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English-Zone.Com

Large site providing instruction and quizzes in grammar, spelling, reading, and writing; references for verbs, prepositions, and study skills; idioms, games, and jokes; printable handouts and links for teachers.
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Nancy McTaggart
Nancy McTaggart (Faculty)
17 years ago
This appeared to be a very basic site for ESL students or students with skills
below the 6th grade leve.

Technical Remarks:

It was easy to use and to navigate.
raquel rios
raquel rios (Administrator)
10 years ago
some of the sites require you to become a member. I was not impress and could not test the info in the site.
Stephen Burns
Stephen Burns (Faculty)
6 years ago

My review of this site revealed a bare minimum of "free" materials, with the overwhelming majority of potentially useful items available only for a fee. Perhaps I've misunderstood, but isn't MERLOT designed prima facie as a 'non-profit' educational networking resource? Linking to sites accessible (at least, in large part) solely upon payment seems counterintuitive for a service which owes its very existence to the quest for open, free exchange of ideas.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 min
Michele Krajewski
Michele Krajewski (Student)
11 years ago
I spent quite a bit of time reviewing the plethora of lessons and worksheets available on this site. I have printed some of them and used them in my classroom. The activities and worksheets are straightforward and the students seemed to grasp all of the lesson objectives. I found the lessons to be educationally significant, as many of them fit the goals I have set for my students. I found that the website did enhance my teaching because it gives the students something new, rather than my personal teacher generated materials that they are used to.

Technical Remarks:

I believe first time users will find this easy to use. I would not consider myself to be advanced when it comes to technology and navigating around websites, and I found this website to be user friendly and easy to use.
Elizabeth Hammer
Elizabeth Hammer (Faculty)
17 years ago
I enjoyed reviewing this site for my ESL community college students. I think
the adjective clause word sorting will be fun for students learning how to
combine sentences, and I think the spelling tests will be a fun exercise for my
spelling class.

Technical Remarks:

Technology appears to be fairly user friendly.
Amber Berman
Amber Berman (Student)
12 years ago
I spent quite a bit of time going through both the student section and the
"teacher zone." From what I saw, the material presented was accurate and
educational. However, there was much of the site I could not access because I
did not pay the fee to join the site. This alone put me off because it seems
that this site is student focused and yet most students would not, and should
not have to, pay a fee. I'm not even sure it would be worth paying the fee as
much of the site could not be explored unless I was to pay. Also I found that at
first glance this site was both overwhelming and yet boring. There are many
links to choose from but that is all that is offered to the browser-- links. The
information presented is done so in a non-entertaining way and therefore, if I
were a student, I would not be able to stay on this site for more than 5 or 10
minutes.
Used in course? Yes