Here are the latest additions to The Best Places Where Students Can Write For An “Authentic Audience”:
Opposing Views highlights key questions (political, scientific, etc). It then, in a fairly succinct “bullet” format, has an “expert” share pro and con arguments. Users of the site can also leave their own comments. The language and lay-out of the site is fairly accessible to Intermediate English Language Learners. After reading the arguments, users can easily leave their own comments on the issue.
Ruba is a new travel site that is particularly accessible to ELL’s because of its emphasis on images. Users can write their own guides to places they’ve visited.