English Resource Links

Links to Teacher Josh's favorite English websites!

Useful English Websites for Students

Reading/Listening

  • Read Theory
  • ENLGISH SPEAK
    • Audio; slow or fast speed; text/ prepositions/ phrasal verbs/ idioms
  • ELLO
    • Video/transcript/vocabulary;text;definition;examples;audio/online quizzes; vocab; comprehension/ slideshow; audio
  • ELS-LAB
    • Best website I’ve seen for LISTENING. Exercises are level appropriate.
    • Audio/video/vocabulary/quizzes
    • Teachers can find lots of useful advice.
  • EFL NET
    • Level appropriate/grammar; slides/vocabulary; online quizzes; audio with pictures/phrasal verbs/adjectives; adverbs/ listening; quizzes
  • LITERACY NET
    • Text/summary/outline/movie/online quizzes/response
  • LEARN AMERICAN ENGLISH ONLINE
    • Level appropriate/ reading/ dictation/ exercises; printable/ audio/ Writing/ Speaking
    • One of my favorite sites!
  • AUTO ENGLISH
    • Level appropriate/ reading/ dictation/ exercises; printable/ audio/ Writing/ Speaking/reading
    • One of my favorite sites!
  • ENLGISH SPEAK
    • Audio; slow or fast speed; text/ prepositions/ phrasal verbs/ idioms
  • TED
    • Video speeches/text/quizzes
  • ESL CONNEXUS
    • Teacher Josh’s youtube videos/ grammar/vocabulary/student skits
  • NPR
  • BBC
  • INFOSQUARE
    • 45 short reading passages/Short online Quizzes
  • ESL FAST
    • Text/vocabulary/online quiz/cross-word puzzle with key/dictation
  • ENGLISH ONLINE
    • topical; printable stories with highlighted vocab
    • Payment required for assess to exercises/ quizzes/ handouts
  • Lingua Press
    • Intermediate and advanced reading with vocabulary section and practice activities
  • Marshal University This is the best website for printable reading assignments and quizzes. Each quiz also has a short writing assignment.
  • Study Zone This website has great online reading quizzes and grammar exercises.
  • Breaking News English *Level appropriate *huge number of activities after each reading *Pintables

Grammar

Vocabulary

Writing

Spelling

  • AMITY (This website doesn’t have any practice activities, but it’s a good resource for learning about spelling rules.)
  • MANY THINGS
  • LEARN AMERICAN ENGLISH ONLINE (Go to “Reading Room” and choose your level. Listen to someone read the story. Then you can read the story aloud and record your voice and listen to it.)
  • UIOWA

Pronunciation

Typing

1. POWER TYPING (A good typing speed goal for 109 students is 40 words per minute.)

2.TYPING WEB


On-line Chat/Conversations:

Useful Business English Websites

Useful English Websites for Students

Prefixes and Suffixes:

http://www.gpc.edu/~lawowl/handouts/common-prefixes.pdf

http://ueno.cool.ne.jp/let/prefix.html

http://www.southampton.liunet.edu/academic/pau/course/webex1.htm

http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00000469.shtml (this is a list of links)

Listening Practice:

***http://iteslj.org/links/ESL/Listening/ (this is a list of links)

http://www.esl-lab.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/multimedia/index.shtml

http://eslcafe.com/search/Listening

http://www.englishlistening.com/

http://www.manythings.org/el/

http://www.lclark.edu/~Krauss/toppicks/listening.html

http://www.cdlponline.org/

www.english-online.at/index.htm

www.elllo.org

www.ted.com

www.eflnet.com

Vocabulary Practice:

http://www.freerice.com

http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/

http://www.ohiou.edu.esl/english/vocabulary.html

http://a4esl.org/q/h/vocabulary.html

http://www.eflnet.com/vocab/index.php

http://www.manythings.org

http://www.ac-nancy-metz.fr/enseign/anglais/Henry/voc.htm

Pronunciation Websites:

http://www.manythings.org/pp/

http://international.ouc.bc.ca/pronunciation/

http://evaeaston.com/pr/home.html

http://www.elfs.com/MMz.html

http://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/IPA/ipa.html

http://www.soundsofenglish.org

http://www.americanaccent.com/pronunciation.html

Prepositions:

http://www.englishpage.com/prepositions/prepositions.html

http://a4esl.org/

http://english-zone.com/index.php?ID_=28

http://www.readbygrade3.com/readbygrade3co/prep/html

http://exchanges.state.gov/education/engteaching/gpm.htm

http://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/prepositions/list.htm

Punctuation:

http://grammarbook.com/punctuation/commas.asp

Negative Inversions:

http://semanticsarchive.net/Archive?TkwZGM3N/burning.negative.inversion.pdf

http://esl.about.com/od/advancedgrammar/a/inversion.htm

http://www.eslprintables.com/index.asp

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Useful English Websites for Teachers

    1. Grammar Speaks
    2. Teacher’s Guides
  1. Fun with Grammar
    1. Printable worksheets/fun grammar games
  2. TedEd
    1. Videos/transcripts/quizzes (You can make your own quizzes or think questions)
    2. Free teacher account
  3. Learn English Feel Good

Gaming:

1. Super Teacher Tools

2. H5P


Your Instructor


Joshua Cropsey
Joshua Cropsey

Bringing people together through language, culture, and compassion is my calling!


Education

B.A. Bible

Masters of Divinity

Masters in TESOL


Certificates:

*Certification in TESOL

*(Growing Participator Approach) Teacher Trainer Certification (80 hours)

*TOEFL Test Center Administrator Certification

*IELTS Marking Certification; IELTS Examiner Certification


Experience:

Public Speaking (25 years)

Teaching English as a second language (10+ years)

Academic Director at an adult ESL center

*Academic English *Business English *TOEFL prep. *IELTS prep. *Medical Engish *Legal English *on-line English courses *Private English classes

TOEFL test center administrator/ Proctor

IELTS invigilator; marking; examiner


Languages Studied:

English, Arabic, French, Spanish, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew


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