These are a few good sites to visit. There
are many more good ones out there. If you find one that is not mentioned either
here or in the Language Center's web, please tell me about it. I'll be happy to
add it to the list.
College Language Center - You will find many sites for Language
skills development in all areas: listening, grammar, writing, reading...
ESL Gold Vocabulary, Speaking, Reading and Writing resources for many different levels of learners.
http://www.nwlincs.org/NWLINCSWEB/student.htm - Many different activities to practice your English Skills.
http://www.2flashgames.com/learning_english_games.htm - English vocabulary games for true beginners in English.
http://www.mrkent.com/kb/keyboard.htm - learn to type
http://www.khanacademy.org -Online help with Math Review (and other subjects)
www.gcflearnfree.org (STEP BY STEP how to use: word, excel, powerpoint and more).
www.typingweb.com (learn to type fast)
Grammar and Writing:
Purdue Owl - Grammar and Writing help for all kinds of writing assignments. To find information about writing resumes, click on professional writing or go directly to http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/pw/
Citing electronic sources, APA style. MLA style of citations.
http://www.kimskorner4teachertalk.com/writing/modes/definitions.html This is a site that will help you with writing different types of paragraphs. It gives you information about the purpose for each kind of writing.
Online Exercises - Many, many grammar quizzes to take!
Cause and Effect Paragraphs - Explanations and exercises on the topic.
Punctuation - Main rules and exercises to practice correct punctuation.
http://www.distance-education.org/Degrees/English-Education--Grammar-and-Punctuation-A573.html - A collection of sites from different universities, dealing with grammar and punctuation points. Thank you, Mrs. McClain and Students for the suggestion to add this link!
http://www.paperstarter.com/resources/a-guide-to-the-types-of-essays This site contains a guide to different types of essays. Thank you, Beverly Schiff and students for the suggestion!
Reading and Vocabulary:
Dan Kurland's Critical Reading page. Here you can find help to really understand what you are reading.
http://eslus.com/LESSONS/READING/READ.HTM - Practice reading faster
http://literacynet.org/cnnsf/week.html - Find stories, either long or the abridged version.
And just for fun, Online
books for you, and Online
books for kids!
Clark College Library - Access to all kinds of online materials, books and other resources.
Vocabulary and other exercises and quizzes - matching games and word
search and such. You will find many more subjects on Quia.
Midlink Magazine Information on how to evaluate web sites and how to cite information.
http://www.vocabtest.com - This is a vocabulary site where you can practice academic vocabulary similar to what you would find on the SAT test.
http://www.freebooknotes.com/reading-skills-great-books-for-kids/ - This site has many links for improving reading skills and for suggestions of great books for kids! Thank you, Beverly Schiff and students for the suggestion!
Ideas for conversations - Speaking, pronunciation:
http://iteslj.org/questions/ Click on this link for a list of topics and questions to answer during a conversation session.
http://cla.univ-fcomte.fr/english/sites/pron.htm Click on this site for pronunciation and listening exercises
http://esl.about.com/library/speaking/blpronounce_stress_words1.htm - more pronunciation exercises
http://international.ouc.bc.ca/pronunciation/ more pronunciation exercises
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTPfN_Q1G-I - how to pronounce the "th" (Learn English with Jennifer)
To Learn About Yourself
http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/ilsweb.html - Learn about yourself. What is the best way for you to learn?
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/people/CGuanipa/cultshok.htm - Information about culture shock and some tips about how to deal with it. (there is a link in Spanish to this information too!)
http://www.nyc.gov/html/weareny/html/episodes/episodes.shtml - Videos for Listening and discussion
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn/ - A collection of Learning sites on the Web - good especially as a resource for teachers
http://www.dfilm.com/live/home.html - Use their templates to make short movies
http://seattlecentral.edu/faculty/bticed/ - Great list of resources!
http://elmo.shore.ctc.edu./callab/Default%20links/students.htm -Shoreline's ESL/GED Tech Center.
http://www.stanford.edu/~efs/tesol03listening/ - All sorts or links for listening
Many, many online exercises for teachers to use
http://www.learn4good.com/languages/evr_english_grammar.htm - Many more grammar exercises
Conversion Charts - figure out measurements of all kinds! http://www.onlineconversion.com/volume.htm
http://www.sunburstmedia.com/PronWeb.html many resources for teaching pronunciation