My Favourite websites for Language Learning

There are six choices now: general sites, listening and music, spelling and vocabulary, pronunciation and speaking, reading and writing and special sites for project work.

Click the yellow or blue links under each heading.

At the bottom is a link to games and some interactive exercises.

 
Listening and Music Spelling and Vocabulary
http://www.esolcourses.com

Reading, grammar and British culture. All the skills.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise English and maths from BBC.

http://parapal-online.co.uk Academic level and general English

http://www.englishpage.com/ Heaps of short quizzes on all grammar structures.

http://www.onestopenglish.com Some free stuff and Intermediate level/academic topics.

http://a4esl.org/ English AND other languages - easy, medium and difficult quizzes for grammar and vocabulary.

Interactive games for education English, math, social studies, music and spanish for SMARTBOARD as well.

Useful site for Spanish speakers

http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org Portal to academic topic infographics and teacher resources.

http://www.newsforbeginners.com/ Very short news clips. Not always appropriate.

Jess found this ESL resource

Portal to all kinds of activities

http://www.lyricsgaps.com Great if you like learning from songs.

http://www.esolcourses.com Cool for listening to songs from Elementary to Intermediate.

http://lyricstraining.com Great if you like learning from songs.

http://www.esl-lab.com Randall's Listening lab has easy medium and difficult US conversations with 100s of topics.

http://www.soundsenglish.com Real native speakers from poetry to songs - all levels.

http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/ British or US accent, 3 levels with text. Often academic themes.

http://www.thedailyenglishshow.com/ Travel around New Zealand, meeting New Zealanders and great videos. Cool!

www.elllo.org International students,just like you, talking about all kinds of things- from Elementary to advanced level.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=verb+tenses&aq=0

Some fun videos, especially about verbs from teachers.

https://nathanghall.wordpress.com/elt-listening-material/

Nathan Hall has a great site with heaps of academic listening, stories, news and lecture site links.

 

http://www.spellingcity.com/ This is also an app for your smartphone. Make your own lists, listen to spelling and corrections

http://freerice.com Give a grain of rice to a hungry person everytime you choose a correct word meaning. Run by WHOrg.

http://www.esolcourses.com Great vocabulary quizzes and picture matching games.

http://quizlet.com Lots of categories of vocabulary from others or make your own lists - pronunciation, pictures, games...

http://www.learningchocolate.com/ Click on pictures to hear the word pronounced.

http://ninjawords.com/ a really fast dictionary.

http://www.just-the-word.com/ collocation- view in Wordle!

http://www.merriam-webster.com Dictionary, word of the day, quick quizzes.

Oxford University Press vocabulary bank with exercises crosswords and word search.

Popular spelling games

The Ultimate Spelling Resource Guide The guide includes spelling strategies, commonly mispelled words, and other spelling tips and resources.

 

http://elt.oup.com/student/englishfile

/elementary/c_pronunciation Vowel and consonant. Click on pictures and repeat the word and sound.

http://howjsay.com Talking dictionary. You can create lists of up to 15 words.

http://www.drivingtests.co.nz

Want to get ready for driving in New Zealand?

This site is used and or recommended by Literacy Aotearoa, NZ police, St John's Ambulance, most driving instructors, schools, universities, Tourism NZ, Tourism Industry Association, immigration advisers and more. Quizzes to help you get your NZ driving license.

http://www.readspeeder.com Free course to increase your reading speed.

http://www.abc.net.au/dustechoes/ Australian ancient stories with MP3, quiz and video, study guide etc.

http://www.freeeslmaterials.com Academic dishonesty, business English etc (US).

http://www.eslfast.com/writing/ Sentence structure writing practice, especially verbs but also adjective and noun clauses.

New English File Text Builder Read the text, take out some or all of the words and rebuild the text.

http://www.onlytypinggames.com/ To improve your typing speed, accuracy and knowledge.

Writeandimprove.comTo help you with grammar and structure of your writing just copy and paste your text into the box and get feedback

http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/audacity1/index.html Not just for teachers! 'How to' instruction videos Audacity recording voice software.

http://www.scoop.it/t/tools-for-learners?page=1 Hundreds of useful tools for teachers and learners.

http://www.techetron.com/2012/five-great-ipad-apps-to-replace-powerpoint/ Alternatives to Powerpoint presentation.

http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com Not just for teachers! 'How to' instruction videos for heaps of sites, apps etc.

http://www.postcrossing.com/ Receive and write postcards (but not electronic ones).

 Here is a link to another page with games