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EdTech Toolbox - Web 2 Tools by Task
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Effective Language Learning Software
CALL-IS Software Summary
Best Online Collaboration Tools: MindMap by Robin Good
A-Z Directory of ~3,000 Online Learning Tools!
107 Best Websites! TOP 100 SITES & APPS OF 2012
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Search Engine for Language Courses and Schools Worldwide!
Lists of Free Open Source Software Programs
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 Serving as a Virtual Language Education Encyclopedia;
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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


Vocab Profiler

Vocab Profiler will give you a color-coded representation for words in different Levels of Frequency within any inputted text. This helps you isolate more difficult words to simplify or study them. As Cobb describes them: “Vocabulary Profilers break texts down by word frequencies in the language at large. . . VP is used for many research and teaching purposes (like matching text to learner via the Levels Test ).

CALL4All's Vocabulary Survey Forms

Keep track of your own word knowledge using these free online forms--Vocabulary Knowledge Scales, Depth of Lexical Processing Scale and Vocabulary Learning Strategies Taxonomy.


Semantic Field Keyword Approach - how to use semantic fields to expand your vocabulary.

Download Japanese bilingual SFKA Study Sheets – for members only.

Dictionaries Galore!

Links to thousands of Monolingual and Multi-Lingual free Web Dictionaries.

Semantic Field Keyword Approach

Use this online Semantic Field Keyword Approach to rapidly expand your vocabulary to advanced levels. Words are pre-organized for you by simpler, common Keywords and related meanings for English, Chinese and Japanese.


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

Take this free Vocabulary Size Test!

An accurate and reliable vocabulary test.


Flashcards and games to teach the most important words you need to improve reading and listening


V-Read provides free graded stories, and introduces a wide range of suitable books and DVDs!

V-Admin: Automatically organizes V-Check scores and progress data.

Analyze Word Parts

(Open pdf)

Mountain, L. (9/2002). Flip-a-Chip: Examining Affixes and Roots to Build Vocabulary.

Nakata Web-based Lexicon Resources


VocApp is a free mobile (Android/iOS) app/site for making multimedia flashcards. This app can be used to learn any subject or topic as a user can create a flashcard containing audio, texts, images, etc. Also, VocApp has some pre-built courses that are ideal for learning languages (i.e. Spanish). This is a great tool for self paced learning. VocApp differentiates instruction so a student will see items they are having more trouble with.

BC Fun with English

Very wide variety for beginner/elementary students - for kids, but adults like too

British Council - Learn English Teens

ESL Games Plus

Lots and lots of grammar and vocabulary games

ESL Games World

Lots and lots of grammar and vocabulary games

Game Zone

Games to Learn English


(Make your own games, surveys and discussion activities)

Learning Chocolate

Let's have fun with English

Macmillan Dictionary Language Games

MES Games

Lots of really fun team-games that you can use on the IWB as well as in computer room

New English File Games

OneStopEnglish Games


My favourite site for vocabulary development with adults - not many games but enough to make it worth creating the sets! Students love working with each other on these. Pro version is well-priced and very much worth it.

EFL Pinterest from Kelsey


BC Fun with English

Very wide variety for beginner/elementary students - for kids, but adults like too

British Council - Learn English Teens

***ESL Games Plus

Lots and lots of grammar and vocabulary games

***ESL Games World

Lots and lots of grammar and vocabulary games

Game Zone

Games to Learn English


(Make your own games, surveys and discussion activities)

Learning Chocolate

Let's have fun with English

*Macmillan Dictionary Language Games

***MES Games

Lots of really fun team-games that you can use on the IWB as well as in computer room

New English File Games

OneStopEnglish Games

***** Quizlet

My favourite site for vocabulary development with adults - not many games but enough to make it worth creating the sets! Students love working with each other on these. Pro version is well-priced and very much worth it.

EFL Pinterest from Kelsey.


A gamified education app to learn languages through translation


"Ten Principles for Vocabulary Instruction"

Ten Principles for Vocabulary Instruction is the last post of a three-part series in Education Week Teacher. In this segment, Laura Robb and Amy Benjamin share their thoughts with readers' comments.

What Are The Best Ways To Teach Vocabulary?

This is the latest "question-of-the-week" at my Education Week Teacher column. Also subject of Education Week Teacher column. Katie Brown and Marilee Sprenger chat with me for ten minutes in this segment.

Best Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary in the Classroom [Hear Ferlazzo’s Radio show]

10 Principles for Vocabulary Instruction

Hi Tech Inventions:

V-Tech Audio-Video Doorbell Security System


Virtual Augmented Reality Media on the Rise? (Agora Recommended Companies involved in)

VIRTUAL WORLDS (Second Life, etc): Immersive environments can be good learning vehicles if constructed and used correctly. Here are a set of Virtual Worlds that use the latest in game mechanics to deliver instruction in fun and interactive ways. Consider them as a supplement to a classroom or for use with students that respond well to such immersion.


Get a teacher & student-friendly version of Minecraft for your classroom at up to

50% off the full price.

Dora's Great Big World

This iOS app immerses preschoolers in learning games on topics like letter recognition, early reading, and early counting.

Zoo U

Young children can learn key social skills in areas like impulse control, emotion regulation, and cooperation in this this web-based virtual world.


Explore a teacher-created 3D world of classroom portals, individual & group lessons, and tutoring research with this desktop app.

VERB Tenses Comparison is from The Core and Quirks.

Video: “The Big Bang Theory – Back To The Future Grammar”

Wendi Pillars shared this video on Twitter shared on The Best Funny Videos To Help Teach Grammar.

The Time Tribe

This web-based, historically accurate, CCSS-aligned, time-travel adventure teaches critical thinking, empathy, and global citizenship.

Wizen World

Practice CCSS-aligned 3rd to 8th grade math within this web-based virtual world. Contains some cartoon and fantasy violence.


ShotCut, i-Movie, etc. Quick Overview of Top 4.

Making Movies & Videos for Internet. By Tekking 101 showing MovieMaker, YouTube… Online Video program.

Voice Dream Reader: Can Read you ANYTHING in various voices (TTS)!


Using Best Fun Online Video Games for English Language Learning!

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

Touch Van Gogh

Studying a Van Gogh painting? Packed full of information and history, all art history apps should be this interactive.

Valentine's Day Story from Speakaboos (I Love You Princess!)

PNA Research


Glean chooses and catalogs the BEST Educational Videos! Ever feel overwhelmed by so many educational videos online? Aided by a team of teachers, this service chooses and catalogs the best videos for your classes.

Fun & Useful Video: "ESL Verb English Grammar Vocabulary Rap Song"

I'm adding this video to The Best Web Tools For Teaching Irregular Verbs & Verb Tenses - Contribute Your Suggestions!

Wonderful Words: Vocabulary Matters

By introducing vocabulary through games and hands on materials, teachers can provide a venue for their learners to use new words in a variety of contexts. Engaging learners through play helps them establish personal meaning, no matter what their age. The moderators will share their favorite tools that most actively engage everyone in the learning process. and participants will contribute their ideas. Sponsored by TE

Brenda Binkley; Anne Hernandez; Jennie Farnell; Kristin Kradolfer Espinar; Jaime Perry; Jennifer Copus; Mallory Dutton

Virtual Field Trips

Don't have the budget for a field trip to The White House or Mount Everest?

Take a virtual field trip with one of these websites. Curated by JC.

Augmented Reality for Education

Vocabulary Learning and Instruction

VLI is an open-access international journal that provides a peer-reviewed forum for original research related to vocabulary acquisition, instruction and assessment. Submissions are encouraged from researchers and practitioners in both first language and EFL and ESL contexts. The journal is published biannually online in the growing tradition of open-access peer-reviewed research.'s Reading Pyramid

K-8th Grade Systematic Vocabulary Learning Lessons and Games - replaces WebReader

Audio & Video - Pronunciation of words in many languages

Read along to YouTube videos with synchronised transcriptions, Export Words, Flexible export options

Successful Vocabulary Learning Online

Using CALL and Computerized Dictionaries to Maximize Vocabulary and Language Learning: This Online Slideshare Presentation by JP Loucky provides a systematic roadmap to successful online second language vocabulary acquisition [highly beneficial if you are a non native speaker of English - looking to learn English]. Covers aspects like how to learn new words in any language more effectively, and how to more effectively use the Internet to help enhance online L2 vocabulary and reading development.

Learning Difficult Vocabulary about Digital Literacy: Teacher Video Clip

TEACHING CHANNEL: Vocabulary Teaching Ideas on Video-Clips

This series of Teaching Channel videos show how one pre-teaches vocabulary words before tackling a digital literacy topic. Another makes sure to involve students actively in the reading process. This is a very important skill to develop for close reading. After all of unknown words are gathered by students, a teacher can mix them up and have them define them. That way the students are exposed to even more new words and they can see what their classmates chose. This "Collaborative Discovery" process greatly helps them understand the vocabulary words for a specific concept, but also to understand the words in the context and how they are used. This Korean-American teacher created fun ways for children to expand their vocabulary using both picture cards displayed on class bulletin boards along with a "College Talk" Technique here: College Talk.

Vocabulary Paint Chips

A similar most engaging classroom technique to use for building a more robust vocabulary is called Vocabulary Paint Chips, illustrated here.

VOA Wordbook


Yolango offers over 1,000 Video Clips from popular films and TV programs, all captioned, transcribed and rated by level. Captions, if clicked, provide definitions and examples with 13 language translations! Yolango is most engaging, challenging, interactive and even addictive in a good way for kids!

Very Fun BBC Vocabulary Games!

Visual ESL Games

Vocabulary - LiveBinder

Subtab 4 - Noises

Maximizing Vocabulary Learning (JP Loucky) CALICO Member Link

Maximizing Vocabulary Learning (JP Loucky) PDF

Comparing Electronic Dictionaries Functions and Use (JP Loucky)


The International Research Foundation

(for English Language Education)

Vocabulary Acquisition Teaching Assessment - Selected References

A Vision of Students Today

A Vision of Students Today is a short video directed by Dr. Michael Wesch summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today - how they learn; what they need to learn; their goals, hopes, and dreams.

The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators: Edudemic

In 2010, we covered our favorite 100 video sites for educators, and we've now updated our list for 2012 with more than 100 resources and more than 25 brand new Documentaries, PBS, even Discovery videos are all available on the site.

FUNNY VIDEOS: Best for a laugh or to describe!


Top 10 Alternatives to YouTube by David Kapuler

"Documentary films constitute a broad category of nonfictional motion pictures intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record. (Wikipedia)" Documentaries are used in education all the time to educate and inform students about different nonfictional topics. While there are a ton of sites to choose from, I've decide to curate this list to make it easier for educators to find what they are looking for.*This list is in alphabetical order.

1. Chockadoc - A nice site for finding documentaries w/ an educational category where people can rate videos as well.

2. Documentary Heaven - A great place to find 1000's of documentaries on a wide variety of subjects.

3. Documentary Storm - A fun community for finding documentaries rated on a 6 star scale. Users have the ability to leave comments and collaborate w/ others.

4. Documentary Tube - A wonderful place to find documentaries where users can save documentaries by creating playlists.

5. Documentary Wire - A simple site w/ lots of educational documentaries to browse through.

6. DocumentaryZ - A great place to find free documentaries where people can search by most popular, subject, or best rated.

7. Free Documentaries - This is a excellent place to find political and educational documentaries.

8. John Locker - A nice place to find documentaries where people can rate and upload videos as well.

9. Snag Films - One of the most popular sites for finding documentaries and independent films. Also, people can share these films and view on a mobile app.

10. Top Documentary Films - A terrific site w/ lots of documentaries to search through where users have the ability to leave comments. Platforms: iPhone

Vocre [voh-krey] is a new translation app from myLanguage that allows anyone to communicate instantly with anybody from anywhere - without language being a barrier.

Description: Vocre is a new translation app from myLanguage that allows anyone to communicate instantly with anybody from anywhere - without language being a barrier. With a new spin on usability, this app is a first step in helping the world communicate more easily.

iSpeech Technologies Used: Text to Speech

iTranslate - the free translator

Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android

Description: Make a conversation... in ANOTHER LANGUAGE! By combining voice recognition, machine translation and voice output, iTranslate is the first app to make the legendary SciFi dream of a Universal Translator reality.

iSpeech Technologies Used: Text to Speech, Speech Recognition (Coming soon)

Visual Vocab-Builder from "Awesome Stories"

Awesome Stories is on several of "The Best" lists - it has extremely accessible articles and multimedia on just about every topic imaginable. And it just got even better- They've begun adding a "Visual Vocabulary Builder" to many of their stories to help with comprehension. Here's an example of one to support their story on the "back story" of The War Horse, the new Steven Spielberg movie. Add Awesome Stories to The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites.


Vocabulary Learning by writing Mastery Sentences


Vedoque is a great site for educational games for PK-8th grade. There are lots of features on this site to like such as: typing games, printables, etc. For Kapuler's top 10 sites for educational games click here.



Grockit Answers lets you pick any video from YouTube and create a series of questions about it. The great feature is that you can set the time on the video for each question to alert the viewer when the answer will appear. It's an excellent scaffold for Beginning English Language Learners.

ESL Video

ESL Video is still clearly the overall best video quiz creation site for ELL's. Grockit Answers, though, is also easy to use, and its timing annotation could be very helpful to Beginners. See more at The Best Online Video Sites For Learning English.


Watchitoo Creates Online Video Chat Service

Watchitoo has created a "Playground" video service that lets you have up to eleven people on a video call at one time for free. You can pay for expanded services. Unfortunately, all the participants actually have to register on Watchitoo in order to be on the call, as opposed to other services which just require the initiator to be registered, but it's still a decent service. I'm adding it to The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration.

All The Trunk Monkeys - Video

All the ads compiled. Know your monkey! Watch Video about Trucks, Monkeys, Commercials by

Bill Ferriter just posted a link to this "Trunk Monkey Compilation." This hilarious video is perfect for ELL's to watch and then describe what happened, and even do Venn Diagram to identify differences and similarities between them. Have class groups try to summarize and explain or even re-enact one of them.

"Eight Ways to Use Video With English Language Learners"

Eight Ways to Use Video With English Language Learners is a new excerpt from our book on teaching ELL's. The excerpt was published at Edutopia.


Big Marker is a free web conferencing community ideal for educators and students. This is a great place to create a private room to collaborate by: chatting, sharing documents, etc. There are three categories of attendees: participant, presenter, and moderator. Holding a web conference is very easy to do and is a great way to facilitate online learning.

Hot Features Include: Free Video Chat, Translation, Multi-Language

Stunning Views

Universe Today article features the third installation of a video series by Dustin Farrell, called "Landscapes." The striking videos show amazing views of Earth and sky through Time-lapse videography. (Photo: Dustin Farrell). Certainly, "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork," as it says in Psalm 19. On his Vimeo site, Farrell explains that he may be producing these videos on a less frequent basis: Watch Part 1 and Part 2 in the series, or visit his website (Source: Universe Today).

Dustin's awesome time-lapse nature videos.



VoiceThread is a nifty free iPad/iPhone app for users of VoiceThread. A user can pretty much do the same thing they can do on the site such as uploading photos, adding comments, adding audio, and then drawing over a picture. When the digital story is done it can then be shared via an email. Also, this is a great way to manage and view VoiceThreads on a mobile device.


Learn Zillion is an excellent site for getting free video lessons set to state standards. This site is ideal for educators, parents, and students for grades 9 and up. Right now the only video lessons I can find are on all aspects of math/algebra/geometry etc. but I'm assuming other subjects are soon to come.


Veengle is cool new site that I found out about from Free Technology 4 Teachers. This is a great site for editing and mashing up videos. This is done by searching for a video and then editing that video by either cropping it or adjusting the colors. This process is done over and over to different videos and then weaved together by transitions.


Smivi is a new video search engine. A great feature is the ability to categorize the way you want to search by typing in a simple command. Also, a user can search through live results or even follow specific videos for those that get updated quite frequently. Finally, there is a social section which allows registered users to comment and chat on videos.

ShortForm Looks Like A Nice Way To Collect Your Favorite Videos Into Your Own "Channel"

ShortForm lets you grab videos from YouTube, Vimeo and Hulu to create your own video "channel" that can also be embedded. In addition, you can create live events where videos can be shown to an audience. You can read more about it at TechCrunch. Find more at The Best Ways To Create Online Video Playlists.


Vidipedia is like Wikipedia for video-- place where people can upload and edit video. Also, a user can rate and browse by categories for videos.

British Council, EFL Classroom, ESL Video, Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, Hello Goodbye, It's Rainy, Lyrics and Music, Lyrics Gaps, Lyrics Training, You Are So Beautiful


Teacher Wall is a new site that allows teachers to upload a video/text on anything they want to share/educational topic. Mostly teachers state what their greatest success as a teacher has been. Also, a teacher can browse through videos by most popular or videos in your area.

Four Good Online Video Games

Here's how to use online video games with English Language Learners. They're great language-development activities when students play them by following "walkthroughs" (instructions on how to "win"). Here are four new ones, along with their walkthroughs.

CREATIVE VOCABULARY STORY for Learning Adjectives and Verbs

Using Free Rice and SciVee to Motivate Vocabulary Learning

Word Ahead

Word Ahead is a collection of short and fun multimedia clips and Flash cards to explain difficult English words. Very easy to create personalized word lists in the Study Room. It's one of the best vocabulary-learning sites I've seen for advanced English Language Learners and mainstream students. See also SAT Preparation, as it uses SAT words, and shows the word and representative image, plus provides audio support for text, showing the word being used in context.

Vocabulary Gams

Here's another activity from McDougal Littell - Interactive Vocabulary Practice Games. They're connected to stories in their textbooks, but they're engaging and accessible to English Language Learners even outside of that context. (You first have to click any state on the map you see.)

Nizm Lab For Videos

Nizm Lab is a new site that has human editors identify what they think are the best videos on the Web. Visual Search Engine

OSkope lets you browse and organize items from Amazon, Ebay, Flickr, Fotolia, Yahoo!Image

Search and YouTube in an intuitive way.

Vocabulary Sites, Best for ELLs (from Larry Ferlazzo's Best)


310+ Online English Learning Program Videos

English - ESL Videos


Google Voice

Google Voice is as an easy way for English Language Learners, particularly those with no Internet access, to practice speaking "homework." They can call your Google Voice number, leave a message, and you can then access both their audio and an automatically generated written transcript of what they said. You also can then easily embed both on a classroom blog.


Vocaroo is an easy-to-use, online voice recording utility; no log-in or password is needed, and you can download the file (in WAV format) email it, or embed it.

Video Search Engine - Blinkx

Blinkx is a search engine for videos that looks a lot of Clip Blast. This is a nice site that is arranged by subject and even has a safe search filter similar to how Google works.

Voice of America's THE MAKING OF A NATION

An American history series in VOA Special English.

Vocabulary PDF Files

"VideoInBox" For Viral Videos

VideoInBox for Teachers

Ferlazzo shares about VideoInBox, which will send you a daily email filled with the day's top viral videos. It's a project of Google, though you have to sign-in with a Facebook ID. You can read more about it at TechCrunch's post, VideoInbox, Another Google/Slide Production, Brings Viral Videos To Your Inbox. I periodically post "most popular" lists of websites (and books) that I think educators might find useful. You might be interested in The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators - 2010.

Vocabulary University

2,500 pages of great free content!

Learning Chocolate

Learning Chocolate is a very good interactive vocabulary site for Beginning English Language Learners. The site is divided into categories, provides audio support for the text, and has numerous re-enforcing online games. It's unfortunate that they don't show the words in the context of sentences, but it's still one of the better vocabulary sites out there. Find other good beginning level English word study links under Vocabulary.

Language learning

Own talking vocabulary & flashcards Download Now! 100% freeware

Lingoversity is specifically designed to increase your vocabulary in an effective and friendly way. Unlike traditional learning methods, this concept has the power to stimulate, excite and motivate students. Since learning vocabulary is the most fundamental component of acquiring a second language, using its unique technology will help embed and extend new words you learn. Use Lingoversity to create your voice-supported personal glossary as an at-your-fingertips reference source. Practice your vocabulary and perfect your pronunciation with the aid of your favorite audio podcasts. Keep track of day-to-day improvements to make learning a language easier and more fun.

Successful Vocabulary Learning Strategies (JP Loucky Co. PowerPoint)

PowerPoint on Using CALL and Computerized Dictionaries to Maximize Vocabulary Learning

Voice Of America Special English - US History From China

Voice of America Special English is a wonderful resource for English Language Learners. It broadcasts news using a simple and limited vocabulary, and is very accessible to ELLs. Not only does it provide reports on current events, but it also has special series on U.S. History, geography, and many other particular areas of interest. You can access both the audio and transcript on the Web. But since their audio is often deleted, those wanting to do both Extensive Reading together with Extensive Listening practice will do better to use this well-organized site made by some very practical Chinese.

Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)

Virtual Classroom/Voice Alternatives to Skype for Distance Learning a Virtual classroom with audio, video and shared whiteboard. Audio and video features of a virtual classroom.

Userplane Virtual Class requires no downloads, no accounts (other than for the creator). Offers choice of text/audio/video chat.

Scribblar: no downloads, no accounts required (other than for the creator), choice of text/audio chat plus a shared whiteboard.

ESL portal with over 320 online English grammar and vocabulary training exercises, 130 downloadable PDF worksheets, audio and video-based listening comprehension sections, lists of English idioms and phrasal verbs, a "Travel English" section, and much more.

V is for Vocabulary (Read's ABCs of English Teaching)

36 Tools for Digitizing ELT Textbooks

U.S. Government Starts Digital Literacy Site

Last week, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke unveiled DigitalLiteracy.Gov, "a new website that provides libraries, community colleges, schools and workforce training centers a variety of resources and tools for teaching computer and Internet skills, which are increasingly necessary for success in today's economy." Find the "learn the basics" list interesting. There are other sections, too, and people can contribute resources to them. More at The Best Websites For Students To Learn About Computers.

EFL Videos: Top 100 YouTube Videos for EFL

VLEs: Virtual Learning Environments

Publications on students' experience of Virtual Learning Environments in Higher Education, especially for blended learning and/or languages.

Vocabulary Learning Principles: Rob Waring Articles

Why it's important to build a big sight vocabulary quickly; basic principles and practice; and How to learn an initial L2 vocabulary efficiently and quickly. Articles included are: How to learn a second language vocabulary - teacher's guide. 1) Basic principles and practice in vocabulary instruction. 2) The case for an early emphasis on vocabulary and 3) An efficient word pair learning system. Also Vocabulary Frequency Lists; Vocabulary Reference database; and

Main Vocabulary index.


Vocabulary Learning Online Classes

3 Vocabulary Myths That Prevent Fluent English Speaking by Exlenglish.Com - Learn English

3 Best Ways To Learn English Vocabulary by Exlenglish.Com - Learn English

Vocabulary Learning Game 'I Spy'

English Central Videos for Listening Practice

Vocabulary will be easy to learn when you come here: Idioms; Picture Dictionary; Phrasal Verbs; Dictionary; Vocabulary list by Opposites.

Vocabulary Games

Analogies, Antonyms, Compound Words, Context & Definitions, Contractions, Foreign Languages, Homophones, Idioms, Parts of Speech, Suffixes & Prefixes, Syllables, Synonyms

Vocabulary Games

Here's another activity from McDougal Littell Interactive Vocabulary Practice Games. They're connected to stories in their textbooks, but they're engaging and accessible to English Language Learners even outside of that context. (You first have to click any state on the map you see.)

offers many FREE Vocabulary Tests online. 10, 20, or 40 word quizzes. Total of 30 tests can help you practice for GRE, GMAT, VOA, SAT or TOEFL Tests. You may study either from words to meanings or vice-versa.


Vocabster - increases your students' vocabulary with numerous exercises and their corrections. Vocabster is a software program which helps you to master the meaning of about 3,000 words of English vocabulary. The teaching approach is modern and the subjects are related to the vocabulary points which deal with daily life and contemporary environment. At the end of each level, there are 5 tests for reviewing and evaluating progress achieved. The network version allows you to follow your students' progress in detail, and can be used on the same (geographical) site with an unlimited number of PCs! Teachers can add their own words, exercises, pictures and audio using an authoring tool.

VoxSwap helps match people up so learning languages can be fun while you meet new people around the world! (Just remember to be very careful about giving any personal information.)

Data Visualization

The NY Times Visualization Lab. The site is based on IBM's Many Eyes, and allows visitors to create and share visualizations. Visualization will become ever more prominent, as will our need for literacy with reading and creating different representations of data.

1,400 Vocabulary Links

Freely upload any videos online.

Arlyn Freed's ESL/EFL ESP

(English for Academic or Specific Purposes)

TONS of great links!

CALL-IS Software Summary

(Deborah Healey's from Oregon State)

Comprehensive - Discussion - Grammar - Listening - Pronunciation -

Reading - Reference - Speaking - Test Prep - Vocabulary - Writing -

Authoring - Teacher Utilities

Best Sites for Developing Academic English Skills Vocabulary

(as chosen by Larry Ferlazzo)

Vocabulary Learning Games from Best Websites Archive

(Larry Ferlazzo’s)

Illustrated Vocabulary Cards (English & French)

or English for Beginners

Learning Vocabulary with Pictures

A nice site from France that has as series of short quizzes. Students need to choose the correct word from a drop-down menu that describes a picture.

Multimedia Vocabulary Websites

Voice Of America

Voice Of America archive of 5,000+ texts, growing by 14-15 every week. A huge language learning resource!

Vocabulary Learning Games that are fun classroom activities.

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

Academic Word Lists with Definitions and Exercises

Both Upper Intermediate and Advanced Levels.

Kitao’s Internet Recommendations

British National Corpus Web VP/BNC Profiler

Type or paste your text and click the SUBMIT window button. VocabProfile will tell you how many words the text contains from 20 frequency bands of roughly 1,000 word families in size from the 100 million word British National Corpus.

Vocabulary Acquisition Research Group Archive (VARGA)

Searchable Research Databasefree vocabulary games

Vocabulary Study Links from Dave’s ESL Café


Although rather limited, there are some interesting and useful online visual dictionaries for beginners and low-intermediate learners. Most of them are multilingual and cover a great variety of topics. Some have audio support while others are merely text-based.

The Internet Picture Dictionary


Little Explorers Picture Dictionary




(Bilingual [English and French])


Test the size of your English vocabulary.

It is estimated that a native English speaker of English with a 4-year college degree is able to understand about 20,000 words. For second language learners a minimum of 10,000 words is considered necessary to score high on international language tests such as TOEFL, GRE and GMAT. Here are a few resources that will enable you to estimate the size of your vocabulary in English:

Take a 15-minute online 50 multiple-choice question vocabulary test designed to measure vocabulary size between 1,000 and 10,000 words.

Levels Tests On-Line

A collection of vocabulary size tests of controlled productive ability. By Paul Nation and Batia Laufer, adapted for the web by Tom Cobb. Vocabulary size varies from 1,000 to 10,000 words.

Online multiple-choice vocabulary tests for several international English tests such as SAT, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT and VOA. Each test contains 10 questions and is available for the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

Transparent Language

Self-evaluation English test designed to help learners evaluate their English proficiency (level). This test is based on the standard American English vocabulary and English grammar that you would find in any English language learning material. So if you are interested in bettering your English, see how well you are doing now. Take the test.


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

Take this free Vocabulary Size Test!

An accurate and reliable vocabulary test.


Flashcards and games to teach the most important words you need to improve reading and listening


V-Read provides free graded stories, and introduces a wide range of suitable books and DVDs!

V-Admin: Automatically organizes V-Check scores and progress data.

My Word Coach

Online Vocabulary Game

Vocabulary Levels Tests and Other Vocabulary Tests Online at LexTutor for free

Includes 4 Receptive/Recognition and 3 Interactive Productive Vocabulary Tests (at 5 levels); a Word Association Test (both print and interactive); and a Yes-No Real vs. Not Real Word Test (both print and interactive) with the same test in French.

Computer Adaptive Test of Vocabulary Size & Strength

CATSS is a test of vocabulary size, the number of words the learner knows, and strength, which is the combination of four aspects of knowledge of word meaning (active recall, passive recall, active recognition, passive recognition). Vocabulary size is tested via samples of words from different word frequency levels. The vocabulary strength element is reflected in four test stages, each test stage testing one modality for each word, starting with the most difficult one (active recall) and ending with the easiest one (passive recognition).


Online English Exercises: Bon's tips

Large collection of online English vocabulary, grammar, listening and pronunciation exercises, games and links to English culture. Beginners to advanced level.

Vocabulary learning links and articles

(from Mark's ESL World)

ESL All Vocabulary Study Links

Over 100 great Vocabulary Study Sites described by topics and quiz areas.

Academic Word List

in ten separate files for practice. The Academic Word List (AWL) is a list of words which appear with high frequency in English-language academic texts. The list was compiled by Averil Coxhead at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. The list contains 570 word families and is divided into 10 sublists. Sublist 1 consists of the 60 most common words in the AWL. Sublist 2 contains the next most frequently used words and so on. Each sublist contains 60 word families, except for sublist 10, which contains 30.

Gerry's Vocabulary Teacher

ITESLJ Vocabulary Quizzes

Keys to building a better vocabulary from English to Japanese

Vocabulary Research Articles at ITESL Website

A broad range of helpful articles are collected here.

Kanji versus English Vocabulary Learning.

When Eastern and Western Language Systems Meet: Crossing the English Vocabulary Threshold versus Breaking the Kanji Barrier, by John Paul Loucky in GEMA Current Articles. (Click here for GEMA Journal.)

Vocabulary Lists and Games

Alphalary vocabulary lists–request one of 66 thematic topics. Enjoy 7 different vocabulary activities and exercises with interactive puzzles for March 17th here.

You can request a thematic word list, “alphalary,” by emailing and putting ‘Irish” in the subject line. If you or someone you know is playing the Stock Market Game, please see our puzzles and word lists here. Tips and suggestions reinforce these thematic features.

Free Sample Lessons. Try a Free Pre-Built Vocabulary Lesson! To view a pre-built vocabulary lesson with all of the lesson materials, click a link and a lesson will open in another window.You can also make your own customized vocabulary lessons for either Primary or Intermediate levels.

The English Vocabulary

teaches words by topics.

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.

Basketball Vocabulary

Six exercises for March Championships include a Crossword, Word Find, FITB, Definition Match, True/False, and Interactive Puzzles for all students. Sports crosswords, word finds and fun graphics for everyone.

Lexile reading

Lexile Scores are an innovative way of measuring reading levels.

Lexile vocabulary

Free online vocabulary activities, lists and materials for various texts.

Alphabetized and Categorized Bibliography of Vocabulary Studies

Academic Word List

Averil Coxhead’s 570.

Learning Vocabulary in Another Language

By ISP Nation (lst 25 pages).

Online Vocabulary & Grammar

Daily Vocabulary Test

A new short three question multiple choice quiz every day to test your vocabulary knowledge.

Vocabulary Activities for Standardized Tests

Interactive activities using word lists based on themes.

A free daily email broadcast of one to three words, their definitions, and explanations and examples of how to use them effectively in your speech and writing.

The Ultimate English Vocabulary Builder


Web-based vocabulary trainer with a multi-language interface. Features shortcuts for special characters used in about 100 languages.

Vocab Vitamins

Introduces an uncommon word or phrase each day, along with a definition. Includes archives, and a daily email service. As you receive your daily words, simply click add to list on any that strike your fancy. You can save words to individual lists that you organize and name, and each list can be used with flashcards, quizzes, or spelling tool. You can even save words from Vocab Vitamin emails directly to lists and listen to perfect your pronunciation! Words are presented in unified themes that are designed to connect verbal families and tie word meanings to your everyday life and existing vocabulary. Themes make streams of independent words more interesting, and they drastically improve your ultimate vocabulary recall. Quizzes: Generate dynamic pop-quizzes on your words, or on this week's MyWordaDay words, at regular intervals to keep you on your toes. Quizzes support a wide range of customizable options, including frequency, day of the week, number of questions, and much more. Full access to the MyWordaDay Archives, with over 1300 interesting words to peruse and jump-start your lists. Each archived word has a definition, sample sentence, interesting usage examples, and an audio file to help you.

Word Challenge: Bilingual English<>Japanese Vocabulary Learning

Includes useful links to: Englishcaster, siu eCampus, VOA e-Learning, reading time, English Breeze and Mobile Phone URLs as well as Quizzes on about 1,000 words.

Bilingual English<>Japanese Vocabulary Slide Training Online

Builds up your automatic word meaning recognition skills in these two languages simultaneously. 1,000 words total may be reviewed in 50 sets of 20 words each.

Gerry's Vocabulary Teacher

A large collection of sentences in context, which teachers can use to produce cloze exercises for reviewing, reinforcing and testing vocabulary. The database provides a list of keywords, each of which is linked to a number of sentences which illustrate how the word is used.


Learn about phrasal verbs in English.

Phrasal verbs are combinations of words that are used like a verb and consist of a verb and an adverb or a preposition, for example, "give up" or "go on." The new combination results in a new verb having a different meaning. Phrasal verbs are very common in English and one of the major difficulties faced by ESL learners. It is important that you learn them in order to understand and speak English in a natural manner.

Online dictionary of phrasal verbs. Based on evidence from the Cambridge International Corpus, this book provides clear and simple explanations of no less than 6,000 phrasal verbs current in British, American and Australian English today.


Free ESL / EFL online directory that lists over 110 resources (glossaries, quizzes and games) about phrasal verbs in English.

Capital Community College

List of phrasal verbs (separable, non-separable, transitive and intransitive) listed in alphabetical order.

Dave's ESL

Glossary of phrasal verbs presented in alphabetical order.

Online interactive matching quizzes (one verb and two particles) about three-word phrasal verbs and other phrasal combinations. Contributed by Kenneth Beare.


Expand Your Vocabulary Rapidly: Free Practice Exercises


Easy Vocabulary Quizzes

Word Quest Quizzes from John Spiri

covering GSL Words 1000-2500 so far.

Vocabulary Quizzes Online using Hot Potatoes.

Audio Picture Dictionary

Access in 15 languages!

Better English

This is a great starting point. Go to this site and you are immediately given a list of areas such as grammar, collocations and multi-word verbs. Simply click on the one that interests you and you will be taken to a separate list of exercises (there are also some very good business English crosswords). Most of the exercises offer instant feedback. The site is free and easy to navigate.

Brigham Young - CNN

This site offers supplementary material for a TV broadcast that CNN makes to schools around the world in English. It is free and students don't need to watch the programs to do, and get benefit from, the exercises here. Feedback is instant and there is plenty of material. This is organized by the dates of university terms (the site is run by Brigham Young University). Just click on Exercises or Vocabulary and then choose a date and you will get a list of exercises. Not everything is business-based, but much of it is.


This site is also free. When you open it, you will see a list of drop-down menus, eg Reading, Grammar and Vocabulary. There are some interesting reading articles; they don't have accompanying comprehension questions as such (you could make up your own), but they do have exercises on the meanings of words within the text. Checking answers to the grammar exercises can be a little slow as you have to check each item individually

The English Vocabulary site

teaches words by topics.

Lexxica’s V-CHECK

A free interactive test that accurately identifies the vocabulary words you know, and the words you do not know. Soon you will be able to take this test in several languages. Results are displayed right away after a 10 minute test.

V-MAIL Basic

V-MAIL Basic is an optional course of vocabulary study delivered directly to users by email. On each occasion the learner will receive important unknown words in a controlled sequence and a steady flow. V-MAIL assists learners to acquire important new vocabulary through various strategies including: flash cards, word games, and ability-appropriate reading materials. The V-MAIL Basic service is offered free of charge to users.


The capacity to acquire and retain new vocabulary through direct study is quite high and well proven. For learners desiring unrestricted and rapid progress, V-MAIL Plus service is made available at a low monthly fee. V-MAIL Plus delivers an unlimited flow of new vocabulary words. V-MAIL Plus also links users to a wider variety of graded reading materials and a wider selection of intensive learning games including an intelligent flashcard system utilizing the latest recognition and retention strategies. V-MAIL Plus service provides motivated learners with the most efficient way to acquire huge amounts of new and important vocabulary in very short periods of time.

Japanese V-Check

A free interactive survey that accurately identifies the English words you know versus words you don’t yet know. Results are displayed right away after a 10 minute test.

VocExcel Program

explained in Japanese for building review files.

20-Minute ESL Vocabulary Lessons

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab - For ESL/EFL Students.

Use to build your vocabulary and pronunciation of key vocabulary by conversational topics. Vocabulary Activities

Word Roots, Create Vocabulary Worksheets from Wordlists automatically! Build Spelling, Vocabulary Puzzles and Review Worksheets for any Wordlist.

View Variation in Word Use and Collocations

by Register or Topical Fields.

This website allows you to quickly and easily search for a wide range of words and phrases of English in the 100 million word British National Corpus. As with some other BNC interfaces, you can search for words and phrases by exact word or phrase, wildcard or part of speech, or combinations of these. You can also search for surrounding words (collocates) within a ten-word window (e.g. all nouns somewhere near paper, all adjectives near woman, or all nouns near spin). One unique aspect of the corpus is the ability to find the frequency of words and phrases in any combination of registers that you define (spoken, academic, poetry, medical, etc). In addition, you can compare between registers -- for example, verbs that are more common in legal or medical texts, or nouns near break that are more common in fiction than in academic writing. Finally, you can easily compare between synonyms and other semantically-related words. One simple search, for example, compares the most frequent nouns that appear with sheer, complete, or utter (sheer nonsense, complete account, utter dismay). The interface also allows you to input information from WordNet (a semantically-organized lexicon of English) directly into the search form. This allows you to find the frequency and distribution of words with similar, more general, or more specific meanings. Please feel free to take a three minute guided tour, which will show the major features of the corpus. A simple click for each query will automatically fill in the form for you, search through the 100 million words of text, and then display the results. We believe that this interface to the BNC is fast, free, and easy to use, and that it offers important features not found in any other interface to the BNC (or any other large corpus of English, for that matter).


Vocabulary skills

Listening skills

Grammar skills

Grammar Bluebook.

EPS Books

ETS Vocabulary Learning Articles and Materials

ESOL 4 All - Vocabulary

Vocabulary Development Practice Lessons at various levels to choose from

Weblion Leo’s Learning Links

Excellent for Japanese and those wanting to learn English or Japanese.

Vocabulary Sites for Kids

explained simply and well.

Representative Word Lists

from General Service Words 1000-2500.


Reading Quest word map (1)

Reading Quest word map (2)

Vocabulary word maps

Help students visualize, record and remember new words while building knowledge about them.

Learn vocabulary easily

Fast & effective word tutor teaches with customized quizzes. All ages.

Improve Your Vocabulary

Over 23 Years Of Proven Experience. The Word Power Needed For Success!

Improve Your Vocabulary

Always find the right word. Think visually. Try it now.

Master TOEFL Vocabulary

Are you taking TOEFL? Master 1,500 essential words in 15 days!

Beginner vocabulary

ESL Vocabulary

English Vocabulary from English Club

Power Words

Learning Vocabulary Can Be Fun


ADELEX TEXT ANALYSER tool is part of the research carried out by the members of the ADELEX team at the University of Granada. It enables the user to analyze the lexical difficulty of written texts in English on the basis of information contained in a 7,000-word frequency list drawn from the British National Corpus, Bank of English and Longman Corpus Network databases. Its two versions (English and Spanish) attempt to provide a more accurate and updated way of analysing texts, by using frequency bands of up to 7,000 words. Once students learn how to use all of these, they should be over the “Minimum Threshold Level” needed for fluent, independent reading. The analysis divides this list into 7 bands:

  • Band 1: from word no. 1 to word no. 1,000
  • Band 2: from word no. 1,001 to word no. 2,000
  • Band 3: from word no. 2,001 to word no. 3,000
  • Band 4: from word no. 3,001 to word no. 4,000
  • Band 5: from word no. 4,001 to word no. 5,000
  • Band 6: from word no. 5,001 to word no. 6,000
  • Band 7: from word no. 6,001 to word no. 7,000


Word Surfing

A vocabulary learning strategy which encourages students to develop good language habits by keeping well-organized and personal notebooks.

Excellent WordSurfing, WordCards and WordSurf Boards. The site covers lots of topics, like these:

  • WS Tests - plenty of vocabulary tests to check your progress.
  • WS Games - excellent vocabulary games for all levels.
  • WS Sounds & Readings - pronunciation, videos, listening & dictation.
  • WS Building - exchanges, forums, weblogs, writing & grammar
  • WS Cards - can you use what you choose?
  • WS Lessons - real vocabulary development within the classroom.
  • WS Languages - "wordsurf" to Spanish, French, Italian, German etc.
  • WS Development - views on vocabulary strategies and FAQ.
  • WS Strategies - an open opportunity for others to express opinions.
  • WS Sites - other vocabulary sites of special interest to wordsurfing.
  • WS Exams - using WS to assess language level.
  • WS Books - real vocabulary development outside the classroom.
  • WS Contacts - a place for enquiries and suggestions.
  • WS World - traveling and teaching.
  • WS Links - recommended resources for students and teachers.


Lots of vocab quizzes on different topics in English, French, German and Spanish. Choose an existing quiz or create your own.


Second Language Vocabulary Acquistition Research. See the Vocabulary Acquisition Research Group Archive (VARGA) at the Univerity of Wales Swansea.

Camsoft Partners

An excellent collection of websites focusing on vocabulary acquisition.

The Vocabulary University

FREE vocabulary puzzles to enhance vocabulary mastery. Teacher-endorsed site which enriches classroom curriculum with self-paced, interactive activities. They supplement personal vocabulary acquisition and are being used in home schooling and ESL programs.

General Education

General education development and test preparation links.

Mary Nuzzi's Awesome Library

English resource links

Vocabulary Study from German to English

Many Things

The Kelly Brothers' interesting things for ESL Students - a fun study site for students of English as a second language. Word games, puzzles, quizzes, exercises, slang, proverbs and much more.


A guide to learning English as a second language - ESL grammar and vocabulary quizzes, plus advice to teachers, parents and students on learning English as a second language; homepage.


Learn Spanish,English,German. Free online vocabulary trainer and conjugation trainer for Spanish, German and English.

Learning Vocabulary Can Be Fun

Vocabulary Building for K-12 and ESL students - Improve your vocabulary while having fun. Free Flash word games including Hangman, Word search, Match Game, The Vocabulary Quiz

Program for sharing PowerPoint and Video Podcasts with others online.

Sample shows J.P. Loucky’s Recommended “Roadmap to Successful Online SLVA Using CALL & Computerized Dictionaries to Maximize Vocabulary &Language Learning.”

Great screen capture program.

Autonomy and Self-Access.

Blin, F. (2005). CALL and the development of learner autonomy - an activity theoretical study. Unpublished

doctoral thesis, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK. Retrieved June 10th, 2007.

Semantic Field Keyword Approach

Rapidly expand your English (or Japanese) vocabulary by using Semantic Field Keywords Bilingually

Author’s research articles are freely available on this topic to all supporting members of CALL4ALL.US. Just join at our Members Page.


  • Crow, J. (1986a) Vocabulary for Advanced Reading Comprehension: The Keyword Approach. [SFKA], Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall Regents.
  • Crow, J. (1986b) Receptive vocabulary acquisition for reading comprehension. Modern Language Journal, 70, 2: 242-250. [22.4]
  • Crow, J.T. & Quigley, J.R. (1985) A semantic field approach to passive vocabulary acquisition for reading comprehension. TESOL Quarterly 19, 3: 497-513. [3.4]
  • Loucky, J. P. (2004a). Clarifying and resurrecting the Semantic Field Keyword Approach for rapid lexical acquisition: Employing semantic organization, bilingual computerized glosses and pushed output generation to enhance L2 vocabulary learning. Seinan JoGakuin Tandai Kiyo, No. 50, 61-87.
  • Loucky, J. P. (2004b). Improving cognitive, linguistic and computational processing of new vocabulary using an online Semantic Field Keyword Approach. Japan Association of Language Teachers CALL Special Interest Group, C@lling Japan. Spring 2004, Vol. 12/1, pp. 7-20.
  • Quigley, R. (1986). A semantic field approach to passive vocabulary acquisition for advanced second language learners. MA Thesis at North Texas State under John Crow.

Dual Assessment Vocabulary Instructor-Evaluator and Depth of Lexical Processing Scale
Author’s research articles are freely available on this topic to all supporting members of CALL4ALL.US. Just join at our Members Page.


Lexi-Study’s Momentum

Online Vocabulary Expansion (MOVE) and Language Learning System

Provides these functions: a) Basic Word Meanings; b) Generates Word Lists and Tests from any Text; c) Combines Common Collocations, Corpora and Concordancers; d) Tracks Student/Teacher’s Writing and Reading Texts. Lexi-Study’s major features for guiding online vocabulary development may be seen in its three prominent aspects:


LexiSounds is a multimedia package that focuses on helping learners to develop their listening and basic writing skills, with an emphasis on dictation practice.


LexiPatterns is the only concordancing package that offers parallel Keyword in context (KWIC) concordancing in combination with functions not only for making research and study notes, but also for generating tests and worksheets. With LexiPatterns it is possible to explore and compare up to 3 corpora at the same time.


The LexiSpace function makes it possible to specify a list of verb endings that can be removed from words automatically. A test or worksheet, typically based on a passage of around 300-500 words, can be generated and printed with an accompanying answer sheet in minutes; at the same time it can be used by students for computer practice with automatic feedback and scoring, all of which the teacher is able to see and store in a database. For students studying independently, any number of word lists can be used in combination with any number of reading passages to create study materials. Students can paste in materials from internet or work with pages from their texts.

Web Vocab Profiler (VP)/BNC

(v. 3.0 British National Corpus lists). Concordancer (20 levels). Categorizes words in any text according to their frequency level, using 20 BNC 1,000 family lists

ConcApp Concordance and Word Profiler

Version 4 for Windows operating systems (98, ME, NT / 2000, XP). Free Download.

ConcApp provides concordance searches, and includes full editing support and testing activities, and also word frequency text analysis. ConcApp also has support for Unicode and can process not only English, French and probably most other European languages, but Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Russian texts in Unicode.


Languages Online.Org.

Hot Potatoes-based Games in Français , Deutsch , Espanol and Italiano.

Vocabulary Games in French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Create your own Macromedia Flash Vocabulary Training Aids

with these easy to use FREE tools. Spellmaster.Com games are used in scores of countries by tens of thousands of students across the world. Providing stimulating activities in a wide range of languages, not only do they play an essential role in many award winning web sites, but they also perform a vital part in motivating, entertaining and educating students in thousands of classrooms and homes across the world. You can even add your own voice!


Vocabulary Learning Fun

"Vocabulary Learning Fun" is a free educational website helping students build vocabulary and spelling skills. It is particularly popular with ESL & EFL students, both children and adults. The flash site incorporates 219 topics, along with over 10,000 English words and phrases. Topics include grade level words, rooms in a home, sports, health, and careers.

There are six different games, each of which can be played interactively on the computer or printed out, including: HangMouse (like Hangman), Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, Vocabulary Quiz, Picture Match Game, and Word Scramble. These games can be played on the computer or printed out. Students and teachers find the site easy to use, fun and very educational.

English Gateway

Vocabulary topics for intermediate and advanced ESL learners. Exercises on idioms, phrasal verbs and collocations.

Visual Complexity charts patterns of sense meaning for various fields of knowledge.


More of the world’s best English language learning links chosen by ESL All

Adapted with permission from ESL All July 2006 Issue -Vol. 2, no. 6

Over 7,800 FREE online resources to better your English. Here ESL ALL has selected for you ten of the Top Picture Vocabulary Resources available online. Some of these recommended sites even have audio files that allow you to hear the correct pronunciation of each word. Picture vocabulary dictionaries, exercises and games are great ways of building new vocabulary. The visual support they provide have the added advantage of increasing the level of retention of new words by both beginners and intermediate learners. What is however important to keep in mind is the importance of repetition. The more often you revise or redo the exercises or play the games, the more you will remember. Never underestimate the importance of repetition. This is what the human brain needs for long-term memorization. These chosen resources are divided into three categories: 1) picture dictionary sites; 2) picture vocabulary exercise sites; and 3) picture vocabulary game sites for those who want to learn while having fun.

A few Online Picture (visual) Dictionaries

Visual Dictionaries: Although rather limited, there exists a few interesting and useful online viusal dictionaries for beginners and low-intermediate learners. Most of them are multilingual and cover a great variety of topics. Some have audio support while others are merely text-based.

The Internet Picture Dictionary




(English and French)

Little Explorers Picture Dictionary (multilingual)

The Internet TESL Journal

English Vocabulary Quizzes Using Images: A series of JavaScript interactive multiple-choice easy quizzes for studying using images to study English vocabulary. Covers nouns, adjectives, verbs, body parts, animals and a lot more.

EFL Net Vocabulary

ESL student vocabulary resources including a photo dictionary and quizzes. Most quizzes include audio files that make it possible for you to hear the correct pronunciation of each word.

University of Victoria Vocabulary Exercises

A collection of 200 vocabulary quizzes on a variety of topics. Furniture, School and Office, Home Appliances, Kitchen Utensils, Clothes, Animals, Canadian Coins, and Food. No audio files.

ESL Bears Picture Vocabulary Quizzes

Vocabulary Practice with Pictures: A list of some of the best illustrated vocabulary resources on the Internet. Great variety. Great links!

ESL Bears Picture Quizzes

The author of this site has also created his own collection of picture quizzes:

Vancouver Community College ESL Online Center

Picture vocabulary quizzes. Vocabulary exercises may include: multiple-choice, short-answer quizzes, gap-filling, matching, and crossword puzzles. Topics cover: Aches and Pains, Action Verbs, Canada's Provinces & Territories, Canada's Provincial Capitals, Canadian Money, Classroom Objects, Colours, Everyday Clothes, Family & People, Feelings & Emotions, Parts of the Body, Foods, and Going Places. (Literacy & Level 1/2 )

Vancouver Community College CALL Online Center

Topics for Levels 3 and 4 cover: Collective Nouns, Jobs, Job Adjectives,and Job Applications. (Literacy & Level 3/4 )

Institut de la Providence

Vocabulary Practice with Picure Games: A new way to read and learn English vocabulary. Multiple choice games with pictures that help ESL learners to increase their elementary vocabulary. Topics include: Food, Architecture, Office, Colours, School, Shapes, Hospital, Garden, Days, Jobs, Months, Music, Tools, Seasons, and Transport.

Virtual Language Centre

Picture Book Drag'n'Drop Vocabulary Quizzes: Vocabulary matching quizzes with words grouped in subject themes. Drag each word and drop it on the corresponding picture. If it is right you will hear the sound file for this word. Encourages you to use the dictionary. Chosen topics include: Feelings and Emotions, Animals, Occupations, Home Appliances, Transportation, Sports Food, Occupations, Building & Construction, Kitchenware, Furniture, Places, and Hong Kong Parks.

English Vocabulary Games with Pictures: Learn and Review English Words Using Images. Interactive JavaScript games and quizzes for students of English as a Second Language. There are 7 games (Find 1 | Find 2 | Matching | Eyes | Arrows | Pairs | Memory ) on each set of 9 words. Topics covered include: Animals, Insects, Food and Drinks, Sports, Things in my House, Things People Wear, Transportation and Communication, Verbs, Tools, Adjectives, Buildings, ans Shapes.

British Council Word Games

An important selection of matching vocabulary games for all levels (easy, medium, and difficult). Click on a picture or a topic to play a game. Too many topics to list here. A must-see resource. No audio files. Requires Java.


Text analyzers, word frequency checks, and vocabulary highlighting programs to improve online reading

Compleat Lexical Vocab Profiler

Use Compleat Lexical Vocab Profiler to estimate readability of any text: Any text inputted will output a Color-Coded Analysis showing you all the words of your text by word frequency levels: K1 words used (from lst most common 1,000 English words in blue); K2 words used (2nd most common 1,001-2000 words used in green); AWL words (Academic Word List terms) used in brown; and off-list words in red. This way you can focus on learning any academic or off-list words, once most common words have been mastered.

AWL Highlighter (CAVE)

Use AWL highlighter as a core academic vocabulary evaluator (CAVE) to identify AWL at any of 10 levels in any text you submit up to 2400 characters. Focus on learning how to use these highlighted core academic vocabulary, either by writing your own sentences, creative vocabulary stories, or better yet by using them actively in interview questions practiced with a partner. Review highlighted words 1-3 days later by means of the AWL gap-maker, based on the text you read and studied before. Uses a section or summary of a text.’s Text Content Analysis Tool

Analyze text content using this free text analysis tool which gives you statistics about a text including word count; unique words; number of sentences; average words per sentence; lexical density; and the Gunning Fog readability index. More detailed statistics are available to members. This analyzer will accept text up to 500KB in size. Target texts can be typed or pasted in on this page for analysis.

Readability.Info provides quick Readability Scores for Web pages and MS Word files in a flash!


Mother of all SLVA Bibliographies

by William J. Rapaport

Extensive Reading

NEW SITE FOR EXTENSIVE READING HEADQUARTERS! Extensive Searchable Research Reference List with Abstracts.


Princeton Review Vocabulary Minute Podcast

The Princeton Review Vocab Minute is a series of short, easygoing songs that each teach four words in about 60 seconds. Each song is rated for the appropriate grade level. If you can remember the lyrics to every song, but not what the teacher said yesterday, then don't miss these. Available on Podcast.

Very Vocabulary Podcast

English Vocabulary Words Podcast. Great for Students, Foreigners, or anyone looking to improve their vocabulary. Available on Podcast.

Just Vocabulary's Podcast

Improve your English Vocabulary on a daily basis by Jan Folmer Available on Podcast.


CALL4ALL recommended language learning programs

All programs are hybrid CDs, for use on either Mac or Windows computers. All of these Language Learning Software Programs have been tested and approved by CALL4ALL.US for their effectiveness in helping with language learning.


Children’s Global Network

offers original song lyrics for many areas of life.

A resource for songs about: peace, justice, compassion, conflict, resolution, nonviolence, anti-bias, fear, grief, bullying, patriotic songs, the global family.

Universal Children’s Audio Kids’ Music Links

Values and Virtues Education

Kids’ Songs WebRing


Vision Video

Vision Video and DVDs has quality products teaching positive moral values that endure. From Assisi to DaVinici to Heroes of Columbine, from Saint Patrick to Bonhoeffer, from Eric Liddel to Mother Teresa, good role models are always stressed. All levels available from Children’s Songs and Bible Stories to Creation vs. Evolution to Teen Issues. Great variety and prices. An Alphabetical Listing of all their Videos and DVDs is here.

Video Clip of US Life in the ‘50s

Video-Saving Programs Wiki

from Webhead Wisdom (How to Save You Tubes, Online Videos, etc.)


More of the world’s best English language learning links chosen by ESL All

Adapted with permission from ESL All August 2006 Issue - Vol. 2, no. 7

These great visual resources will deepen your love and appreciation of films and videos and help you sharpen both your listening and reading comprehension skills.


A wonderful site where you can learn English through movies. Watch narratives, documentaries, short animation films, cine-poetry, travel, homemade videos, and a lot more.

BBC Video Nation

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC): Meet people from across the UK and hear on video clips what they have to say about their lives and the world around them. British English. No transcripts.

BBC Video Nation Archives

English Bites

Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC): English Bites (ABC: Australia Broadcasting Corporation). An informative and entertaining way to improve your English. Free videos with transcripts and vocabulary exercises. Australian English.

Australia Broadcasting Corporation Archives


A free website that is loaded with hundreds of thousands of videos for people to watch and share worldwide through a Web experience. First-hand accounts of current events, hobbies and interests, as well as the quirky and unusual. No transcripts.

The 9 is a daily broadcast on Yahoo! TV of the 9 best, weirdest, and funniest videos, photos, sites, and stories on the Web. Hosted by Maria Sansone. Features online voting and user submission. No transcripts.

A non-profit, free educational site made by teachers for students studying English as a second/foreign language. This site uses movie commercials (movie clips) to help you better your English. Includes summaries, cloze tests, transcripts, talking activities, quizes and a forum. Lots of fun!

Film news, trailers, featurettes, overview, multimedia, photos, reviews, a fan forum, crewnews and features. Also showtimes and tickets, and synopsis summaries for films currently in theaters and new to DVD and video. A wealth on information. Amazing everything you can find about movies for free at this site. No transcrripts. Trailer List

Watch the latest theatrical film trailers of new and upcoming movies, from Organized by production studio. Requires the QuickTime software that you can download for free at this site. No transcripts.

Watch hundreds of movies for free online. Also cartoons, documentaries, old newsreels, classic commercials, and short films. No downloading or registration required. Download time is sometimes a little slow, but this site contains unique material. No transcripts.

The HOPE, full 80’ movie presentation with no breaks.

VIDEO PODCASTING SERVICES may be the largest and easiest Podcast Library to use.

Real English, the Web's only online ESL site that utilizes authentic and natural ESL videos of people speaking real English on streets across the globe. Designed for individuals learning English, as well as for teachers and institutions, Real English offers unique ESL educational services, including a free subscription for beginners, and unlimited chat with our teachers, for subscribers.

EVO Video 2008

ESL/EFL Video Slide Shows and Vlogging is a free workshop for all teachers interested in learning how to use student-produced video slide shows and vlogs to enhance their classes. Both video slide shows and vlogs can be made available to a wide audience via the web and can therefore become powerful motivational tools. In addition, slide shows can be created in little time with minimal equipment (camera phones and a computer), so they are particularly suited to teachers with limited access to IT resources.

Sponsors: TESOL Video and Digital Media IS and TESOL Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) IS.

Why DO Videos?

The Parisian Sock asks this and other Ultimate Questions



StreamFile is a web based file sharing system that you can use to send files to any email address. Just input as many email address you want, pick a file up to 2GB, and click send. People will receive a download link to get the file, which you can also share via IM or as you wish.


Teamness is a new and innovative online project collaboration platform. Teamness's main features include task management, messages, file sharing, whiteboard, search engine, RSS and notifications. The service is completely web based free to use.

PalBee is a video conferencing system, that has just launched a new version of the product. It lets you set up video meetings with up to 10 people, who can all whiteboard, upload PowerPoint presentations, record for one hour anything that happens in the conference and publish it as a video on YouTube. The service is completely free to use.


Appswave is a fully featured web conferencing system which provides a full set of functionality within one single application. You can invite as much people as you want and have video conferences, instant messaging session with anyone, application and desktop sharing, and also the ability to record the entire meeting. Free to try, $39/month.


Video Dropboxes, CLEAR's video recording tool, a new Rich Internet

Application for Language Learning. The program is free for all educational, non-profit uses.

Video Dropbox

This tool follows the same approach as Audio Dropboxes. A Video Dropbox can be placed on any web page. Students can use the Dropbox to record a video clip, which is instantly and automatically deposited into the teacher's Dropbox. Teachers can access the recordings at their convenience. is a very simple application that lets you make online video or just audio messages that you can send online. No registration is required. The only negative is that you can see the most recent messages other people sent, which can be problematic for classroom use. See more at The Best Applications For Sending Online Video Messages.

The Best Applications For Sending Online Video Messages

Most of these are pretty simple and sweet - record and then email. Plus, in order to be on this list they have to be free-of-charge. You might also be interested in The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration, with more tools for video conferencing. Here are Ferlazzo's choices for The Best Applications For Sending Online Video Messages:

Gabble is a brand-new site that appears to have been started by Hewlett-Packard. It's interface is very, very nice. The only negative is that the recipient has to register for Gabble, too, in order to view your video email. Of course, registration is simple, but it's still a bit of an inconvenience.

Send Shots has got to be just about the easiest way to send a video message to someone. No registration or download is required - just record and send. There are no ads, and there's no way to access other people's video messages. You can post the url address of the video on a teacher or student's website.

SnapYap; Voxlite; 12 Seconds TV lets you send a video message lasting twelve seconds. Bubblejoy lets you send a 60 second video "card."

Tokbox is more known for its video-conferencing ability, but you can also send a video message. See 475 other "The Best" lists compiled.


Slideshare is an easy-to-use site that allows you to upload your presentations, share them with others, and also create a text-based "transcript" of the text on all of the slides. In addition, there are thousands of presentations to search for, preview, download, and edit for use with your classes.

(Makes Videos play nice online)

Embedr is a free service that lets anyone create a custom playlist of videos from the top video sites on the web. Now start building that playlist of your favorite movie clips that are spreading throughout YouTube, MySpace, Vimeo, DailyMotion and more.

Video Slideshow Exchange Project

Sergio Mazzarelli's Class Video Project at a Japanese college in Nagasaki.


Vimeo is a no-cost video-hosting site that's easy-to-use, has a clean interface, and allows you to password a video if needed. The collaborative nature works well with its groups function.


Vietnam Property Finder

Vietnam apartment, vietnam house, vietnam room, vietnam car...

Vietnam Impression

Halong travel, sapa travel, hue travel, hoian travel...

Way to Vietnam

Vietnam Travel Directory, Online booking for tour, hotel and resort. Culture tour, adventure tour to Vietnam


Second Life Info

Another Life: Virtual Worlds as Tools for Learning

Archive of Kathy Dryburgh's Presentation

at the Second Life Best Practices Conference (in Quicktime)

Active Worlds

Home of the 3D Chat,Virtual Reality Building Platform. This is the web's most powerful Virtual Reality experience. It lets you visit and chat in incredible 3D worlds built by other users. Think you have what it takes to build your own world or Virtual Reality game? Active Worlds is the place for you, where in minutes you can create fascinating 3D worlds that others can visit and chat in. The Active Worlds Universe is a community of hundreds of thousands of users that chat and build 3D virtual reality environments in millions of square kilometers of virtual territory.


Links to many English learning tools and sites.

Free Photo and Video Sharing

Simple download.

ER plus exercises building L2 reading skills

Rory Rosszell’s article on how ER Plus Exercises works better for building L2 reading skills. (login: stories / password: shared)

English Language Activities, Exercises and Tests

Language Tools

Video industry innovations under the following categories: Video Sharing, Intermediaries, Video Search, Video eCommerce, Video Editing & Creation, Rich Media Advertising, P2P (Peer To Peer), Video Streaming and Vlogosphere.

Virtual classroom online

Vocabulary Journals: How to make and use them effectively

English Trailers

This is a site for students of English to practice their language skills using movie commercials. There are over 130 trailers, each with 8 different activities, allowing students to practice reading, listening, writing, speaking and grammar. An advantage of this site is that it allows teachers to track their students' scores and forum entries. It also has printable versions of cloze, quiz and weblinks activities for homework or in-class use.

Lingual Net

Lingual Net is another video-based English study site. There are currently over 60 short movies with accompanying activities to study from. They site utilizes the "tri-view method" where students watch the movies 3 times, first without subtitles, then with subtitles, and finally with quiz questions that pop up at various points in the movie.

D.Film MovieMaker

Create Short Story Movies!

Although not originally intended for language learning, D. Film Moviemaker is a Flash-based site which lets users create short movies. This is done by selecting the background, the sky, the characters, how the characters meet, their dialogue (which appears as text in cartoon bubbles), and finally background music. My experience with this site in the classroom has been extremely positive with students creating some original, creative short stories with this site. Excellent for task-based projects.

Second Life

Second Life is not a Web site, but a MUVE (Multiple User Virtual Environment).

A client piece of software runs on your computer, but the rest of the time you are on one of 3000+ servers hosted by the company that runs Second Life, Linden Labs. The environment will remind you of the computer program, The Sims, but it is so much more! Working in Second Life (SL) you can collaborate with ed-tech leaders in Real Life (RL), and learn how to do some modeling and scripting with a 3-D modeling language.


The WWW Virtual Library (VL) is the oldest catalogue of the Web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of HTML and of the Web itself, in 1991 at CERN in Geneva. Unlike commercial catalogues, it is run by a loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which they are expert; even though it isn't the biggest index of the Web, the VL pages are widely recognised as being amongst the highest-quality guides to particular sections of the Web.


Langwitches' great tutorial on how to use Voice Thread, a popular digital storytelling tool. A VoiceThread is an online media album that can hold essentially any type of media (images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments in 5 different ways - using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio file, or video (with a webcam) - and share them with anyone they wish. They can even be exported to an Archival Movie for offline use on a DVD or video-enabled MP3 player. A VoiceThread allows group conversations to be collected and shared in one place, from anywhere in the world.

Sample Voice Threads

Voice Thread For Education wiki

Voice Thread For Education wiki filled with examples and advice. This page will lead you to a simple PowerPoint presentation on how to set-up and create a Voice Thread.

Voice Thread Collaborative Site for Educators

Record audio comments, Video comments with a webcam, Text comments, Doodling, Video Doodling, Sharing, Full screen presentations, Flickr and Facebook importing, Embedding, Zooming, Identities, Simple and secure privacy control, Moderation, Image, Doc and Video importing.

Robin Good’s Vista Points

Video Bomb

Video Bomb lets you make a collection of videos from those you find anywhere on the web. Share your collection by email, RSS, or embedded in your blog.

WebTrend Map

WebTrend Map (gif) that looks like a map of Tokyo!

Startup Nation

StartupNation.Com provides complete guidance in Web Biz.

Tech Memorandum

Launched in 2005 as, the site that is considered by many as the blogosphere’s daily tech newspaper was later renamed TechMeme

English Tests

Free English Tests for ESL/EFL, TOEFL, TOEIC, SAT, GRE, GMAT and ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) Tests. At I you can answer free interactive questions to increase your vocabulary for any of these tests!


Authoring tool for Spanish sites in Linux or Windows. Useful to manage many materials and units.

Articles on improving vocabulary

The Language Menu

Free site with 18 tools for language teachers. Make worksheets in over 35 languages (or over 2,200 language combinations for bilingual material. Use the clip-art gallery to make worksheets with pictures, download ready material from the material bank, interactive vocabulary games, teacher training courses in Europe and much more.

Vocabulary game

Translate the words from different languages. 32 languages and 1984 language combinations. (From The Language Menu.)

V-Train Software

Vocabulary Articles, Assorted Authors

Veterans Day Teaching Theme

Small collection of materials and lesson plans for Veterans Day, in any country.

Visual Geography

A nice site available in 5 European languages with images, information, and quizzes about 85 countries around the world. The text is accessible to Intermediate English Language Learners, and the images are obviously good for students of all levels. Good quizzes about each country, and a neat feature called “Compare,” by which you can pick any two countries and easily compare their demographic data with the click of the mouse. lets you explore the world through images, flags, money, language, maps and other information.



Seesmic is an asynchronous video messaging system founded by Loic Le Meur, that you can use pretty much like Twitter. Anyone who is registered, can post a video message about anything, and people can then start adding video replies to it. You can choose whether to follow all public videos, or subscribe to the ones you are interested in. The cool collaborative feature is that you can use Seesmic to power your own blog site comments, allowing people to comment back with their own video clips. Free to use.


Kaltura is an online service that you can use to create videos collaborating with other people. Users can choose topic, pick a look for the Kaltura page, and invite friends to contribute video, music and photos to it, and even edit, remix and annotate it together. The collaborative result can be viewed on, downloaded for later use, or easily embedded on any site. Free and paid versions available.


ManyCam is a free software for Windows that lets you use your webcam with multiple collaboration applications. ManyCam is able to create virtual webcams that stream data from the real camera, so that it can redistribute it on more instant messaging or videoconferencing tools, so that you can have more conversations, in multiple places, at once. Free download.


Provides various English programs that help develop a range of vocabulary skills:


(You can download the online demo there)

It is an integrated skills course with a focus on reading. The program comes at five levels, from Elementary to Advanced, and helps students develop a range of reading and vocabulary strategies.


(You can download the online demo there)

This is a virtual boardgame combining language learning with strategy. Students can play against each other or against the computer: the object of the game is to capture all your opponent's pieces and make them your own. To capture each piece you have to answer a language question. Each session has a different theme, covering various vocabulary and grammar areas.

Live Action English Interactive

(You can download the online demo there)

It is for beginner to intermediate learners of English. It consists of 12 units which present basic vocabulary in the context of familiar activities.

Crossword Challenge

(You can download the online demo there)

With 100 new vocabulary items for verbs, adjectives, word partnerships and phrasal verbs, along with 150 for nouns, at each of the six levels (a total of 3,300 lexical items) students can regard this program as an excellent learning tool.

Vocabulary Assessment using Moodle LMS

(Jay Melton at Kumamoto Prefectural University)


Free open-source TV/video platform.


Best DVD to iPod Video Converter

400% faster - Rip/Convert ... Watch DVD movie, TV show, Youtube, downloaded video on iPod now! Free to download. The only thing that works and saves your time.

TubeSock - Save YouTube videos

TubeSock downloads YouTube videos. save YouTube videos. Convert YouTube videos for iPod. YouTube on Your iPod. Ever see a video on YouTube or DailyMotion and wish you could take it with you?


An intuitive Search Program that can anticipate what you are looking for, help you search and also add more search engines with customized keyboard. Inquisitor is fast, smart, flexible... and free.


Organize your photos, videos, RSS feeds, friends, into a private trusted network. Distribute data amongst friends, contacts and amongst individual groups. You can use Joodo to communicate with messages, chat in real-time, and share files and folders.


Embed a text-chat on your site and interact with visitors

Voice of America Special English

A wonderful resource for English Language Learners. It broadcasts news using a simple and limited vocabulary, and is very accessible to ELLs. Not only does it provide reports on current events, but it also has special series on U.S. History, geography, and many other areas of interest. You can access both the audio and transcript on the Web.

VOA News (Listening)

VOA Business English Pod (Listening)

Just Vocabulary (Listening)

51 VOA

51 VOA is much better organized and more technologically advanced than some VOA sites.

It has all the VOA Special English broadcasts organized well, and they all still have audio. is the online marketplace where businesses connect with voice actors and professional voice-over talents. Radio and television stations, advertising agencies, marketing professionals, casting directors and voice talent agencies rely on to easily search for and hire narrators and professional voice-over talents by using their award-winning web service.

Global Stories

Global Stories uses a method called Word Quest. This method includes weekly in-class self-corrected and self-managed quizzes which use minimal paper and demands minimal teacher record-keeping. Students study outside of class via the method of their choice (a few are on this website:

"The Cost Of Romance"

The Cost of Romance is a simple, nice infographic showing how much money people spend on St. Valentine's Day. For others, see The Best Sites To Learn About Valentine's Day.

Video sharing online resources

from Nik Peachey's Learning Technology Teacher Development Blog.

Introductory Grammar and Vocabulary

with Color Key - Screen Shots

Interchange-based V-Check Word Engine

Free Vocabulary Level Checker, with free suite of Learning Tools, offering access to high-frequency TOEIC & TOEFL Vocabulary Practice Programs.

VOA Special English (great for those aiming at TOEIC 300~500)

CNN Student News

(Transcripts with Podcasts) Quick Guide and Transcripts

Virtual Worlds’ s Second Life Index

Vocabulary Level Test and Practice Lesson

Voice Over Talents -

Voice123 is a voice over market place perfectly designed to help you find any voice you need for you or your client projects, feel free to try it, posting a project is free. Video to portable device converter programs/Voice-overs. See for project auditions.

Web Projects: "Nellie's English Projects" Web 2.0 Users' Group

Nellie's English Projects suggests ways of improving instruction and learning by integrating technology into the curriculum. Free workshops on WikiEducator:

Join Integrating Technology ning and Wikieducator and learn how to integrate technology into your class and how to collaborate with other educators and learners.

Join Storytelling and Cultures to share and learn about others' cultures.

English Raven: World Adventure Kids!: the beginnings

World Adventure Kids!

Vatican Virtual Tour

Virtual Reality Tour of the Basilica of Saint John Lateran. Virtual=Real Worlds?

Virtual Baby Survives While Couple starves Real Baby!


Vodburner is an excellent site described by Free Technology 4 Teachers. This is an application which allows Windows (sorry Mac) users to record & edit Skype calls. As w/ most video editors, segments can be altered and transitions can be added.

Vishal Mangawadi on The Book That Made the World is a professional online communicator for collaborative meetings, instruction, learning and friendly chats with family and friends. Try its free Demo!

Join a live video chat now!

Free Demo Lessons

Internet-based, interactive audio-visual English learning center with instructions in 21 languages.

Free Demo and great online Business Opportunity!

Click on a flag to choose a language.

English  Chinese  Simplified Chinese  Russian  Spanish German Latvian-Lettish Hebrew Arabic Mongolian Korean Hungarian Dutch French Romanian Indonesian Estonian Polish IPortuguese Italian Lithuanian Turkish Japanese  Vietnamese  Thai  Tagalog

free online dictionary
Lingvosoft online dictionary From:     Word: 
online electronic translation tools

ESL Lounge

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

Online Conference/Classroom
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.

Powered by
IP2Phrase allows you to insert dynamic customizable welcome messages to your web page with geographical information.You can either design your own phrase or use one of their defaults.


The web This site

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

Babel Fish translation

Type or paste text or web address here:
Translate from:
Powered by Systran

FoxLingo – The Ultimate Language Tool!

(works only with Firefox)

Web Page Translation, Translated Search, Auto Translation, Text Translation, Language Resources, Learning Languages, etc.

Main Features
  • Page Translation - Translates full web pages (over 1,000 different language pairs)
  • Translated Search - Searches foreign pages using terms written in your language
  • Auto Translation - Automatically translates websites by recognizing their domain
  • Text Translation - Translates text entered in the search box or selected on any web page
  • Language Resources - Over 90 language services (encyclopedias, text-to-speech, etc.)
  • Ixquick - Metasearch engine with unique features, language search and complete privacy
  • Learning Languages - Over 100 links to language learning sites for a variety of languages
  • Freeware - FoxLingo is completely free and contains no adware or spyware
  • Complete Privacy - FoxLingo does not take any information from its users
Supports 45 languages & over 1,000 different language pairs

Afrikaans, Arabic, Aranese, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Malay, Norwegian, Occitan, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese Brazilian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Spanish Latin American, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Welsh

Uses 35 free online web page translator services,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Free Bible Commentary
Audio New Testaments Click on your country's flag to translate this site!
AltaVista Babel Fish Translation

Language Teacher®. Electronic pocket talking translators

Topics Online Magazine for Learners of English.

Currency Converter
Time Converter

50 BEST Sites in 60 Minutes SLIDESHARE

2Lingual is BEST Bilingual Search Engine!

Web 20-21st Century Tools

Click to search in your own language!

TeachiT Video Lessons on IT/Ed Tech

Other Translations Here:

Dicts Info’s index page shows Flags and Links to free Web Dictionaries in about 80 languages.

All with Lesson Plans & Word/PDFiles.

Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

ESL Student & Teaching Links

Great Reading, Speaking & Vocabulary Activities

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.
Change Target Language Here:

Enable/disable reader bubbles:

Asia-Pacific CALL Top Teacher Resource Sites

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

Internet-Based Language Teaching
(Roger Underwood Collection)

Distance & Self-Access Language Programs

English Specialist
English Specialist

EFL practice exercises

Web 2.0 Tools Slideshow

Information Technology Tools

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

The Best Websites Summarized
The "Best of the Best" Websites of 2007-2008

Website With 8,000 Links

Larry Ferlazzo, Teacher

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

READ & HEAR Folktales and Legends from around the world!

More World Folktales from ESL Station

Speak English Today

“Get in the Sandbox & Play with Us Kids!Eby using Twiddla Co-Browsing Tool Here:
Twiddle this page!

Top ESL/TESOL Programs
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

Software sales

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.

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. offers many FREE Vocabulary Tests online.

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

fun with vocabulary

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.

SEO - create one way text link ads to your website for top search engine listings.

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.
Click here to order

Itzalist Webring
Bilingual Webring

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