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Links for CALL lab lessons

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Robert L. Fielding

 

1.      Vocabulary

Writing Centre website – Vocabulary page – this page has links to several interactive sites to help with vocabulary - http://www.ugr.uaeu.ac.ae/writing_centre/vocabulary.shtml

A tool to create a glossary of words that students input - http://www.wordsmyth.net/home.php?content=glossary

Online dictionary and thesaurus - http://dictionary.reference.com/

2.      Grammar

A great place to start - UGRU English website - http://www.ugru.uaeu.ac.ae/ugruenglish/english-files/Student/L2.flowchart.1.htm

 

Writing Centre website – Grammar page – lots of links to good, interactive sites - http://www.ugr.uaeu.ac.ae/writing_centre/grammar.shtml

Grammar search engine - http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/search/query_X.asp

List of irregular verbs - http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwesl/egw/verbs.htm

Complete list of verb tenses - http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwesl/egw/tenses.htm

Grammar links for English language learners – especially writers - http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwesl/egw/grlinkst.htm

Sentence generator – have fun while learning - http://www.manythings.org/rs/

Grammar logs - http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/grammarlogs.htm

Great powerpoint presentations on grammar and composition points – well worth a visit **** (great for teachers) - http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/powerpoint.htm

Grammar at Dave’s - http://www.eslcafe.com/grammar.html

A teacher’s ‘blinklist’ – all types of help - http://www.blinklist.com/grammar/

Activities for learners – at all levels – grammar, vocabulary + translation

 (English-Arabic) - http://a4esl.org/

Complete list of verb tenses - http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwesl/egw/tenses.htm

Tolearnenglish.com – interactive exercises – jumbled sentences with answers http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-6074.php

3.      Writing sentences

The structure of sentences explained – compound/complex - http://www.arts.uottawa.ca/writcent/hypergrammar/sntstrct.html

English tests – more work on sentence structure - http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/tests

Elements of sentence construction - http://wwwnew.towson.edu/ows/sentelmt.htm

 

 

4.      Writing paragraphs

Owl at Purdue for everything connected with writing – take your pick - http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

The 8-minute window – a window that lets you write for 8 minutes only http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/freewriting8.htm

Paragraph development - http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/paragraphs.htm

5.      Writing essays

Owl at Purdue for everything connected with writing – take your pick - http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

EFL/ESL Writing activities - http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwesl/egw/eslwract.htm

Principles of composition – a galaxy of activities and help on every aspect of

writing at university -  http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/composition.htm

A- Z Index - http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/index2.htm

Descriptions of different types of essays - http://essayinfo.com/essays/cause_and_effect_essay.php

6.      Reading short stories

Virtual Library – students can find all sorts of things to read here - http://www.freewebs.com/myvirtuallibrary/

 

7.      Reading non-fiction

Reading for students and teachers - http://www.whatsnewintheworld.blogspot.com/

8.      Punctuation

All kinds of help with writing – punctuation, spelling and grammar + some higher order sub-skills - http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

9.      Spelling

Spelling rules online - http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwesl/egw/susan.htm

UGRU Spelling Lab- http://www.ugru.uaeu.ac.ae/spelling/

10.  Creative Writing

Creative Writing techniques to get you started

 http://members.optusnet.com.au/~charles57/Creative/Techniques/

Freewriting pages - http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/brainstorm_freewrite.htm

The ten-minute window - http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/freewriting.htm

The 5-minute window - http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/freewriting5.htm

Creative thinking techniques (this could be used early in the course) - http://members.optusnet.com.au/~charles57/Creative/Techniques/

Explanation of the justification for freewriting – best for teachers - http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/major_freewriting.htm

11.  Other stuff

A compendium of activities, help and advice for English language learners’ study skills - http://www.studygs.net/

Create a graph – easy to use, free software to create all kinds of charts and graphs - http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/

A place to leave your own links – could be of use to teachers and students – just

 provide username etc and fill with links - http://www.crayon.net/read.cgi

Start a blog – www.blogger.com/start

Start a website – follow the instructions step by step www.freewebs.com

Style conventions for students’ writing - http://aaweb.gallaudet.edu/CLAST/Tutorial_and_Instructional_Programs/English_Works/Writing.html

A place to leave your own favourite links – could be of use to teachers and

students – just provide username etc and fill with links - http://www.crayon.net/read.cgi

Online resources for writers - http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/writing/writing.htm

Dictation page on Writing Centre website - http://www.ugr.uaeu.ac.ae/writing_centre/dictationpage.shtml

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