EUROPEAN UNION :
Education and training
Council ELTeCS web-site is a very valuable source of
information for teachers of English:
The Bell School
is one of the most prestigious English-language schools in Britain.
It has well-established language schools in several attractive locations
in England as well as in a number of other countries.
the Interfaculty Centre for Theoretical and Applied Linguistic "L.
Heilmann" (University of Bologna), presents to European teachers
selected for a Socrates scholarship in the Academic Year 2004/2005 an
advanced in-training course focusing on the international context of
didactical Web technologies and aimed at providing teachers instruments
and tools for the acquisition of an autonomous role within the
teaching-learning process, and in particular within the process of
web-site provides training courses and training software
for teachers and students preparing for national examinations in
Business and in Travel and Tourism, for 5 target languages: English,
French, German, Spanish and Italian. Available in 7 access languages:
the same five plus Slovenian and Hungarian:
UNDEROAK - The UK Training
Index is a comprehensive index of all
management development and personal skills courses. The index holds
details on over 25,000 courses offered by approximately 950 different
organisations; it is updated by
Underoak every month.
|Anyone in the USA
Latin and Ancient Greek should visit
the web site of Centaur Systems, which also supports the American
Classical League's Software Directory for the Classics.
Does the technology currently
available for language learning warrant the time and effort that must be
invested by teachers and students to adapt to it? What exactly is
available and how can those resources be best utilized?
In U.S.A. More than 30 Federal agencies formed
a working group in 1997 to make hundreds of Federally supported teaching
and learning resources easier to find. Here you can find resources to
Centre of the University of Oregon in the USA provides
excellent information on many languages and offers a wide range of fonts:
The Center for Advanced
Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
is one of the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI National
Language Resource Centers, whose role is to improve the nation's
capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively
Enhancing Authentic Language
Learning Experiences Through Internet Technology at
adds some depth as it reviews the uses of Internet applications which
range from Electronic mail, lists and journals to Web Course Management.
It deals with multimedia capabilities which allow not only accessing and
displaying authentic text, sound and video but also support interactive
those who are already involved in using WEB in their teaching/learning
contexts the following sites are very useful
in Language Teaching (University of
- Language Learning &
is a refereed journal for second and foreign language educators which
is published on-line three times a year. Investigate the Archives and
Special Issues which discuss research results on anything from
evaluating multimedia software, to teacher education, to whether (or
how) highlighting of hyperlinks affects the reading process, to
Language families and languages
The study of languages and their relationships
gives us information about how people have migrated during historical
times. It also helps with the dating of developments like plant
domestication and the use of tools. Each language gives an insight into
a unique way of thinking.
In 2003, the total number of languages in the world was estimated to be
Interesting Things for ESL
web site is for people studying English as a Second Language (ESL) or
English as a Foreign Language (EFL). There are quizzes, word games, word
puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence
generator and other computer assisted language learning activities. Even
though the primary focus is for ESL, native English speakers may also
find some interesting things on this site. This site is non-commercial
and has no advertising.
The VOWEL MACHINE helps you to recognise
English vowel sounds.
TRANSCRIBER is a program which presents words in sound or in spelling or
TONI is a program designed to help you recognise the nuclear tones of
PLATO is a program where you have to find the nuclear syllable in
sentences which you hear.
VGRID gives you practice at using the vowel quadrilateral.