This website is a reference to English language skills. It displays a myriad of tools and resources for students, teachers, learners and academics, even it tackles materials for EAP (English for Academic Purposes).
This is a general English language site specializing in English as a Second Language
Type of Material:
A learning object repository: reference for any user looking for any materials related to English language.
The site contains materials for teachers including lesson plans and handouts. It also contains quizzes and tests which students could use to self-test or which instructors could assign as supplemental work in a class. The site also includes discussion forums for both teachers and students that require registering with the site.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Students will be able to use standard English grammar and sentence construction
Target Student Population:
While the site contains information for both students and teachers, it seems more suitable for teachers who may assign materials to their students, not for students to explore alone.
This website is dedicated to all the learners belonging to any linguistic level and ESL / EFL teachers with any cultural backgrounds.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
The material contains information for ESL learners; however, the vocabulary and format would require students to understand English grammar terms
Homepage allows users to choose student or teacher paths with appropriate materials for each. Contains multiple types of assessments including short quizzes, longer tests, and reading comprehension exercises. The material is labeled for a beginner, intermediate, or advanced learners.
There are no serious concerns that must be considered when dealing with this website.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Multiple types of assessments at multiple learner levels
Contains ads whose placements may be confusing for beginning English learners as they may be unable to differentiate between the ads and the content
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Easy to navigate from home page
The link provided didn't directly take me to the home page, so I had to go backward to find that.
Other Issues and Comments:
The website respects the privacy of its users, learners and teachers, as the subscription to it is a condition to effectuate many of the vital academic activities on it.
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