Very Hot Links               


If you have any links which might be interesting and useful to your ESL colleagues,
please don't hesitate to send them in! E-mail the URL with a brief blurb to
Katarina Mijatovic (kmijatov@ccsf.edu).

general esl

grammar

vocabulary

www.eslcafe.com - Dave Sperling's world famous ESL Cafe, including the popular "Chat Central"
www.englishclub.com - English Club, a British site with games quizzes and activiites
a4esl.org - activiies for ESL Students (An Internet TESL Journal project)
www.englishlearner.com - another British site with lots of online materials and quizzes
www.5minuteenglish.com - a free daily 5-minute lesson by e-mail!
eleaston.com/ - E. L. Easton: materials for teaching and learning English
www.esldesk.com - ESL Desk, an excellent site despite the disclaimer
www.edufind.com/english/grammar - free online grammar resources
a4esl.org/q/h/grammar.html - self-study grammar quizzes
www.iei.uiuc.edu/web.pages/grammarsafari.html - Grammar Safari, exploring the grammar jungle
www.nonstopenglish.com - Non-Stop English, lots of free interactive quizzes
eleaston.com/gram.html - lots of useful grammar links
owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/index.html - grammar, punctuation & spelling handouts from Purdue University
a4esl.org/q/h/vocabulary.html - self-study vocabulary quizzes
www.vocabulary.com - Vocabulary University, lots of vocabulary building activities
a4esl.org/q/h/idioms.html - self-study idiom quizzes
www.geocities.com/Athens/Aegean/6720 - The Idiom Connection, idioms and quizzes
www.ohiou.edu/esl/english/vocabulary.html - Ohio University's ESL vocabulary page
www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish - BBC's English in the News
www.bg-map.com/us-uk.html - American/British variants

composition

reference

news

www.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar - Capital Comm. College's Writing Guide, including PowerPoint presentations!
eslbee.com - an excellent composition help site for advanced ESL learners
junketstudies.com/rulesofw - eleven rules of writing, good for advanced levels
www.writerswrite.com/technical/techlink.htm - links to technical writing sites
www.sentex.net/~mmcadams/spelling.html - 50 commonly misspelled words
nhd.heinle.com/home.aspx - Newbury House online
www.m-w.com - Merriam Webster online
dictionary.reference.com - online dictionary
thesaurus.reference.com - online thesaurus
www.encyclopedia.com - online encyclopedia
www.etymonline.com - online etymological dictionary
lcweb.loc.gov - The Library of Congress

www.sfgate.com - SF Chronicle
www.nytimes.com - New YorK Times
www.cnn.com - CNN
news.bbc.co.uk/text_only.stm - BBC World News
iteslj.org/Techniques/Bermejo-TimeNewsweek.html - using Time and Newsweek magazines with ESL students
www.literacynet.org/cnnsf/week.html - simple news stories with quizzes and outlines

teacher resources

research and documentation

miscellaneous

www.tesol.edu - TESOL
www.catesol.org - CATESOL
iteslj.org - The Internet TESL Journal: lesson plans, articles, handouts and more
www.rong-chang.com - free "Hot Potatoes" software for creating online quizzes
catalyst.washington.edu/home.html - help for teachers on using new technologies
www.cal.org - Center for Applied Linguistics
www.ateg.org - ATEG: the assembly for teacheng of English grammar
www.toefl.org - the official TOEFL site
fog.ccsf.edu/~vcook/scanstchnotes.html - Venette Cook's SCANS site
http://iteslj.org/th/ - a whole collection of ESL scavenger hunts
www.sofweb.vic.edu.au/internet/research.htm - using the Internet as a resource
www.deakin.edu.au/library/tutorials/
internetforresearch/research.html
- another great web research guide
webster.commnet.edu/mla/index.shtml - an MLA style guide
www.quintcareers.com/writing - indispensable writing resources: using the web for research
www.onlinenewspapers.com - an international index of online newspapers
www.howstuffworks.com - How Stuff Works
www.4tests.com/exams/examdetail.asp?eid=57 - a TOEFL practice site
members.aol.com/bowermanb/101.html - an index of the best geography sites
www.pacificnet.net/~sperling/student.html - ESL Cafe's international pen-pal service
eleaston.com/pronunciation/ - American English pronumciation site

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