About Skype

We will explain the necessary application and method for NIHONGO IROHA

Getting started

What is Skype?

Skype is a software application with which you can talk with any Skype user all over the world for free.


Skype is…

Skype is a telephone system over the Web, which is now used all around the world. On installing this software, you can start using it immediately. It is easy to handle and there are approximately 4 hundred million users right now.
If you are using Skype for the first time, follow the step-by-step instructions below and set it up!

Step 1. Create a Skype Account


1. Go to the Skype.com homepage.

First, go to the Skype homepage and click “Join us”.
For the Skype download page, click here.

  • If you already have a Skype account, click “sign in” and go to your account page. Once you’re signed in, select “download”. Choose your hardware and download Skype.

2. Create an account

Enter the necessary information for creating your account. Once you are done, click “I agree-Continue”.

  • For members who have Facebook account: By choosing “connect with Facebook” you can synchronize your contact information and use Skype more conveniently.

3. Enter the necessary information.

Enter your e-mail address and password to register for Microsoft account. Once done, click "Next".


4. Enter the name

Enter your name. The name to be registered here is “Skype display name”.※ It is different from Skype ID. Once done, click "Next".


5. Confirm security code

A security code will be sent to the email address you entered. Leave the browser as is, check the e-mail, and copy the security code listed in the e-mail. Go back to the browser and enter the security code you received via email. Once done, click "Next".


6. Completed account creation

Once the screen is switched, the creation of the account is completed. A Skype account has been created with a Microsoft account.

Step 2. Confirm Skype ID


1. Log in to Skype in browser

Visit the Skype site and click the "Sign in" button at the top right of the site. Click the menu "My account". Enter the email address and password you registered on Skype on the next page.


2. Click on Caller ID

Click "Caller ID" located in the "Manage Functions" near the middle of the page after logging in.


3. Check Skype ID

When the page is switches, the "Skype ID" of the Skype account you use is appeared in the red frame. Please register here at WTE.

Step 3. Calling with Skype


1. Test call

Before making a Skype call, make sure that you do a test call first to ensure the connection and sound settings. First, select【Echo / Sound Test Service】in your contact list. Click “Call” button and follow the instructions.

  • It may take some time before you hear the instructions.
  • For testing your Webcam, go to “Help” ⇒”Call Quality Guide” ⇒”Sound check wizard” on Skype menu.

2. Accept contact request/ Send contact request

Before talking on Skype you need to add the person with whom you wish to talk to your contacts. There are two ways to do this.

  1. Accept a contact request from other people
  2. Send a contact request to other people
  • When using Hotsuma-Online, you will receive a contact request from your Teacher. (See option 1 described above)

Accepting contact requests from other people

  1. The Contact request button is located above your contact list. The orange circle with the number inside indicates pending contacts requests.
  2. Click “Contact requests” and you will see a message from the person who sent you the contact request.
  3. If you agree to allow the request, click “Add to Contacts” .The contact is then added to your contact list.

Sending contact requests to other people

  1. You can search for people who you want to add as contacts by their full name, SkypeID or email address ? simply enter it into the search box on the upper left hand side of the Skype window.
  2. If there’s a match in the search results, and it's the person you’re looking for, click their name or profile picture.
  3. Click 【Add to Contacts】on the upper right hand side of the window and you will see a message box into which you can enter your message.
  4. Enter some text to introduce yourself and click 【Send】
  5. When your request has been accepted, you will see the person in your contact list.

3. Calling

At the time scheduled for your lesson to begin, you’ll receive a Skype call from your Teacher. Click 【Answer】or 【Answer with Video】and start your conversation. If you want to make a Skype call, choose a person from your contact list and click 【Video call】or 【Call】