The websites on this list were not designed with education in mind, but which can easily be used for learning purposes — particularly, though not exclusively, for English language development. I only hope that creators of “educational” content can learn from the qualities that make these sites so engaging.

You might also be interested in:

The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2008

The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2009

Part Two Of The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2009

I’m not listing these sites in any order of preference.

Here are my picks for Part Two Of The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2009:


I’ve written about how I use online video games as language-development activities with my students.

Here are some of particularly good ones that came out recently:

The Ballard of Ketinetto 7 (Here’s the walkthrough)

Heart Of Tota is a new online “point and click” video game. English Language Learners can use it through reading its “walkthrough” and through reading the words describing the items they click on and “save.”


There are plenty of ways that teachers can use engaging photos with both English Language Learners and mainstream students. You can read about some of them at The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons. Here are few fun images you might want to consider using:

Who Designed This?! The Funniest Construction Fails Of All Time


I describe how I use videos in my classes in The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL list. And, since some of these videos are on YouTube, you might want to read The Best Ways To Access Educational YouTube Videos At School.

Here are a few fun videos you might want to consider using in class:

Pandas, Otters and Cats: 15 Classic Viral Animal Videos

OK Go – This Too Shall Pass – Rube Goldberg Machine version

Top 10 Funny Cat Videos on YouTube

Craftsman Music Experiment – Craftsman Labs

Top 10 Funny Dog Videos on YouTube

10 Amazing Magic Trick Videos on YouTube

10 of the Greatest Magic Tricks Ever

Top 10 Greatest Modern Magic Tricks

The LXD: In the Internet age, dance evolves …



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