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Our "Skype-tiquette"

Everyone is welcome to join our Skypecast. Besides the general Skypecast Etiquette, we have a few rules that we kindly ask you to follow:
Set your name or nickname in the chat window in our web interface (otherwise, we'll see something like "Guest123").
Say your name or your Skype ID when you start talking (for example: "This is Ignacio"). This won't be necessary when a question is directed to you.You might not be able to join us at the right starting time. In that case, please do not interrupt the on-going conversation when you join. Instead, take a moment to listen to what is being discussed and wait for an appropriate time to participate.Please, avoid using loud speakers. They generate echo. Instead, use headphones or a headset. Also, remember to test your microphone before joining. Check that it doesn't produce any interference. The host will mute anyone causing interference or background noise.In case you need to leave the Skypecast for a while or de…

How to participate

Participating in our Skypecast is simple and fun. Just follow these steps:
If you haven't done so yet, download and install the latest version of Skype (free for non-commercial use) for your system (available for MS Windows, GNU/Linux and the Mac).At the right time, direct your browser to the Skypecast directory, click on the "English Practice over the Internet" Skypecast (or search for "epoti") and click "Join the Skypecast." Alternatively, you can find the link in the Upcoming Events section in the Let's learn English! website.
Once you've joined our Skypecast, open our web interface, where you'll be able to see the slides (or any other material we might have prepared).
Enjoy! :-)
Please, don't hesitate to contact us should you have any questions! Leave us a comment or email us at

Who will find this site interesting?

This site is aimed at people who want to practice and improve their spoken English, so anyone with a working knowledge of English is welcome to participate.

Help from advanced English speakers or native speakers of English is always welcome and appreciated too.

Please, don't hesitate to contact us should you have any questions! Leave us a comment or email us at

...or visit us at Let's learn English! to learn and have more fun :-)

To find more and ask for Teacher help visit Leon's website.

When does the next meeting take place?

Check here the current GMT time.

Please, don't hesitate to contact us should you have any question! Leave us a comment or email us at

Welcome to the EPOTI blog!


And welcome to the EPOTI blog!

EPOTI stands for English Practice over the Internet. We're a group of volunteers from different parts of the world, like Argentina, China, the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland and Spain.

We organize Skypecasts to practice our English and invite anyone interested to join us too. In our Skypecasts we often introduce live slide-shows to aid the conversation.

We also deploy the Let's learn English! website, based on the Moodle platform, that offers an environment to practice English (and little by little other languages too!). We offer this service free of charge, so feel free to create your account there.

In this blog you'll find all the new things we learn in each Skypecast, ideas to practice English, vocabulary, idioms, slang expressions, ... too many things to list here!

Join us and have fun learning too!