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INTERNET RESOURCES

GRAMMAR
Self-Study Grammar Quizzes
http://a4esl.org/q/h/grammar.html
The Online Grammar
http://www.edfind.com/english/grammar/TOC.CFM
- good explanations, no exercises
English Grammar Reference and Exercises
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar

TIPS ON LEARNING ENGLISH


Listening strategies
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/learning
http://www.eslgold.com/listening/strategies.html
Vocabulary learning strategies and tips for practicing vocabulary
http://www.eslgold.com/vocabulary/strategies.html
Reading comprehension strategies
http://www.eslgold.com/reading/skills.html

LISTENING
TESL, TEFL, TESOL links
http://iteslj.org/links/ESL/Listening
- downloadable MP3 files (90)
- Podcasts (119)
- Real Audio (31)

Randalls ESL Cyber Listening Lab


http://www.esl-lab.com/
- general listening quizzes: easy, medium, difficult
- listening quizzes for academic purposes
- 20 minute vocabulary lessons
Using English for Academic Purposes
http://www.uefap.com/listen/listcon.htm
- listening and note-taking, lecture structure, recognizing/understanding
reference, ellipsis, substitution, conjunction, lexical cohesion

READING
http://www.eslgold.com/reading.html
- different levels
- skills, strategies and understanding
- reading comprehension quizzes
http://iteslj.org/links/
- numerous websites
- timed reading and comprehension
The Compleat Lexical Tutor
http://www.lextutor.ca/
- read and listen to Call of the Wild
- Hypertext Builder transforms any text into a full resource hypertext
with click-on resources. Can download articles from the Globe and Mail
directly from this site.
Reading On-line with English Dictionary
http://www.insightin.com/reading/online_reader.php
- turns any web page into an on-line reader
- you can look up any word with just a click
- it underlines the words with frequency between 7,000 and 20,000 the
typical gap between ESL learners and native English speakers.
- It highlights common idioms. When you move the mouse to the
highlighted word, youll see the meaning of that idiom.

- A dictionary shows up in a pop-up window. It will not work if pop-up


windows are blocked on your browser.
Ogdens Basic English
http://ogden.basic-english.org/
- 380 pages: short stories, book chapters etc.
ELC Study Zone
http://web2.uvc.ca/elc/studyzone/index.htm
- UVic EAP levels with reading and writing activities
WRITING
About English Writing Skills
http://esl.about.com/od/writinginenglish/index.htm?nl=l
- business letters, e-mails, memos, essays, cover letters, reports
Writing Den
http://www2.actden.com/writ_den/index.htm
- words, sentences, paragraphs
- need RealAudio
Owl Online Writing Lab
http://owl.english.purdue.edu.edu/handouts/print/general/index.html
http://www.eslgold.com/writing.html
- information for various levels, topics, organizing and composing,
learning strategies
Writing How to Write English Texts
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/writing
- punctuation, grammar, sentences, paragraphs
Ontario College Writing Exemplars
http://www.hol.on.ca/ocwe
- punctuation, essays, business English (cover letters), stylistic/rhetorical
devices
- great exercises and templates
- 4 levels of OCWE corresponding to CLB

CONVERSATION PARTNER
http://www.speak-english-today.com/
- find a fellow ESL student that shares a hobby, occupation or just wants
to communicate online

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION/WRITING


http://www.speak-english-today.com/list_of_topics.html

DAILY ENGLISH LESSONS


http://www.eslgold.net.daily_lessons.html

IDIOMS
http://www.eslgold.com/idioms.html
http://a4esl.org/q/h/idioms.html
- self-study quizzes, phrasal verbs and slang
http://iteslj.org/links/ESL/Idioms_and_Slang/
- links to idioms, slang, proverbs and phrasal verbs

SPEAKING
http://www.eslgold.com/speaking.html
- phrases, topics, quizzes, learning strategies, speaking situations, different
levels, topics for conversation, daily English lesson, role-play topics,
Conversation Topic Archives
- (also see Podcast info)

VOCABULARY
http://a4esl.org/a/v5.htm/
- homonyms, thematic units, idioms beginning with a, b, c , slang words
beginning with a, b, c , commonly confused words etc.
http://a4esl.org/q/h/homonyms.html
- self-study homonym quizzes
http://a4esl.org/q/h/vocabulary.html
- self-study vocabulary quizzes
http://www.eslgold.net/vocabulary/words_phrases.html
- academic vocabulary exercises, short reading and exercises, quick links
http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/b/vocabularyquiz.htm
- quizzes on confusing words, idioms, prepositional phrases, body
phrases, business vocabulary, colloquial pairs, phrasal verbs, word
combinations
Word Net Search
http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn
- on-line dictionary

TESTS/QUIZZES
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/tests
- different level of grammar tests with explanations
http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/blquestion_personality_intro.htm
- a fun reading quiz about personalities
http://a4esl.org/
- various levels of quizzes on grammar, vocabulary, puzzles, bi-lingual
quizzes

http://www.wnglish-online.org.uk/exam.htm
- practice exams: TOEFL, IELTS, CPE, CAE, FCE, PET, KET
http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/blvocabualryquiz.htm
- confusing words, idioms, prepositional phrases, business vocabulary,
colloquial pairs, phrasal verbs, word combinations
Vocabulary Size Test
http://www.insightin.com/test/test.phtml
- designed to test vocabulary size between 1,000 and 10,000 words
- ESL students need 10,000 words to score high on the TOEFL
- A native speaker with a 4 year college degree is able to understand
20,000 words

DAILY/WEEKLY E-MAILS
http://dailyidiom.com/usidioms.html/
- Idiom of the Day
http://www.startsampling.com/sm/wod/register.iphtml
- Word of the Day
http://esl.about.com/c/ec/20.htm
- Intensive Grammar Workshop
- takes learners from an Intermediate level to an Advanced level
- weekly e-mail
http://esl.about.com/c/ec/l.htm
- Improve Your Vocabulary
- weekly e-mail

RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS


http://esl.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.cats.ohiou.edu/
%7Elinguist/JSCRIPT/Menu.htm
- Java Script templates for: quizzes, T/F, multiple choice, matching, short
answer, self-evaluation, cloze, editing, sentence generation, Hyper Text,
memory, spelling, timed reading
http://www.eslgold.com/vocabulary/teaching.html
- teaching vocabulary
http://esl.about.com/od/englishlessonsplans/index.htm
- lesson plans for: listening, reading, pronunciation, vocabulary, writing,
grammar
http://esl.about.com/library/lessons/blwritingplans.htm

The above resources are ones Ive found that would be applicable for higher
level learners. This is by no means a complete list, as there are virtually
thousands of sites pertaining to ESL. In addition, I have researched
numerous Podcast sites and out of the ones available, have identified those
that would be of benefit to my students levels. To date, I have not compiled
a written list. If you are interested in more information on Podcast sites,
contact me at ross@siast.sk.ca or at 798-0616.
Yvonne Ross
English Language Support Service
SIAST Wascana Campus