by Kevin Stoda
For many years, I have been working on this web site in order to share culture, information and ideas for discussion and learning. One of my more popular blogged pieces was this collection of Icebreakers for New Classes: First Day (or First Week) Activities, Icebreakers, or Introductory Activities for ESL Classes .
Below is a quick orientation for neophyte instructors as to where to find online quizzes and other materials for their EFL and ESL students.
They also have a great A Short List of Good Links
- Activities for ESL Students (By Many Teachers)
- Interesting Things for ESL Students (Charles Kelly & Larry Kelly)
- ESL Blue(s) (Eifion Pritchard)
- California Distance Learning Project
Text to read and listen to, pronunciation practice, spelling practice, …
- MyEFA – English for All
The video files can also be downloaded with iTunes. (Subscribe to Video Podcast Feed)
- UVic English Language Centre
- University of Iowa’s Phonetics: The Sounds of American English
Requires Flash and QuickTime. Listen and watch how to pronounce sounds.
- Voice of America (VOA) Special English
- VOA’s Special English Programs in a Podcast RSS Feed
- VOA’s Special English has a limited vocabulary of about 1,500 words and is spoken at a slow pace.
(4) English as a Second Language: ESL is another great sight, which claims to be the most popular in the world.
(5) http://www.eslcafe.com/search/Online_English_Courses/ This was one of the first sites I ever used for classes online back in the mid-1990s. It is from Dave Sperling, who had activities, like this:
http://www.eslcafe.com/quiz/I also suggest: