Dave Sperling's ESL Chat Central
Main entrance to the ESL Chat Café.
First time users must register (you will need an email account in order to
receive a confirmation number). You must enter this number within a short
time period in order to be fully registered. It is used as a precaution
against others entering your name and abusing priviledges. Afterwards, you
will have access to the chat area and can choose a room according to
level/interests. There are separate rooms for teachers and for students.
Kidlink is a grassroots organization
aimed at getting youth through the age of 15 involved in a GLOBAL dialog.
Laurie's Internet Chat Site
A Java based, easy to use chat site on
the www. You enter a name and off you go. The following additional
instructions might be useful to know: /quit This command will let you
leave the chat again.
/me does something. Sends an "action" or "emotion" to
/msg username text Sends a text privately to the user with the given name
/join channel Allows you to open another channel
/whois username Requests additional information about the user with the
/who channelname Shows a list of all the users in the given channel name
/users Shows a list of all users on the server
/ignore username Ignores the user with the given name, that means, you
will not receive any more messages from that user
/unignore username Stops ignoring the given user again
/ignorelist Shows a list of all users you ignore
/oplist Shows a list of temp and perm operators (ops) and marks the temp
ops with brackets.
/oplist channel Shows a list of temp and perm operators (ops) in the given
/away message Switches to away mode and sets the away message
/away Leaves the away mode again
Randall's ESL Chat Centre
This site is designed for both ESL and
EFL students and teachers around the world. Visitors can chat in several
different rooms, create their own private chat areas, find pen friends via
the WebBoard, and more.
Teachers can use the Chat Center as part of classroom activities or as a
means of communicating with other educators.
Excellent variety of topics of interest
to young people. Because of the nature of chat as a means of
communication, it might best be categorised under the content block
"Oral Communication" as it is more oral in 'nature' than
An English Homophone Dictionary
Homophones are words that are pronounced
alike even if they differ in spelling, meaning, or origin, such as
"pair" and "pear". Homophones may also be spelled
alike, as in "bear" (the animal) and "bear" (to
carry). But this list consists only of homophones that are not spelled
Homonym is a somewhat looser term than homophone, sometimes referring to
all homophones and only homophones, and sometimes referring to the subset
of homophones that are spelled alike.
Randall's ESL Cyberlistening Lab
General listening quizzes using Real
Audio Player. Allows you to download files to use on a local PC and is
divided into three levels: Easy, Medium, and Hard. Also has a section for
advanced secondary called Listening for Academic or specific purposes,
divided into levels: Medium, Hard and Very Hard
English Club Presentation and Public Speaking
Sounds of English
This page is an introduction to the
sounds of English. It has pictures and photographs to help you pronounce
sounds, as well as examples of those sounds. Some pages are still under
construction. New sounds and pictures are being added regularly, so keep
There is a picture of the inside of your mouth and the important
articulators, the parts of your mouth that help you to make the sounds.
There are further linkes to learn about VOWEL and CONSONANT sounds and a
page of links to other WWW sites related to pronunciation.
The CMU Pronouncing Dictionary
The Carnegie Mellon University
Pronouncing Dictionary is a machine-readable pronunciation dictionary for
North American English that contains over 100,000 words and their
This format is particularly useful for speech recognition and synthesis,
as it has mappings from words to their pronunciations in the given phoneme
set. The current phoneme set contains 39 phonemes, for which the vowels
may carry lexical stress.
0 No stress
1 Primary stress
2 Secondary stress