Lee Sang Hee Preparatory School firstname.lastname@example.org
Pohang KOTESOL subchapter
Meeting and presentation
November 19, 2006
Background of my CALL experience
Central Missouri State University course: Computer-Assisted
Language Learning (CALL), taught by Dr. Ron Long.
Initially skeptical of CALL as gimmicky.
Later convinced of how effective computers can be.
Value of CALL for the English learners
a learning environment a resource for knowledge about language and teaching
a place to practice English a source for materials
: teacher development websites
1. The Internet TESL Journal
Features articles, lessons, techniques, conversation questions, games and activities for the ESL/EFL classroom, jokes in English, and other things for teachers.
URL and Latest articles: http://iteslj.org
EFL/ESL Articles & Research Papers: http://iteslj.org/Articles/
Techniques for Classroom Instruction: http://iteslj.org/Techniques/
Conversation questions: http://iteslj.org/questions/
Teacher development websites continued…
2. Dave ’ s ESL Café
Mostly effective for advertising teaching jobs and for discussing various teacher-related and student-related topics.
Features a good link to the Pronunciation Power website.
Contains about 3000 other links.
English Teacher Forums: http://www.eslcafe.com/forums/teacher/
TOEFL iBT Links: http://www.eslcafe.com/forums/teacher/viewtopic.php?t=5156&si d=2060e1b486b02d09bc0aa0e030edaa72
Teacher development websites that are meta-sites
3. Tower of English
A very handy meta-site with links organized according to 34 categories relevant to English learners and teachers.
Provides detailed information on each website and suggests activities for people to use with the site.
4. ESL Flow
Very motivating, teacher-friendly links to interesting lessons, materials, and classroom ideas of various types.
: multipurpose websites i.e., websites that address many different areas of English learning and teaching, with four skills, vocabulary, and grammar in mind.
Thousands of quizzes, tests, exercises, sound files, and puzzles to help students learn English as a Second Language.
Vocabulary quizzes: http://a4esl.org/a/v.html
Multipurpose websites related to a4esl.org
6. Interesting Things for ESL Students
The Kelly brothers’ site for word games, puzzles, quizzes, exercises, slang, proverbs, and other resources.
Concordance based on VOA Special English: http://www.manythings.org/voa/sentences.htm
7. VOA Special English
Word Book: a.cfm
Multipurpose websites that are enormous in size and detail
8. BBC Learn English
Hundreds of articles to explain grammar and vocabulary points.
Words in the News section for listening and reading.
9. Prof. Rick Shur ’ s ESL and Computer Handouts
Exercises for punctuation, composition, writing, dictation, reading, grammar, vocabulary, etc.
Multipurpose website of honorable mention
10. Ted Power: English Language Learning and Teaching
Your ultimate on-line mentor teacher.
Explanations of teaching pedagogy and extensive materials to help with grammar, vocabulary, and the four skills.
Lesson Materials: http://www.btinternet.com/~ted.power/literacy.html
Prepare for Discussion: http://www.btinternet.com/~ted.power/discuss.html
: young learners’ websites
11. Boggle ’ s World
Game boards, crosswords, flash cards, Concentration cards,
12. Teaching English
Activities for speaking , vocabulary , writing , grammar , pronunciation , listening , reading , and for using resources .
Also includes a few suggestions for the classroom and lesson plans with worksheets and detailed procedures .
Young learners’ website of honorable mention
13. MES English
“Free flashcards, handouts to match, free phonics cards, free ESL games, an international projects exchange library and activities all ready for printing.
Not a list of links but “a site containing actual resources, made by myself to be downloaded and used today.
Contains forums to discuss activities, make suggestions, interact with other teachers, etc.
What young learner doesn’t like word games?
14. Crossword-puzzle-making websites
Has different kinds of word games if students get bored with just one.
Eclipse Crossword: http://www.greeneclipsesoftware.com/eclipsecrossword/
: skills websites
Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab
For general listening purposes, academic listening purposes, online listening practice, twenty-minute vocabulary lessons, and long conversations in Real Video
Pronunciation guides for different varieties of English, minimal pairs for practice, on-line dictation exercises, and grammar practice in spoken English.
Skills websites for writing: flying creatures
17. ESL Bee
Advanced composition for non-native speakers of English.
Essay types, essay models, essay structures.
Also includes some error correction and student webfolios.
18. Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Style, grammar, structure, essay types, ESL, punctuation, etc.
Preferred URL: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/oldindex.html
Four skills combination sites: international tests
19. Educational Testing Service ( URL: http://www.ets.org
Writing Topics: ftp://ftp.ets.org/pub/toefl/989563wt.pdf
TOEFL iBT Tips: http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/TOEFL/pdf/TOEFL_Tips.pdf
20. Abu Dhabi Men’s College HD Common Year
IELTS-leaning. Activities for all four skills, such as writing:
Links for vocabulary, listening, reading, writing, and grammar:
: language websites i.e., websites helpful for grammar and vocabulary.
21. John’s ESL Grammar
Grammatical explanations and quizzes for levels beginning, intermediate, advanced.
Part of the John’s ESL Community of websites.
Grammar help through Karin
Karin’s ESL Partyland
Grammar activities for teachers:
Find Your Partner Strips: Second Conditional: http://www.eslpartyland.com/teachers/grammar/condstrips.htm
Hasn’t been maintained in a while.
Karin strongly recommends the ESL Flow links for Grammar : http://www.eslflow.com/grammarlessonplans.html
Resources for vocabulary acquisition on the Internet
23. Vocabulary strategies handout from KOTESOL’s TJ Everest
24. The Compleat Lexical Tutor
Concordance-based material for students and teachers. Easy to convert to quizzes: http://www.lextutor.ca/
25. Laurence Anthony ’ s Concordancing Freeware
Good for making your own concordances from any txt. files you have made: http://www.antlab.sci.waseda.ac.jp/software.html
: Why not upload your own materials?
Roger ’ s TESOL Zone
Writing checklist with links by topic:
Grammar checklist with links to the BBC Learn English website:
TOEFL essay topics in an easy-to-manipulate Microsoft Word format:
: Why not join the club?
Membership benefits include:
Quarterly newsletter The English Connection
Proceedings to last year ’ s conference
Discount on the national conference
The chance to join a Special Interest Group (SIG)
Cost of membership: ￦ 40,000 a year
Appendix: some other websites to check out
CMSU Writing Center: http://www.cmsu.edu/x63631.xml
English Raven: http://www.englishraven.com/Main.html
Genki English: http://genkienglish.net/gamemenu.htm