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A-Z Directory of ~3,000 Online Learning Tools!
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Search Engine for Language Courses and Schools Worldwide!
Lists of Free Open Source Software Programs
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ABOUT AUTHOR (articles available) is to help improve Language Education in all areas, including:
 Serving as a Virtual Language Education Encyclopedia;
 Testing and improving CALL Collaboration Areas and Programs: Bilingual, Monolingual & Multilingual Glossing & Translation Programs, Text Analyzers and Readability Programs, Moodle Modules and Browser Add-ons to Enchance CALL;
 CALL Collaboration Tools, Instant Messaging, VoIP Tele-Conferencing Programs;
 Page Foto & File-sharing or Note-taking Programs;
 Web Presentation Tools and Services for Visual Communication;
 Social Networking Programs, Podcasts and Video-Blogs;
 Webtools and Web Content Strategies.


WebHeads Worldwide: View & Collaborate here!

Improbable Planet: How Earth Became HumanityÕ Home (Astro-Physicist Hugh RossÕs GREAT new book)

Visit Connecting All Language Learners

EFL Classroom Blog and Directory (D Deubel)

Collaborative Sharing for Teachers and Webheads using Tapped In Integrates VOA, Daily Proverbs, ESL Podcasts, Quizzes, L1 & L2 Dictionaries and Search Engines.

Kelly Ten-Dictionaries in One Online Encyclopedia
History, Cultural Literacy, Fine Arts, etc.

365 ESL Short Stories: Extensive Reading with full Dictionary and Listening Support! Listening and Reading Free Site for Intermediate ESL Learners delivers any online Newspaper in any language you'd like to read that has one!

'HERS News: Hear, Experience, Read, See'
Simultaneously do Extensive Reading, Listening, & Viewing of Online News (Chen's program using VOA, CNN, etc.)

Lingro Language Learner

Enter any Website to make all words clickable on this site. Lingro remembers all the words you look up, so you can easily review and study them.

Please go here for Quick Start Guide to Snap Account

Language Learning Quick Links

Language learning software
Language learning books & products

My Happy Planet
My Happy Planet

Learn a language. Make friends. Have fun.

A language learning community offering various services to improve your pronunciation, vocabulary, writing & listening.

"The Mixxer"
offers chances to teach your language in exchange for learning another.

Top Toolbox for Learning New Words!
Cobbs LexTutor Offers English / French Dictionary / Concordancer; Text-to-Speech & Word Learning Tests & Tools.

Hypertext Builder (from LexTutor)
Build resource-linked texts for online reading. Wire your own texts so Language Learners can use the support of:
E Audio with Text-to-Speech (TTS) sound
E Concordance + Dictionary/Dictionary only (Monolingual or Bilingual for Chinese, Japanese, Spanish or French (so far)
E Reading-plus: Provides resources to understand every word in any text!

Mr. B's English Learning Links: Cool links for learning English in outline form!
I. Reading Links
II. Writing and Essay Advice
III. Speeches
IV. Listening/Speaking
V. Intercultural Learning Links
VI. Dictionary Sites (Learner- & Other)
VIII. Technical English & Language Learning Technology
IX. Email Keypals
X. More English Learning Links

Logos Home Page
Logos Dictionary

World of Reading

The Largest Language Learning Software Shop
Mention CALL4ALL to get a discount!

Favorite CamSoft Collection of CALL Websites (Graham Davie's Great CALL Glossary)

A-Z Topical CALL Reference Bibliography of Print Media Regarding Technology in Education and Language Learning (Compiled by Vance Stevens)

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TESL Links

Maintained by The Internet TESL Journal.

Language-Learning and Teaching Links Index

Excellent language, internet research and search tools.

78 Websites Every EFL Teacher Should Know

English Resources for Students & Teachers (Illustrated CALL Sites)

Internet-Based Language Teaching (Roger Underwood Collection)

Online English Language Center (U. of Oregon)

Nations University
Free online Bible education

Mark's ESL World
Weblion Leo's Learning Links

Currency Converter

Weblion Leo’s Learning Links
Weblion Leo’s Learning Links

Jones Avenue Adult Centre Computer Assisted ESL

Search Insightin Dictionary
Find what new words mean right here instantly!



Free download!
Get instant dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedia access from your Windows programs with

Concept Mapping
Emap out relationships between conceptual area, semantic field, thematic topics and word relations and associations. Library of Dictionary and Encyclopedia Links

ECTACO Electronic Dictionary


    Into English
    From English

© Ectaco, Inc




Lingo24 Translation
Free translations for major languages Instant Translation for 42 Languages

Lingvosoft free online dictionary
Lingvosoft online dictionary
From language:
To language:

online electronic dictionaries


Newsmart Looks Like A Great Site For High-Intermediate & Advanced ELLs


Newsmart uses articles from the Wall Street Journal to promote learning English as a second language. It's a slick site, and it's free. Users pick an article, and then there are color-coded portions in it for vocabulary and grammar. Click on it, and you are given a question about the in-context grammar or vocabulary issue. You then accumulate points and badges.

NHK World

News in English and 17 other Languages; Mobile News Service in 5 languages


Tracking NFC Mobile Pay Technologies


9Slides one of the best sites/apps around for "flipping a classroom" is now available for the Windows App store! This is a excellent educational tool for adding audio/video narration to a presentation (PDF, Keynote, PPT) Some of the ways educators are using this in the classroom are for: Guided learning, Pecha Kucha style presentations, and even Flipping a classroom. [Written by dkapuler on Dec 09, 2013]. Also, 9Slides is nominated for "Best new Startup of 2013" for the annual Crunchies Awards.

Simple English News: Yes, you can learn English!

It's Never Too Late to Learn English, Nanotechnology, The History of Newspapers, etc. Great site for learning Japanese!


NetClick is a wonderful new site that I found out about from TXTNLRN, an innovator in using mobile phones in the classroom. NetClick is a great way to make existing slide presentations interactive. The way this works is simple a user uploads a presentation (must be in PDF format) then NetClick converts it to be interactive. Students then enter a code on the web or mobile device to connect to that presentation. Then students can interact w/ the slides to answer questions given by the teacher, tap specific items on a slide, or indicate which parts of a presentation are confusing. Teachers can then get real-time instant feedback. [Written by dkapuler on Feb 20, 2013 09:38 am]

Behind the


Nine Slides or '9Slides' is a wonderful site for adding narrations/video to a presentation. This is very easy to do, supports a wide variety of files (PPT, Keynote, etc), and works great on mobile devices. Also, a finished presentation can be embedded into a site or blog.

9Slides app

9Slides one of my favorite Web 2.0 websites for adding video/audio narration to a wide variety of presentations has just launched a free iPad app. This is ideal for mobile learning and any district that uses iPads. This can be used by either a teacher or student to create a stunning presentation and engage their audience by providing an actual video narration to their presentation. The free app works w/ a wide variety of presentation styles such as: Adobe, Microsoft PPT, Google Drive, and more. Another nice feature is the ability to share and track analytical data of your presentation. [Written by dkapuler on Feb 12, 2013].


Narrable is a nice site for creating a dynamic slideshow by adding audio to photos. This is done by uploading photos and either calling into Narrable to add a narration or uploading an audio file. A finished slideshow can then be embedded into a site/blog or shared via Facebook or email. For a more detailed review check out Richard Byrne's award winning blog. [Written by dkapuler on Feb 12, 2013]. For his Pinterest board on Presentations/Slideshows click here.

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

The National Assessment of Educational Progress conducts national assessments in mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, eco-nomics, geography, and United States history for the U.S. Department of Education.

National Commission on Teaching and America's Future

The National Commission on Teaching and America's Future is focused on closing the student achievement gap by calling on policymakers and Ksj education leaders to provide every child in America with twenty-first-century teaching.

National Commission on Writing

The National Commission on Writing for America's Families, Schools, and Colleges was established by the College Board to focus national attention on the teaching and learning of writing.

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

The National Council of Teachers of English is a professional association of educators in English studies, literacy, and language arts.

NCTE's Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)

The Conference on College Composition and Communication of the National Council of Teachers of English supports and promotes the teaching and study of college composition and communication and is an advocate for language and literacy education nationally and internationally.

National Staff Development Council's (NSDC) Standards for Professional Development

The National Staff Development Council is a nonprofit professional orgaÂnization that organizes adults into learning communities to support adult learning and collaboration.

National Writing Project (NWP)

The National Writing Project is a network of sites anchored at colleges and universities, serving teachers across disciplines and at all levels, that focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our nation's educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners.

NWP's Digital Is

The National Writing Project's Digital Is Web site is a teaching-focused knowledge base exploring the art and craft of writing, the teaching and learning of writing, along with provocations that push on our thinking as educators and learners in the digital age.


The National Writing Project's E-Anthology is a national online forum dedicated to supporting invitational summer institutes, providing participants a safe online space to publish their writing and reflections during the institute.

NVVP's Technology Initiative

The National Writing Project's Technology Initiative provides opportunities for Writing Project sites to better understand the impact of new If digital tools and information and communication technology on the teaching of writing and literacy learning.

llWP's Technology Liaisons Network

The National Writing Project's Technology Liaisons Network provides opportunities for local Writing Project sites and leaders to consider the impact technology is having on the teaching and learning of writing and on the general work of Writing Project sites.


NeverEndingSearch is a blog by Joyce Valenza, a teacher-librarian at Springfield Township High School and a technology writer at the School Library Journal.

New Media Literacies

New Media Literacies is a research initiative based within the USC's Annenberg School for Communication that explores how we might best equip young people with the social skills and cultural competencies.

^required to become full participants in the emergent media landscape.

New Tech Network

The New Tech Network works nationally with schools, districts, and communities to develop innovative high schools.

New Youth City Learning Network

The New Youth City Learning Network is a group of cultural institutions

working together to create and connect learning opportunities for local

middle and high school-aged youth in New York.


Nexplore is an interesting search engine that allows users to search a few different ways. Also, a user can filter through different categories such as: blogs, videos, images, podcasts, etc.

National Geographic Education

NEWSPAPERS ONLINE, PROGRAMS FOR CREATING AN IN-CLASS NEWSPAPER enables one to create online personalized “newspapers” to read and to share. In other words, sites that let you create topics that then provide daily attractive webpages to read, along with sending you daily email updates. See other The Best Sites For Creating Personalized “Newspapers” Online. Owners of The Washington Post created what looked to be an excellent tool for this purpose earlier this year — called Trove.

selects texts on popular current events and rewrites them at different levels. The content is the same, but you can divvy up the texts according to the strengths of your students!

Create A Personalized Newspaper "News 360"

News 360 lets you easily create a personalized newspaper. One difference it appears to have from several of the other personalized virtual newspaper sites is that it's "smart." In other words, it will analyze your Google Reader or Facebook feeds to determine interesting stories in addition to letting you determine your subjects of interest. Among The Best Sites For Creating Personalized Newspapers Online.

9 Slides

9 Slides is an innovative new (beta) site for creating presentations/slideshows. This is done by uploading slides/photos and video and then syncing them together. The video and picture can by synced together and played side by side in the same window which makes presenting much more effective. Once a presentation is completed it can then be shared online w/ others or embedded into a site or blog.


Watch one of the most popular online TV channels available today. Over 80 channels offer you news, entertainment, music, sport and more. Please note that all the streaming media contents are property of their respective owners. The streams are played using your Windows Media Player software. Watch Live News Channels here!


Nearpod is a site that I just found out about from Free Technology 4 Teachers. Nearpod is a mobile platform pilot program that teachers can apply for. If they get accepted they then have access to the Nearpod tool which allows them to create dynamic interactive presentations. Students then receive the presentation on their mobile device which they can submit responses to. This is ideal for teachers as they can engage their students and track/monitor their students' progress.

NHK Japanese News in English

National Parks in USA

US National Park Service site with interactive activities focusing on national parks in the areas of animals, people, history, nature, science, and the parks themselves. No need for a log-in to use the site, but students can become "Web Rangers" with an account.


Paper Boy deliveries any online Newspaper in any language you'd like to read that has one!

NewsShow Wizard

Google AJAX Search API - Google Code

NewsShow Wizard - Put Google News on Your Web Page. Embed a NewsShow on your web page and let your users see rotating headlines and previews about themes you choose.Google Notebook Video Demo

Breaking News

News ClipmarksClipmarks

Enables you to Clip News from anywhere to share!

A user-created page of most interesting current news clips. Join free and add your own to the collage! With your free account, you can: Pop your favorite clips to the top or Create your own page of clips; Collect and Comment on other people's clips; and Follow your favorite clippers and topics.

All Newspapers from Around the World A division of the American Family News Network. News Page

Thoora Looks Good

Thoora is a tool to create a daily personalized virtual newspaper, and you can read more about it at a TechCrunch post. The interface is clear and clean, and easy to use. Others are at The Best Sites For Creating Personalized "Newspapers" Online.

KoreaTimes in English.

American Family News and Blogs



Classroom Resources, Free registration

This is the search headquarters of the New York Times

Create Your Own Online Newspaper!

CNN News Site

BBC Site

National Public Radio site

Voice of America News Site

Paper Boy deliveries any online Newspaper in any language you'd like to read that has one!

NewsShow Wizard

ESL / EFL Current Events Lesson Plans: November 2004 - February 2009

See 1,000+ earlier current events lessons (listed by month). All free!


Newstin is the newest addition to The Best Visually Engaging News Sites. Click on "Click to open Newstin Map - Visual Navigation" and you'll get an eye-opening interactive table of contents.

"News Lessons In Simple English"

Sean Banville is the creator of several excellent websites for English Language Learners and their teachers. "FREE Handouts, Listening & Quizzes in Simple English - Read About the Latest News and Learn English - It's Easy." Current news materials that are even more accessible to English Language Learners than on his Breaking News site. (See also Breaking News English).


Knotebooks was a great collaborative site for teachers and students for taking notes and then sharing w/ others. Not only can student take notes but they can create study guides and share them online. Also, teachers can create educational resources and share them as well. But since itÕs no longer supported, go to Kapuler's top 10 sites for other note taking programs by clicking here.

Publishing Student Work

Note Pub

If you're working with students who have very little technology experience, and you just want them to have an easy place where they can paste their work (and where other students can view it, too, after the links to all student sites are posted on a teacher page), Note Pub might just be the web application to use.


Easy Notecards is a new (beta) site for creating notecards. What makes Easy Notecards stand out from other notecard creation sites is the ability to link cards to text books. This is a very handy feature and makes the studying process a lot easier. For a much more detailed review check out Free Technology 4 Teachers. Click here for Kapuler's Top 10 sites on Note taking.

Media Research Center Launches MRCTV

MRCTV is a fantastic new video sharing site for right-minded Americans. With channels like NewsBusters, Liberals Behaving Badly,, and The Hollywood Channel, will quickly become your go-to place to view the latest videos, and an excellent place to post your own videos. Several prominent conservative websites and blogs have already signed on to use MRCTV to host their videos instead of YouTube.


19 Pencils is a new (beta) site from the great, iLearn Technology. This site is ideal for creating and sharing resources such as, quizzes and websites. Also, teachers can track student progress through a unique URL that is generated. Finally, this is a very easy site to use w/ a nice polished/innovative look.


Zapaday is a new (alpha) site for getting news on the web. What makes Zapaday so special is it tries to bring you news of the future rather than current news. Stefan Hoevenaar, founder of Zapaday: "The internet makes most news old news, instantly. Journalism is now finding new roles, focusing on background stories, opinions and news previews. An open news agenda supports that change. We believe news agendas should be open and free." The way this is done is by Zapaday bots that scan the internet for news on over 4000 sites. Then the content is created by "us" the users. Actual, this is kinda like a giant wiki that people can edit and share by way of creating calendars and other type of news events.

Newsy is a multi-perspective online news source that analyzes world news and produces 2-to 3-minute, streaming video clips. Newsy is a site that - in short videos - compares how major news events are covered by media throughout the world. It's similar to Link TV. Since the speaking is pretty fast and relatively high-level, so it's probably only accessible to advanced English Language Learners. It does provide a transcript to the audio, but it's not actually closed-captioned. That doesn't make it particularly useful to ELL's.

NetVibes combines Web Tools like online chat, Text-to-Speech, Whiteboard, etc. for excellent learning of English, French or Spanish.

Newscred - Online Newspaper Creator

Newscred looks like a great way students (and anyone else) can create their own personalized online newspaper. The site has 2,500 news feeds. It's simple as pie to set-up your paper, and you can create multiple papers on different topics. Since it's on the topics they choose, and shown in an attractive form, it will certainly provide high-interest reading material that one can hope they'd want to 'fight-through' a bit to comprehend. See more at The Best News/Current Events Websites For English Language Learners Ñ 2009.


(Online English Transcripts, TOEIC Levels 450~600) Good News Stories only.

Video News

Cast is sort of a "one-stop shop" for online video news. It's easily searchable, and you can set-up your own newsfeed on any topic that will be automatically updated and accessible. It looks good. In many ways, it's like a NewsCred for video news (Demo Girl has just created a screencast on how to use that web application). Also see The Best News/Current Events Websites For English Language Learners.

New York Times "Skimmer" Is Officially Released

The New York Times Skimmer, a visually engaging way to read the paper online, is now officially released.

Accessible News in Easy English

This is sort of a version of BBC News designed for younger people. The lay-out, writing, and choice of stories is very inviting.

On This Day: Beyond the Headlines

Features one historical event each day; includes what happened, what led up to it, what has happened since, and places the event in today's context including links to the best research on the subject.

12 Rugged Adventures Through Exquisite National Parks

12 Rugged Adventures Through Exquisite National Parks has some beautiful pictures and short text. For others, see The Best Sites For Learning About Yosemite & Other U.S. National Parks.

Breaking News

EFL / ESL/ English Lesson Plans for Teaching Current Events

News Sites, Larry Ferlazzo’s Best Listed

The Best Visually Engaging New Sites Include:

1. Doodlebuzz

2. Spectra Visual Newsreader

3. Yahoo News Globe

4. Visual Headlines

5. News Map

6. World News Map

7. Reverbiage

8. Newsmap Virtual Earth

9. Interceder

10. Newsline

11. World News Today

12. Discovery Earth Live

13. Breaking News Map

14. Newser

Best News/Current Events Websites For English Language Learners Include:

1. BBC Learning English News

2. Voice Of America Special English News

3. International Herald Tribune (click on headline, then click on "Listen to Article")

4. Reuter's Slideshows

5. CBBC News Round

6. Breaking News English

7. Voice Of American Special English Webcasts

8. English Club

Best "Today In History" Sites

1. The History Channel: This Day In History

2. BBC’s On This Day

3. MSN Encarta On This Day

4. The New York Times: On This Day

5. Jump Back In Time

BBC One-Minute News Clip

Includes these PRODUCTS & SERVICES:

• E-mail news

• Mobiles

• Alerts

• News feeds

• Podcasts


A global news service providing the latest in business, politics, sport, technology and current events. With news available in 20 languages, they offer instant access to most of the world's leading news sources as well as a number of specialist publications and radio channels. Stay up-to-date with the latest news in Afrikaans, Czech, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish .

World News

from Australia with great photo-journalism

Extensive Reading - News

Explains how to use English News pages to improve your reading skills.

ABC News

Assist News

News Links: VOA  CM  UPI  ABC  CBS  NBC  FOX  CNN  BBC  CBC  MNN - news in more than 50 languages

Bos News Life

Excellent alternative world news source covering many human rights abuses not revealed in most major media.

Breaking News in English

with great reading and vocabulary lessons with answers provided.

It allows students to study using current news articles. He paraphrases current news into a one-page Word or PDF along with various activities for teachers to create a lesson with. Maintained by Sean Banville, who also supplies an audio file of him reading the article allowing each lesson to be made into either a listening or reading focus.

The official BBC homepage

BBC News and Audio in 33 Languages

Give it a listen in your native or Target Language!




Create your own free newspaper!

FOX News

Google News Site


English Language Media Online

Newspapers Online

The Times

VOA News

VOA Special English

VOA SE online quizzes

by Charles Kelly

VOA Special English

(great for those aiming at TOEIC 300~500)

CNN Student News

(Transcripts with Podcasts) Quick Guide and Transcripts

Easy English News

from Voice of America Learner Pages

Yahoo News

Yahoo and ABC News Links

Kelly HP

Aichi Institute ofTechnology

BBC / Words in the News

Extensive teacher and learner sections.

Japan Times Shukan ST

Pulse of the Planet

(National Geographic)

Learning Resources

CNN San Francisco - ideal for self-paced learning.

PBS / Online News Hour

National Public Radio (NPR)

Earth Sky Radio Series

California Distance Learning Project

(similar to CNN SF)

Family Research Council

Washington Watch

CNN Newsroom

History Channel / Great Speeches

audio archives of 20th century speeches (no text)

Drew's Script-O-Rama

text archives ofpopular movie scripts

World Net Daily

Challenging editorials on real news behind the news. Excellent online bookstore.

NY Times Online

Newscom offers a lot of Video Content together with Reuters. Their Entertainment Subscription contains a comprehensive collection of images from international providers including Ace Pictures, AdMedia, Fashion Wire Daily and PhotoLink. Coverage includes celebrity sightings, red carpet stars, musicians and concerts, the latest in fashion, and much more. News

One of China’s top sites for news in English, Chinese or with Yahoo translation.

Bilingual News in English and Japanese

Parallel Version of The Nikkei Weekly

Global News

Often not covered in the US, Mapped by Alisa Miller on Public Radio.


OhmyNews International

An online newspaper with the motto "every citizen is a reporter". The majority of articles are written by freelance contributors.


Covers Issues of Persecution and Political Pressure


Pixcetra has a huge amount of photos and slideshows about current news and other topics. Their images are great and the captions are accessible to English Language Learners. For lack of a better place, there is a link under Multimedia Resources From News Outlets.


Asahi News





The Green Ribbon

Title Pending

Washington Post


BBNBI News Inspirational Radio Online

BBNBI News Inspirational Radio English

BBNBI News Inspirational Radio Espanol

BBNBI News Inspirational Radio Portuguese

BBNBI News Inspirational Radio German

BBNBI News Inspirational Radio Russian

BBNBI News Inspirational Radio Chinese Simplified

BBNBI News Inspirational Radio Chinese Traditional

BBNBI News Inspirational Radio Japanese

BBNBI News Inspirational Radio Korean


Phone English Links

Links to several British English newspapers and cultural websites at different levels.

Try reading real news online to improve your English reading skills!

Pure Directory Software

Software for Language Learning with free demos.


Rong-Chang Li

English as a Second Language

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab

(University of Utah)

Focus English

(UC Riverside)

The ESL Wonderland

(University of Florida)


(University of Illinois)

The Comenius Group

English idioms

uses Microsoft's audio streaming format

The English Listening Lounge

free guest areas


Yahoo Headlines

Use for speed-reading or practice in getting the gist of news stories quickly.

Rikai News Stories

Easy News Stories with full bilingual Support in Japanese, Chinese or Spanish.


Students design their own newspapers and can write their own stories.

Note-taking Programs Online

The free, open-source way to automatically synchronize notes with video.

Remember everything. | Evernote Corporation

What is Evernote? | Evernote Corporation

Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information available from anywhere. On the web. Create, clip, and share notes on the web and see them everywhere. Create account • Sign In. Use Evernote on Mobile Phones too.

A free online reference management system.


Zotero runs in your Firefox web browser, which must be open in order for you to access your research collection. You do not have to be online, however to use Zotero; features such as notes, search, organization will work perfectly well offline, although obviously you will not be able to view some online items in your collection or to acquire other online materials. The Zotero window contains your entire collection: bibliographic references and whole documents and files, your notes, and other items like images and snapshots of web pages.


Japan Reference Page

News on Japan

Japan Times

(English Newspaper).

Japan Travel Guide

from Kampo in Japanese.

Look Japan


Japan Today

The Japan Zone

Japan photos

by Frantisek Staud

Key Aspects of Japan

Quirky Japan Homepage

Japan Echo (10/99)

Articles on English Education:


Free news sources from non-free countries and peoples


AssistNews.Net great international news service (ANS)  for free World News that you won't get elsewhere. Alternative networks.

Barnabas Fund

Good alternative news source for Muslim majority countries.

Indonesia Watch

for free Indonesian news in English or Bahasa Indonesia.

Acts Web

Helpful links comparing faiths

Book of Hope

Free counsel about life's deepest questions from Book of Hope

Leadership University

Debates on philosophical religious questions

This site is part of the Telling the Truth Project: telling the truth at the speed of life!


Explores essential questions about life. Deals with college life questions like: sex, relationships, binge drinking,meaning in life, eating disorders, stress, pornography, security in the face ofterrorism; compares religious faiths and experiences, etc.

Tsunami and God

Problem of suffering and evil: where is God when it hurts? Disasters,tsunami, earthquakes, war and more: why do people suffer so? Find some answers here!


The BritishParliament

The British Monarchy

UK Public Sector Information


A division of the American Family News Network.

American Family News and Blogs



Nota is casual collaboration.

Nota is a unique, cutting-edge collaborative web platform that allows users to create, share and collaborate on presentations and virtually any other form of online material. Using Nota’s proprietary toolset, users can instantly integrate text, video, maps, clip art, photos from web album or on the local computer, or license-free images from Flickr, and material from an ever-expanding array of sources. Users can then instantly embed their work in Facebook or blogs, and can share and collaborate with friends. Mash your ideas and media together with friends in a dynamic whiteboard wiki. Using photos, videos, and other web content you can instantly create brainstorms, presentations, scrapbooks, and enjoy an interactive chat with more than 50 friends.


(Online English Transcripts, TOEFL 450~600)


Possibly the best known of qualitative analysis packages. Handles vast quantities of data. Supports Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. Free 30 day download. Best to download the free 30-page Guide to Get Started.

Network Science

Many examples of Visualizing Network Dynamics from Queens, NY competition.


National Association of Japan-American Studies

World News Daily Editorials

Nellies English Projects

An educational website for students and teachers whose aim is to motivate students for lifelong learning. It provides resources for teachers on how to integrate technology into the classroom by means of project based and experiential learning using WebQuests. The site provides many educational resources, articles, lesson plans, evaluation rubrics, reading practice and collaborative writing ideas.

How blogs and podcasts can be used to provide powerful learning.

News from God?


Negroponte, Nicholas. Founder of MIT’s Media Lab and One Laptop Per Child.

Persecution covers human rights abuses in India.


Create your own Social Networks! An online service to create, customize, and share a social network.

Nonstop English

Learn English vocabulary and grammar while having fun! (explained in 10 languages!)

You can test your English grammar and vocabulary with online exercises. The tests are intended to practice English vocabulary and grammar not only to test your English but to have fun while using the internet and educating yourself using the internet. Instant scores are available for all exercises, which are all grouped into 7 Levels. After submitting a page for evaluation you can go to the keys page to see the answers to vocabulary and grammar tests. Practicing English as a Second/Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) has never been easier and more fun. You can quickly improve your English grammar, vocabulary knowledge and skills.

NFL Football

Football: America's #1 Game! History of College and NFL Football.

Nagoya University of Commerce and Business Slide Show

(JALT CALL 2008 Venue)


All Widgets available are filed and categorized here.

Netvibes lets individuals assemble their favorite widgets, websites, blogs, email accounts, social networks, search engines, instant messengers, photos, videos, podcasts, and everything else they enjoy on the web - all in one place.

Multimedia Resources from News Outlets

Audio practice to help you improve your listening skills as you hear about the news. is free listening practice.

NHK English Level Tests 1 & 2

(for Japanese students)

NHK Language Study books

for Japanese students of foreign languages.

Nik Peachey’s Ning

for use with teacher trainers in Morocco - Moroccan Learning Technology and ELT Network for developing expertise in ELT and learning technology.

Nik Peachey

Learning Technology Consultant, Writer, Trainer, Teacher Development

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Nick’s Daily Activities for Students

Nik's Daily English Activities site is for EFL | ESL students. Each day you can find a new simple online activity to help you improve your English.

Notebook computers is a blog updated daily with desktop computers, notebooks, laptops news and reviews by Dell, Apple, HP and more. is a professional online communicator for collaborative meetings, instruction, learning and friendly chats with family and friends. Try its free Demo!

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Free ESL Lesson Materials for teachers. Grammar, worksheets, song lyrics, board games, pronunciation and more. All free and printable.

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Nellies English Projects is an educational website for students and teachers whose aim is to motivate students for lifelong learning. It provides resources for teachers on how to integrate technology into the classroom by means of project based and experiential learning using WebQuests. The site provides many educational resources, articles, lesson plans, evaluation rubrics, reading practice and collaborative writing ideas.

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Google Multiple Language Search Engines & Translation Tools
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Web Page Translation, Translated Search, Auto Translation, Text Translation, Language Resources, Learning Languages, etc.

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All with Lesson Plans & Word/PDFiles.

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This site uses WordChamp to automatically translate words on this page into about 140 languages! CLICK for a free account so you can also SAVE new words into files.
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APA CALL President J-B Son's Homepage
CALL Resources and Research

Internet-Based Language Instruction (IBLI)
Sample Work from J-B Son's Students

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(Roger Underwood Collection)

Distance & Self-Access Language Programs

English Specialist
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EFL practice exercises

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"BEST of the Best"
of Larry Ferlazzo’s most highly recommended websites to help you teach English, ESL or EFL!

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Website With 8,000 Links

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International Children’s Digital Library
10,000+ Children’s Stories in many languages.

READ & HEAR Folktales and Legends from around the world!

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Find top online and local ESL/TESOL programs and request free info. Learn more about starting an exciting career in bilingual and ESL teaching today!

Top Text-to-Speech Program Online (TTS)
Multi-Lingual Online Translator with Sound and Avatar!

ESL Gold
ESL Gold explained in 15 languages!

ESL Point
ESL Point

A treasure trove of material for teaching and learning English


Mingoville is the world's most creative and comprehensive English language course online for kids of all ages.

Great Picture Book Maker!

Enchanted Learning
Enchanted Learning

Encyclopedia for Kids

List of A-Z Links to various language Encyclopedias and their Histories

Top 20 Web-based language learning activities/tasks - Andy Johnson’s annotated list of most useful CALL sites

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Free Language Translation Bar for 10 Languages.

Translate this page offers DAILY WORD PUZZLES, Root Word Study, etc to enhance vocabulary mastery and written/verbal skills with Latin & Greek roots.

Google Language Translation Tools
(Lite Version)

Google Multiple Language Search Engines & Translation Tools
(Input any URL or text)

Voice Thread Collaborative Site for Educators

Add Audio (TTS) to Any Blog!

Media Converter

Use Universal Messenger for free media and file transfers. makes Mobile Publishing easy.
Access ANY size Device/Document/Image ANYWHERE!

Free Test of your vocabulary in English, Chinese, German, Japanese, Spanish or Turkish. Test Preparation free for GRE, SAT, TOEFL Tests. Speed-Reading Practice and Word Games.

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Click on the V to check how many words you know in English.

V-Check or can freely test your level!

Easy Dolch Word List Crossword Puzzles

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Computer Adaptive Test of Vocabulary Size & Strength

Take this free Vocabulary Size Test!

WordSmart: Test Your Vocab Level!

Free Vocabulary Levels Tests at LexTutor
Includes Receptive/Recognition and Interactive Productive Vocabulary Tests; Word Association and Yes/No Tests

PROGRAMS MEASURING READABILITY provides Readability Scores for any Web pages and MS Word files in a flash!

The Internet Application for Creating Curriculum-Based Assessment Reading Probes

Improving Online Text Readability

Analyze text content using this free text analysis tool.

Discovery School
"The Thrill of Discovery in Your Classroom"

English Learning Resources
Ken Schmidt’s Short-List

the Language Resource Room

Word Surfing vocabulary learning strategies

Top ESL & Teacher Sites

TESOLMAX Top Sites Top Sites
The Top Sites for English Learners

ESL Web Guide: Your Guide to the Best ESL/EFL Websites! Recommendations from Dave’s ESL Cafe.

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I Love Languages

Interesting Things for ESL / EFL Students

ITESLJ's Interesting Things for ESL / EFL Teachers

MES English games and other ESL / EFL resources for teachers

Foreign Word
translation wizard with free simultaneous access to over 265 dictionaries for 73 languages

Perceptia Press
EConversation, Excel, Music, PowerPoint and Word textbooks. Great texts for personal or class use.
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Bilingual Webring

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