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Svetlana Suchkova's collection of sites


www.elsevier.ru Elsevier Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics, access to over 1800 Elsevier journals including some ELT titles. Have to register on the Russian site of Elsevier

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/referenceworks/0080448542, the most authoritative, up-to-date, comprehensive international reference source in the field.


http://www.uta.fi/FAST/US1/REF/usgbintr.html#top - Variants of the language

http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/encyclopedia/e/en/english_language.htm everything about English, encyclopedia links


Teaching Methodology

http://712educators.about.com/library/quizzes/blteacher_personality.htm online fun quiz on teacher's personality

http://712educators.about.com/od/teachingstrategies/ teaching tips and strategies, advice to student teachers, links to articles

http://www.kn.sbc.com/wired/fil/pages/listteachingna.html. for pre-service and in-service teachers who just start an EFL Methodology course 

http://www.kn.sbc.com/wired/fil/pages/webreflectiga.html Learner-Centered Instruction - designed for teacher training


Great Databases/Resources for teachers

Content teaching






http://newslink.org/mag.html - magazine articles, university level (from entertainment: games, movies, cuisine to science and technology, chemical research, popular science, from computing to lifestyles)

http://www.score.k12.ca.us/ -Teacher CyberGuide, activities for kids in various sciences. "Language and Arts" site provides resources on issues related to American and British Literature, history and culture

http://www.kn.sbc.com/wired/fil/pages/listenvironmna1.html -great environmental issues hotlist


Social Science

http://www.umuc.edu/virtualteaching/module1/authentic.html#sociology authentic inquiry, sociology

http://www.atlapedia.com/online/ -political and sociology scientists

http://csa.berkeley.edu:7502/archive.htm -sociology, archive

http://dsal.uchicago.edu/books/socialscientist/ -- monthly journal Social Scientist, content, articles

http://www.wjh.harvard.edu/soc-sci/resengine.html research engines for social scientists, fields

http://caster.ssw.upenn.edu/~restes/praxis.html resources for social studies and economics, database of subjects and links

http://socialscientist.wordpress.com/ -fun articles

http://www.exampleessays.com/viewpaper/9836.html  an essay on research methods in social science


MIT lecture courses for free http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/courses/courses/index.htm#AeronauticsandAstronautics MIT list of courses in Aeronautics, lectures

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Foreign-Languages-and-Literatures/21F-213Spring2004/CourseHome/index.htm MIT: Academic communication course

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Foreign-Languages-and-Literatures/21F-223Fall-2004/CourseHome/index.htm MIT course: Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation, downloadable

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Foreign-Languages-and-Literatures/21F-059Fall2003/CourseHome/index.htm MIT course with readings and literature Paradigms of European thought and culture

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Foreign-Languages-and-Literatures/21F-019Spring-2005/CourseHome/index.htm MIT course on intercultural communication (lectures)

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Foreign-Languages-and-Literatures/21F-225Advanced-Workshop-in-Writing-for-Science-and-Engineering--ESLSpring2003/CourseHome/index.htm MIT course on advanced writing for non-nests, science and engineering

http://www.kn.sbc.com/wired/fil/pages/samjenniferje.html EFL/ESL Resource Sampler


http://www.4teachers.org/ reading, listening, interactive tests, video about interesting events

http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/ - subject areas Social Studies, US government sites, puzzles on logic, lateral thinking, reasoning, (crossword-weaver.com). Clip Art Gallery with some animated clips
http://gsh.lightspan.com/programs/FTE/index.html global school net foundation (programs and partners)

http://web1.caryacademy.org/facultywebs/delia_Decourcy/MIDLINK/englishhonorroll.htm#vocabulary everything collection of best sites, categorized



http://www.lclark.edu/~krauss/usia/faqduring.html#download%20Web%20pages actys to download without i-connection

http://www.lclark.edu/~krauss/call/webtraining.html puzzlemaker and other tools, free

http://www.eslcafe.com/search/index.html everything , links, games

http://www.k12.hi.us/~mkunimit/more_teachers_sites.htm lesson plans, links to subject areas

www.education-world.com lesson plans and research

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/LAMO.htm lesson plans

www.wizards.com card games

http://www.lclark.edu/~krauss/ortesol2004/smart.html hands-on activities


http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/ - for intermediate level, a huge number of different topics and practice reading and especially listening comprehension, word games, a current events, News section, General Knowledge quizzes, British-English link to the BBC web pages, Lesson Plans

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ -for adults at the upper-intermediate and over level, with current events articles, listening comprehension, Science and Nature quizzes (excellent), Finance, Entertainment, Sports, History, Health, Lifestyles, Music news, etc., a learning section which covers such areas as Math, English grammar, Environmental Studies, Science, etc. The Learning section also includes English Teacher Resource materials.

http://atozteachersstuff.com./ - lesson plans, teacher chat

http://ali.apple.com/ali_sites/ali/teaching.html  online activities

www.manytings.org for ESL students

www.marvel.com comics in English

http://www.kidlink.org/KIDPROJ/MCC/ kids project on holidays (world calendar)

http://answers.yahoo.com/info/welcome to ask a question and get lots of answers, chat for free



Reading, Stories, Books

http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=773 -developing critical thinking about literary characters

http://messenger.latam.msn.com/ critical reading

http://edsitement.neh.gov - treasure of high-quality material in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies; 100 links to the top humanities sites and online lessons plans

http://encarta.msn.com/ free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page free encyclopedia

http://www.literacynet.org/cnnsf/  Media stories for children

http://www.cnn.com/ books

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/ books

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/ books

www.ohiou.edu/esl/project/seven.html texts about wonders, lessons

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Enduring-Wisdom/message/203 fables

http://www.biography.com/search/ - biographies

http://www.amillionlives.com/ -thousands of biographies

http://stpetersburg-guide.com/people/glinka.shtml about famous Russian people

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Russian_Americans Lists of famous Russian-Americans for project work


http://www.loc.gov/ library of Congress

http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/China/proverb.html#d Chinese proverbs (annotation and connotation)




http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/archive.html good for lesson planning on current events


http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~robins/quotes.html - quotations of famous people



http://www.quotationspage.com/search.php3 quotations search page


Public speaking


http://www.lclark.edu/~krauss/campusvisits/home.html Power Point presentations

http://www.teachtheteachers.org/projects/MBergey/index.htm Evaluation sheet for presentation

http://www.aresearchguide.com/3tips.html -lots of tips, resources

http://712educators.about.com/cs/speeches/a/speechwriting.htm speech writing with link to articles

http://712educators.about.com/od/speecheswriting/ tips for speech writing



http://www.ohiou.edu/esl/english/writing/reference.html list of links on writing from Ohio uni

http://www.onestopenglish.com/tefl_skills/writing_think.htm  pre-writing tips

http://ozline.com/electraguide/ -essay writing

http://www.teachtheteachers.org/projects/MBergey/index.htm evaluation sheet, persuasive writing

http://www.mtsu.edu/~studskl/essay.html questions after essay test

http://www.lclark.edu/~krauss/advwrf99/classassign.html  assignments

http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/lss/lang/nflrc.html - for writing projects

http://www.teachtheteachers.org/projects/MBergey/index.htm -persuasive paper, tips

http://www.ohiou.edu/esl/english/writing.html - links to tips for writers, organization and style, Mechanics, The Writing Process, Topics for Writing, Research and Writing, and Writing for Special Purposes.

http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets.shtml -writing tutorial courses

http://www.kn.sbc.com/wired/fil/pages/listreadinghe.html -reading/writing guide hotlist

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/interact/index.html interactive exercises, practicing writing

http://www.rpi.edu/web/writingcenter/handouts.html virtual writing centre, handouts

http://www.rpi.edu/web/writingcenter/apa.html citation format APA, references

http://www.rpi.edu/web/writingcenter/mla.html citation MLA format

http://www.rpi.edu/web/writingcenter/abstracts.html abstract writing

http://www.rpi.edu/web/writingcenter/genderfair.html gender fair language: text with examples

http://www.eslbee.com/ writing for non-natives with explanation and samples

http://www.eslbee.com/topic_sentences.htm topic+ controlling idea with a quiz

http://www.eslbee.com/persuade.htm how to write persuasive essay + students samples

https://my.hamilton.edu/academics/resource/wc/WritinganAPAstyleresearchpaper.PDF good text on research paper, long

http://www.uefap.co.uk/ Academic writing, an exhaustive range of activities as well as lots of clear explanations.

http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/reaction.html how to write reaction/response essay http://www.sjsu.edu/depts/english/foropen.htm  ways of essay opening

Sts research, projects

http://www.lclark.edu/~krauss/ortesol98/home.html#master how to structure it, monitor the process

http://www.aresearchguide.com/index.html - guidelines for students research, lots of links, every tiny sphere from format to footnotes, plagiarism, and presentation





http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/russian/learn_english/newsid_3243000/3243760.stm  tasks for testing punctuation

http://esl.about.com/od/englishgrammar/a/a_punctuation.htm punctuation 









http://www.kn.sbc.com/wired/fil/pages/listenglished.html-Grammar hotlist



http://my.opera.com/nnhnnhu/blog/index.dml/tag/Vocabulary/Expression  blog with interesting phrases, their meaning

http://www.geocities.com/lsilver5/cont.htm English rules is a site that takes a look at vocabulary from a grammatical point. The site has lots of explanations and examples.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/quiz/questions/0,5961,580600,00.html A short quiz on weird words from the Guardian Unlimited site. Its quite a lot of fun to try and students can then use the dictionary to check out definitions etc.

http://school.discovery.com/puzzlemaker - vocab puzzlemaker

http://www.niagara.edu/oas/lc/Study%20&%20Reading%20Strategies/13_easy_ways_to_increase_your_vocabulary.htm - ways to increase vocab

http://oregonstate.edu/Dept/eli/july2000.html vocab games, article with links


http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr096.shtml - great to pique interest

http://www.onestopenglish.com/english_grammar/vocabulary.htm -metaphor, phrasal verbs, word stories

http://www.macmillandictionary.com/resourcenew.htm -word of the week

http://www.lclark.edu/~krauss/toppicks/vocabulary2.html  links, interactive tasks

http://www.edict.com.hk/concordance/WWWAssocWords.htm -concordances

http://www.ohiou.edu/esl/english/vocabulary.html ESP vocab

http://iteslj.org/links/ESL/Vocabulary/ a lot of links

http://oregonstate.edu/Dept/eli/march1997.html concordances software

http://www.kn.sbc.com/wired/fil/pages/samdictionama.html -Dictionaries Sampler



http://esl.about.com/library/vocabulary/blcollocation_1.htm Five pages of exercises that cover collocations with the following verbs: break, catch, come, do, feel, find, get, go, have, keep, make, miss, pay, save and take.

http://www.btinternet.com/~ted.power/advparta.html This site focuses on particles and has the snappy title of Watch your particles. The pages have good example sentences showing common collocations followed by exercises giving students a chance to practise.


Common errors

http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~brians/errors/errors.html has over 100 common errors including words often easily confused, punctuation and false friends with a nice simple explanation. http://www.bartleby.com/141/strunk3.html A slightly more complicated set of rules but nevertheless quite useful for teachers. A few of the explanations and examples are difficult to find elsewhere and yet are relevant to many students including over-elaboration and failing to omit unnecessary words.



http://www.worldwidewords.org/ A comprehensive site which aims to take a look not just at the meaning of words but also their origins. You can search words in the conventional alphabetical way or by using the typical www search facility. Two of the more interesting features are a look at words from 2001 and the Surprise me! button which can take you anywhere on the site! The site also contains a Q & A section

http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~ling215/NewWords/index.html New words in English collected by American linguistics students with definitions and brief etymological notes. Youll find a lot of quite obscure words here as well as a few that your students might already be using without really knowing their meaning or origin.

http://www.wordorigins.org/home.htm Apart from an alphabetical list of entries with explanations of etymology this site also has a discussion group and a section on irresistible stories false etymologies which are just too good, or funny, to dismiss out of hand. Browse through the pages here and be entertained as well as educated.

http://members.aol.com/MorelandC/Phrases.htm - phrase origins



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