webinars

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