Resources-English Language Learning Websites

 Learning English with James Warren @1english1

English as a Second Language- Language Literacy and Numeracy Teacher and Personal English Tutor


This website is to fulfill the requirements of LIN8016 Internet Based Language Instruction.

Here you will find links to useful web-based language learning activities/tasks for students  of English and useful Web sites for language teacher development

My current research interests include ESL - English as a Second Language and e-learning for people from CALD culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, CALL - computer aided language learning, IBLI - Internet based language instruction and blended learning

Learning English Websites

Web based English language learning activities

BBC Skillswise

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/ 

The BBC Skillswise website is excellent for ESL  students with very low literacy because it is simple to use, fast, reliable and offers a comprehensive range of literacy and numeracy activities and also supplementary materials and worksheets allowing teachers to plan a fully integrated blended e-learning lessons.

BBC Learning English

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/index.shtml

BBC Learning English is for students who have more literacy than those using BBC Skillswise. I particularly like the watch and listen which provides real life contextualised listening tasks.

Flash Card Exchange

http://www.flashcardexchange.com/index.php

At Flash Card Exchange you can create your own flashcards, study online, print flashcards and download them for use at a later time.

Internet TESL Journal, activities

http://a4esl.org/

Activities for ESL has grammar, vocabulary and bilingual quizzes for students.

ESL Pod

http://www.eslpod.com/website/

ESL Pod is an English as a Second Language podcast website wit many different listening exercises with activities for students and also professional resources for teachers.

 

 

Teaching English

websites for language teacher development

The Australian Flexible Learning

  http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au/flx/go

Here you will find the Australian Flexible Learning Framework's website, containing e-learning news and developments plus links to products, resources and support networks.

Designing and Implementing e-

http://designing.flexiblelearning.net.au/index.htm

Here you will find a gallery of e-learning strategies and information about designing e-learning.

The National Centre for Vocational 

http://www.ncver.edu.au/index.html

Here you will find information dedicated to research and statistics for vocational education and research.

CALL-EJ online

http://www.tell.is.ritsumei.ac.jp/callejonline/index.php

Here you will find a biannual refereed journal about Computer Assisted Language Learning - CALL.I use this for authoritative and up to date information.

BBC Learning English for Teachers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/teachingenglish/index.shtml

BBC Learning English for Teachers also is another useful site for teachers in need of resources. Here you will find a discussion forum with many interesting discussion threads as well as teaching resources, lesson plans, audio-visual resources and professional development information.

Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language E-Journal 

http://tesl-ej.org/ej44/toc.html

TESL-EJ is a free fully refereed electronic journal for ESL professionals

Internet TESL Journal

http://iteslj.org/

The Internet TESL Journal is also fully refereed, has articles dating back to 1996 and is a journal for teachers of English as a second language – ESL