300 pages for Students and Teachers of English
The most important aims we had in mind
when we decided to create this website were:
Aardvark's EFL Resources
Interactive English Language Exercises
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.
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.
Canadian Living English Web
As E.S.L. teachers we are aware of the
serious shortage of quality resources for the English as a Second Language
Learner. Sure there is tons of material to wade through in the book store, but
how much of it is practical? The aim of this site is to provide students with
practical everyday situations which they can take with them should they decide
to travel to Canada.
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.
Common Spelling errors in English
A page full of the most commonly
mispelled words in English. Also some good links to other spelling topics. A
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.
CV's Resumes and Covering Letters
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.
English Club Net Quizzes
A page full of quizzes... Beginner,
Intermediate, Advanced in Grammar, Vocabulary, and Pronunciation
English Club Presentation and Public Speaking
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.
Okanagan University College
Pronunciation pages provide assistance in basic pronunciation. There is also a
set of links to other WWW sites. You will need shockwave for some of the
features on this site to work properly.
Gav and Peloso's Interactive Story
This is a moderated
choose-your-own-adventure type of story where you get to write the story, and
follow the story as it grows (and takes up much needed hard drive space.) You
can even copy down the story location and come back to it later to see how it's
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.
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.
International Writing Exchange
Started in 1993, this fast became the
most popular collaborative writing activity of the HUT Email Writing Project,
largely due to it's firm yet flexible structure.
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.
Karin's ESL Partyland Quiz Centre
Grammar | Idioms, Slang & Phrasal
Verbs | Reading | TOEFLesque | Trivia | Useful Expressions | Vocabulary | Links
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.
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.
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
A collection of net acronyms, CHAT
phrases, email smileys... All about Internet language.
One Look Dictionary
Dictionary word count = 2994189 words in
595 dictionaries now indexed This website indexes other dictionary indexes.
Simple to use
This web offers yet another opportunity
to find an email pal for interchange. However, it also provided information for
snail mail friends as well...
Paragraph Punch Website
This web site is designed to help users
learn how to write a basic paragraph. This is a free online lesson based on our
popular Windows 95/98/NT application, Paragraph Punch.
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.
Self-study Quizzes for ESL
A Very Large Collection of Quizzes for
Students of English as a Second Language
Sounds of English
This page is an introduction to the
sounds of English. It has pictures and photographs to help you pronounce sounds,
as well as examples of those sounds. Some pages are still under construction.
New sounds and pictures are being added regularly, so keep checking back.
Spelling rules are there. The site will
not win any awards for visual design, but it has the most common rules.
Study Com's English Online web
A free online english web with a variety
of courses and classses for students.
The Alternative English Dictionary
These pages contain words and
expressions you most likely won't find in a normal dictionary. This is an
experimental "internet collaborative project", which means that all
entries are made by internet users. Dozens of languages, more than 3000 words
and expressions in all. Any language can be added if requested!
The CMU Pronouncing Dictionary
The Carnegie Mellon University
Pronouncing Dictionary is a machine-readable pronunciation dictionary for North
American English that contains over 100,000 words and their transcriptions.
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
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 King's Road Writing Project
The King's Road Project
The Knowledge Adventure Encyclopaedia
Information about a large number and
variety of interesting topics. "A great homework helper". Simply type
a word into the form provided and press enter.
The Semantic Rhyming Dictionary
What can I do with the rhyming
The Swiss-Canadian English Centre
The owners and teachers and we will be
The Virtual Language Centre: Grammar Guide
A self help set of activities for
improving grammar. Higher level students only.
Enter text or a URL into the input
screen. Program will translate the text or the linked page.
Variety of Activities
Activities such as crosswords, reading
comprehension, grammar, and matching excercises.
Virtual Language Centre: Pronunciation
Activities and excercises for advanced
Vocabulary of Alliteration
This Vocabulary of Alliteration is a new
aid in writing poems and songs (and in the study of phonetic or phonemic
syllable divisions in English). Alliteration is one of several aural devices in
literature making use of the repetition of single sounds or groups of sounds. It
is quite often believed to be nothing else than the repetition of word-initial
sounds, especially consonants. For such rough and ready alliteration a special
dictionary would hardly be needed. However, if alliteration is, in a more
sophisticated and traditional fashion, interpreted as the repetition of speech
sounds at the beginning of syllables, and of stressed syllables only, then
word-initial consonance or assonance need not be alliteration and vice versa.
The first syllables of words often do not receive primary stress in English, not
even secondary stress, and therefore specially prepared lists of words of which
the stressed syllables start with the same sound or sounds will be of interest
to anyone studying or creating aural effects and imagery in verbal
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.
WriteExpress Online Rhyming Dictionary
Useful for song and poetry writing.
Includes the following categories: End rhymes, last syllable, Double Rhymes
(e.g. Conviction, Prediction), Beginning rhymes
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!