Improve writing, reading, grammar, listening, speaking, and skills of ESL students
Target Student Population:
Intermediate to advanced level Secondary, Post secondary, and Adult learners
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Low intermediate English language learner
Type of Material:
Real Player, Flash Player, and speakers
Evaluation and Observation
This site emphasizes listening, speaking, reading, and writing. These are presented through dialogue/interview, games, audio, multiples choice quizzes, and fill-in-the-blanks. Moreover, the site also covers a wide range of grammar topics, tenses and agreement. Finally, the variety of presentations (multiple choice, games) makes it engaging.
This site would be more effective if words were pronounced for the student upon completion of the game/exercise. The exercises could be more coherent through focusing on a single topic instead of mixling different grammar concerns into one quiz
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The site is particularly useful for low intermediate to advanced English language learners. The site can be for independent learning as well as for working in pairs. It addresses grammar, word usage, pronunciation, spelling, and dictation.
There are no links dealing with punctuation or sentence boundary issues. Students would probably benefit more if lessons were more contextualized.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The site's user interface makes it easy to navigate and instructions are clear.