300 pages for Students and Teachers of
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
To gather a series of multimedia grammar exercises for self-study and
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
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
Aardvark's EFL Resources
Interactive English Language Exercises
for students of English as a foreign language (EFL). Grammar, Vocabulary
About.com 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.
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
An Elementary Grammar
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
Modal Auxiliary Verbs
To Make and To Do
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Explorer 3.0 or higher).
Some tests might load slowly; please be patient and wait till they load
Three links to detailed information on
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 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
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
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...
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)
Sections of the chart
Tones & Word Accents
Internet TESL Journal's Crossword Puzzle
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 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
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
/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
/away message Switches to away mode and sets the away message
/away Leaves the away mode again
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
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.
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
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
This area is meant to be used by entry
levels of ESL classes at this point.
Advanced students should try "crazy English" or the
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!
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
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
on-line aids and suggestions for classroom implementation.
Links to articles in other sites.
Ideas for guided research projects.
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
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
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 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.
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
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
Computer terms such as "ftp", "smtp"
Medical terms such as "macrosomia" and "endoscopic
Legal terms such as "seisin" and "arbitration
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.
Have a question about words, grammar or
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
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
or usage as they appeared in the students' original submissions.
Materials have been organized by content for easier browsing.Feature
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
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
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
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
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:
-Adjectives vs adverbs
-Omission of Subject
-Other/ Another/ Others
-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.
Type in your word or phrase and press
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:
Use definition clues to unscramble three words before the bomb goes off!
It's as easy as matching the synonyms, antonyms, or slang terms before
time runs out.
Presto chango! Transform one word into another one letter at a time by
matching the clues.
Know your word histories? Or geography? Or history? Prove it with our
hot matching challenge
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.
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