Welcome to the LetsTalk discussions
Here you will find information and resources to help you use the duber dot com LetsTalk audio/video discussion forums. All students and teachers of English as a Second/Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) are invited to participate provided they are 13 years old or above and follow the rules of the User Agreement below.
For technical help, please see our basic requirements, help connecting, help recording, and privacy settings pages. For answers to frequently asked questions, please see our faqs.
In addition, the following document offers advice on using the LetsTalk discussion forums within a class/lab situation:
If your questions aren't answered on any of these pages, please send them by email to LetsTalkQuestions@duber.com.
While the administrator and moderators of the LetsTalk discussion forums will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to the LetsTalk discussion forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence they can not be held liable.
You agree not to post any commercially motivated, abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead the administrators to ban your access to the discussions immediately and permanently, and your Internet service provider may be informed. The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of the LetsTalk discussions have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time at their discretion.
Furthermore, you agree to respect the copyrights of all parties including, but not limited to, the site owner/developer (i.e., duber dot com) and the participants in the LetsTalk discussions. The copyright of messages posted in the LetsTalk discussions is held by their authors. The copyright for the LetsTalk software and website is held by duber dot com. Please do not repost any portion of the LetsTalk website.
By using the LetsTalk discussions, you agree to these conditions.
Current Discussion Topics
The link below will take you to the current discussions. We suggest that you first view the older messages before posting a new one:
Check your ability to record and play a LetsTalk audio/video message. This is the best place to start. Make sure you can see and hear messages, then try to record a message or two of your own. Check your volume settings, adjust the lighting and your hair and smile for the camera!
Talk about what you had today for breakfast: a cross-cultural collection of thoughts on morning cuisine and eating habits.
Teachers--post your ESL/EFL assignments and then invite your students to complete them here.
Be creative and have fun--just be sure to have your students visit these forums individually and not in groups (even small groups) all at once. We have limited bandwidth available for this service.
Please see the Instructor Guide for further information.
Give your current local weather report and talk about weather events around the world.
Introduce yourself, a colleague, a friend, or even a topic to the mix. We're always happy to meet new people, favorite pets, and to consider new ideas.
Make a comment, ask a question and/or add a response to postings in my Media Blog.