This website is great for doing exactly what the title states Exploring English. The site addresses every aspect of the English language including the parts of speech, sentences, style guidelines, usage, punctuation, spelling, and offers even more information concerning the English language. After engaging these modules, the learner will have a firmer and more concrete understanding of the English language. This site uses the English language exclusively, but offers translation options for several different languages. Where it offers a great deal of information on the English language, it does not offer quizzes or other material that could be scored.
Type of Material:
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Reference and resource for teachers and learners of ESL/EFL
Target Student Population:
Mid-beginning to advanced ESL/EFL
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Evaluation and Observation
The purpose of this website is clearly stated and it supplies a great deal of useful information regarding the English language. The website is set up in an appropriate format and it is very organized, so the viewer/learner will have no trouble navigating from each part of the site. The content directly relates to the media employed and provides translations seamlessly. The links relate to the purpose of the site for the most part and provide the learner with the ability to access to even more valuable material.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The way the material is presented facilitates teacher and the student use. The site's materials can be used in a variety of ways and can be integrated into a direct language/culture learning activities. The goals of the teacher and learner are very easy to identify and it is very easy for the instructor to develop good learning assignments based on the material that the site offers.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The general layout of the website is consistent and is also visually distinct at the same time. This site provides useful information on the English language in an attractive way.