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04/06/10
Filed under: General
Posted by: site admin @ 11:18 am

Keith:

 

http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/argument.html

-Handouts
about how to do stuff – writing papers for each major, how to cite, how to

research
and form an essay.

 

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~writingmaterials/students/ac_paper/what.shtml

-Our materials for Students section provides extensive textbook-quality advice about
all

aspects of
writing in an academic environment;

-Our
Materials for Faculty section includes an overview of writing pedagogy and
methods, along

with
specific examples of how writing is taught at Dartmouth;

-Our
Materials for Writing Tutors section offers written and video materials for
training undergraduate peer tutors.

 

http://www.1-language.com/esllistening/index.htm

-Pretty
good site some lessons the kids can do listen and fill in the answers.

 

http://sat.collegeboard.com/practice/

-I signed
up for a practice SAT question every day and answer them. I think all of our

students
should do this - from math to language. Also you can do subject specific practice
too…

 

Adam: 

 

http://iteslj.org/links/ESL/Listening/

-This site
provides links to a variety of sources allowing opportunities to listen to
English

-Over 10108
links available (a little overwhelming)

-Various
file formats are available: MP3 files, Podcasts, RealAudio files

-Various
forms of listening: TV shows, Recordings of Speeches, Music and Lyrics, Read
and Listen
  Articles, Books on
Tape, Language Lab activities, etc.

-Links for
students divided into various categories: reading, writing,

speaking,
spelling, games

-Links for
teachers focused on PRO-D: scholarly journals, teaching

techniques,
testing, conferences

 

http://www.englishlistening.com

-English
Listening Lounge: excerpts of real people talking about real-life topics

-Passages
are available at various different levels

-Can choose
from scroll menus: domain, level, topic

-After each
excerpt, there are a series of questions, the answers, and a

transcript

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/clips

-Set up in
YouTube-type format

-A
compilation of BBC Comedy show clips

-Any clip I
tried to open said: “Not available in your area”

 

http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/

-Time
Magazine website for kids

-Elementary
based: K-1; 2-3; 4-6

-For
teachers: provides worksheets, printable quizzes and graphic

organizers

-Mini-lessons
surrounding current events

-On-line
games

 

 

Brian:

http://english.people.com.cn

-People’s
Daily on-line English Chinese newspaper
          

-China news

-China
business

-World news

-Life and
Culture

-Opinion

-Sports

-Videos

-Forum

-Feature
Stories

-Photos

 

http://www.bangkokpost.net

-Bangkok,
Thailand News in English - not much else to say other than that.
          

 

http://www.thebigproject.co.uk

-Links to
the Most Useful Websites on the Internet.

-It has
various categories and it claims that it will find the most useful websites
based on whatever category you select.
 
Could be useful to teachers; particularly the well sorted links to
podcasts.

-Various links
may also stimulate ideas

 

Carmen:

 

http://www.english-4u.com/index.php

-Most of
the lessons are for adult learners.

-Some of
the ones that are for all levels, one has to pay $18/month toget access to;
these are just lesson plans not unit plans.
  To me, unit plans are preferred. 

-Nevertheless,
the free lesson plans are interesting: some are on the Olympics, on
homosexuality, smoking, advertising, etc.
 
Overall, the freebees on this site are worth exploring, briefly.

 

http://www.5minuteenglish.com/links.htm

-Comprehension
readings with a focus on new vocab.
 
However, the level is beginner and the

compreh
questions are multiple choice and there are not any higher level thinking ones.

 

http://www.world-english.org

-This
website seems great!
  I

-Many
useful areas to browse through like Classic Short Stories, Grammar with Tests,
Vocabulary, Listening Resources, etc.

-I
recommend this website.

 

http://www.onestopenglish.com

-$64/year(US)
for a subscription.
  

-I did not
find this website to be worthy of the subscription fee.

 

Ellen:

 

http://www.bogglesworldesl.com

-A variety
ESL resources, including lesson plans, crosswords & handouts,

activities,
songs, etc.
 

-Seems
useful particularly for beginner or younger ESL students, but some resources

could be
useful (or trigger ideas) for teachers.
 

-Unfortunately,
the ad-laden design of the website was very distracting and turned me off this
site quite a bit.

 

http://www.eslgold.com

-A gigantic
ESL resource, designed for both students and teachers.
 

-Slightly
overwhelming in its vastness.
 

-Sections
on: vocabulary, pronunciation, idioms, TOEFL, quizzes/games/activities, etc.
etc.

-Lots of
very basic grammar info that could be very useful for our students, who seem to

have lots
of trouble with simple stuff such as sentence structure.
  

-An example
of a very basic (but clear) page from the site:

    -http://www.eslgold.com/grammar/basic_sentence.html

 

http://www.englishenglish.com

-Less
extensive ESL resource.
  

Some less
technical stuff, such as trivia relating to the English language
http://www.englishenglish.com/english_facts.htm

-Links to
other grammar resources, some of which are no longer active

 

http://www.tolearnenglish.com

-Word of
the day, joke of the day, article of the day, idiom of the day, all wrapped up
in

ad-laden
ugly website design.

-There is
an English “club” but you need to sign up to join.

 

Luke:

 

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk

-A site
more for teachers than students run by the BBC and the British Council.

 

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/try/lesson-plans/a-content-language-integrated-learning-lesson
- attachments

-A Content
and Language Integrated Learning
 
Lesson’ about Vancouver/ Canada.

-There are
also links to British Council pages on Canada

 

http://www.utoronto.ca/writing/advise.html

-This
website changed address to this:
  http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice

-Could be
used by students but would probably be better for teachers.

 

http://www.trentu.ca/academicskills/guides.htm

-This page
is out of date. The best page I found was information for prospective
international students

 

Rob:

 

http://www.ieltspractice.com/listening.html

http://www.uefap.com

http://www.uefap.com/accuracy/accfram.htm

http://www.eslbee.com

http://www.writefix.com

http://www.writefix.com/pet/index.htm

 

Pearl:

 

1. The Hong
Kong Polytechnic University – English Language Center

 

http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/cill/eap

-Designed
for student/teacher-use.
 

-English
for Academica Purpose

-Done by
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – English Language Center

-Items on
the website English, Proficiency Exercises & Games, Lessons on
Brainstorming

-Grammar

-Vocabulary

-Listening

-Other Web
Materials

-Developing

-Academic
Writing skills

-Giving
oral presentations

-How to
reference (APA, Harvard, Vancouver, IEEE)

-Organizing
Extended Academic Text

-Achieving
an Academic Writing Style

-Homework
Suggestions

-Pronunciation

-Reading

Materials

 

CNN (Cable News Network)

The South China Morning Post

The Standard

International Herald Tribune -
Asia-Pacific News

Yahoo Hong Kong News

 

2.
Enchantedlearning.com (for young/elementary learners)

 

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/essay/writing.shtml

-Designed
for teacher-use.

-Language
Arts for Early to Fluent Writers

-Writing
activities

-Lots of
printable worksheets/templates

-Lots of
ideas for writing

-Comic book

-Research
report

-Memory
book

-Letter
writing

-Book
diorama

 

 

http://www.ieltspractice.com/

Designed
for student-use.

-Listening

-Writing

-Reading

-Speaking

-Grammar

-Vocabulary

-Research

-Visual –
how to draw flow charts

 

http://www.ieltsthailand.com (also
http://www.ieltstips.com/)

-Aone-stop
website for anyone taking the IELTS

-Discussion
board in English available for people to ask/answer questions

-Section on
possible IELTS topics

-Reading

-Speaking

-Writing

-Listening

-For
example: Television, Film, popular music, The role of music in

popular
culture.
   Privacy and the
media, Newspapers

-Directs
visitor to online IELTS teachers/courses that are available

 

 

Annie:

 

http://www.esl-lab.com

-Randall’s
ESL Cyber Listening Lab.

-Every
student needs to learn how to listen in order to comprehend.
 

-This site
is great for grade 12 and the situations they will be in next year.

-It
provides life skills and life events that pertain to them as university
students.
 

-The
selection includes listening quizzes for academic purposes in medium,
difficult, and very

difficult. 

-This
prepares for TOEFL for interviews, lectures, and conversations.
  There are pre-listening questions, then
listening, and a post listening quiz. 

-20 minute
vocabulary lessons are provided along with discussion questions.
 

-Extensive
information that would be great in the computer lab, classroom or at home.

 

http://www.ielts.org

-A test
site ror students to check dates of testing.

-There are
teacher resources to prepare students such as academic reading, writing, and
listening.

-They
provide free plans for teachers to help students pass the IELTS

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