Learning HOW to CHAT
Okay, so you want to chat, but wait,
wait! Before you begin, I'd like to suggest a few ideas that will make
communicating at the Chat Center a fun experience. Includes simple
instructions and guidlines for CHAT etiquette/protocol.
The On-line Slang Dictionary
Though Webster publishes a slang
dictionary, it could potentially take years for a new word or phrase to
enter its pages. Now, with the power of the Internet, it can be in a
dictionary in a matter of hours. This page depends entirely on your
contributions. You'll find a form at the end of the page to add new
material. Read with caution. This dictionary has been written as
tastefully as possible, but some language might be offensive to some
readers. Note that dates are in day-month-year format.
The dictionary was getting rather large, so I have split it into four
volumes: A through E, F through K, L through R, and S through Z. Hopefully
it will help you browse more easily.
Globalstudy7Exchange Online Program
Are you thinking about studying abroad
in an English-speaking country? Ask other students and teachers about
learning English in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland,
Australia and New Zealand.
Post your questions about studying English abroad on the ESL PROGRAM HELP
LINE. Schools are welcome to promote their ESL programs and scholarships
on this message board.
Use GLOBALSTUDY CHAT to talk with students and educators about studying
English as a second language around the world. Schools are welcome to set
up private chatrooms to advise prospective ESL students around the world.
Dave's Email Exchange
There are generally two email exchange
programs to consider. A class project in which you work in tandem with
another class interested in email exchange, possibly English-Spanish, and
the other is to just let the students search out an email pal for
themselves. This site will do the latter task well enough.
How to write an Email message
This web discusses the differences
between email and conventional letter writing. It is an excellent
introduction to the sociocultural and coded differences between email and
other kinds of letter writing. As email is fast surpassing
"snail" mail as the major form of writing personal letters
between peoples, it is important that students start by learning about the
characteristics of email.
This web offers yet another opportunity
to find an email pal for interchange. However, it also provided
information for snail mail friends as well...
The Eclub Efriends list
This page will help students find
students, students find teachers, teachers find teachers... To connect
with and begin an e-mail connection that may last a lifetime!
An online encyclopaedia from a
multicultural perspective. We will be introducing various everyday habits
and customs from various cultures around the world:
We want this "Multi-Cultural-Pedia" to be a site where you can
find many ideas from different backgrounds. We would like to share
customs, ways of thinking, etc. of various cultures to find how different,
or probably similar, we are. We would like to understand other people more
and at the same time understand ourselves.
A Guide to Web Surfing for EFL Students
The Internet is very exciting. It is
changing the face of human culture. However, the internet can also be
intimidating and overwhelming, because there are so many websites. Good
web surfers are good at searching for information and evaluating the sites
that they find. And just like real surfing, it takes practice to become
good at web surfing. You can learn alot just by playing on the web, but
you can also waste a lot of time. Ask yourself these questions:
How can I find the information that I need most efficiently?
How can I evaluate the information that I find?
This site will help you learn how to be a better web surfer. Start by
taking the Internet Knowledge Quiz.
Internet Basics for ESL Students
A 14-Lesson Introduction to Using
Computers and the Internet for Students of English as a Second Language.
Basic Computer Terms and the History of the Internet
Basics of the web browser
Hardware and Internet Software
ESL home pages
Computer Problems and Peripherals
Boolean search methods/search engines
Operating Systems - Windows 95
Introduction to UNIX
Using Email (1)
Send email to the teacher, cc and bcc friends
Search the Internet and identify 6 file types
Internet Service Providers
View 4 Okayama ISP's home pages
Using Email (2)
Join a mailing list (read the ML replies)
Email and Internet search
Write a basic web page
Find a mailing list
Ethics and Privacy
Examine cookie files and visit commercial sites
Find newsgroup archives
Business on the Internet
Take a quiz and show the class your favorite Internet site
Internet Island is designed to be a safe
environment where novice Internet users can learn and practice navigation
skills. At the same time they will experience how Internet can be used to
promote inquiry-based learning. Teachers who use this tutorial should know
the basics of clicking and dragging a mouse.
Netscape 1.1N or higher
14.4 kbps or better connection to the Internet
Now view more than 62,000 lyrics from
their rapidly growing database of more than 130,000 songs. Includes a
search engine to find lyrics for the song you need...
CNN Newsroom and Worldview
A free, 30-minute block of
commercial-free news and features programming accompanied by a Daily
Classroom Guide, developed especially for school use.
CNN World News Fringe Stories
A web site that will provide a wealth of
short human interest stories to motivate students to read short texts of
high interest and low level vocabulary. Changes constantly as a source of
texts for reading activities
Create Your Own Newspaper
English MTV Method
Using Feature film in the EFL Classroom.
This page documents a teacher's experience trying to use feature
film/video in her ESL Classroom. Contains very useful ideas, reflections,
activities to think through prior to just pressing the play button. Useful
site to begin prior to visiting Karen's ESLPartyland site on Film
ESL Partyland News Activities
News, magazines, Film, Television, and
Video Activities. It is difficult to find good sites with activities
engaging students of EFL in content from their popular culture. This site
is considered to be among the very best.
Sports Illustrated for Kids
Sports Illustrated for kids.
USA Today Weird Stories
A web site where teachers can find
interesting but strange stories from the news media. These stories are
high in interest and easy to read in terms of vocabulary.
Famous People's Birthdays
Who else was born on your birthday?
The Internet Movie Database
The Internet Movie Database has the most
complete and up-to-date data on all the movies that your students have
watched, and will be watching for years to come. It is a great resource
for information to meet the needs and interests of students... Read
summaries of movie plots, find out about the actors, add your own
information. Locate short movie trailers, solve arguments!!!
Folk and Fairy Tales from Around the World
Welcome to my archive of folk and fairy
tales. The stories in this collection represent a small sampling of the
rich storytelling art that is the common heritage of humanity. Stories
from many parts of the world are included here.