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Games

Card Games related to ESL

Card Games & Related Activities for Speaking & Talking.  Downloadable games and a link to other card game sites around the web.

http://www2.ice.usp.ac.jp/wklinger/QA/cardgameshome.htm

 

Fun & Games: Word Search

A Java application that generates a word games (word search, jumbled words and scrabble

http://www.thesaurus.com/fun/wordsearch/index.html

 

Games online

Hangman

Adjectives

Word and Sentence Scramble 

Family Word Scramble

Clothing Word Scramble

Sentence Scramble

http://members.aol.com/Ccochran50/games.htm

 

Webster's Word Games of the Day

Got two minutes? Play a new puzzle every day or visit our puzzle archive to play games you missed during the past month. Our word puzzles come in four hot formats:

 

Definition Demolition:

Use definition clues to unscramble three words before the bomb goes off!

Flip Flop:

It's as easy as matching the synonyms, antonyms, or slang terms before time runs out.

Transform Brainstorm:

Presto chango! Transform one word into another one letter at a time by matching the clues.

Match Maker:

Know your word histories? Or geography? Or history? Prove it with our hot matching challenge

http://www.m-w.com/mw/game/

 

Where's Waldo

Includes games and puzzles using Shockwave

http://www.findwaldo.com/

 

Word Turtle

This is a custom seek and find word search game. You give FunBrain a list of words which it then hides in the puzzle. Select a level and whether you want to play against FunBrain or if you want the puzzle to be printed out on paper so you can play it away from the computer. The site has four levels (easy, medium, hard, super hard) based on the numbers of words, and has a variety of vocabulary themes (fruit, pets, instruments, countries, etc) also clearly labelled according to skill level.

http://www.funbrain.com/detect/index.html

 

Grammar

 

An Elementary Grammar

CONTENTS

Word Order

The Indefinite Article

The Definite Article

Nouns

Pronouns

Adjectives

Comparison of Adjectives

Comparison of Adverbs

Prepositions of Time

Prepositions of Place

The Simple Present Tense

The Present Continuous Tense

The Future Tense

The Simple Past Tense

The Past Continuous Tense

The Present Perfect Tense

The Present Perfect Continuous Tense

Auxiliary Verbs

Modal Auxiliary Verbs

To Make and To Do

To Get

Been and Gone

Modal Auxiliary Verbs

To Make and To Do

http://62.6.162.42/intro.html

 

English Club: English Grammar

These English grammar pages will help you to study and understand the structure of English. Don't be afraid of grammar! The grammar of any language is there to help you. Remember that the language came first. The grammar is only a reflection of the language.Verbs & Tenses

Present simple: I do

Present continuous: I am doing

Present perfect simple: I have done

Present perfect continuous: I have been doing

Past simple: I did

Future: will: I will do

Future: going to: I am going to do

Future: present continuous: I am doing

"Used to do"

"Be used to something"

Questions: Do you do?

Passive: It is done Modals

Have to (obligation)

Must ('obligation')

Must not (prohibition)

Adjectives

Adjective order

Comparative: bigger

Superlative: the biggest

Determiners

Each/every

Some/any

Prepositions

At/in/on (time)

http://www.englishclub.net/grammar/index.htm

 

ESL Grammar Notes

Three links to detailed information on grammar points.

http://www.fairnet.org/agencies/lca/grammar1.html

 

Net Grammar

Written by an ESL/EFL practitioner, NetGrammar focuses on English grammar through interactive listening, reading and writing activities.

Research in second language acquisition suggests that students expect and need to learn the formal rules of a language in focus. That is why NetGrammar was developed with that focus in mind where students will practice new structures in a variety of contexts in order to help them internalize and master the many structures of English. NetGrammar provides an abundance of both controlled and communicative exercises so that students can bridge the gap between knowing grammatical structures and using them.

NetGrammar follows a six-step approach at the Unit Level. The first step is contextualiazing the new content through clear objectives, language functions and notes where new structures are shown in context. This is followed by a presentation of the structures (Grammar Focus) with grammar charts and explanations. The third step is listening where students hear a variety of short conversations, interviews, storytelling, etc. The fourth step is reading. Here, students can find a variety of short authentic passage.. The fifth step is writing where students can practice the new structures by cues given to them. They can also e-mail their writing products to their instructor and/or other friends. And finally, the six step is the review section, which can be used as a self test. The exercises in this section test the structures of the unit and can be e-mailed to the instructor and/or other friends.

http://busboy.sped.ukans.edu/~allenq/netgrammar/Introduction/a101a1_101000.html

 

Online English Grammar

This website includes an enormous table of contents with hyperlinks to all the online grammar you could want! You can scroll through the Table of Contents to scan down or up to the item that you are looking for. You can search by clicking on a letter of the alphabet which will take you to the alpabetical category in the Subject Index

You can conduct a key-word search of the Table of Contents by using your browser's 'find' option (in Netscape this is under 'Edit') and typing in a word relevant to your search (note - this does not search the whole grammar but only the Table of Contents.

http://www.edunet.com/english/grammar/toc.cfm

 

Online Grammar

This area is meant to be used by entry levels of ESL classes at this point.

Advanced students should try "crazy English" or the "terrible teacher"

http://www.clta.on.ca/grammmar.htm

 

The English Grammar Clinic

The English Grammar Clinic is an oustanding resource for students and teachers as well as those who just like the English language. Send your English grammar question to us and the professional teaching staff at Lydbury English Centre will post the answer where you will be able to view it. There is a page of FAQs (frequently asked question) pages for speedy research. Finally, the grammar café for a chat with friends

http://www.edunet.com/english/clinic-h.html

 

The Grammar Gorillas

Our friends, the Grammar Gorillas, need help identifying parts of speech. If you click on the right word in the sentence, our friends get a banana. And you know, a gorilla with a banana is a gorilla with appeal. A fun activity for beginner and advanced learners.

http://www.funbrain.com/grammar/index.html

   

Learning Internet

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.

http://www.miyazaki-mic.ac.jp/faculty/jreinhar/surf.html

 

Internet Basics for ESL Students

A 14-Lesson Introduction to Using Computers and the Internet for Students of English as a Second Language. The Lessons...

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

Multimedia

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)

Communication

Email and Internet search

The Net

Write a basic web page

Mailing Lists

Find a mailing list

Ethics and Privacy

Examine cookie files and visit commercial sites

Newsgroups

Find newsgroup archives

Business on the Internet

Take a quiz and show the class your favorite Internet site

http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/s/ib/

 

Internet Island

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.

Equipment

Netscape 1.1N or higher

QuickTime 2.0

14.4 kbps or better connection to the Internet

color monitor

printer

http://www.miamisci.org/ii/

 

Lessons

 

Discovery Channel Lesson Plans

Pick a subject area to browse all our lesson plans for that subject regardless of grade level. You can also view The Complete List—every lesson plan we’ve created, all on one page.The Discovery Channel Lesson plans are each broken down into:  Vocabulary (with sound files to play a reading of a word in context from the literature), WWW Links, Questions, Commentaries, Activities and Educational Standards. A very useful resource.

http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/subjects/k-12.html

 

 

Listening

 

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

http://www.esl-lab.com/

 

The EFL Net: Learning online

ComAudio is the easy way to increase your understanding of spoken English. With ComAudio, news items, features, poetry and songs are played while the corresponding text is displayed on your screen. If you're not sure what a word means, just click on it and a description will appear. After listening to the item, you can try a quiz or play hangman. Best of all, new items are continually being added and you can download them (and the ComAudio program) free from EFL.NET

http://www.efl.net/

 

 

Lots of Links Page

300 pages for Students and Teachers of English

The most important aims we had in mind when we decided to create this website were:

To learn about and use new teaching techniques and resources.

To suggest new ways of teaching English that take advantage of current communication and information technological advances and to integrate them in the educational curricula of the Education Department of Andalucia Autonomous Government (Spain).

To pay due attention to students’ diversity by adapting the curriculum to their different needs and learning processes, thus implementing more personalized teaching techniques.

To help students develop autonomous learning techniques through the building up of new skills and study habits.

To improve EFL teaching and learning by incorporating new technologies on a regular basis.

To establish a solid foundation for collaborative projects with teachers of other school subjects, in the same school or with other schools in Spain or abroad.

To enable students to familiarize themselves with multimedia software and Internet tools (especially the web, e-mail and ftp), while using English as a means of communication.

To use resources available on the Internet in order to foster the practice of English. There exist websites with practical information that can be used in TEFL classes: grammar practice, mailing lists, listening activities, reading, etc.

To teach students how to use browsers, navigate through the web and reach the information they need. The Internet contains authentic material that can be used in a wide variety of project works.

To make students aware that the information available on the Internet can help them in planning their own professional or academic future. There exists a myriad of websites created by universities and private firms.

To gather a series of multimedia grammar exercises for self-study and self-correction.

To develop good group-work habits in students and teachers through the use of the same or similar resources and the subsequent information and experience exchange with other students in the same or a different school.

http://www.arrakis.es/~alallena/Principal.htm

 

Dave's ESL Café

Considered to be the most important website on ESL/EFL/TOEFL/ESP.  There are hundreds of hours of surfing inside this web. There is also an excellent, well organised Forum section for Chats and meeting others online. It has an Use English Only policy.

http://eslcafe.com/

 

English for Speakers of Other Languages

This site is part of the English for Speakers of Other Languages Resource Site.  It contains information that should be helpful for all ESOL students.  There are links for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced students organized into 8 categories.

http://troy.gc.peachnet.edu/www/human/esol/studentb.htm

 

Internet TESL Journal's Crossword Puzzle links

There are so many crossword puzzle pages in this site, that I decided to include the page of links to the crosswords. Teachers should read through the list and decide which theme, topic, or level is appropriate to their individual needs. The results of this self-access searching could then be communicated through the discussion area of this web.

http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/links/ESL/Games/Crossword_Puzzles/

 

Karen's ESL Partyland

Fun site with variety of activities and projects for ESL students to use and practice English

http://www.eslpartyland.com/

 

Kid's Space

For younger language learners.

http://www.ks-connection.com/

 

The English Club Network

Another of the popular and rich sources of links, activities, exchanges, news for Teachers and students of ESL.

http://www.englishclub.net/

 

Tower of English

Fun site with variety of activities and projects for ESL students to use and practice English

http://members.tripod.com/~towerofenglish/

World Wide Kids Web

Links to lots and lots of fun stuff, mostly geared to the younger learner.

http://pages.prodigy.net/ldever/kids/index.htm

 

Miscellaneous

 

Famous People's Birthdays

Who else was born on your birthday?

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/

 

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!!!

http://uk.imdb.com/

 

Music

Song Files

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...

http://www.songfile.com/index_2.html

 

 

 

 

 

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