Absolutenglish is a site for students and teachers of English, grades 9 -12.

TEACHERS

  • Programs and freeware

    - Raw Carrots: interactive exercises by Jean-Pierre Palasse within the framework of the Comenius Project on the new learning strategies using Information and Communication technology ( including templates to download )

The purpose of this site is to present some technological devices to incorporate interactive Web exercises into language pedagogy. The emphasis here is on interactivity, that is, using the Web for more than just reading pages on a screen or writing sentences disconnected from a teaching purpose

- Hot Potatoes: freeware to create interactive exercises.

- Quiz Faber: To create interactive exercises . Useful for evaluation as it sends the results of the quiz by email.

 

  • ESL/ EFL teachers' web sites

    - The English Multiverse: "The English Multiverse" is a bilingual resource site for students and teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL/EFL). "WebTeach-TICE et Pédagogie" is the teacher training side of the site, including examples of educational technology integration, collaborative projects, information about WebQuests for the second language classroom, and many links to other tools and resources.

    - Alain Gayer's site: An ESL site with many exercices for different levels: college, lycée, and even B.T.S.

    - Annie Gwynn's site: Many links of interest on various subjects and themes for learners and teachers of English as a second language.

    - Michelle Henry's resources for junior high school : a must, even for high school teachers

    - NDA Euro : Sarah Rapnouil's site for European sections and others

    - Alain Krizic's site : of great interest, especially for audio resources. Alain is also fond of fractal images.

- Barbara Dieu's site: the English Department: lesson plans - exercices - free educational resources - research material - tools - virtual communities and learning spaces - e-pals and projects online - web tools

- E-Teacher, many resources for students and teachers of EFL

- List of other colleagues' sites (perso sites)

- JP Palasse's list of sites for English teachers

- The English Bag: a site for the English teachers eager to find various resources and links. In this site, you will find everything on literature, history, civilisation, grammar and links for the "agregation".

- Parapal: a great site which contains a variety of interactive exercises to improve your English. They are designed to improve your listening, writing, reading, vocabulary and grammar skills.

- La Page d'Agreg: Jean Sahai's very famous site for teachers who prepare for the "agregation".

- Planète Anglais: A great site for L.P. students and for English teachers. You will find many links : grammar, exercises, games on line, English speaking countries, written/oral examination in L.P., and many resources for English teachers under the password "teafortwo". Have a good surf !"

- Soundguideweb: This free and evolutive web site by Rodolphe Maurel will enable you to test your English comprehension. On this website, you will hear several dictations with words or sentences read aloud. You will be able to test your ability to understand and transcribe them accurately. Discover this exciting way of improving your English with the links above.

- Parcours Guidés: our colleagues from La Réunion share a series of worksheets on different themes ( Aids, Alice Springs, Apartheid, Bob Marley, Ellis Island, Calvin and Hobbes, Gangs of New York, Garfield, Harry Potter, King Arthur, Shakespeare, Mr Bean, Rage against the Machine, Xmas, The Simpsons, Madame and Eve, U2, Viper, Wallace and Grommit, New Zealand, Organ donation, etc.)

English Grammar The Easy Way Everyone can learn English; this site explains English, so that everyone can understand.

  • Virtual Communities and discussion groups

    - VIVA - A forum where students can discuss various current issues, everyday life topics or write about almost everything from anywhere.The Village is international and messages may be posted in any language.

- Tappedin - online workplace of an international community of education professionals.Tapped In is a Web-based learning environment created by SRI International to transform teacher professional development (TPD) for professional development providers and educators. Tapped In enables providers to offer high-quality online professional development experiences and support to more teachers cost-effectively. Through Tapped In, educators can extend their professional growth beyond courses or workshops with the online tools, resources, colleagues, and support they need to implement effective, classroom-centered learning activities.

- Eun Community - Meet people with common interests, and collaborate online as part of an EUN Community. Join an existing community, or create your own.

- eTeachNet and E-teach are virtual spaces where English teachers can exchange tips, ideas, advice. In short, anything that helps us improve as cyberteachers. A MUST.

- The summer conference "Cyberlangues", a postal exchange of teaching materials, and now this collective site.

- Café Pédagogique: Whatever you teach, keep informed of what's new in the world of education and ICT

 


  • Other links

    - BNe: Breaking News English Daily: up-to-date, ready-to-teach, free esl/efl news lessons, business english, copiable elt resources, current affairs, media studies ....A MUST

    - English-to-go.com : English training resources delivered via the Internet. Up-to-date resources based on Reuters® news articles : ready to use lessons for teachers, self-study online interactive lessons for students and integrated English language resources for institutions.

- Everything ESL : a collection of K-12 lesson plans, geared to TESOL ESL standards, teaching tips, resource links, and discussions for teachers and students of ESL

- education-world.com, its language section A comprehensive resource which includes a search engine for thousands of educational resources.

- sitesforteachers.com : links and resources for teachers of all discipline.

- world-english.org: hundreds of html based English language exercises in most areas of English - grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing - and links to the best resources available on the web. Great activities for free!

- Learnenglish.org.uk by the British Council

- BrainPOP: BrainPOP is the leading producer of educational animated movies for K-12. The company creates original animated movies to explain concepts in a voice and visual style that is accessible, educational and entertaining for both children and adults. Brainpop movies demystify Math, English, Science, Health, Technology and Social Studies topics.

- Are you looking for a particular sound? www.findsound.com offers a wide range of categories: animals, holidays, household, musical instruments, nature, office, people, sports, tools, tv, vehicles, and many others

- Repeat after us: created by a high school student, RepeatAfterUs is an award-winning online library with a collection of copyright-free English texts and scripted recordings. Genres covered: Poetry, Drama, Prose Fiction, Prose Non-Fiction , Children's Stories, Nursery Rhymes, Memorable Quotes, Stories From Around The World

- More listening links

- Short story Classics online

- Check the Students' section for more links