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Online Resource on Webquest as well as Concordancing & Data-Driven Learning

  • (Überarbeiten!!!) @@@ Our very own website containing a multitude of resources on WebQuests and access to corpora & concordancers for English as well as French, German & Russion.
  • Anglistik Guide Anglistik Guide is an Internet-based subject gateway to scholarly relevant information in Anglo-American language and literature. The guide is located and maintained at the SUB Göttingen. Resources are described and evaluated with a set of DC-metadata. New resources are continuously added to the database, already catalogued ones regularly double-checked and updated.
  • The Virtual Library of Anglo-American Culture has been developed and is maintained by scholars and librarians in the field at the State and University Library at Göttingen (SUB). It has been funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) since March 1999.The VLib-AAC is an interdisciplinary research library for scholars and students of Anglo- American Culture. It has a single interface that merges traditional library media (books, journals, etc) and electronic resources to a seamless information gateway.

General Resources

  • For Teachers of English as a Foreign Language - Links and stuff. Very useful!!!
  • Bildung NRW online - The North-Rhine-Westfalia learn-line with a special section on English at school.
  • CILT The Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research (CILT) is an educational charity supported by Central Government grants. It promotes a greater national capability in languages through professional support for language.
  • LINGUANET Lingu@NET, a virtual language centre on the World Wide Web, provides quality-assured information and resources on-line for language teachers, learners and researchers.

The "VCU Trail Guide to International Sites and Language Resources" links to Internet resources in the following categories:

  1. Interesting international sites (both in English and other languages)
  2. Clickable maps of Web sites
  3. Country by country and regional information
  4. Language learning materials and foreign language texts available on the Internet
  5. Information on discussion groups and other resources on language study and international studies
  6. Demos of locally developed language learning materials


Particularly exciting for VCU is the opportunity to serve as a repository for materials produced through the Central Virginia Consortium of Colleges and Universities. Demos of software and courseware are available directly to Web browsers. This includes foreign language texts in HTML format which incorporate illustrations and sound recordings. Already available are several children's stories from nineteenth-century Germany, which include original illustrations, recordings of the texts by native speakers and, in several cases, short video clips of selected scenes.


  • The Human-Languages Page is a comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resources. The over 1999 links in the HLP database have been hand-reviewed to bring you the best language links the Web has to offer. Whether you're looking for online language lessons, translating dictionaries, native literature, translation services, software, language schools, or just a little information on a language you've heard about, the HLP probably has something to suit your needs. Use the links above to browse the HLP by subject or by category, or use the "Search" button to search the entire HLP by keyword.

Yahoo's choice


Some useful links (according to YAHOO)

  • BBC English - part of BBC World Service - uses radio, magazines, and cassettes to teach English as a second language.
  • Cutting Edge CALL Resources - includes the latest in cutting edge lessons, quizzes, and activities for students of ESL.
  • 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 Education in Saitama - Japanese teachers have many problems teaching English to their students. Take a look at the Japanese English education system.
  • EnglishCLUB.net - articles, resources, and information for ESL students and teachers.
  • ESL Japan - teacher and student forums, penpal networking, tips on employment, and more.
  • Impact! Online - news articles with vocabulary and pronunciation help.
  • Karin's ESL PartyLand - features a quiz center, discussion forums, lesson plans, links, and more. For students and teachers.
  • Taiwan Teacher - EFL and ESL resources and information about teaching in Taiwan.
  • US Education Journal - information about US schools, colleges, universities, and other programs for foreign students.
  • Volterre-Fr - Resources for teachers, learners, lovers of English and French
  • Welcome to OPPortunities in ESL - resource pages for students and teachers of English as a Second Language.


On-Line Publications – Journals

  • The Teacher - Daily Mail & Guardian: South Africa's National Newspaper for Teachers. The Teacher, South Africa's leading monthly newspaper for educators, captures education "live". It brings you the latest news, keeps you up to date on policy developments and brings you useful ideas for the classroom. The Teacher also publishes regular resource pull-outs, with posters to paste on the classroom wall, to assist you with outcomes-based education.


Yahoo's Selection

  • EFL WEB - on-line magazine for those teaching and learning English as a Foreign Language.
  • 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.


Learner & teacher support - learning materials

  • LINGUISTICS FUNLAND. This site is intended to be a stepping off point for TESL/TEFL people into the wonderful chaos available on the Internet.
  • EnglishPractice.com is a free website for learning English. You will never be charged money for studying English on this website. There are 1000's of lessons under the permanent section on the left side. There are also current lessons which change every Tuesday. Every week an additional permanent section is added.
  • The ESL Independent Study Lab. A fully fledged learning environment for English, maintained by the Institute for the Study of American Language and Culture,(ISALC) at Lewis & Clark College
  • Dave's ESL Cafe on the Web. Where Learning English is Fun! For ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World.
  • The Digital Education Network's English Language Practice Pages. Here you will find English language exercises written by a number of published English language specialists and contributing teachers
  • Tim Johns Data-driven Learning Page - Tim has been putting together a Virtual DDL Library containing samples of concordance-based teaching and learning materials. He'd be interested to hear from other practitioners who might be prepared to submit examples of their work for inclusion in the Library (with full acknowledgment, of course).
  • World Wide Words. Michael Quinion's superb website, investigating international English from a British viewpoint World Wide Words is devoted to the English language - its history, quirks, curiosities and evolution. The Words site is organised into sections, each with its own index to help you find your way about. There is also a great list of weblinks with pointers into website on the English language, the world of words, vocabulary, and linguistics.

The "VCU Trail Guide to International Sites and Language Resources" links to Internet resources in the following categories:

  1. Interesting international sites (both in English and other languages)
  2. Clickable maps of Web sites
  3. Country by country and regional information
  4. Language learning materials and foreign language texts available on the Internet
  5. Information on discussion groups and other resources on language study and international studies
  6. Demos of locally developed language learning materials


Particularly exciting for VCU is the opportunity to serve as a repository for materials produced through the Central Virginia Consortium of Colleges and Universities. Demos of software and courseware are available directly to Web browsers. This includes foreign language texts in HTML format which incorporate illustrations and sound recordings. Already available are several children’s stories from nineteenth-century Germany, which include original illustrations, recordings of the texts by native speakers and, in several cases, short video clips of selected scenes.


  • The Human-Languages Page is a comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resources. The over 1999 links in the HLP database have been hand-reviewed to bring you the best language links the Web has to offer. Whether you're looking for online language lessons, translating dictionaries, native literature, translation services, software, language schools, or just a little information on a language you've heard about, the HLP probably has something to suit your needs. Use the links above to browse the HLP by subject or by category, or use the "Search" button to search the entire HLP by keyword.


Online Listening comprehension

  • Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab. This brilliant site provides online listening comprehension materials complete with exercises and study guides. All materials are graded (easy / medium / difficult). In addition, you can download materials and exercises for use on your own computer (offline). there is a special section with Listening Quizzes for Academic or Specific Purposes.


For instance, the activity called Friday Night Mishaps [www.esl-lab.com/night/nightrd1.htm] comes with a complete lesson plan and includes Pre-Listening, Listening and Post-Listening Exercises.



Grammar etc.

  • On-line English Grammar. This learner grammar has been put on-line by Anthony Hughes and is available free of charge for anyone to use. Very helpful if you want to brush up your English.
  • The Survey of English Usage Internet Grammar. The Internet Grammar of English is an online course in English grammar written primarily for university undergraduates.
  • Guide to Grammar and Style - These notes are a miscellany of grammatical rules and explanations, comments on style, and suggestions on usage I put together for my classes. Anyone who can resist turning my own preferences into dogma is welcome to use this HTML edition. Please send suggestions and corrections to jlynch@andromeda.rutgers.edu.


The entries here are of two types: specific articles on usage, and more general articles on style. The specific articles cover such things as when to use a semicolon and what a dangling participle is; the general articles discuss ways to make "proper" writing even better. The specific articles can be further divided into two classes: (1) grammatical rules and explanations, matters rather of precedent than of taste; and (2) more subjective suggestions for making your writing clearer, more forceful, and more graceful. The specific articles are intended for quick reference, such as when you have to find out whether which or that is appropriate. The general articles lend themselves to browsing and absorbing over time.


Dictionaries

  • Webster's unabriged 1913 - on-line searchable
  • Cambridge International Dictionaries online - Use this free online resource from Cambridge University Press and search for words, phrases and idioms.
  • WWWebster Dictionary - From Merriam-Webster, searches include pronunciation, etymology, and a built-in thesaurus. Probably the very best English dictionary on the Web
  • Synonym Dictionary - This cool page generates copyright-free lists of English synonyms.
  • World Wide Words. Michael Quinion's superb website, investigating international English from a British viewpoint World Wide Words is devoted to the English language - its history, quirks, curiosities and evolution. The Words site is organised into sections, each with its own index to help you find your way about. There is also a great list of weblinks with pointers into website on the English language, the world of words, vocabulary, and linguistics.


Bibliographies


Language Testing

  • The ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation - a wealth of information, links into materials, on-line bookstore, full-text library etc. ... This site contains a fantastic Test Locator which allows you to search for information, materials, and links on most officially recognized tests, e.g. the TOEFL.
  • TOEFL - official site.


Organizations

  • The European Language Council - The European Language Council (ELC), which was officially launched at a major international conference held at the Université Charles de Gaulle - Lille III on 3 - 4 July 1997, is a permanent and independent European association, the main aim of which is the quantitative and qualitative improvement of knowledge of the languages and cultures of the European Union and beyond. Membership of the ELC is open to all institutions of higher education in Europe and all national and international associations with a special interest in the area of languages.
  • IATEFL - The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language. Linking, developing and supporting English Language Teaching professionals worldwide
  • K.E.E.P.R.O - serves as a clearinghouse for information about teaching English in Korea, and for promoting the study of English.


Nützliche Links zu anderen Fremdsprachen

  • Les bonnes adresses francophones sur le Net. Ein Paradies für den Französischunterricht. In fünf Bereichen wird alles geboten, was für Unterrichtvorbereitung und Lernprojekte notwendig ist: neben Suchmaschinen findet man auch Links zu kulturellen Webseiten und pages pratique, und zusätzlich gibt es eine Seite mit konkreten Unterrichtsbeispielen.
  • Die Webseite des Maria-Sybilla-Merian-Gymnasiums in Krefeld bietet einen interessanten Einblick in die Schulpraxis und die Nutzung des WWW und Neuer Medien in verschiedenen Sprachen. Interessant die vielen dort dokumentierten Projekte.
  • Paris sans Fin: ein unendliches, interaktives Lehrwerk. Ausgangspunkt ist der Gedanke, themengebundenes Lehrmaterial ins Internet zu stellen, welches sich Schüler und Lehrer dort abholen können, zu dem sie aber vor allem auch Material hinzufügen können und sollen. Es handelt sich dabei um authentische oder um konstruierte Texte, um Arbeitsanweisungen oder Arbeitsblätter, um Verarbeitungseinfälle oder ganze Stundenentwürfe. Der thematische Rahmen ist durch einige, in der Regel jugendliche Personen (Luc, Anne, Christian Halim usw.) angedeutet und durch einen bestimmten Ort, die Région parisienne, festgelegt. Luc zum Beispiel wohnt in einem Pariser Binnenviertel (15.Arr.), Anne im 17.Arrondissement, Halim, der Algerienfranzose, im Pariser Osten, Christian ist ein deutscher Praktikant in der Cité Universitaire usw.