How to use Skype with Cafetalk

How to use Skype

Skype is an essential application for taking lessons on Cafetalk.


Skype is a free internet video telephone service software provided by Microsoft. You can enjoy ultimate free-call to any Skype users all over the world. Click here for the official Skype website.

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We introduce some of the questions about Skype that were actually inquired by our students.

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For beginners

Skype? don’t know at all!?

Q What is Skype?

“Can I get Skype at electric appliance shops or some shops around?” This is one of the questions we actually got.

Don’t worry. If you have a PC and broadband Internet-access, you can set and use Skype, right away.

Learn more > What is Skype? - Cafetalk Help

Q How can I use Skype?

Please install Skype first to your PC in order to start using Skype.

Learn more > Step By Step Guide to Skype - Cafetalk Help

Q What is a Skype Name?

In order to take lessons via Skype you need your Skype Name that you created when you first set up your Skype account.

Learn more > What is a Skype Name? - Cafetalk Help

Q What is a Contact List?

Contact in Skype is like your phone book. We explain how to set a support staff’s Skype Name of Cafetalk to your Contact.

Learn more > Adding Skype Contact Before Lessons - Cafetalk Help

Q How do I test Skype?

Skype is a very reliable software, but we recommend to make a Skype test call first.

Learn more > How do I test Skype? - Cafetalk Help

Q Instant Message? What is IM??

Please test this Instant Messages feature prior to your lesson. Instant messages feature is very useful during the lesson.

You can also see user guide on Skype official website.

Learn more > Instant Message? What is IM?? - Cafetalk Help

Q Can I talk and see a person with Skype?

Many tutors conduct their lessons, using Skype video. Please check which tutors offer that on their profile pages.

Learn more > Can I talk and see a person with Skype? - Cafetalk Help

Q I can’t hear any sound!

We explain how to manage the situation which

Learn more > I can't hear any sound! - Cafetalk Help

For advanced users

Want to learn more!

Q What is Skype update?

If you are not using the latest Skype, you need to update it to keep voice quality. Here we explain how to update Skype in the case of Mac and Windows.

Learn more > What is Skype update? - Cafetalk Help

Q How do I record my calls?

You can record your Skype calls to practice with later - here are some applications that might help.

Learn more > How to Record Skype Calls - Cafetalk Help

Q Can I block a person in Skype?

Are you annoyed by messages from spam accounts or unknown bothering users?

Learn more > Blocking a Specific User - Cafetalk Help

Q Can I use my iPad or ...

If you already downloaded Skype for iPad, or Skype for Android in the case of PC, you can use any of them for Skype.

Learn more > Can I Take Lessons from My iPad or tablet PC? - Cafetalk Help

Q Can I use my iPhone or ...

If you already downloaded Skype for iPhone, or Skype for Android, you can use any of them for Skype.

Learn more > Can I Take Lessons from My iPhone? - Cafetalk Help

For Skype Check

Let’s check your Skype before your lesson!

You can ask about tutours and lessons!

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Things you 'll need

Internet access*

A headset**

A webcam (recommended)

*Must be Skype-compatible.

**Headsets are not necessary if computer has built-in speakers and microphone. Headsets can be purchased under 1000 yen.

About Skype.

Skype is a free service that allows you to make phone calls and video calls over the internet with other Skype users without charge. You download a program, you install it, and you are up and running to start a face to face lesson with tutors from around the world!

How does Cafetalk operate?

We guide you how to start, search lessons and take lessons with movie. It is good for beginners! You can learn from guide video!

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