Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

Mel Zoo Is An Excellent Search Engine


Mel Zoo is the newest addition to The Best Search Engines For ESL/EFL Learners — 2008 and is definitely near the top of the list.  It may  not have all the features of some of the other search engines I’ve ranked at the top, but its simplicity makes it very attractive for English Language Learners.

After you type in your query at Mel Zoo, you see what appears to be — more or less — the typical kind of text results you’d find in other search engines.  The key advantage the engine has — for both ELL’s and others — is that as you move the cursor down the text listing on the left side, the website itself is shown on the right side.

This capability  makes it very accessible to English Language Learners.

You can also find this link, and others, on my website under Search Engines.

Thanks, once again, to Alt Search Engines for the tip.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


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  2. However, you (or rather, younger students) may be irritated by sites that break free of “being framed” – try the second match for “inauguration” to see Mel Zoo “vanish”… – Greeting from snowy Germany!-)

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