In the foreign language classroom, one of the goals is to improve student speaking ability and give them opportunities to communicate in the target language. In this presentation activities to promote inter-student communication, using the PoodLL set of add-ons for Moodle, will be introduced. The presenter teaches English conversation to high school students in Japan, and is the developer of the PoodLL add ons. He believes good teachers should get out of the way, but have to create a framework in which that can work. He will spend a little time introducing PoodLL at the beginning of the presentation.
Justin Hunt is a high school English teacher in Japan and the developer of the popular PoodLL set of plugins for Moodle. He has a unique insight into educational software having also worked professionally as a software developer and IT support staff. He lives in Nagasaki with his wife and three children and trains for marathons when he can.