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ACRONYM FINDER
Searchable database containing common acronyms and abbreviations about all subjects, with a focus on computers, technology, telecommunications, and the military; 125,000 acronyms & their meanings

AMERICAN SLANGUAGES
Asks you to "choose a city and talk like the locals" - foreign cities too; ok ok so you need to be careful with this one, but the rich uses of language here outweigh the inherent dangers!

ANAGRAM GENIUS SERVER
Type in any word or words and an anagram or anagrams are retrieved for you - but be careful.....they're not always child appropriate!

ASK A LINGUIST
Ask an expert format specifically on the topic of linguistics

BEHIND THE NAME
An introduction to etymology and first names, as well as languages, elements in first names, and the most popular names - interesting possibilities for word study

BLUE BOOK OF GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION
Jane Straus's guide to grammar and punctuation, now available online

COMMON ERRORS IN ENGLISH
A lengthy list of words commonly misspelled, put in hypertext to make them clickable, listed alphabetically with little fanfare so it's ready to use immediately

DR. GRAMMAR
Check the FAQs and then write to Dr. Grammar and get answers to your English questions

ENGLISH SERVER
The University of Washington's online repository of over 20,000 English works - categorized nicely and fully searchable - WOW!

ENGLISH TESTS AND QUIZZES
Ideal for ESL students, Interactive tests and quizzes of all types, for all levels. Multiple choice tests, fill-the-gap exercises, reading tests, crosswords, and a lot more

ESL CAFE
Dave Sperling's site dedicated to learning English as a second language; designed to be fun for teachers with lots of opportunity for interaction and loads of shared ideas

ESL LESSON PLANS
Links to ESL lesson plans and resources around the web; includes many big name sites you may not have been aware provided such accommodations

ETHNOLOGUE
A catalogue of more than 6,700 languages spoken in 228 countries with indices for names and language families

EXPLORING THE INTERNET
Set up to offer guidance in using the WWW in the English classroom; appropriate for new users of the Internet

FAKE OUT
Interactive game which challenges students to correctly guess definitions - archives of past challenges too

GRAMMAR GORILLAS
Correctly identify parts of speech and the gorilla is rewarded with a banana


GUIDE TO GRAMMAR AND WRITING
Exhaustive site on the technical aspects of English, includes close-ups on sentences, paragraphs, essays, nearly 100 online grammar quizzes and an ask-the-expert link for questions

LANGUAGE ARTS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS
Links to many creative and substantial sites covering major English themes for grades six through eight

LANGUAGE POLICY WEBSITE
James Crawford's page on the politics of language, especially "the English Only movement, English Plus, bilingual education, efforts to save endangered languages, and language rights in the U.S.A."

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR BILINGUAL EDUCATION
Non-profit professional and advocacy organization lobbying for the educational needs of language-minority students

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH
Policy, positions, grants, awards, jobs, research, teaching ideas

ONE LOOK DICTIONARY
Close to two million words in over 300 hundred dictionaries to help find the most obscure meanings, synonyms, antonyms and spellings

OUTTA RAY'S HEAD
English lessons complete with a rationale for why to use them, and the handouts and evaluations that go with them

PUZZLEMAKER
Creates puzzles using the data you input: crosswords, wordfinds, and more

SCHMOOZE
MOO for ESL students - great format

THE SPACE
No, I have no idea what the title refers to, but I could sit and listen to the midi file for hours....great English links on a variety of topics/genres

VISUAL THESAURUS
An amazing application of technology in which the learner actually watches terms being spun into webs of meaning; move your cursor towards different and watch new terms dynamically emerge

VOCABULARY UNIVERSITY
Great place for games and puzzles that promote word power including thematic word puzzles on a range of topics

WORLD WIDE WORDS
Includes words too new to appear in most dictionaries, words in the news with interesting histories and a section about obscure, unusual or peculiar words

 

 
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