Some Good Internet Resources

Places to Start

Compiled by Deborah Healey from suggestions by Leslie Opp-Beckman and many others.

Online Mailing Lists

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

LLTI-L. A linguistics/second language acquisition list. Available from

NETEACH-L. A list for those involved in using the Internet for teaching. Available from, with more information on the Web at

International Student E-Mail Discussion Lists. Nine lists for ESL/EFL college and university students. Get more information about subscribing at

How to subscribe

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:

Subscribe TESL-L Deborah Healey

and send the message. That's it!

Internet Resources - TEFL/TESL/CALL Journals

What follows are the journals I use most.


Some links to print journals with a CALL interest or focus

Internet Resources -- MOO

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 If you can't get one of these programs, you can get to SchMOOze with telnet. The location is telnet://

Internet Resources -- Chat

Take a look at my Tech Tip on Internet safety at for some general guidelines, then at for tips about doing a class discussion with Chat. Some Chat sites are more "family friendly" than others -- try these monitored sites to start: and

There are a number of monitored Web-based chat sites, as well. Try or

Internet Resources -- World Wide Web

There are hundreds of good sites out there -- these are just a few to get you going!

Dave's ESL Cafe on the Web:

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:

Another comprehensive site

Ohio University Resources for English Language and Culture:

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:

Links to my classes, sites I like (including a K-12 listing), and projects I work on, such as the Technology Tip of the Month -- lesson plans and hints for ESL/EFL teachers.

A Place to Start in Selecting Software:

A list of software recommended by Deborah Healey and Norm Johnson, TESOL CALL-IS Software List editors.

Kenji Kitao's Keypals Page:

Information about setting up email exchanges and links to sites that facilitate email exchanges.

Global Schoolnet:

Lots of teacher resources, particularly K-12

DEN: Digital Education Network:

Writing topics and class activities; useful for grades 4 through adult

Classroom Connect:

Lesson plans and online resources, including keypal links; good for K-12 and adult


Student writing on the web and more

OPPortunities in English:

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:

Lots of information and links of particular use to those setting up a lab, compiled by Vance Stevens

Internet TESL Journal

An online journal, plus lots of crossword puzzles and quizzes for students

Learning Oral English Online:

Conversations on various subjects to listen to.


Stories about technology and engineering, geology, astronomy, and many other scientific fields are represented.
Last updated 1 December 2001 by Deborah Healey,