This page provides web sites for anyone working with language learners. It is organized under the following headings:

- 'Teacher Information Sites'

- 'Teaching Ideas & Materials'

- 'Student Interactive Sites'.


TEACHER INFORMATION SITES


Translation Sites

Translation Site; enter your message for translation
http://translation2.paralink.com/
http://free-translation.imtranslator.net/?loc=en&dir=en/fr&text

Multi-lingual information sites


Common phrases to learn, interactive games
http://www.digitaldialects.com/

Math glossary;
translation of many math terms, includes 26 languages, although no German. Based on U.K. curriculum, but many terms will be the same.
http://glencoe.com/apps/eGlossary612/mlg/mlg.php?letter=M&site=1&language=4

Math Terms;
McGraw Hill Glossary gives simple English explanations with diagrams, and formulas translated into several languages.
http://www.emaths.co.uk/eal.htm

Water cycle illustration and labels
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/wcpagesize/

Multi-lingual picture dictionary with flashcards
http://www.pdictionary.com/

Early Childhood info for parents
http://www.welcomehere.ca/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=791&stopRedirect=1
http://www.welcomehere.ca/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=673&stopRedirect=1

Manitoba Education
mb_logo.jpg
http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/

MB EAL site
http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/eal/index.html

MB EAL Curriculum Framework Document
http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/eal/framework/index.html

Other:

FAQ: Answers to many questions with additional links
http://esl.fis.edu/teachers/support/faq1.htm

Factors that influence language learning
http://esl.fis.edu/teachers/support/factors.htm

A wealth of practical information and strategies for classroom teachers (Ontario)
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/manyroots/manyroots.pdf

Differentiated / Layered Lesson plans for diverse learners; K - 12. How to provide content lessons and tasks for ALL your students.
http://www.help4teachers.com/samples2.htm

Visual dictionary - type in a word and get images related to it, definitions and some example sentences to show use in context.
Allow student use under careful supervision only!
http://blachan.com/shahi/

Info for Classroom teachers
http://esl.fis.edu/teachers/index-m.htm
http://www.educationoasis.com/
http://www.readwritethink.org/
http://www.eslcafe.com/
http://iteslj.org/links/
http://bogglesworldesl.com/

Free tool to help classroom teachers create quality rubrics in ALL areas of instruction
http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php

Free tool to help teachers create classroom materials
http://www.quizinator.com/

Distributor of German books, Winnipeg
http://www.dasbuntefenster.ca/

Country/Cultural descriptions
http://www.cp-pc.ca/english/

Iceburg of Culture chart
http://www.doe.in.gov/lmmp/pdf/iceburgofculture.pdf

Culture Quiz; Judie Haynes
http://www.everythingesl.net/downloads/cultural_quiz.pdf

'Welcome here' poster in many languages
http://www.welcomehere.ca/_data/global/images/welcomehere/poster_welcome_v1.pdf

How to say, 'Hello' in different languages
http://www.wikihow.com/Say-Hello-in-Different-Languages

Flags of the World
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/docs/flagsoftheworld.html

Job Descriptions and Skill requirements
http://www.labourmarketinformation.ca/standard.asp?ppid=60&lcode=E&prov=&gaid=&occ=&search_key=1&pre_sel_criteria=0/

Strategies for teaching reading in the middle years
http://www.myread.org/

Teaching That Makes Sense
http://www.ttms.org/

TEACHING IDEAS & MATERIALS


Clip art collection for beginning language learners and their teachers
http://tell.fll.purdue.edu/JapanProj/FLClipart/

Free printables for teachers of young learners
http://www.mes-english.com/flashcards.php/

Free flashcards, worksheets, games, etc.
http://www.eslhq.com/gallery/

Bingo card maker
http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/materials/bingo/

CLIP ART and PHOTOS for teachers and for STUDENTS' PROJECTS


http://www.awesomeclipartforeducators.com/
http://classroomclipart.com/
http://www.freefoto.com/index.jsp
http://www.freeplaymusic.com/
http://freemusicarchive.org/

Oxford Science pictures for teachers and students' projects
http://www.oup.co.uk/oxed/children/oise/pictures/

Photos of Canadian Prairies; great pictures to use in Photo-Story or PowerPoint projects
http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/tech/imym/resources/ptphotos.html

Animal Facts and photos on single page sheets
http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/kids/animal-facts/animals.asp?region=man

ELA and Readings

Books written by students in dual languages.
http://thornwood.peelschools.org/Dual/

Simplified curriculum content
http://www.saskschools.ca/~gregory/

Plays for readers theatre
http://www.saskschools.ca/~gregory/plays/index.html

Aesops Fables
http://www.storyarts.org/library/aesops/index.html

Stories from around the world
http://www.storyarts.org/library/nutshell/index.html

Wpg public library link to online books.
http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/customer_login.asp?accessdenied=%2Flibrary%2Fasp%2Fhome%5Ftumblebooks%2Easp

Cross-curricular materials
http://www.edhelper.com/

Reading A - Z; Leveled reading materials
http://www.readinga-z.com/

Enchanted Learning; Thematic materials
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html

ABC Teach; themes, puzzle generators, etc.
http://abcteach.com/

Crossword puzzle generator
http://www.crosswordpuzzlegames.com/create.html

Actors reading picture books. Text on screen.
http://www.storylineonline.net/

STUDENT INTERACTIVE SITES


Reading for primary and elementary learners
http://www.starfall.com/

Clifford Stories and games for primary students.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/index.htm

Books, games and math
http://www.funbrain.com/

Reading games
http://www.roythezebra.com/

Learn English by Doing It—a website based on Total Physical Response (TPR)—especially for Middle and Senior Stage 2 listening. Very good site.
http://www.digischool.nl/oefenen/hennyjellema/engels/tpr/voorbladtpr.htm
English Listening Language Lab (ELLO). Free online listening exercises, for teachers and students to use. Most English listening activities include images, an interactive quiz, transcripts and downloadable MP3. Varied contemporary themes—you would need to select topics for younger students.
http://www.elllo.org/
Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab. Free online listening activities, suitable in interest for high school students—some great pre-listening, activation activities and post-listening extensions to the usual “listen to the conversation and answer comprehension questions” Different levels.
http://www.esl-lab.com/index.htm
Excellent local CBC website, Learning English with CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/manitoba/eal/Ottawa http://www.cbc.ca/ottawa/esl/index.html . Emphasis on Canadian history, geography, and culture—useful for new Canadian students.

Awesome Stories http://www.awesomestories.com/ has a large number of fiction and non-fiction texts based on history, literature, popular movies, sports, biographies, disasters, inspirational writings, etc. available to read online and some to read and listen to (check “Narrations”). The “stories”, suitable for late Stage 3-5 readers, are connected by links to pictures, paintings, other primary source documents, so that students have scaffolded experiences with accessing authentic texts. The site says you have to subscribe to it, but currently this is not necessary.

For younger students, or for older students who like good children’s literature (I know that some older kids can feel a little insulted if offered children’s books!), Storyline Online http://www.storylineonline.net/index2.htmloffers streaming video of famous actors reading children’s books. Closed captions can be turned on or off. Delightful for exposing students to a variety of voices.

Free online “Text to Speech” tools: YAKiTtoMe www.yakitome.com or iSpeech www.ispeech.org These tools allow you to paste in any text and convert it to speech.

The EnglishClub http://www.englishclub.com/listening/dictation.htmhas a series of dictations at various levels of difficulty. I like the way they are set up.

Resources for students and teachers of English (EAL, EFL). Interactive exercises, vocabulary quizzes, World News
http://www.englishforum.com/00/

To Learn English - free resources for learners and teachers of English
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/

Vocabulary, games, tests, exercises
http://a4esl.org/

Games, puzzles, quizzes, etc.
http://www.englishclub.com/esl-games/index.htm

Vocabulary exercises for beginning language learners in middle and senior years.
http://esl.fis.edu/vocab/index-e.htm
http://iteslj.org/links/

Grammar exercises
http://www.manythings.org/fq/

Thematic vocabulary for beginning language learners of all ages
http://www.languageguide.org/english/
http://www.eslbears.com/Index.html/

Picture Dictionary
http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Basic_English_picture_wordlist
http://visual.merriam-webster.com/
http://www.pdictionary.com/
http://blachan.com/shahi/ - student use with careful supervision only!

Interesting Things for ESL/EFL Students at http://www.manythings.org/has many, many resources for self-study and practice. Most of them are suitable for the school-aged audience. Includes good listening links, including Read and Listen stories.

Hangman games
http://www.manythings.org/hmf/

Reading Signs in English
http://www.manythings.org/signs/

Proverbs
http://www.manythings.org/proverbs/