esl_websites by stariya

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									               *WEBSITES FOR ESL LEARNING*
                    (ESL=English as a Second Language)

Integrated Skills, Activities
     www.tolearnenglish.com
     www.1-language.com
     www.askoxford.com
     www.churchillhouse.com/english
     www.easyenglish.com
     www.english-at-home.com                                Does it ever feel like one of those days?
     www.englishdaily626.com                                  Look at these websites to make your
     www.englishforum.com/00                                         search more enjoyable!
     englishlearner.com
     english-zone.com/index.php
     esl.about.com
     http://abc111.net/ (English learning website of Trans World Radio)
     http://a4esl.org/ (activities for ESL students; grammar quizzes, vocabulary quizzes, podcasts,
        crossword puzzles, etc.)
     http://www.manythings.org/daily/ (proverb of the day, quiz for the day)
     http://www.manythings.org/ (lots of good stuff for ESL, divided into skills (reading, writing,
        pronunciation, etc.)
     http://www.manythings.org/pp/ (American Eng. pronunciation: songs, poems, tongue twisters)
     http://iteslj.org/ (monthly web journal)
     http://iteslj.org/questions/ (conversation questions for the ESL classroom)
     http://genkienglish.net/milliondollars.htm (songs, games, lots of fun)
     http://www.sitesforteachers.com/index3.html (hundreds of sites!!)
     http://faculty.deanza.edu/madiganjulie/stories/storyReader$8 (list of other good ESL websites
     http://www.eslcafe.com/
     http://www.englishpage.com/ (grammar)
     http://towerofenglish.com/eslsites.html (list of ESL sites)
     http://www.eslgold.com/ (for teachers and students)
     http://bogglesworldesl.com/ (ESL worksheets and lesson plans, role plays, lots of stuff and links)
     http://www.usingenglish.com/ (reading comprehension, study skills, tests, student’s page, etc.)
     http://www.englishclub.com/learn-english.htm

Listening/Pronunciation
     www.uefap.co.uk/listen/listfram.htm (listening)
     www.elllo.org (English Listening Lab Online)
     www.listen.org (International Listening Association)
     www.esl-lab.com (listening)
     webs.wichita.edu/ielc-lab/wnr (listening)
     www.youthradio.org/index.shtml (listening)
     www.soundsofenglish.org (pronunciation)
     http://www.englishelearning.com/en/index.html (pronunciation)
     www.international.ouc.bc.ca/pronunciation (pronunciation/listening)
     repeatafterus.com (pronunciation/listening)

Writing
     eslbee.com
     owl.english.purdue.edu
     http://tengrrl.com/tens/017.shtml (Traci's List of 10. Creative writing information and activities)
     www.canteach.ca/elementary/prompts.html (Journal Writing prompts)
     http://thewritesource.com/topics.htm#inc (Journal Writing prompts)
     http://writersdigest.com/writingprompts.asp?prompts=365 (A daily list of journal/writing prompts)
     http://www.creativewritingprompts.com/ (A numbered list of topics (scroll over the numbers to see
        the topics) - I've used this site a lot for topics)
     http://www.writingfix.com/index.htm#interactive (A massive website that I've only begun to
        explore. It has a ton of writing links and tips but is a little messy to sort through)




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Vocabulary
    www.idiomsite.com (idioms)
    www.phrases.org.uk
    www.vocabulary.com
    www.wordsmith.org/awad/index.html
    www.wordwizard.com
    http://www.eslflashcards.com/ (vocabulary flashcards for many categories which you print out)
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/ (free Longman dictionary online, excellent, click on the circle on the
       right side of the page to link to asking for a definition of the word you want)

Audio
       http://www.freeclassicaudiobooks.com/ (excellent site!!)
       http://www.audiobooks.org/ (easy to use, free samples, others available to buy)
       http://www.audiobooksforfree.com/screen_main.asp?gg=1&mg=1
       http://www.learnoutloud.com/Free-Audio-Video
       http://www.americanrhetoric.com/top100speechesall.html (speeches in American rhetoric)

Reading
    www.criticalreading.com
    www.readingmatrix.com
    http://www.rd.com/channel/drama/ (Reader’s Digest site: excellent short stories, humor, word games)
    http://www.readprint.com/
    http://www.classicbookshelf.com/
    http://www.pagebypagebooks.com/
    http://www.bartleby.com/
    http://www.freebooknotes.com/
    http://www.sparknotes.com/
    http://www.cliffsnotes.com/

Geography and Culture
    http://www.learnenglish.de/britishculture.htm (British culture, customs, traditions, holidays, British
       pronunciation)
    http://geography.about.com/od/lists/Statistics_Lists_and_Triva.htm (a lot of interesting trivia about
       the world)

Study Strategies
     www.antimoon.com (learning strategies and tools)
     www.studygs.net (study guides & strategies)

IELTS
       http://teacherjoe.us/IELTSSpeakPractice.html
       http://www.ielts-exam.net/
       http://www.aippg.com/ielts/speaking_topics.html
       http://www.splendid-speaking.com/exams/ielts_speaking.html
       http://www.hltmag.co.uk/jan07/mart03.htm

Other
       www.better-english.com/exerciselist.html (Business English)
       http://www.ipl.org/div/news/browse/CN/ (Chinese newspapers in English online)
       http://www.ipl.org/div/news/ (Internet Public Library, online newspapers from around the world)
       http://www.weather.com/
       http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ (National Weather Service)
       http://www.weather.com/aboutus/television/100biggest/index.html?from=hp_whatson#widgetNav
        (the 100 biggest weather moments)
       http://weather.yahoo.com/(browse international weather forecasts)




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                                       *INTERNET RESEARCH TOOLS*
PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS
-www.google.com, www.yahoo.com, can be a good place to begin searching, but
will give both you reliable and unreliable sources
-Academic sites with citations are your best choice. A good site to start at is
www.reference.com
-Blogs are not reliable sources

VIRTUAL LIBRARIES
The Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org
Thor+: The Libraries of Purdue University http://thorplus.lib.purdue.edu/eresources/index.html
The WWW Virtual Library http://vlib.org/
The Library of Congress http://lcweb.loc.gov
The Webliography: Internet Subject Guides http://www.lib.lsu.edu/weblio.html

GENERAL REFERENCE SITES
Atlapedia Online http://www.atlapedia.com
Britannica Online http://www.eb.com
Encyclopedia Smithsonian http://www.si.edu
Wikipedia Encyclopedia http://www.wikipedia.com

DISCIPLINE-SPECIFIC SITES
Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/hacker/resdoc

Bedford Links to Resources in Literature http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/litlinks
Voice of the Shuttle: Web Page for Humanities Research http://vos.ucsb.edu
H-net:Humanities and Social Sciences Online http://www.h-net.org
Social Science Information Gateway http://sosig.esrc.bris.ac.uk
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy http://plato.stanford.edu
“Famous Paintings Exhibition,” Web Museum http://sunsite.unc.edu/wm/paint
Perseus Project http://www.perseus.tufts.edu
Bedford/St. Martin’s Links to History Resources www.bedfordstmartins.com/history/

Newsweek International Business Resource Center http://www.newsweek-int.com

Science Online http://www.sciencemag.org
Windows to the Universe http://www.windows.umich.edu

TEXT DATABASES AND ARCHIVES
Electronic Text Center- University of Virginia Library http://etext.lib.virginia.edu
Project Bartleby Archive http://www.columbia.edu/acis/
Project Gutenberg http://promo.net/pg

NEWS SITES
The New York Times and the Web http://www.nytimes.com
The Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com
U.S. News Online http://www.usnews.com/usnews/home.htm
National Geographic http://www.nationalgeographic.com
CNN Interactive http://www.cnn.com




*many of these sites are based from American universities, research centers, and news stations. You should also try to find sources from
other sites (countries) in order to get a well-rounded perspective.




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