With VoiceThread http://voicethread.com/, class discussions and debates can go beyond the boundary of classrooms and time. Language learners of all levels can use VoiceThread to respond to speaking prompt, and peer presentations. VoiceThread can be used for both class preparation and assessment. 

In this college level intermediate Chinese Mandarin class, weekly speaking assessment is done with VoiceThread. The teacher posts a speaking prompt on VoiceThread, and invites students to respond to the prompt. Students can go back to each response by their peers and make comments. The teacher can listen to each student's recording multiple times for accurate assessment and feedback.