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Chat and Conversational English Practice in Webinars

Practise your English with us in a Webinar

Alongside Skype we run regular sessions using Webinar Jam.

Check the calendar for details of planned events.

What do you need to do?

  • To attend one of our webinars as a listener with text chat, you simply need to register. You can log in using most devices.
  • To speak in any of our webinars you will also need to be an active member of the forum. You will need a stable connection and to have the Chrome browser installed, on a PC or laptop, with a good headset / and or microphone.
  • We realise not everyone can take part in our sessions, so we now try to provide video recordings. Make sure you have subscribed to our YouTube channel . However, for copyright reasons, not all sessions will be made public.
  • You can Register for a session before it starts, or join it when it starts.
  • Please try to be on time.

What do we do in the sessions?

  • In Lynne's sessions we often use the time for a bit of listening practice and reading practice. This means active listening, and you reading, so be prepared to read out loud, or to listen to a podcast, a song, or access a video or an mp3 file online and to ask/answer questions about it.
  • In the Absolute Beginner's sessions Lynne will present new vocabulary, or points of grammar at a very slow pace. You are welcome to listen and ask questions. If you wish to participate as a speaker, join the Absolute Beginners group in the forum, and let Lynne know.
  • LEN Radio - In Aladdin's sessions anything can happen: Drama - Tech Talk - Forum Topics ... You can listen to some of the sessions on English Radio.

What should you do in the sessions?

When you enter any session for the first time, type "Hi" in the chat window.

If you want to speak click on the "Request to Speak" button, when it's appropriate the moderator will invite you to become a presenter. You can then talk by clicking on the microphone in the presenter panel and speaking into the mic, (don't forget to mute your mic when you've finished).

We use the following codes:-

  • mic = I want to say something.
  • 111 to show we can hear you
  • 222 means we can't hear you
  • 2121 means your sound is breaking up
  • ??? = I don't understand.

We don't mind if you just want to listen to start with, but you will be encouraged to speak.

Oh and don't worry if you're having a "bad hair day", we don't use web cams, voice is enough.

How much does it cost?

As usual, all the activities we run are free, the cost to you is your time and participation. However you are welcome to sponsor us.

Of course, if you have taken part in a session, posting about it in the community, on the forum or on social media is really appreciated. Remember - Your feedback helps us to improve future sessions.

As ever, we encourage you to take part in the wider Google plus community. We aren't the only people running live streaming events, and you can find chat rooms on practically any subject. You could even start one of your own.

For more information and guidelines please read our English Chat page.

By taking part in any of our sessions, you agree to be bound by these rules and guidelines.

As mentioned above, we often stream our sessions on the web, and the subsequent recordings are posted to our YouTube channel (or other video hosts) By participating in a session, we will presume that is okay with you.

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