||A lot of good on-line activities
|Road to Grammar
||This site has useful on-line
activities in all areas of grammar
||This site has some useful advice
about giving presentations.
||A very thorough site about
||This site has some good
activities that can be done on-line. I particularly like the 'Listen
and Repeat machine'.
|Six minute English||This allows students to read and listen to short extracts. If students then try to repeat what they here it is a useful way to practice supra-segmentals. Many of the audio files and their texts can be downloaded and used in class or as the basis for on-line exercises. Good cultural and business/economics stuff.|
|Academic Listening||Again from the BBC WS this series of lectures and conversations looks at various aspects of studying in English. The texts and audio files can be downloaded.|
|Pronunciation Tips||This BBC WS set of short videos is a fairly comprehensive guide to most of the English IPA. Useful if you want to refer students to practice of particular sounds.|
||A sort of uk version of you tube but without the advertsing from the BBC. A fascinating insight into UK culture.
|Video Jug||Shortish videos on just about anything. Useful for webquests or just for fun. has some nice videos about managing university.|
|Lots of useful listening practice. Good for self-access.|
English Listening Lessons
|Very nice set of exercises at a relatively low level.|
English Grammar secrets
|Simple but effective remedial grammar work|
|A huge collection of EAP materials.|
|A well produced site on writing about data.|
|These are the Videojug videos on punctuation|
Academic word list
|A good site for extensive practice of the AWL.|
Academic word list
|The AWL for more advanced students|
|correcting code||This is Exeter's correction code with link pages to practice exercises. Exeter uses this in conjunction with Markin 4 (see software and IT training).|
|diagnostic test||This diagnostic test can be useful as part of a GIL programme.|
|smokesreen||An interesting site for students which, although a bit confusing at first, helps students understand how social networking sites work. Lots of 'real' language work.|
BBC Learning English widget
|A widget is a small piece of code that can be inserted into your website. This is the BBC learning English widget.|
|Daily English activities||Nik Peachy (see mentors)
has a daily activities page. Exeter uses it as a kind of pot luck site
along with the BBC widget page.
||A useful site to get learners
started with writing.
|BBC words in the news||This BBC WS site has two minute talks
with vocabulary practice. Lots of business stuff here. Most of the
scripts and sound files can be downloaded.
|ESL : Reading
||A useful site with lots of
||A set of tools to help develop
on-line teaching materials
||A shared repository of lessons and ideas for language classes
||A good collection of videoed lectures in many subjects - some are animated.
|Prepare for Success
||A very useful pre-arrival site
for students coming to the UK.
||A very useful site
from the University of Nottingham designed to support international
students at University
|Bloomberg||provides some interesting
insights into how the world economy is
developing. They have a good video service providing reports from
around the world.
|Bized||A very rich site with some good on-line simulations of topics on Economics and business.|
||'A moment of science' has some
downloadable soundfiles about science you can use.
||Lots of interesting materials
about science on this site.
||A directory of many resources
||The Higher Education Academy has
a useful site for teachers of Engineering. It includes
this very useful booklet about teaching Engineering to
||This site has a
mixture of animated lectures and talking heads. Most are
about 10 minutes long - some longer. This site might be useful for
higher level classes in
||This has many
talks and lectures on many different topics. Many are accompanied by
subtitles which makes them particularly useful for independent study.
They tend to be inspirational and didactic rather than academic in
||A lot of videos and other
materials about history
||Lots of 40 minute lectures on
various topics. Good archive.
|McGill mini-law lectures
||Useful collection of videod law
lectures. Some about 60 minutes long.
||A useful site for sharing resources in the humanities
|Babelfish||On-line translation tool|
translate web pages