Here is a selection of recording websites and apps that allow your students to record themselves (and share the recordings). These are great for encouraging students to focus on their use of spoken language, which will hopefully lead to improvements in pronunciation and accuracy.


Record students with Voki.

You can record your own voice or type a script and assign a specific accent for the text-to-speech recognition. I've recently used this to provide the context for a lesson on passive forms. I made a newsreader who gave a report about a zombie attack on the college (...was attacked, were hurt) and used it as a dictogloss for the students - they had to listen while noting down as many words as possible, then they worked together to try to reconstruct the report. If your students have access to computers, they could create their own. It's free, but only for a limited number of recordings - if you want to save more recordings, you will have to pay. 

Voice Spice

I like anything that's free and doesn't require me to set up an account.  This is a simple website where you can record your audio (it saves to the website) and share it, for example by emailing the links or posting them on your virtual classroom (if you have one). It also has a few options for 'morphing' your voice - now I know what a space squirrel sounds like! If you are using a mobile device, you might need to download the app instead, but the website works very well on a computer.


This is very simple, free recording tool. You don't need to download anything or sign in - just go to the website and click 'start recording'. It will give you a link to your recording which you can share. It works with computers, and with Apple and Android mobile devices. Note: recordings will be deleted after three months! If you have a blog, you can also install it on your website so people can send you voice messages!

Chatterbox and Chatterpix

These are free apps rather than websites, but my students usually use their mobile devices for this kind of thing anyway. As long as they are allowed to download the app, you should be fine with these. Basically, you add a mouth to a picture and then record your voice, then share the resulting video. Chatterpix has a child friendly version which doesn't allow social media sharing, but these apps aren't just for young learners - in my experience, adults can still find these very entertaining.