Internet for language teaching:
Highlights of Micheal Krauss's
'Integrating the Internet into the Classroom", a course I took.
Monkeys' site has many classroom games compiled from teachers in
Need an idea for a
communicative lesson? 'One Stop English' has a big stock.
'Boggle's world' has lots of materials for younger learners.
'eslflow' has hundreds of activities divided by level. The
'debate' section has lots of usable topics. 'Academic Writing' has tons
of stuff, like graphic organizers ready to go.
The British Council's 'LearnEnglish' site has many things for teachers
and learners. The children's site comes highly recommended.
of English has detailed explanations of
stuctural features accompanied with exercises.
English Grammar' has detailed descriptions of grammar features.
the table of contents to start.
'Guide to Grammar &
Writing' has pull-down menus in several categories from word,
paragraph, to research papers formats
a hypertext site with
basic explanations for many features of English grammar. The terms
aren't always in line with those used in applied linguistics at
present, but there are some useful insights.
ESL Partyland has many
online activities for the autonomous learner.
Wayne Magnuson, ESL teacher of Calgary,
Canada has created a nice hyperlink collection of common idioms.
'WriteFix' has a very detailed list of
strategies for timed essay writing as in TOEFL or IELTS
About's 'English Writing
Style' page has many useful resources and articles for a writing class.
'Pocket Movies' lets you
download short movies that can be used as a writing topic.
'DFilm' lets students create
thier own animated stories online by clicking.
'Criterion' instructor's page
'A Ten-step Introduction to
you through the concepts and techniques of using corpora. Really cool!
Collins Corpus Concordance Sampler searches
words from BrE, and AmE books, ephemera, radio, newspapers, and
Mark Davies of BYU's, interface for
100 million word BNC, TIME, and COCA allows
search different registers. etc.
Micheal Barlow's page
-'phrases in English',
searches the BNC
for formulaic speech.
Johns Data-Driven Learning (DDL)
'VLC' can search several different corpora such as 'Brown', 'LOB' and
dozens of others
'MICASE' from University of Michigan specializes in academic speech
Web concordancer 'HTI'
English Collection uses online resources like the Gutenberg
and many other online tools for studying lexis:
'Bookmarks for Corpus-based linguists' has an incredible
collection of links to tools.
'The Linguists Search Engine' creates tree diagrammes from texts.
Tutor Gena Bennet's
page with many resources
Service List ( the 2000 most useful words for learners ) is explained
as well as the full list with frequency numbers.
This online doohickey will do GSL-type
on smallish texts
Word List ( 837 words families not covered in the GSL
, but that are frequent in
academic texts )
', Academic Word
List ( 570 words that actually cover more
of academic texts than
"Second Language Vocabulary Resources page" has word frequency
, and more.
page from U of Iowa
movie files of a woman moving her mouth for every sound.
Alphabet ( Wikipedia )
practice using sound files of minimal pairs.
"The Extensive Reading
pages" is a hub for many resources on the
'References for Extensive
in EFL/ESL" is a link collection with much on the
A page about 'Active
Macmillan dictionary 'ELT terms'
More ELT terms
explained at "BogglesWorld".
A more thorough rundown of all those confusing names of methodologies
A nice homemade page. The 'teaching
english' link talks about method.
'onestopenglish' is huge and has a lot of
This is the Methodology Archive
A Masters student at U of Aston has made a pretty heavy site for
fellow MA or Dip
You can search an author or researcher's name and it will give you
contexts where they were cited
in other papers. Kind of a shortcut, but brings clarity to what exactly
was claimed by that author.
' is similar to
CiteSeer. Which one is better? You tell me!?
version of 'The Language Teacher'
Teachers in Japan is an organization for all types of language
teachers. Many seminars to participate in!
The Internet TESL Journal
The Asian EFL Journal
Useful TEFL website
ESL Teachers Board, - lots of materials, links, 'how to' sites,
'Sites for Teachers' has lots of links
'eslcity': A teacher in Korea, Mike has lots of free worksheets
based forum for sharing teaching ideas. Many useful links: