these sites attempt to cover the whole gamut of learning English

Adele's ESL Corner

---a simple site that works simply very very well. Grammar, Listening, Vocabulary & Reading.
There is an intermediate level but best to enjoy the beginner bits.


---word games, quizzes, songs, printable worksheets; difficult to navigate, but is worth the effort


---"Improve your English in a fun and interesting way with our Learning English programs for a range of levels"

brought to you by Australia's international TV service.

BBC: Learningenglish

---this is the starting point for all great BBC things for the ESL student of any level.

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 BBC: Schools

---only go here if you want to see the wealth of material the BBC produces for education; because there is so much
on offer navigation can become frustrating;

but try the left-side menu bar which will lead you to the usual top-quality pages

Bilingual Quizzes

---"Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English." Of course, not every language is treated, but this is a start.

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---"BrainPOP ESL uses lively, engaging content to teach English to speakers of other languages.
Lessons are built around animated movies and supporting features
that reinforce vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation,
 reading comprehension, and writing skills. New concepts are couched in everyday situations,
adding context for learners and helping them master idiomatic and cultural nuances. Versatile and easy to use,
BrainPOP ESL assumes no prior knowledge of English, and effectively addresses diverse learning styles."
Starting at basic beginners, moving through to advanced.

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British Council Learn English

Learn English online with the help of this free website from the British Council with games, stories,
listening activities and grammar exercises. You can search for your favourites, or have a look at the site map
to find out where everything is." All levels catered for by this august institution.

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---there is a strong focus on the language of business, via grammar & vocabulary & phrasal verbs & collocations;

an odd site which nevertheless works well; from very good beginners onwards.

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---Look, it's a wonderful, vivid portal that, like most portals, scores brilliantly in many areas yet struggles in others.

If you are a beginner this site is definitely for you.(However, advanced students should try The Detective Game.)

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 EC Learn English

"1490 lessons + 1 new English lesson every day; learn English, ask, practice & discuss!"
A wonderful treat for a time poor advanced student who nevertheless wants a daily dose of English.

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"Hello and Welcome to ELF Learning!

ELF Learning makes materials for teachers and students that Challenge, Inspire and Make Learning FUN!

We have a great team of multi-talented teachers who all contribute to ELF. "

If you only visit one area in this portal, let it be the fantastic ELF TUBE.

You'll find approximately 75 videos about grammar, phonics, stories, chants.

Designed for child beginners, nevertheless useful for the adult beginner.

English Central!/index/all/all/trending/0

---"Learn English using thousands of the most engaging videos on the web presented with text transcriptions and
word definitions.
Choose a Video Course designed for Business, Social, Travel, English Proficiency Exams, English Pronunciation
and more.
Master over 20,000 words using a unique video based vocabulary training tool. Improve your pronunciation and speaking fluency using our unique
interactive speech assessment technology." Major promises for advanced & computer savvy learners. Registration is essential to use this site.
Great material indeed.

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ESOL Courses

---another WOW! site to "practise your English with free interactive listening lessons, reading exercises, quizzes and games."

Please have a look at this website. I doubt you'll be disappointed. For intermediate.


---"for students of English as a foreign language as a resource to study or review language"; 27 games, various levels


---" Education is always first with us, but we try to make our programs as much fun as possible, with music and fantastic games
that get the students involved";
letters & numbers, phonics, language arts---a brilliant site, but you only get demos,
so do the free 7-day trial if you want more; written for younger students
but don't be shy if you're a tad older.

ITESL: ESL Bilingual

---a page of links to 20-language bilingual sites all with an education focus

 Laurie's ESL Website

---Look at Grammar, Listening & Reading if you want to see a good ESL older website. It seems to have stopped in 2012,

& was probably developed many years before that. It offers a variety of material, heavily leaning to listening skills,

for very good beginners & intermediate. Sometimes navigation is difficult, sometimes the American accent is overpowering

& sometimes the screen size is too small. Still, try it.


---British Council presents "lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities for children to have fun and learn English too."

British Council, like BBC, means quality, so go to it.


---"Literactive is the leading(?)provider of reading material for pre-school, kindergarten and grade 1 students available online.
The program is comprised of carefully levelled guided readers, comprehensive phonic activities
and a wealth of supplemental reading material which gradually develop a child's reading skills in a sequential and enjoyable manner."
It's worth the free registration to enjoy the excellence within.

ManyThings: interesting things for ESL

---"This web site is for people studying English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL).

There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer assisted language learning activities. Even though the primary focus is for ESL, native English speakers may also find some interesting things on this site.This site is non-commercial and has no advertising. TESL/TEFL teachers may want to recommend this site to their students.

Multi-Cultural Educational Services

---"Online ESL activities with interactive multi-media quizzes."

Clunky old site that still contributes more than some later flashier sites.

Be warned that navigation is a nightmare.

Phonics lessons, prepositions, the environment, health literacy, basic literacy, listen to migrants~~~what a weird collection without a good index.

And yet....

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Multimedia English Classroom

---"a video-tube website designed to help you learn real English while having fun and offers good quality resources for teachers too.

It uses authentic material to show you how real English is, mostly videos with transcriptions and explanations.

This site offers video pages for all levels, from beginners to advanced, including a section for kids and also for absolute beginners.

Don't just sit to study English, get into life through real English and enjoy it all the way."

Music clips with text is one of this site's two pluses.Video clips with text is the second big plus.Be surprized in the Open Section---

lots of videos (with text) from site users. All levels.

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OUP English File

---"interactive exercises, useful downloads, games, and weblinks. Practise your grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation,

listening, and reading, and have some fun too. Select your edition and 1 of 7 levels."

Oxford University Press only produces top quality material such as this. Good beginners on.

 Soft Schools

---" provides free math worksheets, free math games, grammar quizzes and free phonics

worksheets and games. Worksheets and games are organized by grades and topics.

These printable math and phonics worksheets are auto generated."

An odd site with a wealth of material that is useful for the computer literate student at any language level.

Navigation is trying & there's a tricky index: still...


---This portal has a selection of non-original videos that caters to students at all levels. Because it's a portal it has done
the hard work of locating the videos from the millions that exist on the web.
While it's not perfect I'd suggest this site as a first step in any quest to find a particular clip. And it's very well organized.

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Teach-nology: Games for one & all

---'Whether you're looking to use games for educational purposes or just looking for some fun, we have you covered!

We constantly add new games. Why spend hundreds of dollars on a gaming console? Our games are totally free!"

For all levels, though gaming experience would help.Look through Educational Games & The Animated Arcade.

ToonUni Language Arts

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