Miscellaneous sites recommended on TESLCA-L

Compiled by Deborah Healey

Action mazes - Business Mazes - http://www.celt.stir.ac.uk/staff/HIGDOX/VALLANCE/Diss/P1.HTM
"The activity takes the form of a decision maze based on business strategies, inter-personal communication and structure appropriacy. I've designed the pages for intermediate-level students but I'm sure advanced-level students will appreciate the new medium in which to review business English." Michael Vallance, mv06 @ STUDENTS.STIR.AC.UK

Amal school network English Resource Center - http://www.amalnet.k12.il/meida/english/
Non-commercial site with links

Applied Linguistics Virtual Library - http://alt.venus.co.uk/VL/AppLingBBK/
General site with conference, university, journal links. Alex Nunes, alex @ venus.co.uk

Atlas: Reading in English - http://www.ace.fuhsd.org/atlasweb/default.htm
Sites that relate to CASAS reading competencies for high school and adult learners.

Bangkok Post in English - http://www.bangkokpost.net/
"We use a variety of techniques and tend to shy away from testing activities in favour of schema-building and reading strategy development." Terry Fredrickson, terryfrd @ KSC.NET.TH

California Email Projects page of resources - http://www.otan.us/webfarm/emailproject/email.html
Susan Gaer, SusanG2 @ aol.com

CALL Bibliography - http://www.athel.com/athelbib.html
Extensive bibliography. Michael Barlow, barlow @ RUF.RICE.EDU

CALL bibliography - http://ilc2.doshisha.ac.jp/users/kkitao/library/biblio/cai-bib.htm
Kenji Kitao, kkitao @ MAIL.DOSHISHA.AC.JP

CALL lab installation issues - http://www.bu.edu/celop/mll/call/install.html
"resources and issues to consider for those administrators or teachers who are involved in some phase of the computer language lab installation or setup." John de Szendeffy, johndesz @ BU.EDU

Chat sites - http://www.worldvillage.com/wv/chat/html/chat.htm
Family-friendly environment with a Code of Conduct ... web-based and work with Java-capable browsers." Begum Ibrahim, ahnees @ pl.jaring.my

Concordancing - http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~barlow/;
Michael Barlow at Rice University has an extensive bibliography;
Joseph Rezeau has bits and pieces about concordance-based classroom teaching of languages, for English or French or both (multiconcordancing). Joseph Rezeau, Joseph.Rezeau @ UHB.FR

Crossword (using Java) - http://www.lapasserelle.com/lm/
"I created two exercises which I called "invisible sentences" using the pulldown forms in Claris Home Page which make the exercises look "interactive"." Michael A. Riccioli, riccioli @ CLUB-INTERNET.FR

Crossword puzzles for ESL students - http://iteslj.org/cw/
Part of ITESLJ. The Internet TESL Journal, iteslj @ GE.AITECH.AC.JP

Cyberpet Chat Room - http://www.cyberpet.com
Choose a room and start chatting. Sandy, Kuang.Y.Ting @ EXETER.AC.UK

Writing DEN - http://www.actden.com
Reading and writing possibilities

Desktop video conferencing - http://www.coe.missouri.edu/~cjw/video/index.htm
Chi James Wong, cjw @ COE.MISSOURI.EDU

Distance education courses related to Applied Linguistics and Foreign Languages- http://www.public.iastate.edu/~jcesar/
Julio Rodriguez, juliocr @ HOTMAIL.COM

Distance learning info - http://ics.soe.umich.edu/
From Waddah Abdelsalam, waddah @ MAIL.PALNET.COM

E-mail accounts for students - http://www.hotmail.com;
"All of them are of great help." Lucimara C. Mello, lucimara @ santos.ccbeunet.br

Email Discourse References - http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/bmj/archive/7018ed.htm
From Neal Davis, ndavis @ unocal.com

Linguistic Funland http://www.linguistic-funland.com/

Englishtown - http://www.englishtown.com
Daily joke, quote, fun fact; monthly short article inviting students to respond; grammar Q and A; culture Q and A; Pen Pal Club; Chat room; Online writing course. Janet Raskin, janet_raskin @ ef.com

ESL Monkey - http://members.aol.com/eslmonkey/
"One monthly link or topic for each category. ... The selected sites should help ESL learners to study English by themselves; the selected sites could be ESL or non-ESL sites as long as they teach various aspects of English; viewing the selected sites should not require a high-powered computer or special software programs unless otherwise specified." Mayuko Nakamura, mn148 @ COLUMBIA.EDU

E-Views: Interviews on the Net: http://www.eviews.net/
Audio and text files of interviews. One per week is free; for more and access to the archives, subscriptions cost $25-$30.

Global Schoolnet: http://www.gsn.org/
Lots of teacher resources, geared toward K-12.

Grammar and vocabulary both - Dave's ESL Cafe - http://www.eslcafe.com;
Verbivore - http://pw1.netcom.com/~rlederer/index.htm
Meg Messner, mrmessner @ gallua.gallaudet.edu

Grammar safari - ttp://www.iei.uiuc.edu/web.pages/grammarsafari.html
Interesting ideas for using search engines. Lauren B Goldenberg, lbg2909 @ IS5.NYU.EDU

Grammar site - http://userpages.umbc.edu/~kpokoy1/grammar1.htm
"eye pleasing interface with multiple links including interactive exercises." Meg Messner, mrmessner @ gallua.gallaudet.edu

HTML help - http://kuhttp.cc.ukans.edu/lynx_help/HTML_quick.html
"A quick reference to the "most commonly used elements" of HTML Version 1 and 2 by Michael Grobe."

HTML REFERENCE MANUAL http://www.sandia.gov/sci_compute/html_ref.html
as good as it gets and links to _everywhere_ that has something important to say about HTML. Bill Hogue, 76507.3536 @ COMPUSERVE.COM

IALL - http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/IALL/
International Association for Learning Laboratories

Internet phone - http://www.vocaltec.com

Internet TESL Journal links for students- http://iteslj.org/ESL.html
Mostly interactive sites, including crossword puzzles and quizzes.

JALT CALLEJ - http://www.clec.ritsumei.ac.jp/english/callejonline/
Refereed electronic journal from JALT. Kazunori Nozawa, nozawa @ NEWS00.LC.TUT.AC.JP

Journals web page - http://ilc2.doshisha.ac.jp/users/kkitao/online/www/journal.htm
Kenji Kitao, kkitao @ mail.doshisha.ac.jp

Keypal Opportunities for Students - http://ilc2.doshisha.ac.jp/users/kkitao/online/www/keypal.htm
Kenji Kitao, kkitao @ mail.doshisha.ac.jp

Language Learning and Technology Journal - http://llt.msu.edu/
Academic refereed journal online.

Teacher Mankato Skills Rubric- http://www.bham.wednet.edu/tcomp.htm
a self-evaluation for basic computer use. Diana Turner, umturne5 @ CC.UMANITOBA.CA

Mystery Net (The Case) - http://www.mysterynet.com"
Deborah Healey, Deborah.Healey @ orst.edu

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) - http://www.nabe.org/
Features information on the organization's instructional technology special interest group and the NABE Technology Consortium (NABETC). Ana Bishop, abishop @ INTERPORT.NET

Newbury House Online Dictionary - http://nhd.heinle.com
contains over 40,000 entries, with simple and clear definitions. provides sample sentences, idioms, graphics, and cultural facts and figures. Ken Pratt, Ken_Pratt @ Swpco.com

Paperless classroom article - http://www.kyoto-su.ac.jp/people/teacher/trobb/paperless.html
Thomas Robb, trobb @ CC.KYOTO-SU.AC.JP

Persuasive writing with Slate Magazine - http://slate.msn.com
"A section called DIALOGUES, that presents pro/con exchanges by articulate and well-positioned writers on current issues." David Kosofsky, kosofsky @ MAINCC.HUFS.AC.KR

Phonology project - http://www.celt.stir.ac.uk/staff/HIGDOX/STEPHEN/PHONO/PHONOG.HTM
Teach yourself phonology course, created as part of a dissertation. S.D. Luscombe, sdl04 @ STUDENTS.STIR.AC.UK

PICS website - http://www.uiowa.edu/~pics/
recent video products in French, German and Spanish, monthly tips on teaching with video, special highlighted videos. pics @ uiowa.edu (Becky Bohde)

Places to Go, Things to Do in ESL - http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~leslieob/togotodo.html
"Contains select, high-quality sites that target assorted skills/categories (grammar, reading, interactive...) in a task-based format." Leslie Opp-Beckman, leslieob @ oregon.uoregon.edu

RealAudio Encoder - http://www.real.com
Encode any audio file format into a RealAudio file for a 5 to 15 times reduction in file size. Free program. John de Szendeffy, johndesz @ BU.EDU

School Sucks - http://www.SchoolSucks.Com
College term papers online, a site to watch out for. Margaret E Sokolik, msokolik @ UCLINK.BERKELEY.EDU

Second language acquisition article - www.ncela.gwu.edu/pubs/directions/04.htm
"The full text of Virginia Collier's monograph, "Acquiring a Second Language for School" (containing most of her findings) published through the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, is available for free." Chris Montone, chris @ CAL.ORG
Shareware and freeware for ESL - http://www.cict.co.uk/software/teaching.htm
Creative Technology site with a lot of work by Martin Holmes, mholmes @ UVIC.CA (for Windows machines)

Shockwave ESL Activities - http://www-writing.berkeley.edu/chorus/call/cuttingedge.html
These require the Shockwave plug-in.

Simulations: Financial role-play - uses Sallie Mae site - http://www.salliemae.com
"Students interview each other ahead of time, one being the "college counselor" and one the prospective "college student". The counselor has to find out the "student's" financial and college needs (which can be fictitious, of course). Then the "counselor" has to get to http://www.salliemae.com ... The "counselor" can input the information he or she gathered from the "student" and then write a report to give the "student" for detertmining the cost of college and monthly loan repayments." List Editor, tslhc @ cunyvm.bitnet

Simulations: Role play links - http://www.rpg.net/larp/
"The site is particularly devoted to role playing. In the scenarios section, there are examples of hobbyist games created by native speaker of English for their hobby and there is a section of EFL games created by non-native speakers (see the NCCU Scenarios section)." Brian David Phillips, phillips @ cc.nccu.edu.tw

Sounds English Web site - http://users.netmatters.co.uk//gjtaylor/
Macintosh shareware for English language learners and teachers, with reviews and download links. Geoff Taylor, gjtaylor @ netmatters.co.uk

Speech recog software - write to Forrest Lunn at flunn @ sympatico.ca
Free. "It requires a PowerMac equipped with the Speech Recognition extension 1.5.1 (this can be downloaded free from Apple's PlainTalk page.) (http://www.apple.com/macos/speech/)." Forrest Lunn, flunn @ SYMPATICO.CA

TEFL News - http://ilc2.doshisha.ac.jp/users/kkitao/teflnews/v1/n2.htm
Kenji Kitao, kkitao @ mail.doshisha.ac.jp

Web magazine: "Every month I and my contributors will be covering all aspects of TEFL with the emphasis on fun, fascination and everything that's intriguing about this wonderful language we teach."

Video Cassettes and the Internet - http://www.wfi.fr/volterre/videoweb.html
"A snapshot of Internet resources for using video in the EFL/ESL/ELT classroom and teaching with the Internet." Linda Thalman, thalman @ wfi.fr

Virtual classrooms article - http://news.com.com/?legacy=cnet
"statistics class students who were learning on-line had test scores that were 20% higher than students taking the same class (with essentially the same materials) in a traditional classroom." James Wong, cjw @ COE.MISSOURI.EDU

Virtual University's 'E-mail Communication for ESL Students' free online course - http://www.vu.org/calendar.html
"E-mail writing from the perspective of a person who does not have a comfortable command of the English language." Paolo Rossetti, prossett @ DIRECT.CA

Virus hoaxes site - http://www.surveillance-video.com/ma1320inho.html
Find out which viruses are for real and which are hoaxes. Eileen Lynch

Vocabulary for travelers - http://www.travlang.com/languages/
"quite a variety of links including an interactive link for learning words and phrases through bilingual translations between numerous languages" Meg Messner, mrmessner @ gallua.gallaudet.edu

Vocabulary - Word focus - http://www.wordfocus.com
"an interesting and informative page on English words for intermediate to advanced students and even us native users." Meg Messner, mrmessner @ gallua.gallaudet.edu

Volterre-Fr Newsletter - http://www.wfi.fr/volterre/
Resources for teaching English and French. Linda Thalman, thalman @ wfi.fr

Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/
"It tends to be simple, unpretentious site, with lots of good reading matter and not much flash." Anthea Tillyer, ABTHC @ CUNYVM.BITNET

Washington Post international page - ttp://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/inatl/front.htm
includes current stories from around the world and has a fabulous (yes!) collection of regional pages (e.g., Africa, Asia/Pacific) and national pages for what they bill as "more than 220 countries." John McVicker, mcvicker @ ohiou.edu

Web Course in a Box (W.C.B.)- http://www.madduck.com.
"Free to educational organizations. It can produce a whole course easily on the Web or an intranet with interactive exercises and quizzes. A very impressive software. It has versions for Unix, Windows NT, and Mac." Jeff Williamson via Chen Hong, chenhong @ mailhost.cnu.edu.cn

A Web Resource for CALL Lab Managers and for Teachers and Learners of Languages Online (Vance Stevens): - http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/4631/esl_home.htm
Links and commentary useful for those setting up labs, plus a lot of other links.

Web-based training resources- http://www.ohiou.edu/esl/teacher/webTraining.html
John McVicker, mcvicker @ ohiou.edu

Webster's hypertext dictionary - http://www.m-w.com/dictionary.htm
Leslie Opp-Beckman, leslieob @ oregon.uoregon.edu

Writing links for teachers and students http://www.ohiou.edu/esl/english/writing.html
John McVicker, mcvicker @ ohiou.edu

Compiled by Deborah Healey, Deborah.Healey @ orst.edu. Last updated 5 July 2004.