Visit the Virtual Writing Tutor to create a free oral chatbot dialogue that you can publish anywhere online. Use the chatbot to practice your English second language speaking skills in a fun and interactive way.
This is a great activity to add a speaking practice component to a pen pal exchange project or to prepare for video pal conversations on WorldChat.live. If you want to create a text-only interactive chatbox, click here. For a field-related career summary chatbot creator, click here.
Step 1: Getting started
To create your own oral practice chatbot, give your dialogue a name. Click “New Dialogue.”
You can 1) change the title and click “Save,” or 2) select a pre-made list of questions on common topics or compose your own questions.
Step 2: Select a list of questions
Once you have chosen your topic, click “Import” to insert the pre-made list of questions into your dialogue.
Step 3: Answer the questions
After you have imported your list of questions, answer them one-by-one. Check your grammar to eliminate your errors.
Step 4: Publish your chatbot dialogue
Publish your chatbot dialogue. Click “Publish / HTML.”
You can publish your chatbot dialogue in 3 ways.
- Publish your dialogue to the Virtual Writing Tutor. Share your chat bot with your classmates with a link.
- You can also embed your dialogue (text only — no robot) using HTML
- Or embed it in a Moodle page or blog post for desktop/laptop users using an iframe. Make sure that the width of the page is big enough. If it is too small, the iframe will show the mobile version which does not support speech recognition.
Step 5: Practice your English speaking skills
After publishing your dialogue, use your microphone to practice asking questions. Listen to the robot reply with the answers you have written. watch this short demonstration
If you ask an incorrect question the chatbot lets you know. If you ask a question that the chatbot can answer, the chatbot replies using text-to-speech. Use the chatbots you or your students create to provide student-generated speaking practice online
You can add ungrammatical versions of common questions to get the chatbot to provide feedback on grammar errors.
Create your own free oral practice chatbot dialogue on the Virtual Writing Tutor today. It’s free. It’s fun. It’s creative.