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					Suzie Sunda         CPD:2009/10: Useful Websites for teachers and students
07/09/2011

Websites for teachers (not in any order of            Comments
preference)
       City College: Manchester

http://www.citycol.com/esol/worksheets/               Worksheets – E1 – L1 (especially good for E1,
                                                      E2 and E3 and Trinity exam practice)


http://www.citycol.com/esol/worksheets/elem/ele-w-    Entry one worksheets – mapped to skills for life
ind.htm                                               and Trinity

http://www.citycol.com/esol/worksheets/pre-int/pre-   Entry 2 “                  “
int-w-ind.htm

http://www.citycol.com/esol/teachers/teacher.html     ICT / Citizenship stuff for teachers (haven’t
                                                      used)


       Busy Teachers.org                              Great website for grammar points – loads of
                                                      communicative materials from Reward, One
                                                      Stop English etc. Downside: too many materials
http://www.busyteacher.org/                           and takes ages to find things

       Talent                                         Great for wintertime news etc. Not very good
                                                      for higher levels such as L1/L2. A lot of
                                                      resources from www.esolcourses.com – never
http://www.talent.ac.uk/dsearch.asp?                  used them myself.

                                                      A lot of materials which are curriculum
       Skillsworkshop                                 referenced. It does take a long time to sift
                                                      through all the material but apparently it’s
                                                      really good for lower levels and I have used it
http://www.skillsworkshop.org/                        for L1 and there are some really useful
                                                      materials for the L1 literacy exam.

       Breaking News English                          Loads of reading / vocabulary exercises which
                                                      can be adapted to make some good lessons.
                                                      Have used for Entry 3.
http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/index.html

http://www.newsenglishlessons.com                     Apparently these are simpler news lessons but
                                                      on first glance they don’t look that easy.
       One Stop English                               I really like this website for Level one and Two. It has
                                                      loads of good grammar exercises and great podcasts
http://www.onestopenglish.com                         for this level but you do need to be a staffroom
                                                      member to access all the good materials. It has a
                                                      great section for business which has useful materials
       ESL BASE                                       for CVs and job interviews.


http://www.eslbase.com/resources/                     You have to register (free) to access these
                                                      materials – has some good boardgames and
                                                      matching activities. I like this website!
       Mary Glasgow
                                                      Downloadable activities – after so many you
http://maryglasgowmagazines.com/teachers              have to pay £15.00. Publisher of Timesavers so
                                                      you can find some simple stuff for festivals.


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                                                    (really for primary and secondary students)
       ESL FLOW
                                                    Lots of worksheets on different topics and
http://www.eslflow.com/                             different levels taken from other websites.
                                                    Downside: can be deleted and takes a while to
       Discovery Maker                              sift through.

                                                    Use this site to make up crosswords, word
http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/          searches etc

       SEN                                          Another site where you can make up materials
                                                    such as word cards, certificates etc. Has photo
http://www.senteacher.org/Print/                    cards – looks pretty good.

                                                    Great for different fonts
       Cool Text
http://wwwl.cooltext.com
                                                    Worksheets for different levels (grammar,
       English Banana                               vocab, spelling etc) as well as a variety of
                                                    grammar books, teaching suggestions.

http://www.englishbanana.com/downloads.html
                                                    Websites which are used to teach children but
       Primary Websites                             have some good materials which you can
                                                    adapt.

       ESL Galaxy / links to other sites            Links to different websites etc. Good for board
http://www.esl-galaxy.com/kidlinks.html             games
http://www.esl-galaxy.com/
http://www.esl-galaxy.com/board.htm
       Bogglesworld                                 Vocabulary / grammar / crosswords etc
http://bogglesworldesl.com/
       MES                                          Japanese website
http://www.mes-english.com/                         Games to play on-line
http://www.marks-english-
school.com/games.html

                                                    Some really good materials but you have to
       ESL PRINTABLES                               share your own and other teachers need to
                                                    print them too, otherwise you don’t get any
                                                    points. Not easy to upload if you have vista or
http://www.eslprintables.com                        recent edition of word as have to convert your
                                                    .doc which is a real pain as you need software.

       HANDOUTS ONLINE                              Some free downloads but you have to pay for
                                                    most – American website
http://www.handoutsonline.com/

       BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/                    Have used for E3 and L1. Has some good
                                                    worksheets, online activities and games. Have
                                                    used for punctuation such as commas and
www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish

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Suzie Sunda       CPD:2009/10: Useful Websites for teachers and students
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                                                   apostrophes as well as reading skills.
                                                   Good for news stories and student self access

                                                   British council website. Good for CPD – reading
http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/                 articles / teaching tips etc.

       COMMUNITY ESOL

http://www.communityesol.org.uk/                   Never used this site.

       ESLTOWER

http://www.esltower.com/index.html                 For both teachers and students (never used!)



       DAVES’S ESL CAFÉ

http://www.eslcafe.com/quiz/                       This site has internet quizzes for students as
                                                   well as many other things.




Webquests

City webquests (London included) on One Stop
English.




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To go straight to the website press: Control and click

WEBSITES FOR STUDENTS (and some are good for                         Comments
teachers too)
        About the UK                                                 Useful for Level one (general
http://www.ukstudentlife.com/Britain.htm                             knowledge to use in their
http://www.woodlands-                                                Trinity comparative report
junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/ukfacts.htm                     writing – question 2)
                                                                     My wikipage has absolutely
                                                                     loads of websites for L1 and L2
        L1 Grammar and vocab practice                                students – placed under
http://suziesunda.wikispaces.com/                                    grammar categories. Useful
                                                                     for home study and ILP work.
        Internet activities
                                                                     Students can practise these
        English Club                                                 at home or in the computer
www.englishclub.com                                                  room to reinforce grammar
        English grammar secrets                                      and vocabulary.
http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/
        Learn 4 good
http://www.learn4good.com/languages/evr_english_grammar.htm
        a 4esl.org
http://a4esl.org/
        Esl about
http://esl.about.com/od/beginningenglish/u/start.htm
        English-test
http://www.english-test.net/
        Using English
http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/
        English Zone
http://english-zone.com/index.php
        Quia
http://www.quia.com/shared/eng/
        Ego4u
http://www.ego4u.com/
        English page
http://www.englishpage.com
        To learn English
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/cgi2/myexam/index.php
        Learn English
http://www.britishcouncil.org/central.htm?mtklink=central-
learnenglish-portal-main-promo
        Esl partyland
http://www.eslpartyland.com/
        Englisch-hilfen-de
http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/index.htm
        English tenses with cartoons
http://www.englishtenseswithcartoons.com/
        efl net
http://www.efl.net/
        Many things.org


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http://www.manythings.org/
       Easy business English
http://www.better-english.com/easier.htm


        SPELLINGS / VOCABULARY

http://www.spelling.hemscott.net/

http://www.freerice.com/index.php
(vocab site that donates rice to developing countries if student gets
the answer right!)


       HANDWRITING




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READING ACTIVITIES to do on the internet – excellent exam practice (tried and tested for
L1/E3!)

    Reading quizzes for Entry 2 / Alphabetical order

http://www.citycol.com/basic_skills/Quizzes/Alphaorder/Alphabetical%20order.htm

    Reading quizzes for Entry 3

Instructions: (cup of tea and cheese sauce)

http://www.citycol.com/basic_skills/Quizzes/Reading/Reading%20Instructions.htm

Reading for purpose (9 quizzes)

http://www.citycol.com/basic_skills/Quizzes/Purpose/reading_purpose.htm

    Reading quizzes for Level One

Reading for purpose (2)

http://www.citycol.com/basic_skills/Quizzes/Purpose/reading_purpose.htm

Types of Text quizzes and games (levels a-c)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/reading/typesoftext/game.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/reading/typesoftext/quiz.shtml

Fact and opinion:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/reading/fact_and_opinion/quiz.shtml

Scanning (levels a-c)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/reading/techniques/scanning/quiz.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/reading/techniques/scanning/game.shtml

Skimming

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/reading/techniques/skimming/quiz.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/reading/techniques/skimming/worksheet.shtml

Reading skills quiz

http://esl.about.com/library/reading/bl_readtypes.htm

Speed reading (good for L2 as well) :
http://www.jcu.edu.au/office/tld/learningskills/effreading/

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