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Internet Relay Chats

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!

http://www.cup.com/bm7/cribe.htm

KidLink

Kidlink is a grassroots organization aimed at getting youth through the age of 15 involved in a GLOBAL dialog.

http://www.kidlink.org/english/index.html

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!

http://chat.yahoo.com/

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.

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

 

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.

http://www.esl-lab.com/chat/howchat.html

 

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.

http://www.eslcafe.com/chat/chatpro.cgi

 

The Swiss-Canadian English Centre

The owners and teachers and we will be happy to:
help you to improve your English conversation and answer any of your questions about the English Language. You will need a microphone connected as these services are english conversation voice based.

http://www.thescec.com/aloud/home.htm

 

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

http://www.laurieo.com/Interactive_area/CHAT/chat.html