ESL Websites

Listening Resources

Find Sounds
http://www.findsounds.com/types.html

This site provides thousands of sound effects, birds, musical instruments, household items, holidays, movie and TV clips, etc.

Randall’s ESL Cyber-Listening Lab
http://www.esl-lab.com/

This site has a large collection of listening quizzes at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.  There are also conversations with video, short listening exercises and quizzes on listening for academic purposes.  Randall offers technical support with instructions on how to download players, and how to record audio from the internet.

ESL Independent Study Lab-Listening
http://www.lclark.edu/-krauss/toppicks/listening.html

Quizzes

English-Zone.com
http://www.english-zone.com/

This site has a combination of free and fee paying material.  Topics include exercises and quizzes on grammar, verbs, vocabulary, spelling, reading, study skills, idioms, conversation, pronunciation, etc.

Activities for ESL/EFL Students
http://a4esl.org/

Students can find self-checking quizzes on grammar and vocabulary.  Some bilingual quizzes are also available.

Other Cool Stuff

Miksike Independence Exercises
http://www.miksike.com/activities/index.html

Miksike offers games and activities for developing thinking skills and language.

Brain Boosters – Discovery.com
www.school.discovery.com/brainboosters

This fun site offers a variety of activities that develop children’s thinking skills in categorization, lateral thinking, logic, number and math play, reasoning, spatial awareness, and word and letter play.

English Language Centre Study Zone
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/

This site offers interactive grammar, reading, and vocabulary activities and puzzles at five different language proficiency levels.

Curriculum Connections

www.learning.gov.ab.ca/parents/handbook/ 

www.mathforum.org/dr.math/

www.ipl.org/divkidspace/drinternet/     

www.startibune.com/homework_help/

www.school.discover.com/homeworkhelp/bipinchbeck/

provided by Karen Shaw, CBE ESL Area 1 Specialist