Oakland Community College
English as a Second Language

ESL Web Resources

Adjusting to a New Culture

http://www.oaklandcc.edu/Counseling/personal_counseling.aspx - OCC Personal Counseling Link

http://www.dr-bob.org/vpc/how-to.html - Virtual Counseling Pamphlet Collection

http://www.uwec.edu/counsel/pubs/shock.htm - Culture Shock Information

http://www.dr-bob.org/vpc/virtulets.html#Stress - Stress

http://www.dr-bob.org/vpc/virtulets.html#Test-Taking - Test Taking

http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/... - Am I depressed . . . or do I just have the blues?

ESL Listening Websites

http://www.elllo.org/ - very good website for listening

http://www.esl-lab.com/ - very good website for listening

http://www.voanews.com/english/index.cfm

http://www.npr.org/ - very good website for listening; on the radio, NPR is FM 91.7

http://www.5minuteenglish.com/listening.htm - listening practice to conversations with text

http://www.englishclub.com/listening/ - listening advice, websites with audio and text

http://www.englishcentral.com - watch and learn English

ESL Speaking Websites

http://www.eslgold.com/vocabulary/words_phrases.html - vocabulary with audio and exercises

http://www.eslgold.com/speaking/phrases.html  - phrases for conversation with audio

http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/english/frameset.html  - pronunciation practice with photos

http://www.eslfast.com/robot/ - written conversations plus audio

http://www.learnenglish.de/englishchat.htm - on-line speaking practice with the The Learn English Forum

http://esl.about.com/od/beginningenglish/u/start.htm - s1 - basic alphabet and basic word pronunciation

http://www.englishcentral.com - watch and learn English

ESL TOEFL Websites

http://www.learn4good.com/languages/spec_english_toefl.htm

http://esl.about.com/cs/toefl/a/a_toefl.htm

http://www.testpreppractice.net/TOEFL/Free-Online-TOEFL-Practice-Tests.aspx

http://www.english-online.org.uk/exam.htm

http://www.examenglish.com/

http://esl.about.com/od/advancedgrammar/Advanced_Level_Grammar_for_ESL_Learners.htm

http://www.angelfire.com/wi3/englishcorner/grammar/grammar.html

http://www.chompchomp.com/menu.htm

ESL Grammar Websites

General Grammar Information

http://a4esl.org/q/h/grammar.html - self-study grammar quizzes

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/index2.html - grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, sentence errors and more

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/ - help with grammar, sentences, paragraphs and essays

http://www.eslincanada.com/englishlesson2.html  - sentence structure along with sentence types and sentence patterns

http://www.testyourenglish.net/ - grammar explanations along with reading, vocabulary and other types of quizzes

http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/index.htm - grammar information and explanations

http://www.rong-chang.com/ex/contents.htm - English grammar exercises

Parts of Speech

http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/parts-of­speech.htm - information + quiz

http://a4esl.org/q/f/z/zz30fna.htm - quiz on parts of speech

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/730/1/ - info on parts of speech

http://eslus.com/LESSONS/GRAMMAR/POS/pos.htm - information + quiz

http://www.wiu.edu/users/mfamf/lanquageinuse/speech.html - information + quizzes

Prepositions

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/prepositions.htm - preposition info + exercises

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/594/01/ - preposition info

http://www.betterenglish.org.ph/Parts of Speech/Verbs discussion and interactive quizzes.htm - all kinds of preposition info + exercises

http://newton.uor.edu/facultyfolder/rider/prepositions.htm - all kinds of preposition info + exercises

http://esl.about.com/od/grammarintermediate/a/prepositions_of_ place.htm - preposition info + exercises

http://www.world-english.org/prepositions.htm - preposition info

http://www.eslgold.com/grammar/prepositions.html - preposition info

http://www.freewebs.com/6009/grammar.htm - preposition info + exercises

http://englishpage.com/prepositions/prepositions.html - preposition exercises

http://eslus.com/LESSONS/GRAMMAR/POS/pos7.htm - short preposition explanation + exercises

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/200/grammar/prepo.htm - short preposition explanation + quiz

http://a4esl.org/g/h/9704/cn-prepos.html - preposition quiz: in /on / at

http://a4esl.org/q/h/lb/inatplaces.html - preposition quiz: in / at location

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/eslprep.html - prepositions of direction + exercise

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/eslprep2.html - prepositions for time, place, and introducing objects

Word Forms

www.athabascau.ca/courses/engl/155/support/word_forms.htm - prefixes+suffixes (word beginnings+ endings)

http://www.cityu.edu.hk/elc/quiz/partspe2.htm - quiz on word forms

http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/blvocabquiz_wordform1.htm - quizzes on word forms

http://www.eslcafe.com/quiz/wordf1.html - quiz on word forms

http://a4esl.org/a/g.htm - 2 word form quizzes at end of website

http://a4esl.org/g/h/vf002-gk.html -  quiz on word forms + agreement

http://www.eslpartyland.com/quiz-center/mtwf.htm - quiz on forms

http://web.jjay.cuny.edu/~esl-rc/HTML/grammar/exmenu_word.html  - 2 word form quizzes

http://www.testyourenglish.net/english-online/vocabulary/wforms2.html - quiz on word forms

http://englishonline.sites.uol.com.br/english/advanced.htm - quiz on word forms

Parts of a Sentence

http://aliscot.com/bigdog/index.htm

http://grammar.about.com/od/basicsentencegrammar/a/sentenceunit.htm

http://depts.dyc.edu/learningcenter/owl/sentences_core_parts.htm

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/definitions.htm

Subject-Verb Agreement

http://www.yourdictionary.com/grammar-rules/20- Rules-of-subject-verb-agreement.html - 20 rules of subject-verb agreement

http://wwwnew.towson.edu/ows/sub-verb.htm - more rules of subject-verb agreement

http://aliscot.com/bigdog/agreement_sv.htm - more rules of subject-verb agreement + quiz

Phrases and Clauses

http://www.eslincanada.com/englishlesson5.html - info on adverb, adjective + noun clauses

http://www.uottawa.ca/academic/arts/writcent/hypergrammar/claustyp.html - information on phrases & clauses

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/clauses.htm - adjective, adverb + noun clause info + exercises

http://esl.about.com/od/grammaradvanced/a/adverb_clauses_3.htm - information about adverb clauses

http://a4esl.org/q/h/vm/if-clauses.html - quiz on if-clauses

http://a4esl.org/q/h/mb/adv_cause.html - quiz on adverb clauses

http://eslabout.com/od/grammaradvanced/a/relative_clause.htm - information about adjective clauses

http://www.grammar-quizzes.com - lots of adjective clause info + practices

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/relative-clauses - adjective clause info+ quiz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5ZJKS7NqAE - info on reduced relative clauses

http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/bl_relative1.htm - quiz on relative clauses

http://esl.lbcc.cc.ca.us/eesllessons/nounclauses/nounclause.htm - noun clause info + quizzes

http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/nounclause1.html - noun clause info + quiz

http://allenglish.org/Activities/activities-nounclauses3.html - exercises in identifying noun clauses

http://learnenglishfeelgood.com/lefg1_nounclauses1.html - quiz on noun clauses

http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/nounclausequiz.html - quiz on noun clauses

Conditional Sentences

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/conditional2.htm - conditional clause info

http://www.slideshare.net/torrestorres/conditional-clauses-presentatio - conditional clause info

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/conditional-sentences - conditional clause info + quizzes

http://esl.about.com/od/arammal/a/conditional.htm - info on 3 conditionals + quiz

http://www.english-test.net/esl/learn/english/grammar/ii120/esl-test.php - quiz on conditionals

http://www.eslpartyland.com/dating.guy.htm - fill-in-the-blank quiz on conditionals

http://www.learn4good.com/languages/evrd_grammar/Mixedconditionals.php3 - info + quiz on mixed conditionals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1shgss2eBo - quiz on conditionals

http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/bl_conditionals1.htm - quiz on conditionals

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/conditional2.htm - info on conditionals

Passive Voice

http://esl.about.com/od/grammarstructures/a/passive_voice.htm - passive voice info

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbVAH-EcoFs - passive voice info

http://utminers.utep.edu/micontreras/passive.html - passive voice info+exercises

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/passive - passive voice info+quizzes

http://www.e-grammar.org/passive-voice/ - passive voice info+exercises

http://a4esl.org/q/h/vm/active-passive.html - quiz on active vs. passive

http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/blgrquiz_passive1.htm - quiz on active to passive

Reported Speech and Sequence of Tenses

http://www.englishtenseswithcartoons.com/reported_speech - info about reported speech & sequence of tenses

http://www.learnenglish.de/grammar/reportedspeech.htm - info about reported speech & sequence of tenses

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/reported-speech - info & exercises about reported speech & sequence of tenses

http://esl.about.com/od/grammarintermediate/a/reported_speech.htm - info about reported speech & sequence of tenses

ESL Reading Website

http://college.hmco.com/collegesurvival/watkins/learning_companion/1e/students/timed_reading.html - timed readings with comprehension questions

http://englishenglish.com/reading_skills.htm - readings at different levels with comprehension quizzes

http://english-zone.com - readings at different levels with comprehension quizzes

http://esl.about.com/ - readings at different levels with comprehension quizzes

http://iteslj.org/links/ESL/Reading/ - readings at different levels with comprehension quizzes

http://www.edict.com.hk/vlc/comp/readcomp.htm - reading comprehension texts with questions

http://www.englishclub.com/reading/index.htm - short stories in English with vocabulary and comprehension quizzes

http://www.eslus.com/LESSONS/READING/READ.HTM - reading skill activities with comprehension quizzes

http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/tools/english-hs.html - reading skill activities with comprehension quizzes

http://www.isabelperez.com/tests.htm - reading skill exercises

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/students/  - news summaries and daily news quizzes

http://www.ohiou.edu/esl/english/reading/skills.html - building reading skills

http://www.usingenglish.com/comprehension/intermediate.html - intermediate reading practice & exercises

http://larryferlazzo.com/englishint.html - intermediate & advanced reading practice

http://www.agendaweb.org/reading/comprehension_interm3.html - high-intermediate & advanced reading exercises

http://literacynet.org/cnnsf/archives.html - reading practice & exercises

http://fcit.usf.edu/fcat10r\default.htm - reading practice & exercises

http://www.englishspeaker.com/index%20-%20FCE.html - academic reading exercises

http://eolf.univ-fcomte.fr/index.php?page=academic-reading-and-writing-exercises - academic reading exercises

ESL Vocabulary Websites

www.academicvocabularyexercises.com - Academic Word List: Gerry's vocabulary teacher

http://www.uefap.com/vocab/vocfram.htm - excellent website: Academic Word List: definitions and exercises

http://larae.net/write/synonyms.html - List of synonyms for commonly used words

ESL Writing Websites

http://www.wiu.edu/users/mfamf/languageinuse/main.html - parts of speech, sentence structure, and effective writing

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/ - guide to grammar and writing

Writing Paragraphs 

http://www2.actden.com/writ_Den/Tips/paragrap/index.htm - instructions for writing paragraphs

http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/students/fwalters/para.html - instructions for writing paragraphs

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/writing/paragraphs/game.shtml - building 3 simple paragraphs

http://www.scribd.com/doc/391505/Paragraph-Writing - paragraph writing instructions

http://www.buowl.boun.edu.tr/students/Paragraph Writing Exercises.htm - paragraph writing exercises

http://www.buowl.boun.edu.tr/students/writing exercises/parents1.htm - mixed up paragraphs

http://www.buowl.boun.edu.tr/students/Paragraph%20Writing%20Exercises.htm - instructions and exercises for paragraph writing

http://www.uefap.com/writing/exercise/exwripar.html - paragraph exercises

http://www.ohio.edu/linguistics/esl/writing/mechanics.html - paragraph, capitalization & punctuation ex.

Writing Essays

http://www.parapal-online.co.uk.eap.htm - essay writing instructions and exercises

http://web.jjay.cuny.edu/~esl-rc/HTML/writing/index.html - essay writing instructions and exercises

http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/sensen/part3/index.html - essay writing instructions and exercises

http://eolf.univ‑fcomte.fr/index.php?page=academic-reading-and­writing-exercises - academic writing exercises

http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/students/fwalters/toeflwrite.html - TOEFL-prep writing practice

Thesis Statements

http://johnmccarvey.com/apworld/student/thesiscreator.html - how to write a thesis statement

http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/thesis.html - information on thesis statements

http://owl.engish.purdue.edu/owl/resource/588/01/ - examples of strong & weak thesis statements

http://essayinfo.com/basics/thesis.php - examples of strong & weak thesis statements

http://wvvw.acadweb.wwu.edu/writingcenter/Handouts/Thesisstatements.htm - examples of effective thesis statements & how to fix weak thesis statements

hhttp://www.tru.ca/studentservices/writingcentre/owl/emergency/thesis.html - examples of effective thesis statements & how to fix weak thesis

http://thesistown.com/writing/basics/a-good-thesis-statement-2/ - rules for good thesis statements

http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/english/writingcenter/ESL.htm - rules for good thesis statements

http://eslwriter.net/professional-writing/thesis-quiz‑find-the-better-statement - info for writing thesis statements quiz on thesis statements

ESL Combined and Miscellaneous Websites (These sites cover several skills.)

http://www.eslpartyland.com/

http://eslus.com/LESSONS/SPELL/SPELL.HTM

http://www.eslcafe.com/quiz/

http://cla.univ-fcomte.fr/english/sites/academic.htm

http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/tools/english-hs.html

http://larryferlazzo.com/englishint.html