Links

Personal Links
TESOL Links

Listening

  • Breaking News English -A news website that targets English language learners. Has different difficulty levels along with quizzes and activities.
  • ELLLO -Videos of conversations in English with vocab and comprehension quizzes
  • VOA News -Another News website from the people at Voice of America
  • Rachel’s English -Rachel’s wonderful English learning videos on YouTube
  • BetteratEnglish.com -Real English conversations with transcripts and vocabulary
  • Randall’s Cyber Listening Lab -Huge inventory of listening quizzes and activities
  • Listen a Minute -Short listening texts with activities

Speaking

Writing

  • BusyTeachersCafe.com -How to write a paragraph
  • Thought Co. -This page from Thought Co. has some good resources for writing prompts and essay samples
  • EAP Foundation -A site that covers all the skills for writing English for Academic Purposes
  • Rong-Chang.com -Writing resources
  • CZ- Training -Exercises for paraphrasing
  • Comparative Media Studies -This page gives in-depth explanations and resources for writing
  • LetterPile.com -Flash fiction, writing prompts for 300 word stories
  • Ergo– Step-by-step from the initial question to the bibliography
  • Compleat Lexical Tutor -This sight has a variety of resources for vocabulary building and essay writing
  • Marking Mate -A site where you can paste your essay and have it evaluated for academic quality
  • Write & Improve -This web tool from Cambridge will evaluate your writing for free

Apps

  • Storyrobe -Add photos and narration to make an informative slideshow
  • Storykit -Like Storyrobe but you can also add text or drawings
  • Socrative -A great application that can be used in class for assessing students
  • Padlet -This app really helps if you do a lot of group activities in your class
  • Kahoot -Gamification of learning at its best
  • Quizlet -A website and app that has pre-made sets of flashcards to help you boost your vocabulary
  • Wooclap -Kind of like Kahoot, but better

Corpora & Research tools

Teaching resources

Learning Management

  • Blackboard -Huge learning management system used by many schools and universities
  • Canvas -Competes with Blackboard to increase collaboration and provide learner analytics
  • Edmodo -Free to use. Put all your course content online to eliminate paper and save time when grading
  • Moodle -Free and open-source software learning management system that can be modified and adapted to any learning context

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