Compiled by Deborah Healey from suggestions by Leslie Opp-Beckman and many others.
TESL-L. A resource for English language teachers. Sublists: TESLCA-L for CALL, TESLK-12 for elementary and secondary teachers, and many others available to subscribers. Available from email@example.com.
LLTI-L. A linguistics/second language acquisition list. Available from firstname.lastname@example.org.
NETEACH-L. A list for those involved in using the Internet for teaching. Available from email@example.com, with more information on the Web at http://thecity.sfsu.edu/~funweb/neteach.htm
International Student E-Mail Discussion Lists. Nine lists for ESL/EFL college and university students. Get more information about subscribing at http://www.latrobe.edu.au/www/education/sl/sl.html
Send a message to the appropriate listserv. In the body of the message, type SUBSCRIBE [list] [your first name] [your last name] and send the message. Capital letters don't matter.
For example, to subscribe to TESL-L, I would send a message to LISTSERV@CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU. In the body, I would type:
and send the message. That's it!
Some links to print journals with a CALL interest or focus
The most-frequently used MOO for ESL is SchMOOze U. It's best to use a program designed for MOOs, such as MudWin or MudDweller, to get there. Find information about SchMOOze, including where to get these programs, in my Tech Tips about SchMOOze at http://osu.orst.edu/dept/eli/nov1997.html. If you can't get one of these programs, you can get to SchMOOze with telnet. The location is telnet://schmooze.hunter.cuny.edu:8888
Take a look at my Tech Tip on Internet safety at http://osu.orst.edu/dept/eli/sept1997.html for some general guidelines, then at http://osu.orst.edu/dept/eli/april1997.html for tips about doing a class discussion with Chat. Some Chat sites are more "family friendly" than others -- try these monitored sites to start: irc.superlink.net and irc.cajun.net
There are a number of monitored Web-based chat sites, as well. Try http://hbz.yahooligans.com/hbzchat/ or http://www.worldvillage.com/wv/chat/html/chat.htm
There are hundreds of good sites out there -- these are just a few to get you going!
Dave's ESL Cafe on the Web: http://www.eslcafe.com/
One of the most comprehensive and fun collections of good things for ESL/EFL students to do; many links for teachers, too. Also has a jobs section.
CALL and TESOL Links: http://tiger.coe.missouri.edu/~cjw/call/links.htm
Ohio University Resources for English Language and Culture: http://www.tcom.ohiou.edu/OU_Language/lang-english.html
Lots of links for teachers and students; a very nice comprehensive site. You can connect to the Ohio University pages for languages other than English, too.
Deborah Healey's web page: http://ucs.orst.edu/~healeyd/
A Place to Start in Selecting Software: http://osu.orst.edu/dept/eli/mar1998.html
A list of software recommended by Deborah Healey and Norm Johnson, TESOL CALL-IS Software List editors.
Kenji Kitao's Keypals Page: http://ilc2.doshisha.ac.jp/users/kkitao/online/www/keypal.htm
Information about setting up email exchanges and links to sites that facilitate email exchanges.
Global Schoolnet: http://www.gsn.org/web/index.html
Lots of teacher resources, particularly K-12
DEN: Digital Education Network:
Writing topics and class activities; useful for grades 4 through adult
Classroom Connect: http://connectedteacher.classroom.com/home.asp
Lesson plans and online resources, including keypal links; good for K-12 and adult
Student writing on the web and more
OPPortunities in English: http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~leslieob
Links to courses and writing activities (Pizzaz, theme-based pages)
A Web Resource for CALL Lab Managers and for Teachers and Learners of Languages Online: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/4631/esl_home.htm
Lots of information and links of particular use to those setting up a lab, compiled by Vance Stevens
Internet TESL Journal http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/
An online journal, plus lots of crossword puzzles and quizzes for students
Learning Oral English Online: http://www.lang.uiuc.edu/r-li5/book
Conversations on various subjects to listen to.
Stories about technology and engineering, geology, astronomy, and many other scientific fields are represented.