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Sites Of The Month 2010

Site Of The Month December 2010 ~ Fotobabble
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www.fotobabble.com

Fotobabble

If you want to practise speaking online, Fotobabble is an excellent website. Many English learners complain that they don’t know what to talk about. Talking about your family, friends, country and hobbies is a good start. At Fotobabble you can upload a photo and then record your description of it.
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Site Of The Month November 2010 ~ English Teacher Melanie
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www.englishteachermelanie.com

English Teacher Melanie

Teacher Melanie’s motto is “Do something in English every day”. Her website for English learners is updated weekly. You will find free English lessons in the form of blogs, podcasts, and videos. Not only are her explanations clear and easy to understand, her true life stories about living in Canada make learning English fun!
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Site Of The Month October 2010 ~ PicLits
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PicLits

This site offers a fun way to learn new vocabulary and play with word forms and sentence structure. Choose from a variety of photos. Then drag and drop nouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, prepositions, and punctuation to create your own description.
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Site Of The Month September 2010 ~ howJsay
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howJsay

howJsay

This large English pronunciation dictionary, is part of the Fonetiks family of websites and offers quick reference to the pronunciation of English words. If you are ever in doubt about the proper pronunciation of a word, simply type the word you want to hear into the search field on the homepage and enjoy instant sound. Words are spoken in British English, though British and American spelling can be used in a query.
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Site Of The Month August 2010 ~ Learning Chocolate
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Learning Chocolate

Learning Chocolate

This website is great for beginner to intermediate language learners who want to learn vocabulary and pronunciation. The site is very simple to use, with 5 different types of quizzes for each category. Vocabulary categories include Animals, Body, Home, Nature, Food, Computers, and more. Learners simply choose a category and begin. Some games ask you to match the audio to the word. Others have you match words to pictures. One game requires you to type out what you hear.
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Site Of The Month July 2010 ~ TalkEnglish
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One complaint many English learners have is that they can’t get enough English speaking practice online. TalkEnglish is a free program based on the idea of mimicking correct sentences. While a memorization style “listen and repeat” program may not be the golden ticket to speaking English, this site certainly offers you plenty of speaking practice. You will also find interesting tips, such as memorizing the answers to familiar questions that people typically pose in interviews and casual conversations.
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Site Of The Month June 2010 ~ Grammaropolis
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Grammaropolis is a colourful site where kids can learn the parts of speech without a textbook. The parts of speech are personified with cute characters that are appealing to young learners. For example, the Preposition is a little green character whose profile says “Yes I’m small, but that doesn’t mean I can’t locate an object in space and time.” The site contains explanations, quizzes, books, games, and even a catchy song! Grammaropolis also has a blog where teachers can learn more about
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Site Of The Month May 2010 ~ The Learning Network
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The New York Times recently moved its education section to a blog. This interactive learning section offers plenty of online reading. You can also learn new vocabulary, submit your opinion, take quizzes and try puzzles. The content is primarily American and some of it is meant for teachers to print. While the target audience is not specifically English learners, much of the content (especially fill-ins) is useful for high intermediate and
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Site Of The Month April 2010 ~ Brain Pop ESL
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Brain Pop ESL is currently being offered free of charge for users! Lessons are based on colourful three-part movies featuring animated characters Ben and robot Moby. Units are divided by level and include a variety of lessons to help you learn English vocabulary, expressions, grammar points, and proper pronunciation. Quizzes and activities reinforce and test comprehension and listening skills. Brain Pop is an excellent starting point for young learners and is fun and easy to use. Closed captioning is available if you want to read along.
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Site Of The Month March 2010 ~ ESL Blues
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English learners are always asking for more online quizzes. Quizzes are a way to practise English and determine areas of difficulty. ESL Blues has a large collection of short quizzes that are categorized based on level and language focus. Some quizzes only focus on a single item, such as “must” vs. “have to” and others focus on common errors or themes. The “Pot Luck” quizzes test a combination of language usage and trivia.
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Site Of The Month February 2010 ~ Word Champ
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Word Champ is a Language Learning Network for learners of many different languages. English learners will find a selection of free features on this site, including a helpful webreader and many activities, flashcards and drills to learn English at a safe and challenging pace. Learners can track their progress and search for other language partners who are doing the same. For those willing to pay for a premium membership (9.95 USD/year) the options are endless.
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Site Of The Month January 2010 ~ ESOL Courses
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This free English learning site is accessible to English learners of all levels. Activities include reading and vocabulary exercises, video quizzes, and games. Some learners will be interested in the “English for Work” section while others may prefer lighter activities such as picture quizzes, crosswords, and matching. Review the “Topics Menu” to find activities and games
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