Although students are trying to master a foreign language, orally speaking in the target language is too often put to the wayside because of logistics. Most of us don't have the space of finances for a digital language lab and we certainly don't have enough time for 30 one-on-one daily conversations.
Google Voice is a free tool that can be used to create a (limited) digital language lab. Students can use Google Voice to practice and become more comfortable speaking in the target language.
This video covers a basic introduction of how Google Voice can be implemented in the foreign language classroom. Videos for more advanced applications coming soon!