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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.


A Snapshot of American Culture

This track of Real Audio clips is designed for ESL students at the Applied English Center at the University of Kansas who are taking a class in listening and speaking comprehension. The track is intended to give students insight into some of the various aspects and issues that make up what is called "American culture", as well as help them improve their listening comprehension. This track must be used with a Real Audio Player.


Aardvark's EFL Resources

Interactive English Language Exercises
for students of English as a foreign language (EFL). Grammar, Vocabulary and Idioms Quiz Central

A collection of online quizzes that are indexed according to their topic. Also indicates the expected level of the student. Has material related to the TOEFL exam as well.


Acronym Finder

Look up 124,800 acronyms/abbreviations & their meanings.
A searchable database containing common acronyms and abbreviations about all subjects, with a focus on computers, technology, telecommunications, and the military.


Aesop's Fairytales online

Our online collection of Aesop's Fables includes a total of 654+ Fables, indexed in table format, with morals listed. There are many more on the way. Most were translated into English by Rev. George Fyler Townsend (1814-1900) and Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) the rest are from Jean De La Fontaine in French and translated to English by several good internet souls. Included are Real Audio narrations, Classic Images, Random Images, Random Fables, Search Engine, Message Forum and much more on the way. Recently added are 127 Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen with 209 Grimms Fairy Tales coming soon along with much more mythology and stories for your reading pleasure.


An Elementary Grammar

Word Order
The Indefinite Article
The Definite Article
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 Verbss
Modal Auxiliary Verbs
To Make and To Do
To Get
Been and Gone
Modal Auxiliary Verbs
To Make and To Do


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 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.


Babel Fish Translator

Runs out of the Altavista Search engine. As with most translators, you enter text or an http address, choose which languages you wish to translate to and from, and the machine translates (if possible) your request.


Cambridge EFL Online

Cambridge EFL On-line is the website of the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Division.
In this site you will find full information on all of the Cambridge EFL examinations and tests, as well as the latest news from Cambridge


Cambridge University 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.


Caroline's ESL Website

There are a copy of well presented texts for students to read and then answer questions. The questions are all multiple choice and the page automatically provides a score for the student.


Cloze Excercises

Fill each of the numbered boxes in the following passage with one suitable word. Use the TAB key to go to the next box. When you have finished press the SEND button to have your answers checked.


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


CRIBE - A chat room in Broken English

A Chat room for non-native english speakers. English is not the only language on this planet.
Chat Room In Broken English (CRIBE1)
is a cyber chatroom system for users of englsh as a foregin languages
and anyone tolerant of misspelling, mistyping, system lag,
and diffrent culutures!


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.


Dave's ESL Quiz Centre

[ Geography | Grammar | History | Idioms, Slang, & Words | People | Reading Comprehension | Science | World Culture | Writing ] From the ESL Café Guy!


Discover 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.


Earthlink Teenzone

Site includes sections on following: Weekly Poll; Advice for Teens; Chat Rooms; Comic Books;; Fashion and Beauty Tips for boys and girls; Free Stuff off the Internet; Jokes Page; Magazines: Music; School Help; Television Shows; Xtreme Sports


Easy Vocabulary Quizzes with Pictures

These are intereactive JavaScript quizzes for students of English as a second language.
Perhaps native English-speaking children will find them fun, too.
Click the correct picture. You can use the RETURN key to close the alert window.


English Club Net Quizzes

A page full of quizzes... Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced in Grammar, Vocabulary, and Pronunciation


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.



The tests on this page are in the order of difficulty; "Intermediate" means approximately two years of learning English (about 200 lessons); "Advanced" is somewhere near Cambridge Proficiency level.

To view the following tests, quizzes and crosswords correctly, you'll need a Javascript-enabled browser (at least Netscape 3.0 or Internet Explorer 3.0 or higher).

Some tests might load slowly; please be patient and wait till they load completely!


ESL Grammar Notes

Three links to detailed information on grammar points.


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.


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.


Fun & Games: Word Search

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


Girl's Tech

Girl Tech's mission is to encourage girls in technology use by creating products and services just for them. Colorful and lively with areas such as Chick Chat, Game Cafe, Invention, Girl Views, Sports, Girls' World, Bowtique, Tech Trips.


Global English Learning Centre

Practice your English... Take a free minicourse. Listen! Speak!
Play a game. Sing along with Karaoke. Enjoy yourself and learn English at the same time!
Chat with other English learners and teachers online--24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Make sure all your English documents are perfect with the help of Your Personal Editor.
Check out the GlobalEnglish Discussion Center and interact with other people from all over the world.


Guide to Grammar and Writing

An advanced level online set of pages with excellent material for students or for teachers to develop into lessons for their students. You have permission to use parts of this site for your course work, and the author claims that changes are made practically daily. Some of the topics of particular interest include: Sentence, Paragraph, and Essay writing tips, rules, and detailed information. In addition, there are a large number of links related to learning grammar.


Humanising Language Teaching Ezine

An online magazine (e-zine) with a varitey of topics of interest to EFL teachers. Back issues are also available online. Includes editorial, major articles, short articles, ideas, lessons, student voices...


Impact Online

Welcome to Impact! Online, an interactive news magazine for intermediate and advanced ESL/EFL students. This web site features articles about current events, health, sports and entertainment, etc. In each article, certain words are highlighted. If you click on any of these words, you will be linked to a explanation page for that word.Some of these pages feature audio files, which will teach you how to pronounce the word


Index of Online Newspapers

From here you can find most online newspaper website from around the world. The site has a very easy to use directory for selecting by country.


Interesting Things for ESL Students

A free online textbook and fun study site for students of English as a Second Language
Word games, puzzles, quizzes, slang, proverbs and much more.
This site is non-commerical and has no advertising.


International Phonetic Association

Reproduction of The International Phonetic Alphabet (Revised to 1993, Updated 1996)
Full chart
Sections of the chart
Consonants (Pulmonic)
Consonants (Non-Pulmonic)
Other Symbols
Tones & Word Accents


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.


iT's Magazine

iT's Magazine is a bi-monthly magazine for teachers and students of English around the world. It was first published in 1990 as a magazine for teachers of English in Spain but over the years has developed into an international magazine. The aim of the magazine is to provide teachers and students with up-to-date teaching material based on what is happening in the world today. iT's Magazine can be used in different ways: Teachers can use the magazine as a source of supplementary teaching material.
Students can use the magazine for self-study purposes. iT's Magazine can also be used as an alternative to the traditional course book.


Karen's ESL Partyland

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



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 a channel.
/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 given name
/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 channel.
/away message Switches to away mode and sets the away message
/away Leaves the away mode again


Learn English

An online site that offers the usual variety of activites (Chat, lessons, practice, vocabulary, idioms, grammar) for second language learners.


Learning English Online

Studying English on the Web
Vocabulary and Idioms


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.


Learning Oral English On Line

Learning Oral English Online is finally available on the Web. It is an online conversation book compiled for intermediate ESL learners who want to improve their listening and speaking skills.

Each sentence in the book is linked to a sound file which is in AU format. SoundMachine is the software recommended for Mac users to play AU files. For PC Windows users, Naplayer, which comes with Netscape, can play AU files.

ESL teachers are encouraged to use this online book as supplementary material for their classes


Mag's Word Finder

Ever wondered how many words you could make out of the letters in your name? Choose a dictionary, type in a word or phrase, and fire away! There is also a list of other word games on the web


Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Online

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.



Monster English

My web site is for students of English as a Second Language (ESL, EFL).
My name is Sharon and I'm an English teacher. I live in Scotland,
so there will also be a lot of information on Scotland! The Focus is on Business English


Nancy Drew Myster Site

Includes on-line mysteries, discussion group, game and lesson plans


One Look Dictionary

Dictionary word count = 2994189 words in 595 dictionaries now indexed This website indexes other dictionary indexes. Simple to use


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"


OZ Reading Comprehension Page

Read the passage and then complete the exercise that follows. This page includes a number of reading texts, many related to Australian culture, all with quizzes that provide instant feedback on the student's performance.


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.


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


Real Reading Book Reviews by Students

The book reviews in this website were written by adult English as a second language learners at the University of Kansas. The students chose to write about books they enjoyed reading and think other adult ESL students will also enjoy. Many of these books are under 100 pages and can be read in less than two or three hours! Book Categories:
History -- Read both true and untrue stories based on historical facts.
Biography -- Read about famous people and what motivated them.
Fiction -- Enjoy the world of adventure, mystery, relationships and romance.
Science -- Increase your knowledge in many areas of science.
Social science -- Learn about societies and cultures.
Self-help -- Get ideas for how to improve your life.


Road Safety Project

The Road Safety Project falls into the category of the transversal theme "Vial". The Road Safety Project aims to encourage reading comprehension and expand
vocabulary, while developing online research skills.
The project contains the following:
Articles located in this site, including interactive comprehension exercises,
on-line aids and suggestions for classroom implementation.
Links to articles in other sites.
Ideas for guided research projects.


Roget's Thesaurus

Alphabetical: Browse the thesaurus through the alphabetical index of headwords
Categorial 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)

Another version of the famous Thesaurus.


Self-study Quizzes for ESL

A Very Large Collection of Quizzes for Students of English as a Second Language
This is a part of The Internet TESL Journal's Activities for ESL Students The site is organised along the following New Quizzes | Reading | Writing | General Knowledge | Holidays | Trivia Grammar | Homonyms | Learn About Places | Idioms, Phrasal Verbs & Slang | Scrambled Words | Vocabulary
Interactive JavaScript Quizzes for ESL Students


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...


SOON Online Magazine

This is the LEARNING ENGLISH section of the SOON ONLINE MAGAZINE in easy English. The whole magazine is designed to help those learning English, or who speak it as a second language. You will find many ideas, and links to other sites.


Spelling Rules

Spelling rules are there. The site will not win any awards for visual design, but it has the most common rules.


Sports Illustrated for Kids

Sports Illustrated for kids.


Synonym Dictionary

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 (


Takako's Great Adventure

To listen to these files, you will need the latest Shockwave Plug-in from Macromedia, a computer with an FPU, and either Netscape Navigator 3.xor Internet Explorer 4.x. Macintosh users with Microsoft Internet Explorer may have problems viewing and hearing the story. Slower computers and connections may experience problems on the first listen. The second and subsequent listenings should play with no problems. Netscape caches the sound for a smooth replay; IE does not


Test Your English

Test your level of English. Follow the instructions on the main page.When you are done, and press the submit button, the test is marked and sent back to the user via email.


The Anagram Dictionary

It's interesting 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.


The Babylon Translator

Babylon is Faster and Easier than any Dictionary
Paper, electronic or CD-Rom
Translates expressions and abbreviations
Babylon translates expressions such as "make ends meet" or "more or less" and abbreviations such as "btw"(by the way) or "asap" (as soon as possible)
Babylon is comprehensive
Ultra rich vocabulary of words and expressions; Babylon not only translates words and phrases but also proper names and geographical places AND
Computer terms such as "ftp", "smtp"
Medical terms such as "macrosomia" and "endoscopic surgery"
Legal terms such as "seisin" and "arbitration clause"


The Case

Help solve short mysteries.


The CMU Pronouncing Dictionary

Carnegie Mellon's Pronouncing Dictionary has more than 100,000 words and their transcriptions. Enter a word or a sentence to receive the correct pronunciation, then refer to the phoneme guide on the same page.


The Dictionary

Have a question about words, grammar or language?


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


The English Corner

Hello everybody! and welcome to ' the English corner'. We sincerely hope that you find 'this page' interesting and useful in your daily life as teacher and we would like you contribute, sharing experiences, opinions, practical tips and suggestions.The web has a number of subdirectories: Resources
Travels & Holidays
Information & Contacts


The English Spelling Zone

Learn some basic spelling rules, then practice using them. Includes... Plural Nouns, [ed] and [ing] words, Comparatives and Superlatives


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.


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!!!


The Quotations Page

This page was originally developed as a catalog of Quotation resources on the Internet; it has since evolved into a large-scale Quotation site with many original resources.


The Student Showcase

The student showcase is an electronic magazine, containing articles and
prose written by high school students.

Although minor changes may have been made, the materials contained
herein have not been professionally edited, and may contain errors in syntax
or usage as they appeared in the students' original submissions.

Materials have been organized by content for easier browsing.Feature Articles
Are You Stupid?
Cigarette Smoking: A bad or a good thing?
Drugs: Should we or shouldn't we?
Stop the Bloodshed
They are Not Different
To Serve or Not to Serve (That is the question)


The Virtual Language Centre: Grammar Guide

A self help set of activities for improving grammar. Higher level students only.


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 dictionary.


The Writing Den

WritingDEN has seven basic aims. They are:

to improve writing skills and the ability to write a variety of essays
to develop communication skills
to expand vocabulary
to foster knowledge of a variety of cultural, historical and scientific topics
to increase visual literacy
to improve English pronunciation
to expand comprehension skills and critical thinking abilities
to use computers and the Internet to support the objectives of the 1996 Information Technology curriculum


ThinkQuest Internet Contest

An annual contest that challenges students, ages 12 to 19, to use the Internet as a collaborative, interactive teaching and learning tool


Tips for Spanish Speakers who are Learning English

This site is dedicated to the most common errors found among speakers of Spanish who are learning English. It is not meant to be a complete grammar but mainly aimed at helping Spanish speaking students to avoid making these common mistakes. The site may also help English teachers who are planning to work in Latin America. The following points will be discussed:
-False Cognates
-Confusing Words
-Invented Words
-Perfect Tenses
-Adjectives vs adverbs
-Omission of Subject
-Other/ Another/ Others
-Comparative Forms
-Phrasal Verbs/ Prepositions
-Frequently Misspelled Words
-List of Irregular Verbs


Tower of English

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


Variety of Activities

Activities such as crosswords, reading comprehension, grammar, and matching excercises.


Virtual Language Centre: Reading

Reading excercises in using activities such as CLOZE, Comprehension, Jumbled Text


Vocabulary in context sites

Many people believe, myself included, that vocabulary is best learned in context. With this idea in mind, I'd like to offer this ever expanding vocabulary resource, placing vocabulary in contextual areas and presented in a quiz format. You will also find vocabulary reference tools and guides.


Webster's Thesaurus

Type in your word or phrase and press ENTER/RETURN.


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


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.


Yahoo Chat

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 written!



© Jamie Fowlie, 2000