An outline for teaching ESL. For BYU internal use only.
A link page especially designed for the ELC students and teachers.
Create your own learning activities online.
Advice to the New Teacher - Lee Risley
Accent Marks - Lee Risley
Activities That Work - Lee Risley
The Alphabet - Lee Risley
Art Projects - Lee Risley
Block Scheduling (or Alternative or Flexible) - Lee Risley
Class-Size- Lee Risley
Classroom Discipline - Lee Risley
Classroom Managemen t - Lee Risley
Dictation- Lee Risley
Foreign Language Week- Lee Risley
First Days of the New School Year - Lee Risley
Foreign Language and/or International Clubs - Lee Risley
Individual Student Whiteboards - Lee Risley
Oral Participation - Lee Risley
Pronunciation, Accent, and Language Melody - Lee Risley
Student Journals - Lee Risley
Student Portfolios - Lee Risley
Student Teaching - Lee Risley
Student Travel and Tours - Lee Risley
Total Physical Response (TPR) - Lee Risley
Listing of foreign language multimedia programs by language
Suggestions for additional programs
Criteria for evaluating foreign language multimedia pro
Selected bibliography of CALL evaluation
A site that allows you to create puzzles and games for your newsletters, flyers,
handouts, or classroom assignments. Note! Puzzlemaker now builds PNG files.
PNG stands for Portable Network Graphic and is designed to be a replacement
for GIF files.
Internet Activities for Foreign Language Classes. Getting Started ....the Web
in the Classroom.
How to Write Activities For The Web
Reading Strategies For The Web Activities
Internet Options in the Classroom (hardware, software, one computer, no Internet connection)
Web Lesson Evaluation Form
Favorite Teacher URLs - Use these web sites to write your own Internet activities.
There are 480 links to authentic documents on the web. They include Geography, Newspapers, Foods, Sports, Music, Literature, Museums, Artists, Leisure, History, Holidays/Celebrations, Weather, Search Engines, and Comics.
LEARNING AND TEACHING LANGUAGES WITH YOUR MACINTOSH
Ive developed a set of Macintosh programs to help in learning and teaching foreign languages. The programs can be used by students to access multimedia courses, dictionaries, and to practice the foreign language. Teachers can use the software to prepare learning materials. The modular structure of the Language Toolkit programs allows easy customization for individual needs. The diagram presents the components of the Language Toolkit.
English as a 2nd Language (ESL) Software List
Preschool to Elementary School
Middle and Jr. High School
High School to Adult
Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus: An on-line Educational Dictionary.
International Association for Language Learning Technology. Established in 1965,
IALL is a professional organization dedicated to promoting effective uses of
media centers for language teaching, learning, and research. IALLs membership
represents hundreds of institutions of varyi ¯ng sizes and educational
Resources for self-access language learning. Links to resources for teachers
working in self-access or independent language learning. I am not trying to
maintain a comprehensive list of links myself, so priority is given to lists
English as a Second Language Home Page
This home page is a starting point for ESL learners who want to learn English through the World Wide Web. Many people have created ESL learning materials for the Web. This home page links you to those ESL sites and other interesting places. The variety of materials will allow you to choose something appropriate for yourself.
Listening and Speaking ESL-Related Information
Reading with Understanding English Language Schools
Grammar and Writing
Internet Resources for Language Teachers and Learners. This is a collection
of links to Internet sites, mostly on the WWW, which we believe can be of use
to both teachers and learners of languages. The collection is sorted into five
broad categories, each of which is sorted into sub-categories:
General. Sites which arent tied to any particular language, or which deal in cross- language topics (eg linguistics).
Language-specific. Sites devoted to, and/or written in, a specific language.
Multilingual. Sites concerned with more than one language. (e.g., literature in multiple languages)
Internet. Sites related to the use of the Internet as a medium for language teaching and learning, including browser-based CALL software.
Search Engines. Sites which allow you to search Internet sites in a particular country.
Commercial. Companies selling language products and services.
Links of Interest to Students & Teachers of English as a Second Language
Browse: Links for Students, Links for Teachers or Whats New
Visit the main page for a search engine with more options.
ENGLISH online-- Politics
Materials for Teaching English: Quizzes & Tests
Country Studies Time - Weather
Currency & Banking Science
English Around the World Speaking & Listening
Flags Teaching Methods
Reading &Writing Libraries - Museums
Religion TV - adio & Movies
History U.S. Government & World
Maps Why Study Languages?
Business English FL Books & Publishers
Pro Znunciation Internet for Teachers - Mail Lists
Distance Education Music & Lyrics
Online Quizzes for ESL
Free English as a Second Language lessons ready to photocopy. Articles from
Reuters. This group provides instant lesson plans based on current articles
taken from Reuters Press. The articles are interesting and the lesson plans
very complete. The level is usually high intermediate but sometimes varies a
bit up or down.
Deals with language learning and technology. A journal for second and foreign
Deals with language learning on the Internet.
The mission of the SURWEB project is to develop Internet Resources of Utah,
and foster the concept that education is the utilization of information from
worldwide sources. The goal of SURWEB is to make learning resources available
to students on the Internet. These resources are being captured in various media
formats (images, video and/or audio clips) along with descriptive written text.
Fluency Through Fables brought to you by The Comenius Group. These Fables will
help you to improve your reading comprehension of English. A new Fable is added
every 2 months. Enjoy!
The Donkey and the Grasshopper
The Father and His Sons
The Kingdom of the Lion
The Musical Fisherman
The Tortoise and the Hare
The Thirsty Pigeon
The Wolf and the Dog
Activities: grammar, vocabulary, reading, listening
Classes Online (University of Kansas)
The Online Writing Lab of Purdue University
Dave Sperlings graffiti wall
Dave Sperlings ESL slang page
The Weekly Idiom. A free service of The Comenius Group. Welcome to The Weekly
This site includes spoken dialogs using idioms. (password is required
Membership is free.)
Crossword Puzzles for ESL Students. This is a part of The Internet TESL Journals
The AskERIC Virtual Library contains selected educatio ænal resources,
most of which are developed and/or maintained by AskERIC. The contents include:
The AskERIC Toolbox (Internet resources used by AskERICs Network Information Specialists to answer education-related questions)
AskERIC InfoGuides (unique online pathfinders to electronic, print, and ERIC resources on various topics in the field of education)
AskERIC Lesson Plans (1000+ submitted to AskERIC plus links to other sources of lesson plans)
Special projects affiliated with AskERIC
Archives of education-related electronic mailing lists (LM_ NET, K12ADMIN, KIDSPHERE, and others)
Television Series Companion Materials (links to teaching materials developed by TV networks)
Access to other ERIC resources and educational sites
Activities for ESL Students (The Internet TESL Journal)
Quizzes, Crossword Puzzles, Treasure Hunts and More
Interesting Things for ESL Students (Cha ÷rles Kelly & Lawrence Kelly)
Daily Page, Slang, Quizzes, Proverbs, Anagrams, Randomly-Generated Sentences, etc.
The Internet TESL Journal
A monthly web journal including articles & research papers, lessons & lesson plans and teaching techniques as well as links of interest to teachers of English as a second language.
TESL/TEFL/TESOL/ESL/EFL/ESOL Links (The Internet TESL Journal) For teachers of English as a second language.
ESL Textbooks by Charles Kelly & Lawrence Kelly. Some books I have written.
English 1 Course at Aichi Institute of Technology A course description for my students.
The Professional ELT Source
The community for students and teachers of English. Become a member here and
participate in our activities, or join us in our exciting internet language
school, EF LanguageLive. Now EF brings you more ways to learn online than ever!
Presents an index to sites for language learners, especially student-produced
Web pages and projects, and exchange opportunities.
schMOOze U. is a small, friendly college known for its hospitality and the diversity
of the student population. It was established in July, 1994 as a place where
people studying English as a second or foreign language could practice English
while sharing ideas and
experiences with other learners and practicers of English.
The newsletter for busy, innovative ESL/EFL teachers and tutors
The ESL study hall. It has reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, listening,
discussion lists/keypals, and student site reviews.
An ESL site with various resources and materials including forums, realtime
chat, jobs, grammar, writing, interactive quizzes and games, flashcards,
audio materials, helplines, multi-lingual content - and much more.
The barebones guide to HTML
The art machine (free art, backgrounds)
Beginners guide to animated GIFs
Color center Barrys clip art
Note on web site construction:
In addition to any web page program, I have copied the old write program from Windows 3.1 into my computer and editing html in text format has solved many problems for me when my web programs were giving me a hard time. Out there on such as http://www.tucows.com, and other free/shareware places is a program called Cute FTP which is a great free program for uploading and maintaining a web site. I have had a problem with gifs as per which color is transparent and doesnt show on the web page. I solved this via GIF Construction Set from Alchemy - about $20 - test program downloaded for free. See above. And remember, any page you find on the web that you like, you can copy and save for studying the html by clicking view and then source on explore or the equivalent on your web browser.
Ive been using a really simple program, Netscape Composer (free, download from Netscape, its part of the Netscape Communicator package, version 4.51 has just been announced for the PC) It works like a word processor and has good menus and labels. Since Im a crash around and read the manual if I cant figure out how to solve a problem- person, this program has worked well for me. Its not terribly sophisticated and cant create forms, but it works well enough for my purposes. Ive been teaching my French students to use this program and its pretty easy for them. I use the online help files and have been able to figure out everything I need from that.