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Encarta Online Home
Music and Song
Paperboy - newspapers
from all over the world.
The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
USA Today Online
CNN On Line
Best Read Guide Online
The Christian Science Monitor Electronic Edition
The Earth Times
The Commercial Appeal Online
Choose the best search
for your purpose
Collections by profession, region, era
CIA World Factbook
Internet Public Library Reference
Librarians' Index to the Internet
Nueva's Library Catalog
Ask an Expert
Tiger Map Service
Amazing Picture Machine
The Quotations Page
This web page provides a
list of helpful links for learners and teachers of EFL
(English as a Foreign Language) and ESL (English
as a Second Language).
that some sites contain
information on non-standard English such as slang.
AmeriSpeak - expressions of
American ancestors: phrases that have been passed
down through the generations!
Common American Slang - Over 280 Common American Slang
Expressions presented in a Quiz Format.
ESL Cafe's Slang Page - Comprehensive listing of American slang.
Twists, Slugs and Roscoes: A Glossary
of Hardboiled Slang
English to English - American
English to British English dictionary, showing
differences in spelling as well.
Mike's English/American Dictionary
- fun look at the differences between US English and
UK English. Written by the Brit who lived in Tossa
Notes on American English - shows
differences between American and British spelling of
What a load of codswallop, pet! -
words that could be confusing and embarrassing in the
UK & US.
Aussie Slang Dictionary - A-Z of
Australian slang words and other well-known icons.
Australian Slang Dictionary - have
you met some Aussies in your travels and can't
understand some of the things they say? Find out here.
Glossary of Australia Slang -
Virtual Australia Dictionary.
Larry's Aussie Slang and Phrase
About Terms -
Listing of British slang and expressions.
BritSpeak - English as a second
language for Americans.
Cockney Rhyming Slang Page -
comprehensive rhyming slang database with examples of
London Slang Page - deals with
slang usage in and around London.
Bag of Rubber Hammers from Prince
Edward Island - Whether you're feeling "as
stupid as a bag of rubber hammers" or "useless
as a screen door on a submarine", you'll find an
expression to suit your condition.
Cornerstone's Canadian English Page
- compares Canadian, US and UK spelling; lists some
uniquely Canadian words; and discusses pronunciation.
Ebonics - 21st Century Racism?
Ebonics Information Page - from the
Center for Applied Linguistics. Improving
communication through better understanding of
language and culture.
Aviation Glossary - Useful for those teaching Aviation
Cooking.com - Everything about cooking!
Dictionary of Mountain Bike Slang
Mountaineering, Hiking, and Camping - A free glossary in four installments in
EdUSA International's free ezine "English
Infotech - Produced by Cambridge University Press,
this site is for students that use the English of
computing for study or work.
of Professionals in ESP -
Maintained by Thomas Orr; you'll find a directory of
names and contact information of ESP professionals
around the world.
Law - Special practice activities with Legal
Medspeak: The Dictionary of ER -
Lots of medical terms from the popular American
television program, ER.
On-Line Guide to
Scientific Presentation -
Mark Peterson's site provides ESL/EFL students access
to resource materials relating to scientific
Online Music Dictionary
Resources for Teachers
of English for Science and Technology - This excellent resource from Roy Bowers
is also mirrored in Mexico, France, and Hong Kong.
Using English for
Academic Purposes -
Information and help for international students
studying in English medium higher education.
Cambridge EFL Examinations - A detailed description of the following
Cambridge EFL Examinations: KET, PET, FCE, CAE, and CPE.
English Diagnostic Test - Gives you a score on a proficiency scale
of 1 to 10.
International Info [Kaplan]
TOEFL - official site.
TOEIC - the Test of English for
International Communication is the standard for
11 Rules of Grammar - concise
writer's guide to the most frequently violated rules
of grammar, with dynamic links to more detailed
Basic Guide to Essay Writing - a
step-by-step guide to writing a basic essay. Includes
links to other on-line essay resources.
Common Errors - discussion of
errors in English usage which are so common that some
people don't recognize them as errors.
Common Errors in English - site
which simply and entertainingly explains a number of
common spelling and usage errors in English.
Darling's Guide to Grammar -
prepared by Professor of English/Humanities Charles
Darling for his English courses at Capital Community-Technical
EnglishCLUB.net: Grammar - presents
tutorials and quizzes on aspects of grammar such as
verb tenses and prepositions.
Grammar and Style Guide - guide to
grammar and style, prepared by Jack Lynch of the
University of Pennsylvania.
Grammar Bytes - explanations,
handouts for students and teachers, and interactive
Grammar Slammer Online - online
English grammar help. Includes letter writing,
confusing words, and easy search engine.
Handbook of Rhetorical Devices -
definitions and examples of more than sixty
traditional rhetorical devices, which can be useful
in improving the effectiveness, clarity, and
enjoyment of your writing. By Robert Harris of
Southern California College.
Michael Bonner's Proper Grammar Page
On-Line English Grammar
Handouts - ranging from precisely
targeted help (Comma vs. the Semicolon in Compound
Sentences) to general guidance.
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant -
guide to writing, composition, rhetoric, editing, and
Pop-Up Grammar - online English
grammar instruction site with interactive quizzes.
Writing for Multimedia: A Guide -
FAQ - Style - style and usage
questions and answers from the copyediting-l mailing
Everyday English and
Slang in Ireland - A
comprehensive online dictionary of Irish Slang.
American Language Review - journal
for English language teaching professionals.
Information on ESL/EFL, bilingual education, product
reviews, examinations, training, current issues and
EFL WEB - an on-line magazine for
those Teaching and learning English as a Foreign
EL Gazette - international trade
newspaper for the English language industry.
ESL Magazine - a bi-monthly
magazine serving ESL/EFL teachers and other
professionals with feature and department articles,
news and product information.
GoUK - e-magazine for overseas
students studying EFL in the UK.
Soon - advice, self-assessment test,
UK language schools and how to choose one. Links to
many resources, problem page, and more.
Topics Online Magazine - for
learners of English as a second or foreign language
to express their ideas with writings and
illustrations. Also has a section for teachers that
discusses technique and methodology.
US Education Journal - information
about US schools, colleges, universities, and other
programs for foreign students.
Virtual Library -
Outstanding resource from famed Linguist Larry Selinker.
Center for Applied
Linguistics - Publications,
databases, listservs related to language education
Languages - Links and
information on man-made human languages.
English Made in Brazil
- Educational ESL site makes available original
teaching materials based on contrastive linguistics (English
Human Language Page - A comprehensive catalog of language-related
Internet resources, including online language lessons,
translating dictionaries, programs to help you study
a language, and more.
Linguistics - A complete
online course from Inter American University of
Multilingual Web at the
ACF - Links to worldwide
multilingual computing resources on the Internet.
AAA EFL Links - hot links,
resources and addresses for students and teachers.
Aardvark's EFL Resources - guide to
resources and contacts for students and teachers of
English, harvested by a web aardvark.
Business English Links for ESL -
educational resource for ESL teachers and students
interested in teaching or learning Business English.
English as a Second Language
English Grammar Links for ESL Students
- includes references, exercises and quizzes.
ESL Cafe's Web Guide - categorized
listings of relevant links.
ESL Emporium - resources to help
you learn English on the Internet.
GlobalStudy - provides links to
study abroad programs and sites for international
Links to ELT Sites
ComAudio - listen to news, songs,
and other items in English while the text appears on
Good Neighbors - Listen to fictional characters talk about
their lives using RealAudio, take a quiz, and then
use the same characters in a roleplay game.
Improving Your Listening - From the Hong Kong University of Science
Interactive Listening - Interactive listening comprehension
activities using authentic Real Audio materials.
Listening Activities for
ESL Students - Super
resource from Kent G. Trickel.
Listening Advice Sheets - From the Hong Kong University of Science
Listening Lab - These self-grading
listening comprehension in English. Wonderful
resource from Randall Davis.
Sound Symbolism -
summary of research on the alphabet and the word,
portions of a phonosemantic dictionary, bibliography
of sound symbolism, summary of consonant and phonetic
Streaming Audio Web Page
Creation for Language Learning - An Online, streaming audio presentation
on how to create Web-based listening activities for
The English Listening
Lounge - The English
Listening Lounge is a great place to study real
English. Try it. They have lots of free lessons.
The ESL Wonderland - Contains activities for Listening
practice using natural RealAudio materials. Also
contains some reading and writing activities and
links to other resources.
TimeCast - the Real
Audio Guide - A complete
listing of Real Audio broadcasts from all around the
Web Radio Stations - Gigantic collection of links to radio
stations on the Net.
Activities - A mixture of
Real Audio and Wav listening activities for ESL
America Past and Present Online
Anglophile.org - "Dedicated to
the love of people, history, culture and literature
of England as well as the countries and regious
associated with her including Scotland, Ireland,
Wales, New Zealand and the Isle of Man."
Author Webliography - pointers to
individual author guides.
Voice of the Shuttle
Xenophobe's guide to the Americans
Andreas Lund's ESL Resources -
resources for teachers and learners of English as a
second language. Sources, Activities, Research, many
links to information on Norway.
BBC English - part of BBC World
Service - uses radio, magazines, and cassettes to
teach English as a second language.
Language Learning - resources and information for
students and teachers.
Business English Quizzes - grammar
and vocabulary quizzes - plus a business English
Computer Enhanced Language Instruction
Archives (CELIA) - archive of software for
Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) of English
as a Second Language (ESL) maintained at Graduate
School of Education, La Trobe University, Australia.
Cutting Edge CALL Resources -
includes the latest in cutting edge lessons, quizzes,
and activities for students of ESL.
Current News for EFL and ESL Learners
Dave's ESL Cafe - assistance for
ESL/EFL students and teachers.
Digital Education Network- English
Language Teaching and Learning - resources,
forums and information for those teaching or learning
English as a foreign language
EF Englishtown - community for
English learners and teachers with chat areas, pen
pals, learning resources, and online courses.
English Page - resource for
intermediate and advanced English learners.
English for Internet - study
English grammar, pronunciation, writing and reading
through free Internet courses.
English Zone - learn idioms, basic
grammar, and spelling.
EnglishCLUB.net - articles,
resources, and information for ESL students and
ESL Hub, The - informative site for
ESL Study Hall - links and reviews
of sites to improve reading, writing, vocabulary, and
Impact! Online - news articles with
vocabulary and pronunciation help.
Self-Study Quizzes for ESL Students
How to Speak Like a Kiwi
Kiwi Words - A comprehensive listing of New Zealand
English, brought to you by John Thornley.
New Zealand Expressions - list of
expression and words commonly used in New Zealand
followed by the U.S. equivalent definition.
Scots Language Resource Center - SLRC
Scottish National Dictionary
Association - includes a Scots language database
Scottish Slang Productions - Scottish slang and their sound files.
American Spoken English - Accent reduction advice with many online
Did the Cat Get Your
Tongue? - Entertaining
article on how to improve spoken English.
English Pronunciation - This excellent resource from Hong Kong
Poly University includes Realaudio sound clips.
Phonetic Games - Great ideas from Marmo Soemarmo.
Phonetic Symbols and
Exercises for Learners of American English - Sounds of American English, Phonetic
Transcription Exercises, Stress Patterns, and
Pronouncing American English -
helps ESL learners understand the importance and
effects of the technical aspects of correctly
pronouncing consonants and vowels, linking, word
stress, rhythm, and intonation.
Sentence Stress - Sentence stress is the music of spoken
Speech on the Web - Numerous links related to phonetics and
Pronunciation - Fantastic
resource from Allen Quesada.
English Teacher Connection
English Teachers' Room - lesson
plans, handouts, classroom activities, articles, and
ESL Games, Lessons, Links, and
everythingESL.net - for ESL,
bilingual and classroom teachers working with K-12
language minority students. Resources include
information, staff inservicing, lesson plans,
activities, bulletin boards, etc.
Holiday Zone: Activities for English
Language Learners - thematic exercises and
activities for holidays throughout the year.
Language and Learning Awareness
PIZZAZ! - Resource site for English
/ language teachers.
TEFL.net - resources, job listings,
and discussion forums for ESL and EFL teachers.
The English Teacher's Assistant - a
periodical designed for ESL/EFL teachers, with ideas
and activities for teaching conversation, reading,
writing, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.
Tips ESL Department
Trinity College Allan K. Smith Writing
A Base for Tongue
Twisters and Rhymes -
Tongue twisters, rhymes and poetry. Nursery rhymes,
and songs for kids.
How Much Web Would a Web
Browser Browse? -
alphabetized list of tongue twisters.
Tongue Twister Database - collection of English-language tongue
Very Silly Tongue
Translation Netwrok - One-stop place for people who need to
translate anything. free on-line translation, pocket
translators and more.
ITI - Institute of Translation &
Acronym and Abbreviation Dictionary
- Dictionary of acronyms and abbreviations.
American Slanguages - Local slang from cities across the United
States, as well as Australia, England, Canada,
Ireland, and South Africa.
Antagonyms - words that have
opposite meanings (e.g., "bad" can mean bad
or good depending on usage).
Collins Cobuild Dictionary
Dictionary of Occupational Titles -
A listing of thousands of job titles.
Dictionaries, thesauruses and other
vocabulary resources on the WWW
English Vocabulary Builder - daily
newsletter to help you increase your vocabulary.
English Dialect Links
Focusing on Words - This advanced
English-language site is here as a guide by your side
so you can experience the wonder of words and the
Heteronyms - words that are spelled
identically but have different meanings when
List of Dictionaries - One of the
best collections of links to dictionaries from all
over the world.
Jesse's Word of the Day
Newlingo Internet Language Dictionary
- A comprehensive listing of new vocabulary from the
World Wide Web.
Old English Pages
On-line Dictionary of Street Drug Slang
- searchable dictionary with more than 3000 street
drug slang terms.
English Dictionary: Word of the Day - features a
different word each day, including comprehensive
etymology and usage.
Word-Of-The-Day - Every day, an interesting new
word for you illustrated with anecdotes, origins,
quotes and current events.
Roget's Thesaurus - Online version
of this timeless classic.
Synonym Dictionary - This cool page
generates copyright-free lists of English synonyms.
The English Language: Internet
Resources - A comprehensive index of more than
100 online dictionaries.
Travlang's Word of the Day -
subscribe to receive a new word every day in your
choice of 50 languages.
WWWebster Dictionary - From Merriam-Webster,
searches include pronunciation, etymology, and a
Wordsmyth - The