Get set for listening and speaking

Do you still use a tape recorder or cd player for your listening and speaking tasks? By using Audacity®, you can free yourself of the burden of carrying those items around, as well as all the time wasted looking for the right spot!

A new listening/speaking workshop from!

Imagine your whole class completing speaking items at the same time. Imagine the right listening item, saved with the questions and starting at the click of a button. Imagine being able to easily create listening examinations, adapting the speed to a pace that suits your students abilities.

Audacity workshop announced

Get set for listening and speaking!

That’s right, in this workshop you will learn to:

  • record “interactive” speaking tasks
  • create listening items
  • convert all of those old tapes gathering dust in your storeroom
  • save and organise all of your files in iTunes
  • embed files directly in your PowerPoint presentations or IWB notebooks.


As a school holiday special you can enrol now for the special discounted price of only $169.40.

Workshop cost is usually $220 – a saving of $50.60.

See some innovative listening ideas that have used Audacity® as a base for creating the sound file.


Innovative listening items

For those of you that can’t make it to the TeachMeet for Languages today, here is my presentation:

Want to know more? Click on the links below to go to the mentioned sites:



Languages Online

Watch as I make a YouTube and Google Docs form listening item

Would you like a full day workshop exploring these ideas and more?


Kerpoof is a suite of online multimedia software to create original artwork, animated movies, stories, greeting cards and more. It is owned by the Walt Disney company and has a section dedicated for educators. Check out the teachers’ guide, provided lesson plans or dive straight in at
Scripted languages work in Make a movie and Make a picture but not in the other sections. However, you can use the pencil in Tell a story to draw the script and use the text box below to enter the meaning – a nice way for students to build their own kanji/hanzi reference book. You can also use script by using Create a doodle in Make a card to draw your message using the pen.