York Times -daily interdisciplinary plans based on NYT articles
York Times Learning Network - Web Explorer offers guided Web
tours of sites related to the most important and relevant topics of the day! New
Explorations are added each month.
of America - Become familiar with American English as you learn
about a variety of subjects...from American history to world news, and the latest
in science & technology. The VOA News Internet site provides the latest news
and information, updated minute by minute, 24 hours a day with English text, graphics
Lesson Plans lessons ready to photocopy for pre -intermediate,
intermediate and upper intermediate stds Articles from Reuters (free samples,
- provides reading material for adults with limited reading skills.
These include adults who have not completed their high school educations,
those learning English and those with learning disabilities.
Digital Journalist - monthly online magazine for
Breaking News English.com - Ready-to-use ESL/EFL
current affairs lessons and plans. Graded news articles, listenings
and communicative activities uploaded daily.
Online - my own page with reading comprehension exercises
for upper intermediate and advanced levels
Teachers' Sources -showcases the work of hundreds of diverse
producers and local PBS stations, who in turn tap the creative minds of top thinkers
from around the world to create education's best content.
Learning Resources Each module includes the full text of each
story and interactive activities to test comprehension. The learner
can choose to read the text, listen to the text, and view a short video clip of
the story. Each module is designed for ease of use so the learner can use it independently.
The instructor can also incorporate any story into class activities and lesson
Museum - The world's first interactive museum of news
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and Roll Hall of Fame - stimulates stds interest by linking
themes for discussion to lyrics of popular songs
Council Songs and Lyrics - A new song each week. Find out about the
singer or band, read the lyrics, see a video clip, and try some language practice
Writing Activities - a number of lesson plans using John Lenon's songs
Roots Music - A PBS series showcasing
the pioneers of the musical forms that combined on American soil to become the
most pervasive music throughout the world.
Internet Music Resources - Individual Musicians (All Genres)
and Popular Groups
Composers and Composition, Groups and Ensembles (Except
Popular), Other Sites Related to Performance
Genres and Types of Music, Research
and Study, Journals and Magazines, The Commercial World of Music
Case of Grandpa's Painting
- my own page for students
Documentaries and Films
for Teaching with Video - pdf file
Education - view, download or order free resources and study
guides . Lots of links to film industry, educational links and interactive
English - free interactive video online
Online - On-line videos with exercises for students classified by themes.
with Movies learning Guides to each recommended film describe
the benefits of the movie, possible problems, and helpful background. Discussion
questions, bridges to reading, projects and links to the internet are also provided.
Trailers - some selected trailers with a synopsis and vocabulary explanation.
a new online documentary about the real-life experiences of teenage refugees from
seven war zones told through audio and Flash-animated movie. Each of these teens
now lives in the U.S. The teen refugee transcripts and teacher resources are also
available on the site.
Guide lesson plans for using the editorial cartoons as a teaching
tool in Social Sciences, Art, Journalism and English at all levels.
with Comics -links to websites and articles which relate to
teaching comics and cartooing as well as some lesser-known sites about comics
for the Study of Cartoons and Caricatures - library, archive, gallery,
and registered museum dedicated to the history of British cartooning over the
last two hundred years.
Big Cartoon Database -A Searchable DataBase of Cartoon Information,
Episode Guides and Crew Lists.
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Awareness Network teaching units, student handouts, timely
reports and background material for media education
a Matter of Opinion - introduces teachers, students and all
interested to opinion pieces (editorials, columns and editorial cartoons) with
the purpose of encouraging all to write and to draw their own opinion pieces after
instruction and research.
resource for teachers and students in their work to analyse news and media as
well as create their own.
Meaning Behind the Logo - my own page of resources on advertising and
Information Cycle a flash tutorial which introduces students to the
way information is created, distributed and eventually digested in the weeks,
months and years following the occurrence of a newsworthy event.
Literacy and You - help students learn concepts and skills
for using the Libraries' databases, collections and resources.
How Newspapers Work - Introduction to How A Newspaper Works/ What Did
the Growth of TV News Mean to Newspapers?/What Exactly Is News and How Does It
Work?/What Are the Editorial Pages All About?/How Is a Newspaper Produced?/How
Are Newspapers Distributed?/Shop or Compare Prices
of Newspaper Terms
Education - global meeting-place for ESL / EFL teachers and students,
providing online exercises and tests, materials and classroom management backing
a method that shows students how to get to know their new words by actually
using them as soon as possible. Provides links to vocabulary practice
Flow Vocabulary Guide - list of links to tips and lesson
- Flash picture dictionnary with pronunciation and quizzes.
Words - article and work that helps to understand , translate/interpret
colour words as they are found in literary texts and ads.
to Planet Earth - PBS website for middle school with a guide,
a glossary and lesson plans to teach about the connections between global environmental
change and the health concerns that affect our lives everyday.
- Each of the ten chapters in this volume focuses on a key
environmental topic such as endangered animal species or rain forest depletion.
Individual topics have been selected because of their global importance, as well
as their interest and relevance to students of English as a foreign or second
language around the world
- Environment - Science & Tech - Renewables - Around the World -
Space Exploration - History - Fun
More - the one-stop recycling information centre. You will
find help and advice on all aspects of recycling at home, at school
and in the workplace
E4S - Environmental
Teaching Resources - lesson planning materials on
the sustainable use of water, textiles and timber resources and issues
surrounding waste management.
EPA - environmental resources, games and activities
Writing Lesson Plans, Activities, Teachers' Guides
and How to Avoid it - a site for students and teachers
to read and use by David Gardner from Hong Kong University. It gives
you advice, a self-test and you can download material for personal use.
University Online Writing Lab Writing across the
curriculum and writing in the disciplines
Moore's Teaching Resource Site lots of material on English
language and literature, media, reading and writing.
and Internet Skills - using the internet to teach description
and description to teach internet skills.
to providing simple creative writing and oral storytelling activities with copyable
(yes, copyable!) handouts for use with students of all ages. Permission is given
to use these resources for in-class, non-profit use only.
Argumentative Essays - a unit of curriculum which
aims to teach students how to write short argumentative essays of approximately
1000 words. by Bill Daly Victoria University of Technology,Melbourne,
Superhighway Writing activity center the place to come
for writing ideas!
Pereira's EFL Japan - A very creative site with poessays, critical
thinking through poessays and writing comics, politeness and the American conversational
usage, unique teaching and learning materials!
Express - tips and techniques on how to make,share, revise
and publish poems
Teachers - Learn how to inspire a love of poetry in your students
and teach kids how to write different types of poems.
Lund Pages grammar
and poetry...learn grammar by creating poems,mazes...
- Type in a word and find its rhymes, synonyms, definitions
Online Books Page
- Questia is the first online library that provides
24/7 access to the world's largest online collection of books and journal articles
in the humanities and social sciences, plus magazine and newspaper articles
Strategies for Web Activities
Post - hundreds of classic books,
plays, poems and stories
Century Literacies - tools for reading the world
Guide - an educational supplement for better understanding
of classic and contemporary literature through Chapter Summaries, Character Profiles,
Metaphor Analysis, Theme Analyses, and Author Biographies. ..
Notes - Literature study notes by Harvard students
Romeo and Juliet - the story, connections, Shakespeare's England,
Why Files - cover issues of science, health, environment and
technology in plain English and offers an impressive selection of materials which
can help you bring science to life for students.
for Kids - a magazine, a website, games and activities based
on current news
you how to recognize what a text says, what a text does, and what a text means
by analyzing choices of content, language, and structure. It shows you what to
look for, and how to think about what you find.
Fables browse through the 650+ fables and fairy tales - a support
for looking at key themes
-ancient myth and mythologies, mystery religions and the origin
of modern myths
Encyclopedia Mythica - an encyclopedia on mythology, folklore,
and legend. It contains thousands of definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural
beings and legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world.
English Web Lab - Lots of links to pronunciation, listening,
grammar exercises and much more.
Listening Lab -General Listening Quizzes (basic, intermediate and advanced)
and all sorts of oral quizzes for students. A gold mine!
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on the Net - source for holiday celebrations on the World Wide
Web . Each holiday celebration also offers a wealth of information about the holiday,
including its history and holiday-related activities.
- Holidays all over the world provide a meaningful theme for student reading,
writing, and researching. Students can share their own experiences and knowledge,
and learn about other people, places, and customs. This unit is also an opportunity
to address diversity and culture.
a fun site with incredible design and wonderful links in English,
French, German and Spanish (also has links for Valentine, Christmas and Easter)
Resources - my own page on Halloween - with links, exercises,
quizzes, some information on witches and tolerance sites.
Resources - my own page on Thanksgiving with links and clipart
Australian ABC Education Portal with loads of creative and
Detective - an interactive, online tutorial which provides
an introduction to the issues of information quality on the Internet and teaches
the skills required to evaluate critically the quality of an Internet resource.
Polo - highest quality internet content for the classroom
Knowledge Loom - Good
models of teaching and learning with technology
resource that provides WWW-based links and activity suggestions, a forum to share
teaching ideas with other colleagues who are using the course, and a convenient
way to deliver photocopiable activities and other information
Classroom Activities - scenarios the student becomes a part
of and needs to find a solution to. There are questions to guide the student,
and a suggested site at which to locate information to get the desired results.
Lesson Evaluation Form
Technology Across the Curriculum: this site contains both Internet
and non-Internet based resources. The user will find sample lesson plans, student
work, and resources for further reading/ research.
Lessons Using Web Sites
- Content-oriented Lessons in PDF Format
other people from around the world to play a fun game of online sketching!
The object of the game is simple. Each player gets a chance to draw a word or
sentence which the other players will try to guess.
- a comprehensive list of links to icebreakers for all sorts of situations and
Group Activities for Teaching ESL Children - Joanne
Elliot's easy inspirational ideas to try or to adapt within your classroom.
and Ladders - a game to practice phrasal verbs
Puzzle - another
game to practice phrasal verbs
Tac Toe -
phrasal verbs two player game
English Quizzes Multiple
choice quizzes to test your English
- lets users create a short animated cartoon on a website and email it to their
games, classroom games, online quizzes, excerpts from articles and books on using
games in language learning plus links to many other ESL game and activity resources
World - resource site for teachers who teach elementary and middle
school English, ESL and EFL to kids. Just click, print, and copy.
Club ESL Games - fun way to practise vocabulary arranged from basic
to advanced (opposites, synonyms, phrasal verbs, mystery matches, general knowledge)
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with Free Resources and information for Teachers
English - is a news, information and networking tool for English language
teaching professionals. It provides teachers with forums and ideas for exploiting
authentic video, reports on using blogs, tips on how to improve your use of ICT
for teaching as well as a whole range of documents and presentations from British
Council seminars on citizenship and globalisation.
- created by Peter Snashall as a resource for researching
ESL/EFL ideas and creating lessons/courses as quickly as possible.
- created by Kevin O'Brien, ESOL/EFL teacher at Manchester
University (UK), provides teachers and students with free material and
- Materials for Teaching & Learning
- Educational Resources Information Center
- clearinghouse for language and linguistics
conferencing for Learning - a comprehensive look at videoconferencing
for teachers, librarians, and students
Links - a wealth of links and assignments on different holidays
by the ESL department of the University College of Fraser Valley, Canada
Virtual Language Centre - grammar, reading, games, pronunciation,
vocabulary,and a jukebox for well-known songs
(teaching English online) - 2000+ pages of classroom materials
for Primary, Secondary and F.E. English, Drama and Media Studies teachers
Pavillion -Paul Gorski's resources and dialogues for educators,
students and activists
n' WEb - an online library of 1800+ outstanding Internet sites categorized
by subject, grade level, and format (lessons, activities, projects, resources,
references, & tools).
Schrock's Guide for Educators -a categorized list of sites useful for
enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the
best sites for teaching and learning
Ed Online - lesson plans, teachers' workshops, tips and resources
Online - practice for PET, FCE, CPE exams and other resources
a web portal for teachers with lesson plan generators and tools.
More - Lesson plans, worksheets, handouts, and assessment tools you
can download (reading online, viewing media, investigating an issue, analyzing
a system, making a decision, experimenting and inquiring, comparing and contrasting,
presenting an argument, solving a problem, video scripts, group presentations,
Monster - interdisciplinary resources
Stop English - MacMillan's site with free resources, professional
support,travel, culture, books and authors, a magazine and games.
World where educators go to learn
First - Classroom, Professional and Site Resources
English - a goldmine full of resources offering unique service
for students, teachers and lecturers of business, economics, accounting, leisure
and recreation and travel and tourism.
- 5000 reviewed websites for teachers, webquests, download free
Quizzes produced by ESL/EFL teachers around the world. Anyone
who is interested in trying to write a few quizzes to add to the collection should
feel free to
Worksheets school express offers worksheets covering different
English and Communication dedicated to providing educational materials, services,
and coursework to everyone interested in the language arts
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includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice,
short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill
exercises for the World Wide Web. Hot Potatoes is not freeware, but
it is free of charge for those working for publicly-funded non-profit-making
educational institutions, who make their pages available on the web.
- the online space for integrating technology into the
Pet -free Text Tool and Resource Search Tool make the job of creating
stimulating classroom exercises fast and fun. Features: multi- choice maker and
multi- gap maker, word remover, sentence randomizer, comprehension tester, vowel
remover, word randomizer, word remover and +
- A tool to make online exercises on the fly (true and false, interactive reading,
multiple choice, sentences from scrambled words, speed reading, cloze and more)
Tools - an integrated suite of products that allows anyone to create
online lessons, exercises, surveys, tests & exams, and automatically collect
& analyse results
all without programming, scripting or HTML skills.
- a fill-in-the-blank interactive Web site that guides you through
picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet sites, and turning
Web resources into learning activities.
- a search
engine for pictures and images
Tools -Online tutorials to assist you in using the tools and examples
of the use of the specific tools within the context of the classroom and the curriculum.
Poll and PollHost -
an easy way to add customized, interactive polls to your web site.
They are fast, easy, and FREE!
- create your own poll,scrapbook, survey that you can embed in
Your Own Exercises and Quizzes - links to main exercise builders
on the net
of the World and quick maps
- Create your own Flash 5 Vocabulary Training Aids Online (FREE)
Educational Press - turn your computer and printer into a printing
press for free educational materials such as flashcards and game boards.
allows people to create
multimedia presentations in minutes using images, sounds & movies provided
by SURWEB or other digital sources.
Galore - setting up your expectations and objectives to students
helps them to focus and perform better.Check out these links to assessment and
Creators - different kinds of free survey creators suggested
by Dafne Gonzales
Crossword - fast, easy, free way to create crossword puzzles
World Technology - links to all you might need to put up your page
Creator and Online Library- create and publish your own KeeBooks
with KeeBook Creator, and then gather and share them with KeeBook Online Library.
- Create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles
using your word lists. Build your own maze or print our specialty hand-drawn mazes
created around holidays and classroom topics.
QuizMaker 2.0 takes your quiz information your questions
and uses them to compile a quiz file and answer key file which are stored
on the server. No knowledge of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is necessary.
Free Courseware Tools - claroline (classroom online);Fle3 Learning
Environment; Ilias; Knowledge Environment for Web-based Learning (KEWL) and many
Program Map - Big
six problem solving strategies
how to use this activity in the classroom
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to ESP Material (English for Special Purposes)
World Fact Book information on countries: flag and map,
people, geography, government, economy, transportation, ommunications and defense
World Encyclopedia Country information from around the world.
World Countries, Current Weather, Country Flags National Anthems,Online Discussions
Channel any topic any time by the world's
to museums and cultural resources
List of Nations
it (language, geography, finance,shipping,internet)
Statistics - data on the population of regions, countries,
provinces and cities and some statistics on economic factors like wealth, infrastructure.
Institution Site Index
Probert Encyclopaedia - a comprehensive reference resource
of over 90,000 entries (over 300,000 if you include the language dictionaries)
and over 4,000 illustrations, addressing every aspect of life, from the ordinary
to the obscure, supplying students, journalists and researchers with cross-referenced
information they otherwise couldn't find in one place.
Bartleby - internet publisher of literature, reference and
verse with unlimited access to books and information on the web.
Children's Literature Web Guide - Internet resources by the
University of Calgary, Ca related to books for children and young adults.
Language Resources - electronic text center University of Virginia
Stevens´Site with resources for Language Teachers
and Sayings common
expressions and sayings along with explanations of their meanings and where they
School - collection, preservation and presentation of educational
of English Language Programs - creates
and implements high quality, targeted English language programs in specific regions
and countries of the world and provides ESL/EFL teachers with content, material
, exchange programs and grants. Also read The English Teaching Forum.
& INFORMATION SCIENCE: Citation Guides for Electronic Documents
of the Shuttle Web Page for Humanities Research
Pfaff-Harris Linguistic Funland resources for language teaching
and learning, linguistics study, and other miscellaneous resources.
WWW Resources for Language Teachers - N.Y. University Cortland
extensive page of links
- Languages of the World
Internet Public Library - Reference Center
of English Department Homepages (universities all over the
- the web
of speech which children, women and men of all communities have created and woven
around planet Earth since the beginnings of humankind, involving thousands of
spoken languages and dialects, and the many derivatives of speech - including
all forms of writing and printing, signing and electronic communication.
France -Resources to Learn & Teach English - Linda Thalman's
extremely useful site with great links and resources
Communities, Collaborative Environments, Chats and Learning Spaces
Environments Sourcebook -
all about online collaboration for learning.
in Action - Participants
meet informally throughout the year but more formally between January and March
to help each other learn about forming and maintaining robust online communities
through hands-on practice with synchronous and non-synchronous text and multimedia
CMC (computer mediated communication) tools.
- online workplace of an international community of education professionals.
K-12 teachers and librarians, professional development staff, teacher education
faculty and students, and researchers engage in professional development programs
and informal collaborative activities with colleagues.
Community - Meet people with common interests, and collaborate
online as part of an EUN Community. Join an existing community, or create your
School - created by teams of teachers from different countries
that together create and collect different kinds of learning resources.
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and Papers Online
Internet ESL Journal (Articles, Research Papers, Lessons Plans,
Classroom Handouts, Teaching Ideas & Links)
- International Journal of Technologies for the Advancement of knowledge and learning
- online practice units and technology tutorials online for Explorer, Dreamweaver,
Excel, Powerpoint, Inspiration, digital cameras and the lot.
Language Teaching - Pilgrim's online magazine with a variety
of topics of interest to EFL teachers (editorial, ideas, lessons, etc...)
Journals in the Field of Education
for Special Purposes - a web-based journal with articles and
links to various domains
of Technology, Learning, and Assessment
Warschauer's Recent Papers - on
topics covering The Internet and Society, Language,
Literacy, and Technology, Technology and Indigenous Languages, Classroom Research,
Technology and Language Learning.
Learning and Technology
Teaching Forum online - a
quarterly journal published by the U.S. Department of State for teachers of English
as a foreign or second language
and Civil Society - This electronic journal is designed to aid the
English as a foreign language instructor in the task of finding and working with
relevant and authentic material. It provides instructors with content rich material
and exercises for the EFL class that students will find interesting and that will
help students not only to improve their English but also better understand their
place in the world's society as well as improve their critical thinking and analytical
and Life Sciences - provides language teachers with resources about
breakthroughs in biotechnology and background in the topic to understand the implications
this scientific field has for their lives and society's future. They also serve
as a springboard for meaningful discussion about issues that confront all of us
as this technology evolves.
- 16 modules from basic to advanced on Information and Communications Technology
for Language Teachers.
- contemporary technology, high quality conceptual models, online streaming videos,
case studies and probing questions analysis to help educators learn the skills
necessary for improving student learning.
wonderful page full of information to keep as reference.
Teachers - a
web site for the developing language teacher. Tips & Newsletters are archived
& there are lesson plans, activities, articles, jobs & teachers
CVs. Teacher training by e-mail is also offered.
Action Research Overview - research
designed to help a teacher find out what is happening in his or her classroom,
and to use that information to make wise decisions for the future.
Teacher Training Portal - resources, collaboration, articles
Online - The George Lucas Foundation website with examples of innovative
practice, detailed articles, research summaries, and links to hundreds of relevant
Web sites, books, organizations, and publications to help build on successes in
School Watch - Features
a free international EFL/ESL jobs board with over 600 jobs teaching English in
over 40 countries.
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