Sites Of The Month 2014

LinkEngPark
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LinkEngPark

LinkEngPark

 

LingEngPark offers a large variety of audio materials for English learners. The site will save you from searching online for self-study resources. You will find a collection of podcasts, audiobooks, videos, films, and transcripts. Some of the listening materials are authentic (not designed for English learners), while others were created specifically for English learners. The resources are indexed in a variety of ways to make it easy for you to find appropriate listening materials based on your interest or level. Incorporate daily listening practice into your self-study routine by finding a new podcast or radio show that you enjoy.
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The Phrontistery
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The Phrontistery

The Phrontistery

The Phronitistery is a website full of language resources and word lists for English language enthusiasts and writers. At the “thinking place” you can study word origins, root words, suffixes and prefixes – all useful ways of improving your understanding of the English language. If you enjoy writing in English, the site will help you find useful words through a variety of
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Learn English with Audio
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Learn English with Audio

Learn English with Audio

Learn English With Audio is a simple site that is useful for beginners who are learning English vocabulary. Vocabulary is presented in a variety of categories. Some categories offer audio and translation, while others include video flashcards (with audio).
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ReadItEnglish
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READITEnglish

ReadItEnglish


ReadItEnglish is a free site for English learners who want to develop their reading skills through authentic texts. In the first session, learners respond to several multiple choice (gap-fill style) vocabulary questions. ReadItEnglish analyses the results and determines an appropriate reading level. Each time the user logs in, ReadItEnglish recommends a few articles.
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World Wide Words
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World Wide Words

World Wide Words

World Wide Words is a website for language lovers. The site is maintained by Michael Quinion, a British English etymologist (one who studies the history of words) and writer. The site contains over 2000 entries on the origins of English words and phrases, including new words, words from the news, and words that have
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Happy English
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Happy English

Happy English

Happy English is a free podcast for English learners. English teacher Michael offers a variety of useful tips and lessons for English learners in his short audio clips. These lessons are in American English. Michael’s clear spoken voice and fun sound effects will keep you interested and awake while you learn English. You can find the podcasts on the Happy English blog or on iTunes.
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Engames
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Engames

Engames

This site offers a useful way for visual learners to understand the structure of the English language. Each grammar point includes a short introduction, followed by a visual mind map. After learning the grammar visually, learners can try simple games and quizzes to review the language point. The graphics are categorized by level or subject.
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The Naked Scientists
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The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists is a science podcast and Q and A radio show developed by a team of scientists and researchers from the University of Cambridge. High-intermediate and advanced learners will enjoy listening and following along with the podcasts and interviews. Creator Dr. Smith says that the goal of his team is to “help people enjoy science as much as we do and, at the same time, to have fun.” The reason they call themselves the “naked scientists” is because they try to strip down science to the bare essentials in order to make it understandable to the general public.
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English With A Twist
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English with a Twist

English with a Twist

English with a Twist is a blog about learning the English language. Blogger Shanthi, a freelance English language teacher, writes reader-friendly articles that are useful for English language learners and teachers. English learners who want to expand their vocabulary will find this blog fun and educational.
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Elemental English
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Elemental English

Elemental English

Elemental English is a free site for English learners. It provides practical conversation lessons in American English. The site offers podcasts, videos, blog posts, grammar tips, and discussion questions related to language learning and American culture.
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Games To Learn English
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Games To Learn English

Games To Learn English

Games To Learn English is a flash-based site full of free grammar and vocabulary review games that you can play on your computer at home or in the classroom. The games test your speed, memory, and understanding of basic English. Each game comes with a short explanation by the game maker himself. Owen is an English language teacher working in China who enjoys making games in his spare time. The games are fairly self-explanatory. Some of the games, such as the Spelling Bee include an audio component.
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Grammar YUNiversity
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Grammar Yuniversity

The YUNiversity of Righteous Grammar (and other stuff)

The Grammar YUNiversity blog is full of cartoons and graphics for visual learners. It was created by an English major in California who was bothered by the fact that most grammar explanations on the Internet were long and boring. The grammar guru enlisted the help of some of his friends to respond to common grammar questions with entertaining explanations and graphics: “This blog exists so that you can actually have fun learning about grammar and vocabulary while also laughing at charts, photos, and other non-educational stuff.”
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