Ruby Vurdien

Flipgrid: a user-friendly tool to enhance speaking skills

The participants in this study were prompted to record on the Flipgrid application short videos based on different subjects, prior to their debates in the classroom. The goal was to examine how Flipgrid could help students improve their speaking skills. The students benefited from this learning experience, as they reinforced their self-confidence, thereby motivating them to participate in class discussions.

Ruby Vurdien (MEd, EdD), Director of White Rose Language School, has been an EFL teacher for thirty-eight years. She is also a Teacher Trainer, a Cambridge English Speaking Examiner and the Materials Reviews Editor for IATEFL Voices magazine. Her research interests focus on telecollaboration and the application of Internet tools in the classroom, areas in which she has several publications.