NOTE: I usually publish a list like this once or twice a week. Today, though, I’m sharing several impressive resources that might hold particular interest for ESL/EFL/ELL teachers.
I have a huge backlog of resources that I’ve been planning to post about in this blog but, just because of time constraints, have not gotten around to doing so. Instead of letting that backlog grow bigger, I regularly grab a few and list them here with a minimal description. It forces me to look through these older links, and help me organize them for my own use. I hope others will find them helpful, too. These are resources that I didn’t include in my “Best Tweets” feature because I had planned to post about them, or because I didn’t even get around to sending a tweet sharing them.
Here is A Special ESL/EFL/ELL Edition Of “Links I Should Have Posted About, But Didn’t”:
I’ve always asked students to watch English movies or television programs as part of their weekly homework, but David Deubelbeiss writes much more thoughtfully about the idea in this post on what he calls Extensive Watching. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL.
LearnClick lets you easily create interactive cloze (gap-fill) assessments. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Create Online Tests.
David Deubelbeiss recently revamped the music lyrics search on EFL Classroom 2.0. I’m adding the link to The Best Music Websites For Learning English.
Making Mistakes & Error Correction is from TEFL Geek. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On ESL/EFL/ELL Error Correction.
Focus On Grammar appears to provide online support to a grammar textbook. In order to access it, you just have to type in your email address. It’s not flashy at all, but I think it’s surprisingly good. I’m adding it to The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites.
Many Things has all the Voice Of America Special English broadcasts on American History organized chronologically. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About U.S. History.
Caroline Brown Listening Lessons is a quite impressive set of interactive listening exercises. I’m adding it to The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners.
English Grammar Secrets has many good grammar interactives. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Grammar Practice.
ESL Robot lets you practice your English with an avatar. I’m adding it to The Best Online “Chatbots” For Practicing English.
Learn A Language provides lots of interactives to learn basic words in multiple languages,including English.