As part of her exciting project Around the World in 80 Schools, Silvia Tolisano has posted a short clip of her class videoconferencing in German and English with a class in Argentina. As you can see, she is using the new version of Skype which allows you to view video in full screen mode making it much better for classroom use.
As Silvia explains in her excellent interview for The World A.T. Ways recently, Silvia is a big fan of using Skype in this way to break down the walls of her classroom and to make international links with native speakers. She also adds how she uses a Flip video camera to capture the conversation and allow her class to replay the session as many times as they wish to reinforce what they have learnt.
This is a great example of how Skype can bring language learning to life. Thanks for sharing Silvia!
Have a look too at Seth Dicken's recent experience with using Skype in the second language classroom.