Demonstration of iChat
TESOL 2006 Internet Classics Fair

Claire Bradin Siskin 
Robert Henderson Language Media Center
Pittsburgh, PA

iChat is software for text-, audio- and video conferencing. The software is pre-installed on all recent Macintoshes. There is no PC version.It is compatible with AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)

See for system and connection requirements for the following:

1-to-1 audio conferences

10-person audio conferences
1-to-1 video conferences
4-person video conferences

Article about iChat on WikiPedia:

iChat Power Tips (by Rob Griffiths):

Lesson plans for iChat:

More lesson plans:

Godwin-Jones, B. (2005) Messaging, Gaming, Peer-to-Peer Sharing: Language Learning Strategies & Tools for the Millennial Generation. Language Learning &Technology,Vol. 9, No. 1, January 2005, pp. 17-22. Available at

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