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ELL/ESL Resources

redball.gif (414 bytes) The English Listening Lounge

web: www.EnglishListening.com/
This site is designed for ESL students. The free guest area and the members’ area are the two learning areas offered. They cover lessons for the new listener to the advanced listener.

redball.gif (414 bytes) English Through the Internet

web: http://mofetsrv.macam98.ac.il/~elaine//eti/
The Course is divided into a number of modules. Each module teaches a different aspect of the Internet and also practices a reading and writing skill. There are teaching notes for each module and extra readings.

redball.gif (414 bytes) FUN – Frizzy University Network

web: http://thecity.sfsu.edu/~funweb/
Frizzy University Network (FUN) is a relaxed and comfortable environment in which students learning English as a Foreign or Second Language (EFL/ESL) can improve their writing. FUN students explore, discover and share their ideas, opinions and feelings in written English without the pressure of working for grades or credit. Here, students are motivated from within to learn and have FUN in the process!

redball.gif (414 bytes) Learning English Online

web: www.aec.ukans.edu/LEO/english/english.html
This site offers interactive pages on grammar, vocabulary, idioms, reading, listening, and writing.

redball.gif (414 bytes) Learning Oral English Online

web: www.ehq.com/li/book/
This is an online conversation book compiled for intermediate ESL learners who want to improve their listening and speaking skills.

redball.gif (414 bytes) Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab

web: http://esl-lab.com/
This site offers numerous listening quizzes for use with or without Audio Player. Types of quizzes are general listening, academic or specific purpose, long conversations, and short listening. Quizzes range in difficulty from easy to very difficult.

redball.gif (414 bytes) The Scout Report

web: http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/report/sr/current/index.html
The Scout Report is a weekly publication offering a selection of new and newly discovered Internet resources of interest to researchers and educators. However, everyone is welcome to subscribe to one of the mailing lists (plain text or HTML). Subscription instructions are included at the end of each report.

redball.gif (414 bytes) SIPhTrA – System for Interactive Phonetics Training & Assessment

web: www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/johnm/siphtra/index.htm
This site contains a description of this system. It also discusses products, news, web tutorials, and analytic listening exercises.

redball.gif (414 bytes) WEBFOLIO: Teaching Pronunciation

web: http://falcon.cc.ukans.edu/~allenq/pronunciation/webfolio.html
This site covers pronunciation and listening sound discrimination for intermediate and high level beginners.

Dictionaries (top of page)
redball.gif (414 bytes) Focusing on Words
web: www.wordfocus.com/index.html

This advanced English-vocabulary language site is here as a guide so you can experience the wonder of words and the English language. As a distance learner (of any age), you can enjoy words and their fascinating histories and enhance your English-language skills.

redball.gif (414 bytes) Longman Dictionaries
web: www.awl-elt.com/dictionaries/

Dictionaries listed are “Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English”, “Longman Basic Dictionary of American English”, “Longman American Idioms Dictionary”, “Longman Dictionary of English Language and Culture”, “Zak’s Wordgames”, and “Longman Interactive American Dictionary”.

redball.gif (414 bytes) Merriam-Webster Online – The Language Center
web: www.m-w.com/
redball.gif (414 bytes) Pedro’s Dictionaries
web: www.public.iastate.edu/~pedro/dictionaries.html

Select dictionaries for generic/English, multilingual, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Japanese, Norwegian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Urdu, or Vietnamese.

redball.gif (414 bytes) A Web of On-line Dictionaries
web: www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/rbeard/diction.html
Now linked to more than 1,000 dictionaries in 200 different languages
Grammar (top of page)
redball.gif (414 bytes) Adult Literacy StudyWeb® Home
web: http://www.studyweb.com/Grammar__Composition/
redball.gif (414 bytes) An Elementary Grammar
web: www.hiway.co.uk/~ei/intro.html

A comprehensive index of English grammar.

redball.gif (414 bytes) Grammar Help
web: www.hut.fi/~rvilmi/help/grammar_help/
Extensive listing of grammar help pages, interactive language exercises, miscellaneous grammar resources, and on-line writing labs.
redball.gif (414 bytes) Grammar Safari – LinguaCenter
web: http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/grammarsafari.html

The “grammar safari” activities suggested here are just that, suggestions for “hunting” and “collecting” EXAMPLES of specific words as they are used in documents accessible to anyone on the WWW — a vast, ever-growing, always up-to-date “corpus” of language ranging over an inexhaustible range of topics, geographic areas, and users.

redball.gif (414 bytes) Spanish Grammar Exercises
web: www.trinity.edu/mstroud/grammar/index.html

The exercises are on adjectives, conjunctions, prepositions, pronouns, verb forms, verb usage, and general verb review.

Miscellaneous (top of page)
redball.gif (414 bytes) Caslon Books
web: http://slangman.com/

Specializing in books on slang and idioms. Presenting the newly released classroom series and self-teaching guides on American, Spanish and French slang & idioms.

redball.gif (414 bytes) Comenius English Language Center
web: www.comenius.com/
The Comenius Group developed this site so that students, teachers and speakers of English from around the world can have on line access to relevant materials, lessons and products.
redball.gif (414 bytes) Daily Page for Students of English
web: www.aitech.ac.jp/~itesls/daily/

The page usually contains only 1 or 2 of the following each day: Proverb of the Day, Slang of the Day, Word of the Day, Idiom of the Day, Mystery Word Puzzle of the Day, Anagram of the Day, Sentence Pattern of the Day, Link of the Day, and A Link to a Quiz for the Day.

redball.gif (414 bytes) Fluency Through Fables
web: www.comenius.com/fables/

This site uses the following fables to improve reading comprehension of English: “The Donkey and the Grasshopper”, “The Father and His Sons”, “The Kingdom of the Lion”, “The Musical Fisherman”, “The Tortoise and the Hare”, and “The Thirsty Pigeon”.

redball.gif (414 bytes) The International Phonetic Association
web: www2.arts.gla.ac.uk/IPA/ipachart.html

This site is a reproduction of the International Phonetic Alphabet. It contains the full chart as well as sections of the chart.

redball.gif (414 bytes) Multilingual Web at the ACF – New York University
web: www.nyu.edu/acf/usg/multi-l/indereal.html

This web site provides links to worldwide multilingual computing resources on the Internet, gives an overview of the technical issues, and offers tools for browsing and publishing on the Web in dozens of languages.

redball.gif (414 bytes) 1st International Collection of Tongue Twisters
web: www.uebersetzung.at/twister/

This web site provides 1430 tongue twisters in 61 languages.

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