Dave Sperling's ESL Chat
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
Kidlink is a
grassroots organization aimed at getting youth through the age of 15 involved in
a GLOBAL dialog.
Laurie's Internet Chat
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:
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.
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.
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 written!
Look up 124,800
acronyms/abbreviations & their meanings.
database containing common acronyms and abbreviations about all subjects, with a
focus on computers, technology, telecommunications, and the military.
An English Homophone
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 alike.
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.
Press Online Dictionary
Enter one word
that you wish to search for in the space provided.
For example, to
search for the idiom try your luck, type either try or luck.
You may choose
from the Cambridge International Dictionary of English, Cambridge Dictionary of
American English, Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs or
Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms.
A collection of
net acronyms, CHAT phrases, email smileys... All about Internet language.
One Look Dictionary
count = 2994189 words in 595 dictionaries now indexed This website indexes other
dictionary indexes. Simple to use
Browse the thesaurus through the alphabetical index of headwords
Outline: Browse the thesaurus through the six broad categories into which Mr.
Roget classified the entire vocabulary of the English language
Roget's Thesaurus (2)
of the famous Thesaurus.
This is a
project at Vancouver Webpages to generate copyright-free lists of English
synonyms for a search engine. For a more comprehensive list, go to WordNet
The Anagram Dictionary
the number of anagrams that are fitting: Eternity and entirety, backward and
drawback, discern and rescind, demand and madden, comedian and demoniac,
American and cinerama, aspirate and parasite, oldies and soiled, lust and slut,
to name a few of many hundreds. Certainly there'd be some impact on the meanings
and popularity of words from how they sound and look. To some small degree we've
been subconsciously shaping our language to make nice anagrams since it began.
Have a question
about words, grammar or language?
The On-line Slang
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.
The Semantic Rhyming
What can I do
with the rhyming dictionary?
You can use it
to help write poetry, song lyrics, greeting cards, witticisms, and more. Using
the three phonetic query functions described below, you can find words that
rhyme with, almost rhyme with, or sound exactly the same as a certain target
word. Using the two semantic query functions, synonyms and ``semantic siblings'',
you can find words that approximate or have the same meaning as an intended
concept. Combining the two features can help you balance sound and meaning in a
poetic writing venture.
The WorldWideWeb Acronym
and Abbreviation Server
A list of (mostly)
acronyms (abbreviations constructed from the first letters [or first few letters]
of the words of a phrase. Technically speaking, an ACRONYM listing is not a
Type in your
word or phrase and press ENTER/RETURN.
Useful for song
and poetry writing. Includes the following categories:
End rhymes, last syllable, Double Rhymes (e.g. Conviction, Prediction),
Dave's Email Exchange
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
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!
Like the famous
CD Rom, only online and free. Has map indexes, subject categories (physical
sciences, life sciences, geography, social sciences etc.). This is where a lot
of students get answers for homework assignments and/or projects.
encyclopaedia from a multicultural perspective. We will be introducing various
everyday habits and customs from various cultures around the world:
The Knowledge Adventure
about a large number and variety of interesting topics. "A great homework
helper". Simply type a word into the form provided and press enter.
Global English Learning
English... Take a free minicourse. Listen! Speak!
The Cornelius English
Group developed this site so that students, teachers and speakers of English
from around the world can have on line access to relevant materials, lessons and