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									                               WEB SITES FOR ESL STUDENTS

                                             Thousands of quizzes, puzzles, and other activities which
http://a4esl.org/                            ESL students can do by themselves; choose English-only
                                             or bilingual.
                                             Searching for a vocabulary word in the Reference section
www.answers.com
                                             brings up a dictionary, thesaurus, word tutor, and
                                             translation tool.
                                             Quizzes, articles, reference tools, writing help, and a Q
                                             and A forum where you can ask teachers your questions
http://www.usingenglish.com/students.html
                                             about English. Also has exam prep for GRE, GED, SAT,
                                             and TOEFL.
                                             Reading and listening activities for all levels. Features
http://www.elllo.org/                        news, opinion, advice, discussion of real-life issues, and
                                             songs.
                                             Offers listening, reading, speaking, and writing practice
                                             for 6 different levels, with optional translations. Also
http://www.livemocha.com/
                                             offers networking with other ESL learners. Requires
                                             registration and email address, but free.
                                             Offers a 15-minute lesson for each day of the week, at
                                             seven different proficiency levels. Has a special section
                                             on the U.S. Citizenship exam and a chat room for getting
http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/   in touch with other English learners. Additional features
                                             include video lessons on specific grammar topics, a
                                             vocabulary “pictionary,” and idioms with definitions and
                                             pictures.
                                             Grammar, idioms, slang, verbs, and general English
http://www.daveseslcafe.com/students/
                                             practice; with quizzes and discussion forums where
                                             students can “connect” with each other.
                                             A large, yet easy-to-use, site for English language
                                             learners to study and practice vocabulary, grammar,
http://www.manythings.org                    reading, speaking, writing, verbs, and more. Does not
                                             include explanations about any of the study topics, but
                                             features many games, puzzles, and other interesting
                                             activities. Includes a link to materials from VOA’s Special
                                             English program.
                                             Extensive general practice with a focus on reading, with
                                             questions that you can answer in an online discussion
http://www.eslpartyland.com/students         forum. Special sections on Business English, phrasal
/inter.htm
                                             verbs, trivia, and TEOFL practice questions. Many fun,
                                             interactive activities and quizzes graded easy, medium,
                                             or hard.

http://www.dmvnow.com/                       Practice for the Virginia driver’s license exam.
                                             Choose "Sample Knowledge Exams."

                                             Somewhat slim but useful site featuring reading and
                                             listening activities with follow-up focus on vocabulary
                                             and pronunciation. Non-level-specific. Excellent
http://www.reepworld.org/studentsite/        navigation with lots of images. Includes a list of links to
index.html                                   specialized topics in English language learning, and help
                                             with citizenship exam preparation at
                                             http://www.reepworld.org/studentsite/favlinks.html#Ci
                                             tizenship.
                                             This web site is an adjunct of VOA’s Special English radio
                                             program, and provides world news and current events in
http://www.voanews.com/specialenglish/       simple American English that new English speakers can
                                             understand. Has a topics index, a word list, and a link to
                                             the Special English radio program which you can listen to
                                             online.
                                             Audio “stories” you can listen to online, on any of 11
http://www.cdlponline.org/                   different relevant topics such as health, environment,
                                             family, law and government, etc.
                                             An online magazine that features ESL student writing
                                             contributions in a magazine format together with
http://www.topics-mag.com/                   generous use of high-quality color photos. Departments
                                             include class writing projects, personal narratives,
                                             poetry, travel, and viewpoints. An extremely attractive
                                             and interesting reading resource.
                                             Companion reading/listening presentations that
                                             specialize in everyday English and focus on common
                                             situations in American life. Each situational topic
http://www.dailyesl.com                      features an expository audio together with script that
                                             highlights key vocabulary. Relevant follow-up activities
                                             include a wide variety of pronunciation practice
                                             (phonetic transcriptions provided), cloze exercises,
                                             interviews, or role-plays. Audios are speed-adjustable.
                                             High-quality audio presentations on culturally relevant
                                             topics (answering machines, credit cards) include pre-
http://www.esl-lab.com                       and post- listening activities, vocabulary/idiom exercises
                                             with scoring, and a script for each audio with key
                                             vocabulary highlighted. First-rate site for practicing
                                             listening and vocabulary skills.

http://alexandriava.gov/                     Information about the city you live in, including city
--> (Choose "Residents")                     services and how to contact your local officials.

                                             Fun games to play with your kids. Try "Spellaroo," "Word
http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html
                                             Confusion," "Paint By Idioms," or "Grammar Gorillas". If
                                             you speak Spanish, try "Translator Alligator".

http://www.starfall.com                      Wide variety of reading materials including comics,
                                             fables, myths, and short plays. Great phonics practice.
                                             Grammar-focused site for ESL learners. Not flashy, but
                                             good grammar explanations (somewhat advanced),
                                             indexed by topic, with accompanying instructional
                                             videos. Sections on pronunciation, punctuation, and
http://www.edufind.com/english/grammar/gra
                                             writing tips. Features a Q and A forum, a grammar
mmar_topics.php
                                             correction/proofreading tool, and a variety of games and
                                             tests students can take online, with scoring that is
                                             delivered by email. Requires registration and an email
                                             account, but free.




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