108 страниц. 2014 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing The main purpose of the following 10-week mixed method study was to find out the optimal tool from among Voki, Voxopop and VoiceThread for the purpose of practicing speaking outside the classroom among EEC (Experimental English Classes) pre-intermediate students at the American University of Armenia in terms of their usability, students' engagement with language use and social engagement. A triangulation method was used for the study and the corresponding data was collected from questionnaires, semi-structured interview, students' written reflections and analysis of students' online behavior. Thus, the findings of the study indicated that in terms of usability and social engagement, the optimal tool among the students appeared to be VoiceThread, while in regard to students' engagement with language use, the optimal one seemed to be Voxopop.