Created by Annenberg Media, Connect with English is a set of 50, fifteen minute videos that use a continuing storyline to talk about issues like parenting, education, work, love and more. Important ideas and phrases are repeated and the video can be slowed. These videos also stress the importance of body language in normal conversations.
Dave Sperling, the creator of Dave's ESL Cafe, has gathered resources for both ESL teachers and students. Teachers can find lesson ideas, jobs and participate in teacher forums. Students have access to a wide variety of grammar and pronunciation resources.
For 15 years, English Club has offered activities and information in many different formats and areas for ESL and literacy students, as well as teachers. There are few sites that contain as much as this one.
Live Mocha is a social networking language learning site that allows users to connect with people around the world in order to teach, learn and share in many different languages. Live Mocha offers a lot of exercises for people to practice their language of interests and users can submit learning tools for others to use. The strongest aspect of this site is the ability to connect with others and practice your language of interest.
My Happy Planet is a social networking site that allows users to connect with others to practice speaking a language via text, voice, video chat or messaging. This site also promotes learning about other cultures.
My Language Exchange is another social networking site which strives to connect native speakers and language learners in chat rooms. The method used is to try and connect 2 to 4 people, some native speakers and the other learners. So, if one person speaks French and wants to learn English, the program will try to match an English speaker wanting to learn French. This site also offers lesson plans to help facilitate learning.
An interactive listening lab designed mainly for self-directed study. Visitors need software to listen to the audio files on this site. Quizzes of different difficulty levels are available on this site too.
U.S.A. Learns is an outgrowth of a project conceived by the U.S. Department of Education. The developers of the site are the Sacramento County Office of Education and the Project IDEAL Support Center at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. The focus of U.S.A. Learns is to help immigrants learn English thorough video, text and interactive quizzes. Materials are in English and Spanish at three different skill levels.
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