List of Language Websites

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Foreign Language

Teaching with the Web
http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/lss/lang/teach.html
General FL resource site includes: Web Activities for Any Language links to: CityNet (English links--maybe to good for ESL-literacy-first lang.) ,MetroLink (English and French), and Editor and Publisher Online Newspaper goes to Newsmedia From Around the World, Language Specific Activities, Collaborative Learning:NFLRC, Publications (electronic journals).

GlobeGate: A Culture and Language Supersite
http://globegate.utm.edu
Non profit organization site that includes a link to: Associated Language Link Sites

NihongoUp
http://nihongoup.com/
Learn, review, and practice Japanese in one easy to use package, online or on the go.

Podcasts

English as a Second Language Podcast
http://www.eslpod.com
ESL Podcasts organized into 20 minute long sessions.

Japanese Pod 101
http://www.japanesepod101.com/
10-20 minute lessons, pay site, but has 7-day free trial.

Learn Italian Pod
http://www.learnitalianpod.com/
Italian podcast with cultural and language learning episodes, organized by level (beginner, intermediate, ...)


ESL/EFL

Autonomous Technology-Assisted Language Learning
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/ATALL
A wiki-book about technology and language learning, the language input pages has links to many multi-lingual and language rich media sources.

Curricular Resources in English as a Second Language
http://www.cln.org/subjects/esl_cur.html
Here are a number of links to Internet sites which contain information and/or other links related to Language Arts.

Selected Links for ESL & EFL Students
http://iteslj.org/ESL.html
Maintained by The Internet TESL Journal, the purpose of this page is to introduce students to a select list of links that they will find immediately interesting and useful. These may not be all of the very best sites, but these are definitely some of the best. We have not included sites that are difficult to navigate or are cluttered with advertising. All pages listed here, with the exception of one, have no advertising

Internet TESL Journal
http://iteslj.org/
This is a monthly web journal for teachers of English as a Second Language. It provides articles, research papers, lessons plans, classroom handouts, teaching ideas and resource links.

EF English Town
http://www.englishtown.com
Resource site for ESL teachers and learners of English includes pen pal directory, chat and links to: Teacher's Inn, Chat Pools, and Language Live.

VTC (Virtual Language Center) Lingu@NET
http://www.linguanet-europa.org/y2/
ESL and EFL teacher and learner resources sites includes links to: using the Internet for EFL/ESL, Research and from there go to The Bank of English ("...offering millions of words in searchable format, students can explore usage of words and phrases."), and Lingu@NET (area for all learners adult and children)

Dave's ESL Cafe
http://www.eslcafe.com/index.html
Resource site for ESL/EFL teachers and learners include link to: Idea Cookbook.

The Comenius Group
http://www.comenius.com/fables/
"Fluency Through Fables"
ESL site with sample reading comprehension exercises based on 6 fables

Interesting Things for ESL Students
http://www.manythings.org
A fun study site for students of English as a Second Language Word games, puzzles, quizzes, exercises, slang, proverbs and much more.

Collins Cobuild
http://www.collins.co.uk/Corpus/CorpusSearch.aspx

Language Arts

PIZZAZ! (People Interested in Zippy and Zany Zcribbling)
http://www.uoregon.edu/~leslieob/pizzaz.html
Teacher resource site (grades K-12) for creative writing (poetry, fiction, etc.) and storytelling classroom activity ideas.

Poetry, Fiction and Bag of Tricks Children's Literature
http://www.thekids.com

Armadillo's K-12 WWW Resources
http://chico.rice.edu/armadillo/Rice/K12resources.html

This resource site includes links to eShoolNews and Subject Areas such as Language
OR
You may go directly to the "Language" page:
http://chico.rice.edu/armadillo/Rice/Resources/lang.html

Language-Related Activities for Students (K-12)

Education by Design
http://www.edbydesign.com/index.html
StoryTeller Search Engine

Cyberkids
http://www.cyberkids.com
This site contains mostly reading material: somewhat interactive stories. It is divided into two children age groups those 12 & under and those 13 & over. It includes a children's interest magazine KidsZeen, Reading Room and Games that require the ShockWave in order to be played. Non-ShockWave games include Word Search and Word Jumbles and they are NOT interactive.

Kids Online
http://www.kids-online.com/
This mega-site has compiled a number of activity-oriented sites for children.

Activities by Letter by Karen M. Potter
http://www.thepotters.com/ltrain/activities.html
The contents of this site were taken from the author's book "Building Blocks to Reading, Activities by the Letter, Book I".

ABCs of Virginia Minnesota History (Grade 5)
http://ideaplace.org/ABCEssays/EssayIndex.HTML
Example of a project where students use the alphabet to tell the history of Virginia Minnesota.

Grandpa Tucker's Rhymes and Tales
http://www.night.net/tucker/
Take a look at the Poetry Pencil with an archive of poems written by kids.

The Kid Pub
http://www.ehche.ac.uk/~wiredue/kidpub/
A site that archives stories written by children and that allows children to submit their own to the site.

Global Schoolhouse
http://www.gsn.org/
A site that links kids, parents and teachers around the world. Follow the Projects, For Teachers and Parents and For Kids & Teens links.

Adult Literacy

California Distance Learning Projects (adult ed.)
http://www.otan.dni.us/cdlp/
Resource site for learners and teachers of adult literacy.Learning Activities are geared toward the practice of reading and reading comprehension. Contained in this part of the site through the "Current News and Lessons" pages are links to pages such as News Story, Story Outline and Vocabulary and Sequencing exercises. There is a link to the "E-Mail Projects" page with descriptions of different kinds of e-mail projects in which students can take part.

LINCS Literacy gateway
http://www.nifl.gov/lincs/
LINCS is the literacy community's gateway to the world of adult education and literacy resources on the Internet. The goal of LINCS is to bring adult literacy-related resources and expertise to a single point of access for users throughout the world.

The Well Connected Educator
http://www.techlearning.com/content/about/wce.html
"Stories" page has a number of teacher stories where they describe how they were able to integrate technology in their instruction.

General Language Education

Agora Newsletter Archive Marketplace:
http://agoralang.com/agora/agoranews.html#archive
Language related publications and links to other resources.

Center for Applied Linguistics
http://www.cal.org
General Information site includes links and articles on topics such as: language education, bilingual education, K-12 ESL, literacy and adult ESL, language testing, information and description of projects. Links to Clearinghouse and Public Policy Issues.

ERIC Clearinghouse on Language and Linguistics
http://www.cal.org/ericcll/
General information and resources site includes articles on different language education topics.

University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition
http://carla.acad.umn.edu/CARLA.html
General information site with links to: conferences and workshops, publications and presentations and includes a bibliography of articles

The Linguist List
http://www.linguistlist.org/esl.html

Resources for Teachers

WEBSITES FOR THE LANGUAGE TEACHER
ELT Journal Volume 61, Number 2 Pp. 187-189
http://eltj.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/61/2/187
A short article about some new technologies language teachers should be aware of.


University of Minnesota Less Commonly Taught Languages
http://carla.acad.umn.edu/lctl/lctl.html
General resource site for teachers (high school and adult ed.) of less common languages with information on workshops and projects includes a link to: The Virtual Picture Album (example of a project created by a teacher).

Teachers Helping Teachers
http://www.pacificnet.net/~mandel/
Site with resources for teachers including interesting lesson plans for the language arts curriculum K-12 follow the Language Arts link.

Classroom Connect
http://www.classroom.net/
Resource site for teachers

Classroom Connect G.R.A.D.E.S
http://www.classroom.net/Grades/
Archive link to the Language Arts and Languages

Houghton-Mifflin-Education Place Activity Search
http://www.eduplace.com/search/activity.html
Searchable database with curriculum ideas.

Resource site for K-12 educators
http://www.k-12world.com/
K-12WORLD is a collection of quality links to educational sites and resources.

Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connections
http://www.stolaf.edu/network/iecc/
Includes links for K-12 e-mail exchanges between different classrooms.

Santa Barbara High School (Special Education) Learning Lab Projects
http://www.sbceo.k12.ca.us/~sbhs/department/sped/selab/seprojects/
Site with examples of different projects completed by students. Follow "Language Arts" and "Autobiography" links.

Corpora

Bergen Corpus of London Teenage Language
http://www.hit.uib.no/colt/

The Bergen Corpus of London Teenage Language (COLT) is the first large English Corpus focusing on the speech of teenagers. It was collected in 1993 and consists of the spoken language of 13 to 17-year-old teenagers from different boroughs of London. The complete corpus, half a million words, has been orthographically transcribed and word-class tagged, and is a constituent of the British National Corpus.

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