My English Language Learner students are always interested in learning about New York City — they’ve all certainly heard of it. I, too, am interested in it since I’m a native New Yorker. So I thought I’d put together a “The Best…” list to help my students become more acquainted with the city.
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Here are my picks for The Best Sites For Learning About New York City (and, of course, are accessible to ELL’s):
USA Today has a nice introductory slideshow on the city.
National Geographic has a page filled with great info on the city.
The Sound Guide (with videos from watchmojo) has several videos and language exercises about the city, including:
The English Language Listening Lab Online has a short listening exercise and quiz about a person’s visit to New York City.
You can take a panoramic Virtual Ariel Tour of the city.
Lingual Net has a movie with exercises about New York.
Here’s another listening exercise about famous spots in New York City.
You can take an interactive tour of Ellis Island.
This is just a fun slideshow from The New York Times about how people walk in the rain and snow in the city during winter.
Yahoo Travel has a short and simple slideshow on the city.
NYC Tourist has many excellent short videos about New York’s attractions.
MSNBC has a slideshow on the famous Coney Island Amusement Park.
150 Years of Central Park is a new slideshow from TIME Magazine.
Michelle Henry has a great collection of Webquests/Internet Scavenger Hunts about New York City.
“New York City from Above” is the title of a series of pretty neat photos from The Denver Post.
New York City’s Waterfronts, Covered is a New York Times interactive showing images of…New York City’s waterfront areas.
“The Greatest New York Photo Book Ever” is the title of a slideshow from TIME Magazine.
Suggestions and feedback, as always, are welcome.