The Web of English
ELT WEBSITE LINKS
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I hope this ‘clickable’ list will be a good starting point for accessing some of the mass of ELT material available on the Web. It lists sources I myself have found useful.
As is the way with the Web, many of these sites will then point you on to other useful material!
General ELT websites (links etc.)
All the sites below contain a range of useful ELT stuff – most have worthwhile links lists, and some have valuable material of their own.
http://www1.doshisha.ac.jp/~kkitao/ - and see particularly
All the sites in this section are worth looking at, but I particularly like this site which Kenji and Katherine Kitao have put together – should be a bookmark/favourite for anyone involved with teaching English, I think.
A really good site for links.
Another good links site, based in Japan.http://www.wfi.fr/volterre/teacher.html (for teachers) and
http://www.wfi.fr/volterre/weblinklearners.html (for learners)
Good links - and see http://www.wfi.fr/volterre/inetpro.html for ELT-related Internet projects.
A nicely-presented and well-organised ELT ‘portal’ site from the UK.
Worth browsing among these links (provided by Yahoo).
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World!" Dave Sperling’s ESL Café has become widely known. Materials, teachers’ and students’ forums, etc.
NETEACH-L is a (recommended) mailing list for international teachers of English as a second or foreign language to discuss Internet-assisted teaching and learning . This is a list of sites NETEACH members like.
Good student ESL resource links
Useful stuff from the Extensive Reading Foundation for anyone who (like me!) is a firm believer in the value
of graded reading materials. (And see their useful links list at http://erfoundation.org/erf/node/9.)
If you don’t already know the Hot Potatoes online exercise suite, have a look at this website.
Exercises from Hawaii, based on the CNN Newsroom website
A whole range of quizzes for ELT learners, from a respected Japanese website.
Checklist for writing language learning materials
My own modest contribution to online resources for language teachers!http://www.lextutor.ca
The portal page (˜The Compleat Lexical Tutor"™) for the two URLs mentioned below, and a good deal of other useful material besides.
A really useful vocabulary level checker from Canada, based on wordlists developed in New Zealand – cut and paste in your text, and the checker will analyse it.http://www.lextutor.ca/concordancers/
Check incidences of a vocabulary item in a number of different corpuses, including the Brown corpus from the US and the British National Corpus. You can also search several different corpuses together - texts totalling over four million words.
Guide to grammar and style
Jack Lynch's unstuffy and (mostly) very sensible guide to English style.
The Sounds of American English, from the University of Iowa. Just as the name suggests: phonetic introduction to the sounds of (standard-midwestern) American English. Great for pronunciation help for students or clients who consistently have trouble with a certain sound. Thanks to Ann Hendrickshttp://www.antimoon.com/how/pronunc-soundsipa.htm
Does include some British pronunciations as well as American - but 'The British version is given only where it is very different from the American version.'
A very useful site maintained by Glenn Fulcher, a well-known language testing expert. Includes streaming video interviews with various testing gurus (Vivo or Real Player).
Photographs for language teachinghttp://www.langpix.com/
Free of charge if used for educational purposes. .
Very helpful EAP site for teachers, developed by a lecturer from the University of Hertfordshire in the UK.
Purdue University's excellent Online Writing Lab (OWL).
Academic writing conventions from the University of Manchester. Recommended by Adrian Tennant in the IATEFL newsletter
Very useful EAP videos (presentation techniques, analysing seminar discussions etc.) from the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong.
Two links to pages at HK Polytechnic University Recommended by Adrian Tennant in the IATEFL newsletter
From the University of Ohio Recommended by Adrian Tennant in the IATEFL newsletter
University of Nottingham site on academic vocabulary Recommended by Adrian Tennant in the IATEFL newsletter
Tertiary level business English pages from the University of Hong Kong
A very useful collection of Business English links. Thanks to Evan Frendo.
TESOL page on how to get published in ELT and other serial publications in the field of applied linguistics. Thanks to Ann Hendricks.
Great and simple open-source downloadable sound editor. Can capture, edit, and export sounds in MP3 or .wav formats. Perfect for when you need a digital recording of a lecture or sound. Thanks to Ann Hendricks (I concur completely with her comments!).
Easy to use WYSIWIG web page authoring programme. No knowledge of HTML or other programming required. (I've used it for this website.)
International writing exchange
Ruth Vilmi’s well-established international student writing exchange.
TESL-L is perhaps the best-known general ELT forum. To subscribe, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the message "subscribe TESL-L" (without the quotes). Once you do this, you'll get an e-mail from them confirming your subscription, and containing directions on how to manage your listserv, including how to subscribe to the more specific sublists, for ESP, CALL etc. (The main list has a lot of traffic; the sublists are quieter but can be useful. You can subscribe to them without also subscribing to the main list.)
NETEACH-L is a very good CALL forum. For subscription details, go to this web page.
For details of a wide range of other ELT listserv forums, go to this web page.