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[Contents]

1. Grammar and Vocabulary

2. Humor

3. Quizzes and Handouts

4. Listening and Speaking

5. Idioms and Slang

6. Reading and Writing

7. Tests and Quizzes

8. Style Guides

 

1. Grammar and Vocabulary------------------------------------------------------------

Apostrophe Protection Society
Illustrates the correct use of the apostrophe in spelling the plural and possessive. Gives examples of misuse and the rules and examples for correct use.
url: www.apostrophe.fsnet.co.uk/index.htm

Blue Book of Grammar and punctuation
Grammar and punctuation reference guide including exercises with answers.
url: www.grammarbook.com/

Canada-ESL.com
Free English activities and ideas on how to improve your English and free info about studying English in Canada.
url: www.canada-esl.com

Carlos Soto´s Website
Free webbased English teaching and learning resources
url: www.geocities.com/bassoto

Cats Family Grammar
Offers grammar explanations in English, German and Russian.
url: www.cats-family.com/grammar/english/english/index.....

Common Errors in English
Alphabetical listing of many words which are often used incorrectly. Includes explanations and examples.
url: www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/errors.html

Electronic Flashcards: A Tool to Learn Languages
The site offers online tools to create, modify and study electronic flashcards in different languages.
url: earth.prohosting.com/newwords

English Bites
TV show focused on improving English language skills.
url: abcasiapacific.com/englishbites

English for Techies
By Christian Lassure, associate professor of English. For French student technologists. Grammar, false friends, translation methods, glossaries. Mechanical production engineering, industrial computing, and computer graphics.
url: www.english-for-techies.net/

English Page
Offers free grammar and vocabulary exercises, topical tutorials, reading exercises, dictionaries, and other resources for intermediate and advanced learners.
url: www.englishpage.com/

English Quizzes
Interactive, illustrated vocabulary and grammar exercises, rated according to difficulty.
url: www.prof2000.pt/users/tereza_n/

EnglishOntheRun-Grammar
Explains some of the verb tenses and conditionals and provides interactive exercises for each area.
url: www.geocities.com/gob72/grammarverbtenses.html

E-texts with Dictionary link
A collection of etexts where every word is linked to a dictionary for vocabulary improvement.
url: www.thefreelibrary.com

Frank's ESL Restaurant
Crossword puzzles and links requiring a javaenabled browser. Includes bilingual puzzles inn Norwegian, Spanish and Italian.
url: Frank_esl2000.tripod.com/

free ESL Mailing List
Free daily email. Increase your English learning skills and improve your English at the same time. Get expert help from teachers and language learners from around the world.
url: www.esl.com.ua

God Save the Subjunctive
Defines the subjunctive mood and gives links to more information, including example usage.
url: www.ceafinney.com/subjunctive/index.html

Grammar online
Offers printable grammar lessons including explanations, exercises, and answers.
url: online.ohlone.cc.ca.us/~mlieu/

Grammar Station
An interactive grammar checker with dynamic popups and tutorials. Also in Chinese and Japanese.
url: www.grammarstation.com/

Helicom Language Services
Grammar explanations, selection of dictionaries and encyclopedia.
url: www.helicomnet.com/

Indiana State University Grammar
Includes information on irregular verbs, modals, plurals, prepositions, tense and aspect, twoword verbs, and article usage.
url: isu.indstate.edu/writing/esl/esl.html

International EFL Cafe
Offers articles, information, and vocabulary tests.
url: internationaleflcafe.com/

The Internet Grammar of English
Course written primarily for university undergraduates but useful for anyone as it doesn't presume any prior knowledge of grammar. Free for students who log in from a UK university and all explanations are free.
url: www.ucl.ac.uk/internet-grammar/home.htm

Language Games
Word search, crossword puzzles and hangman games for learning basic vocabulary. Games for learning other languages also.
url: www.languagegames.org/

Learn English Today
Free grammar and vocabulary section, idioms, exercises and links to news articles and recommended books.
url: www.learn-english-today.com

LearnEnglish.be
Aimed at the beginner and intermediate student. Includes grammar and vocabulary sections with additional exercises for practice.
url: www.learnenglish.be

Mister Mertens online
Grammar and vocabulary explanations and exercises suitable for young learners or beginners of any age.
url: members.lycos.co.uk/mertensonline/

NetGrammar
Grammar explanations, testing, listening exercises, reading and writing exercises with comparison and a final review test of each grammar point.
url: www.netgrammar.le.ucr.ac.cr/

Professor Grammar
Includes games and a video grammar lesson. Requires RealAudio.
url: www.professorgrammar.com/

Rose of York English Language School
Free grammar lessons.
url: www.roseofyork.co.uk/learning.html

Sheppard Software - Free Vocabulary Web Games
Different vocabulary quiz activities covering over 2,000 words include SAT / GRE and other terminology.
url: www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games_vocab.htm

Vocabulary Power
Offers explanations and exercises for homophones, phrasal verbs, and idioms. Reading texts and TOEFL practice are also available.
url: www.edumatic.qc.ca/English/activities/vocabularypo....

Word Power
Offers phonics lessons, nursery rhymes, tongue twisters and Irish blessings for vocabulary practice. Oriented toward children with some exercises for adults.
url: www.wordpower.ws/

Word Surfing
A guide to ESL learners on the use of individual vocabulary development strategies using a well organised notebook. The method aims to encourage language learners to make the best possible independent use of all other available resources.
url: www.wordsurfing.co.uk

ACE Copyediting
A free monthly selfhelp writing guide for students of the English language who want to communicate more effectively. Guide covers grammar, punctuation, spelling, cliches, and jargon.
url: www.acecopyediting.com/ACEcopyediting%20-%20Self-H....

All You Need to Know About Commas
This site will give you information, definition, and rules about commas. Also has links to other sites for further information.
url: freewebs.com/ashk4007/

Allexperts Grammar Help
Volunteer experts answer your detailed oneonone questions about grammar and usage for free. Get quick answers to your questions.
url: www.allexperts.com/getExpert.asp?Category=680

Apostrophe Protection Society
Illustrates the correct use of the apostrophe in spelling the plural and possessive. Gives examples of misuse and the rules and examples for correct use.
url: www.apostrophe.fsnet.co.uk/

Basic Cozy Grammar Course
A light hearted approach to learning basic English grammar. Featuring 27 lessons contained on two videos with companion workbook/study guide.
url: www.splashesfromtheriver.com

Chicago Manual of Style FAQ
FAQ site designed to help CMS users eliminate ambiguities or misunderstandings found in the book itself.
url: www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/cmosfaq.html

Clear English Grammar Resources
A wide collection of online grammar resources covering grammat topics from articles to verbs.
url: www.clearenglish.net/grammar.htm

Common Errors in English
An explanation of common English usage errors and how to avoid making them.
url: www.wsu.edu:8080/~brians/errors/index.html

Commonly Misused Words
Explains the difference between similar words with different meanings. [PDF]
url: www.sourceaid.com/reference/pdf/misused-words.pdf

A Concise Guide to Writing, Language, and Grammar
Rules of capitalization and punctuation, as well as commonly mispronounced and misspelled words.
url: www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001600.html

Daily Grammar
Improve your writing with free daily email grammar lessons.
url: www.dailygrammar.com/

Einfoweb.com - Grammar
The seven parts of speech: nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, interjections, conjuctions, and prepositions.
url: www.einfoweb.com/grammar/

English 126 HyperTextBook
Modern English Grammar from the Daniel Kies and the College of DuPage.
url: papyr.com/hypertextbooks/engl_126/book126.htm

English Grammar Clinic
An online grammar clinic from England. Administered by the Lydbury Centre. Bulletin boards and chat.
url: www.lydbury.co.uk/grammar/

English Grammar Tutor
An online grammar book for student editors.
url: www.englishgrammartutor.com

The English Language
A site with thoughts on why using sound English is important and on just what "sound English" is.
url: owlcroft.com/english/

Focus on Usage and Grammar
This page, provided by The Writer's Place, discusses various problems and rules concerning English grammar, usage, and elements of style.
url: www.thewritersplace.com/writestuff/grammar.htm

Fundamental Grammar - NIU English
A comprehensive page covering major word classes, punctuation guides, phrases, clauses and sentence structures accompanied by quizzes.
url: textant.colostate.edu/grammarbook/title.html

Gallaudet Writer's Handbook
This site is an online version of the grammar and style handbook that was designed specifically to improve the writing skills of deaf and hard of hearing college students.
url: academic.gallaudet.edu/handbooks/writers.nsf

"Get It Write" English Grammar and Usage Tips
The site offers a new tip about English grammar and usage every two weeks. Currently the archive contains thirtyfour tips. People can subscribe to have the tips sent to their email address free of charge.
url: www.getitwriteonline.com/archive/tips.htm

Glossary of English Grammar Terms
A fully crossreferenced dictionary of gramatical terms of English language containing more than 250 English grammar entries.
url: www.usingenglish.com/glossary.html

Grammar and Punctuation in American English
A site that contains information on grammar and punctuation, including parts of speech and parts of sentences.
url: www.geocities.com/k9would/

Grammar and Usage for the Non-Expert
Targeted, nontechnical articles on problems of grammar and usage that even good writers sometimes have trouble with.
url: www.grammartips.homestead.com/index.html

Grammar Bytes! Interactive Grammar Review
Grammar explanations, handouts for teachers and students, and interactive exercises
url: chompchomp.com

Grammar Check
Offers optin subscribers a free, monthly ezine with a grammar feature and Q&A's submitted by readers, along with a review of a writing resource.
url: www.grammarcheck.com

The Grammar Doctor
This site offers tips and advice on grammar and usage. Users are invited to email the site for answers to grammar questions.
url: hometown.aol.com/drcarlperrin/GrammarDoctor.html

Grammar for Reading and Writing
An innovative review of grammatical principles essential to reading and writing and a discussion of the varied roles inference plays in understanding the written word.
url: www.critical-reading.com/grammartoc.htm

The Grammar Guru
Web site of syndicated columnist and author of The Grammatically Correct Handbook. Read columns, book chapters, find out how to order the book.
url: www.thegrammarguru.com

Grammar Help Page
Grammar help written by Ruth and her students and gleaned and linked from a variety of Web sites around the world.
url: www.ruthvilmi.net/hut/help/grammar_help/

Grammar Hotline Directory
Find phone numbers, email addresses, web sites which you can contact for answers to short questions about writing.
url: www.tcc.edu/students/resources/writcent/gh/hotlino....

Grammar Now
Grammar and composition questions answered within two to three days. Proofreading and editing service are also offered.
url: www.grammarnow.com

Grammar Sucks
Free, personalized answers to questions on grammar, language, usage, syntax. It also contains humorous looks at English grammar. Allows for paid work on documents.
url: www.grammarsucks.com

Grammarphobia.com
Brought to you by Patricia T. O'Conner, author of "Woe Is I," and the writer Stewart Kellerman.
url: www.grammarphobia.com

GrammarStation
Find lessons in English grammar. Topics include subject and verb agreement, proper use of pronouns, and modal verbs.
url: www.grammarstation.com/grammarguide/GGuide.html

How to Write Well: Using the Apostrophe
Tutorial on the use of apostrophes for omission and possession.
url: www.users.bigpond.com/J_fersOffice/sample.htm

The Kings's English, 2nd ed.
Online publication of H.W. Fowler's "The King's English."
url: www.bartleby.com/116/

The online Writing Project
Provides and organizes writing guides and grammar handouts created by writing centers and English Departments at American universities.
url: cai.ucdavis.edu/trc/trcdefault.html

Online Writing Resources
Interactive lessons in grammar, mechanics and punctuation using PowerPoint, Word, and HTML.
url: xnet.rrc.mb.ca/leshanson/Writing_Resources.htm

Plain English Training
Online courses in plain English and grammar.
url: www.plainenglishtraining.com

Plain Words
A guide to the use of English by Sir Ernest Gowers.
url: www.ourcivilisation.com/smartboard/shop/gowerse/co....

Punctuation Made Simple
Discussion of several of the most useful punctuation marks: the colon, semicolon, comma, dash, and apostrophe.
url: www.stpt.usf.edu/pms/

Reflexive Pronouns
Explanation of usage for reflexive pronouns: myself, himself, herself, themselves, and ourselves. Includes practice sentences and an answer key.
url: www.lessontutor.com/eesReflexive.html

The Scarlet Pen
Downloadable style and usage guide containing 300 commonly misused words and amusing sample sentences. [Microsoft Word format, 240kb in size]
url: home.earthlink.net/~thescarletpen/scarletpen/guide....

Sentence Diagrams
Diagrams of moderately long and complex sentences are accompanied by explanations for both beginners and experienced diagrammers.
url: www.geocities.com/gene_moutoux/diagrams.htm

Serendipity: Common Errors
An examination of common errors that are becoming generally accepted as correct. A minicourse in English usage.
url: www.serendipity.li/errors.html

Tomato Nation: Sincerely Your's
Essay about incorrect grammar usage, with examples of common errors and advice as to how to avoid them.
url: www.earlygirl.com/sincerely.shtml

Tutoring English Grammar and Composition
Free online program of instruction in basic English grammar and composition for the use of parents and others and for those learning English as a second language.
url: www.sfo.com/~parvin/grammarandcomposition.html

Webgrammar's Place
Tips, tutorials, and resources for writers, students, editors, educators, and web designers. Also, Webgrammar answers questions about American English grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, and usage.
url: www.webgrammar.com

What's the Plural of `Virus'?
A thorough investigation.
url: www.linuxmafia.com/~rick/faq/plural-of-virus.html

Writing Assistance
The site improves literary style in written English, corrects grammar, spelling and syntax; and gives clarity to presentation of material. It applies to essays, research papers, projects, theses and reports.
url: writingassistance.mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/

Your Guide to English Prepositions
Software program designed to help users find/know the right preposition in 5 seconds.
url: www.goodenglish.com

Washingtonpost.com: A Dash of Comma Sense
Columnist gives examples why correct punctuation is important. (May 25, 2004)
url: www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A43938-2004....

2. Humor-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Gallery of ''Misused'' Quotation Marks
They're quotation marks, and they turn up in the strangest of places.
url: www.juvalamu.com/qmarks/

Word Police Academy
Word Police entrance exam, and how to make a grammar citation for crimes against the language.
url: www.theatlantic.com/unbound/wordpolice/   

3. Quizzes and Handouts----------------------------------------------------------------

English Corner
This site provides intermediate and advanced grammar quizzes, tests, rules, and tables, as well as vocabulary and reading exercises.
url: www.angelfire.com/wi3/englishcorner

English Grammar 101 - online Tutorials
English grammar lessons for alternative education settings, language arts classes, home schooling, adult study, and ESL courses.
url: englishgrammar101.com

English Language Quizzes
From vocabulary to spelling and grammar, englishlanguage quiz questions categorized.
url: www.funtrivia.com/cgi-bin/quizlist.cgi?type=cat&am....

Guide to Grammar and Writing
Miscellaneous notes for grammatical rules and explanations, comments on style, and usage suggestions the author teaches in class.
url: www.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/

Multiple-choice grammar test
Provides English grammar test for intermediate level with scores and answers.
url: www.jonathanpmiller.com/test1.html

Perry Mason and the Case of Pronouns
Learning the three cases of pronouns with three different quizzes with answers. Useful for all ages and different levels of education from elementary school to college.
url: members.tripod.com/tco204  

4. Listening and Speaking----------------------------------------------------------------

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab Cool
Listening practice for students. Ability to improve comprehension skills through practice, selfgrading quiz pages, listening for comprehension quizzes, and study material. Requires RealAudio or Divace.
url: www.esl-lab.com/

American Accent Training
Guidance on intonation, word connections and pronunciation of American English. Contains some listening practice.
url: www.americanaccent.com

Basic English Class Listening Practice
Audio files of songs, poems, fables, and stories are presented along with explanations of vocabulary.
url: basicenglishclass.tripod.com/

Conversations for ESL students
Dialogues in Real Audio format for intermediate students to improve listening and comprehension skills.
url: www.rong-chang.com/book/

English Calling
English Calling is a telephone and Internet teaching service for students who wish to study English as a Foreign Language.
url: www.englishcalling.com

English Pronunciation Problems
This website describes English pronunciation problems for Korean learners of English.
url: myhome.naver.com/englishparum

English Tapestry
English conversations and listening passages including interactive tests, photos, and transcripts.
url: engtap.greatnow.com

ESL Department at Okanagan University College
Interactive and TOEIC preparation exercises, sample exercises from Canadian Concepts book series and grammar lessons on video. Many require QuickTime.
url: www.faceweb.okanagan.bc.ca/

ESL Radio
Listening practice programs made by teachers and students from Australia. Quizzes, gap fills, chat rooms and music.
url: www.eslradio.net/

eViews
Interviews with native speakers from around the world combined with a glossary and comprehension exercises and lesson plans. Requires paid subscription and MP3 format audio capability.
url: www.eviews.net/

Focus on English
Helps learners practice idiomatic expressions and everyday phrases used in conversation.
url: www.focusenglish.com/

Language Learning: English and Chinese
Offers interactive exercises with pictures and pronunciation practice designed for children and beginners. Requires RealAudio and Internet Explorer.
url: www.web-books.com/Language/

The Learning Edge
An interactive learning through listening area. Features news stories with animated video, text and audio. No special software required.
url: www.thewclc.ca/edge/

Sounds of English
Pronunciation exercises for learners of American English, printable worksheets in PDF, handouts, teacher tips for class pronunciation activities.
url: www.soundsofenglish.org/

VOA News
The Voice of America (VOA) is an international multimedia broadcasting service funded by the U.S. Government. Uses simple words and sentences in these particular broadcasts.
url: www.voanews.com/specialenglish/   

5. Idioms and Slang---------------------------------------------------------------------

The Idiom Connection Cool
An AZ list of idioms, their meaning and use along with accompanying quizzes for the idioms in each alpha category.
url: www.geocities.com/Athens/Aegean/6720/

dbMall - English Idiom Collection
An alphabetical list of English idioms and abbreviations.
url: www.geocities.com/dbmall0/

The Dog Hause Idioms
Quotes, rules of thumb, idioms and humor.
url: www.doghause.com/idioms1.html

English, baby
Offers an American culture perspective including movies, music, slang words, and conversations.
url: www.englishbaby.com/

English Idioms - Grey Owl Tutoring
Explains idioms in common use around the world, with a clickable map.
url: www.geocities.com/highmoor99/idioms.html

Idiom Site
Explains the origins of some common idioms and proverbs in an alphabetized order.
url: www.idiomsite.com/

Schandlbooks - American Slang
Features up to date slang words with definitions, examples and a slang quiz.
url: www.schandlbooks.com/AmericanSlang.html

Slang City
Offers examples of American slang found in popular songs and movies. Also includes insults, body parts, bad words and their meanings.
url: www.slangcity.com/    

Cobuild Idiom of the Day
A random entry selected daily from the Cobuild Dictionary of Idioms
url: www.cobuild.collins.co.uk/Pages/idiom.aspx

ESL Idiom List
Listed alphabetically but without definitions.
url: www.eslcafe.com/idioms/id-list.html

Self-Study Idiom Quizzes

url: a4esl.org/q/h/idioms.html

Wayne Magnuson: English Idioms
Users can view idioms by first letter, a specific word that they contain, or by their definition.
url: home.t-online.de/home/toni.goeller/idiom_wm/

Ye Olde English Sayings
A quick, funtoread collection of the origins of terms and some of the sayings even go back to ancient times. Links to other pages devoted to English usage.
url: www.rootsweb.com/~genepool/sayings.htm

6. Reading and Writing-------------------------------------------------------------------

International Writing Exchange Cool
Forum for intermediate and advanced students, teacher trainees, and native speakers to enhance their communication skills while learning about their peers around the globe. Each "round" lasts 4 weeks, and starts on the 15th of each month.
url: www.ruthvilmi.net/hut/Current/iwe.php

The EFL Reading Library
Provides reading materials for students and teachers, including simplified versions of classic stories with glossary and exercises.
url: www.gradedreading.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk

The English Learner's Movie Guides
Each guide reviews one movie, and includes a plot summary, list of major characters, and glossary of vocabulary and cultural references.
url: www.eslnotes.com/

ESL Projects
Featuring instructions and topics for English projects.
url: www.nelliemuller.com

Guide to Grammar and Writing
Offers interactive exercises for students. Covers most aspects of writing from the word and sentence level up to essay and research writing. Grammar exercises for intermediate to advanced.
url: cctc.commnet.edu/grammar/index.htm

Just in English
Site with resources for EFL students to improve their reading skills.
url: justinenglish.nease.net/

Spellzone
Feebased interactive spelling exercises for older students and adults. Contains word lists, spelling rules and pronunciation guides for different ability levels.
url: www.spellzone.com/

University of Hamburg - Essay Writing Website
Stepbystep guide to writing essays; includes writing instructions and sample essays by Catherine Schwerin.
url: www.sign-lang.uni-hamburg.de/fb07/EnglS/Materialie....   

7. Tests and Quizzes-------------------------------------------------------------------

Activities for ESL Students Cool
Free quizzes and activities for students. A project of The Internet TESL Journal.
url: a4esl.org/

Bradley's English School - online Activities
Features online quizzes and activities available to help students with their vocabulary and grammar.
url: activities.bradleys-english-school.com

Colchester English Study Centre
Test of ability for determining level for further study.
url: www.cesc.co.uk/CESC/frame.cfm?frame=6

EasyEnglish.com
English tests and quizzes for ESL learners. All levels. Instant answers and corrections. Suggested study.
url: www.easyenglish.com/

EFL/ESL Quiz-style Board Games for Learners of English
Contains quiz questions for learners from the board games Word Up and Junior Word Up. Has links to other free game areas and resources.
url: www.teflgames.com/samplesp.html

English Banana
Collection of online games and quizzes testing English grammar, spelling, writing and reading skills.
url: www.englishbanana.com

English Exercises
Exercises for students of English as a second language.
url: englishexercises.itgo.com

English Exercises
English exercises and games for intermediate & advanced students. Contains grammar and vocabulary tests, crosswords, songs and lyrics; reading and writing activities ...( By E. Pérez)
url: roble.cnice.mecd.es/~eperez/index.htm

English Exercises EFL Exercises and ESL Quizzes
Exercises and games to test business English, grammar and vocabulary.
url: www.better-english.com/exerciselist.html

English for Special Purposes
Free tests and quizzes on Britain, Malta and the Commonwealth as well as on other topics.
url: www.lapasserelle.com/lm/

English Interactive Quizzes
Quizzes and interactive exercises for all levels.
url: a.w-z.webpark.pl/

English Language Community
Free English grammar, vocabulary and business English exercises and tests on seven levels, for students and teachers. Also offers interactive email exercises and personal page with activity history. Invites submissions.
url: www.nonstopenglish.com/

English language learning materials and teaching resources by Ted Power
Practice exercises and tests for ESL learners.
url: www.btinternet.com/~ted.power/

English Learner
Interactive tests for evaluating grammar knowledge.
url: www.angelfire.com/on/topfen/

English Learning Site ESL EFL
Features quizzes, tests, matching exercises and games for the intermediate level learner.
url: www.englishforamerica.com/

English Lessons and Tests
Free lessons, tests, exercises and quizzes. Materials are organized by level and are available online or via email.
url: www.englishlearner.com/

English Tutor TeleCampus
Online tutoring to prepare for the TOEFL and TWE programs.
url: englishtelecampus.com

ESL Blue(s)
Tests verbs, vocabulary problem words, trivia, grammar, articles, adjectives and adverbs. Some with animation.
url: www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/trouindx.htm

ESL Quiz Zone
Selection of interactive quizzes with focus on reading comprehension and vocabulary linking for the beginner to advanced student.
url: www.geocities.com/Athens/Academy/1929/ESLquiz.htm

ESLDesk.com: Quizzes
Vocabulary drills on frequently misspelled words, irregular verbs, irregular nouns, challenging words, common erros, numbers, length, weight and other terms.
url: www.esldesk.com/esl-quizzes/index.htm

ESL/EFL Resources
Offers quizzes on grammar, business English, Japanese culture and reading comprehension. Also a list of links to other material.
url: www.tesol.net/schweiz/exams/esl.html

Flash Quizzes for ESL Students
Features multiple choice, true or false, type in the answers quizzes and some with sound. Most require the free Flash Player.
url: www.manythings.org/fq/

Free English Games
Free quiztype game rotated each month. Topics covered include vocabulary, spelling, reading, listening and grammar. Requires Macromedia Flash Player.
url: free-english-games.com/

Interactive Free English Tests
Practise your understanding of English with a series of free, graded online tests aimed at students taking the TOEIC and TOEFL examinations. Along with stories that demonstrate the use of basic grammar and articles and newsletters for the ESL learner.
url: www.english-test.net/

Learning English online
Free exercises, grammar explanations, vocabulary, tests, games and a forum.
url: www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/index.htm

Mado's English School
Features EFL and ESL games, grammar and vocabulary exercises for secondary students.
url: usuarios.lycos.es/madosanchez72/

My ESL Pages
Exercises designed for adult students who are native speakers of French.
url: www.angelfire.com/pq/pages/

Online English Grammar Test
Online test consisting of 100 multiple choice questions.
url: secure.vec.bc.ca/vec/online-test.cfm

Online Sensei
Online Sensei provides English practice activities to assist Japanese primary and junior high school students to learn English and to prepare for senior high school entrance tests.
url: www.onlinesensei.com

Paragraph PAL
Interactive multimedia exercises using Flash to help improve comprehension and writing skills for students. Includes audio files, a chat room (requires download) and a simple discussion board.
url: www.parapal-online.co.uk

The Quiz-Zone
Paid membership required to access interactive tests and quizzes for the beginner to advanced student. Free demo available. Also requires a Java enabled browser.
url: scandro.tripod.com/rdt.htm

Self Directed Materials
Provides online materials and worksheets that can be printed and used for learning.
url: www.geocities.com/vsindha/

The Trivia Portal
Quizzes for many age levels rated by level of difficulty.
url: www.funtrivia.com/

Vocabulary Test
Free vocabulary tests for TOEFL, GMT, SAT, GRE and VOA Special English.
url: www.vocaboly.com/vocabulary-test/

8. Style Guides-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Acronym Finder
Searchable database of 80,000+ acronyms and meanings. Covers: common acronyms, computers, technology, government, telecommunications, and military acronyms.
url: www.AcronymFinder.com/

AskOxford.com
For questions on English grammar, spelling, and usage. Search a dictionary of words, names or quotations.
url: www.askoxford.com/

A.Word.ADay
The music and magic of words. This is the website for the mailing list A.Word.A.Day (AWAD), which sends a vocabulary word and its definition to the subscribers every day.
url: www.wordsmith.org/awad/index.html

Bartleby.com: Strunk's Element of Style (1918)
For use in English courses in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature. It aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style.
url: www.bartleby.com/141/

Bartleby.com: The Columbia Guide to Standard American English
Kenneth G. Wilson's handbook includes descriptive and prescriptive examples with hyperlinked crossreferences.
url: www.bartleby.com/68/

The Book of Cliches
A compilation of common phrases, euphemisms, and rationales for times of trouble. Organized by occasion.
url: utopia.knoware.nl/users/sybev/cliche/

Braintique: The Natural Way to Write
A process and system for helping people become better writers. The site includes exercises, examples, and information about descriptive writing and metaphors.
url: www.braintique.com/barticles/writing/what/TOC.shtm....

CBC News: Words, Woe & Wonder
An indepth look at the words we use from CBC News.
url: cbc.ca/news/indepth/words/

Cliche
List of 2000 English cliches with some statistical and literary notes on their use.
url: www.angelfire.com/nd/danscorpio/word3.html

Cliche Finder
Special tool wordsearches 3,300 cliches.
url: www.westegg.com/cliche/

Cliche Site
Clichés, sayings or phrases listed with definitions and explanations. Clichés are organized by subject and alphabetically and you can use the search function.
url: www.clichesite.com/index.asp

Common Errors in English
Catalogue of writing or speaking mistakes and easily confusable words, with corrections.
url: www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/

The Cool Word of the Day Page
From York University in Toronto, Canada.
url: www.edu.yorku.ca/~wotd/

Correct Punctuation
A brief guide to correct English punctuation.
url: www.correctpunctuation.co.uk

Crazy Colour Writing Skills Handbook
Includes useful tips to help your spelling including homophones, words often misspelled, a dictionary search, an introduction to fingerspelling. Grammar, spelling and writing style guide.
url: www.crazycolour.com/os/hb05.shtml

Dan Kurland's Criticalreading.com
Explains the fundamentals of critical reading and writing. Analyzing choices of content, language, and structure.
url: www.critical-reading.com

Deadwood Phrases
Prune the deadwood phrases from your writing. Site lists the worst from A to Z.
url: www.pnl.gov/ag/usage/deadwood.html

Dr. NAD's Prig Page.
Tests of usage, built interactively.
url: www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/5229/p_.htm

The Economist Style Guide
Guide based on the style book given to all journalists at The Economist.
url: www.economist.com/research/StyleGuide/

E-dition: Dictionary of Concise Writing
A look at word usage in popular culture. The Dictionary of Concision is a complete manual of several thousand wordy phrases.
url: www.e-dition.net/dictionary.html

Einfoweb: Punctuation and Grammar
Help on punctuation and another page on grammar.
url: www.einfoweb.com/punctuation/

Ewriting
Easy to learn electronic writing style that will speed up email and online chatroom discussions.
url: www.e-writing.info

Exploring English
An online tutorial for the parts of speech with style notes for the English Language.
url: www.shared-visions.com/explore/english/

Findaphrase.com
Free phrase database to help journalists, copywriters and content editors search common phrases.
url: www.findaphrase.com/

Focusing on Words
Subscriptionbased site for vocabulary development, showcasing the Latin and Greek roots of English words.
url: www.wordfocus.com/

Frequently Asked Questions about English
Answers to common questions about usage, style, grammar and punctuation.
url: www.alexcommunications.com/faq.htm

Garbl's Editorial Style Manual
Provides advice on abbreviations, capitalization, grammar, numbers, plurals, possessives, punctuation, spelling and word usage.
url: garbl.home.comcast.net/stylemanual/

Glossarist.com
A searchable directory of thousands of glossaries and topical dictionaries containing terms and definitions on hundreds of subjects.
url: www.glossarist.com/

Good Grammar, Good Style
Articles and answers to frequently asked questions about grammar, mechanics, and style. Links and bibliography.
url: www.protrainco.com/info/grammar.htm

Grammar Slammer
This help file indexes style and usage, capitalization, abbreviations, punctuation, letter writing, common mistakes and a grammar glossary.
url: englishplus.com/grammar/index.htm

Guide to Grammar and Style
The information ranges from copy editing to elements of style to discussions. Practical information about the writing craft.
url: andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/

Guide to Grammar and Writing
Digital handouts on grammar and English usage. From subjectverb agreement and use of articles to exercises in parallel structures and argumentative essays. You can submit questions about grammar and writing.
url: webster.commnet.edu/hp/pages/darling/original.htm

Guides for Better Science Writing
Bibliography of style manuals for scientific research, writing, and presentation. Guides for biology, medicine, chemistry, engineering, geology, and mathematics.
url: www.indiana.edu/~cheminfo/14-05.html

How to Write an Explication
Stepbystep directions to writing an explication. Good and bad examples provided.
url: www.geocities.com/lrampey/2131/explicate.htm

KCI: Reader Based Writing Style Guide
Designed to help you bulletproof your writing. Extensive, alphabetical index of points of style.
url: www.kanten.com/styleguide/frames1.html

Language is a Virus
Writing toys, games, and gizmo to inspire your creativity. Writing exercises.
url: www.languageisavirus.com/index.html

Language Wrangler
Provocative essays on word usage, writing ideas and style.
url: www.languagewrangler.com/

Lingo Factory
A cooperative effort to coin useable terms and then trick people into using them regularly as though they are real words.
url: lingofactory.tribe.net/

Linguistic Phenomena/Devices
A list of lesserknown features in English writing. Hendiadys, holonyms, and hypernyms.
url: www.csi.uottawa.ca/~kbarker/ling-devices.html

Macedon's Taberna: The Craft of Writing
Commentary on various technical aspects of writing: the nuts and bolts of narrative.
url: members.aol.com/MacedonPg/writing.htm

Modern Language Association
The Modern Language Association is the official guide to nonfiction writing. The site includes a guide to MLA style.
url: www.mla.org

NLRB Style Manual
A guide for legal writing in plain English.
url: www.nlrb.gov/nlrb/legal/manuals/stylemanual.asp

NoodleBib - The MLA Bibliography Composer
A free tool to create, edit, and save your MLAstyle bibliography online, then publish it to a Web page, email it, or save it as RTF and open it in Microsoft Word.
url: www.noodletools.com/noodlebib/

The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing
Popular, awardwinning online writing guide. Authoritative help with research, style, structure, major citation styles, mechanics, and revision.
url: www.nutsandboltsguide.com

Online Classes in Rhetoric, University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota offers a number of Internet correspondence courses in rhetoric. Sign up here.
url: www.rhetoric.umn.edu/

Paradigm online Writing Assistant
Help in discovering, organizing, revising, and editing informal, thesis, argumentative, and exploratory essays.
url: www.powa.org/

The Philosophy of Punctuation
Paul Robinson's classic essay on periods, commas, semicolons, dashes.
url: www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/721833.html

Phrases Thesaurus
A generator of headlines and copy for journalists. Enter a word and the database is searched to provide a list of phrases related to that word.
url: www.phrasefinder.co.uk

Plain English Campaign
An independent group fighting for plain English in public communication. We oppose gobbledygook, jargon and legalese.
url: www.plainenglish.co.uk/

Plain Language Action Network
Promoting clearer communication between the public and government. This site has resources for writers to attain that goal.
url: www.plainlanguage.gov/

Pseudo Dictionary
The dictionary for words that wouldn't make it into dictionaries.
url: www.pseudodictionary.com/index.php

Ralph's Manual of Style
A guide to style, grammar, usage, and more by a guy named Ralph.
url: www.rms.hung-sun.com/

A Research Guide for Students
How to write research papers, and do presentations. Virtual library of links arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification.
url: www.aresearchguide.com/index.html

Rhetorical Figures
From alliteration to zeugma, and everything in between, all the figures of speech are here.
url: www.uky.edu/ArtsSciences/Classics/rhetoric.html

11 Rules of Writing
Concise guide to some of the most frequently violated rules of writing, punctuation, and grammar.
url: www.junketstudies.com/rulesofw/

SecretariesUSA.com
Reference for the home and corporate office, including capitalization, punctuation, spelling, grammar, sentence structure, forms of address, abbreviations, letter styles, and business forms.
url: secretariesUSA.com

Society for the Preservation of English Language and Literature
Bimonthly publication, SPELL/Binder, contains articles on grammar, usage, word origins, and other subjects of interest to language lovers.
url: www.spellorg.com/

SoYouWanna Avoid Common Writing Errors
We compiled a list of the most common writing errors people tend to make. This is not a primer on grammar or essaywriting. This is a checklist of things which you might well do and which you must stop doing.
url: www.soyouwanna.com/site/syws/wrerrors/wrerrors.htm....

The Sports Cliche List
A large, searchable collection of sports cliches, lingo, and jargon.
url: www.sportscliche.com

Suite 101: Communications Skills
Archive of articles covering writing and speaking skills, with emphasis on clear communication, basic design, communicating with international and multicultural audiences.
url: www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/communications_skills

Suite101: English Grammar and Style
Archive of articles about English grammar and style.
url: www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/english_grammar_style

That's Right Words
Articles about grammar information and hints. New Zealand site. Errs on the side of "correctness," not that of modern usage.
url: www.rightwords.co.nz/backnews.html

The Tongue Untied
Grammar, punctuation and style for journalists.
url: grammar.uoregon.edu/

Top20Composition.com
Online directory for grammar, spelling, punctuation, research, creative writing, and proofreading resources.
url: www.top20composition.com

Tribe: Linguistics
Group for discussions of words and language.
url: linguistica.tribe.net/

Tribe: Word Freaks
Group for people who love discussing words and writing style.
url: wordfreaks.tribe.net/

Tribe: Words of Power
For people who love words, use them, feel them in their mouths as flavorful bursts of energy. This is the tribe for fun with words and receptive learning.
url: powerwords.tribe.net/

Verbage
If you are looking for just the right word, you may find it here. If not, you can suggest your own.
url: www.oceansiderevolution.com/verbage

Verbivore
Richard Lederer's page, with contact information and a handful of his languageloving articles.
url: pw1.netcom.com/%7erlederer/index.htm

The Visual Thesaurus
An exploration of sense relationships within the English language. By clicking on words, you follow a thread of meaning, creating a spatial map of linguistic associations.
url: www.visualthesaurus.com/online/index.html

The Well Bred Sentence
This book offers an intensive course in sentence construction and punctuation.
url: www.englishgrammartutor.com/Grammar%20Book.htm

Wired Style
Notes on the emerging language of technology. Reference and discussion tool. Last updated 1997.
url: hotwired.wired.com/hardwired/wiredstyle/

The Wonderful Writing Skills Unhandbook
An interactive site that uses the writing process to teach writing skills.
url: www.wonderfulwritingskillsunhandbook.com/

The Word Centre
Consulting firm dedicated to training businesses to use plain English. Free newsletter and professional editing services.
url: www.wordcentre.co.uk

Word Fugitives
An interactive column by The Atlantic's Barbara Wallraff. Discovers needs in our language and recommends new words to fill them.
url: www.theatlantic.com/unbound/fugitives/index.htm

Word Lab
A message board where you can request and brainstorm unique words, names, titles, coinages, puns, phrases, slogans and slang.
url: www.wordlab.com/

Word Quests
Word lists that provide thematic units of English words derived from Latin and Greek sources.
url: www.wordquests.info

Word Rogues
Tips on writing, English, and grammar. This site also contains active community college English syllabii and links to other writing, grammar sites.
url: www.lanzbom.org

A Word With You
A daily online column, featuring little known facts about well known words and phrases.
url: www.wordwithyou.com/

Wordelizer
Delve deeply into a word or subject. Quick search of several word and language related sites.
url: www.emse.fr/%7Eyukna/kahula/wordelizer/wordelizer.....

Wordiness
A list of words and phrases to purge from your writing.
url: web.uvic.ca/~gkblank/wordiness.html

Words, Words, and More Words
Discussions and articles concerning words.
url: www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/words

WordWizard
Portal for word lovers. Learn about word meanings, slang, quotations, insults, and famous authors. Wordwizard offers a round trip across the English language.
url: www.wordwizard.com/

World Wide Words
Explores the history, evolution byways, quirks, and curiosities of the English language. New and recent words and phrases are often featured, as are books on aspects of English. A weekly newsletter is sent by email and RSS.
url: www.worldwidewords.org/

Writer's Dreamtools
A series of useful tools to enhance writers' and students' creativity, spark ideas and fight writer's block.
url: www.writersdreamtools.com/

Writing For Multimedia
Michael Butzgy's style guide for multimedia.
url: home.earthlink.net/~atomic_rom/contents.htm

Yale Style Manual
For the design of Web pages and Web sites. Covers graphic and information design, page layout, Web graphics, site organization, navigation, and Web multimedia content.
url: www.webstyleguide.com/

 

 
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