Here is a list of the web sites that will be of interest to both tutors and learners.
Activities for ESL Students
Provided by the TESL Internet Journal, Activities for ESL Learners Web site offers an array of quizzes and activities for English language learners.
Most quizzes are for learners to complete and check on their own. Learners can choose from a variety of quizzes in grammar, vocabulary and idioms, writing, culture, and more. The site also includes crossword puzzles, "Internet treasure hunts," Web site guides specifically for ESL students, and links to other ESL resources. The activities and quizzes are categorized according to proficiency level (easy, medium, difficult).
Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom
Dave's ESL Cafe
English as a Second Language
The English as a Second Language Web site is a starting point to learn English through the Web. It provides links to Web sites of interest to both English language learners and teachers. Teachers can link to sites that provide lesson plans, job announcements, and discussion forums.
English Online is a referral service of
links to numerous Web resources that ESL teachers can use to support
their instruction, including information and resources for teaching
English for special purposes (ESP) and business English, history,
holidays, reading, speaking., listening, writing, pronunciation, money
and banking, and science.
ESL Independent Study Lab
ESLoop is a collection of sites (approximately 70) relevant to
English language teaching and learning on the World Wide Web. Each
site is linked to the next, so that no matter where you start, you
will eventually make your way around all the sites and end up back at
Interesting Things for ESL Students
Interesting Things for ESL Students is,
as its title suggests, a "fun study" website for English
Internet Basics for ESL Students
Internet TESL Journal
The Internet TESL Journal is a monthly
Web journal for teachers of English as a second language. In May 2001,
Netscape rated this site as one of the top 500 sites overall on the
World Wide Web.
Massachusetts State Literacy
Established in 1990 by the Massachusetts Department of Education, (SABES),
the System for Adult Basic Education Support, is a comprehensive
training and technical assistance initiative for educators and programs.
Online Directory of ESL Resources
This directory provides an online reference for the most useful ESL resources primarily for teachers and students, though other groups, such as administrators, business people, researchers, and parents, may find them helpful as well.
Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab
Opened in 1998 the web-only site is devoted to listening quizzes and activities for ESL students. Teachers are free to use the quiz materials and activities with their students, and to make copies, but a copyright notice must appear on all printed materials. The quizzes are "written for high-beginner to advanced students and focus on both basic functional language and academic, critical-thinking skills".
The site includes three categories of listening quizzes; general listening, quizzes for academic purposes, long conversations with real video, and short listening exercises. Each category includes material that is rated as easy, medium, and difficult. All listening activities include pre-listening, listening and post-listening segments.
Self-Study Quizzes for ESL Students
Sounds of English
Contact Susan Bécam, ESL/Literacy Program Coordinator
By phone: 617-796-1364; or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org