Animation 'The Vowel' by Millan

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Ask A Linguist Ask an expert format specifically on the topic of linguistics. 

Ask Eric Lesson plans on various topics in the Language Arts brought to you here in easy to navigate categories. 

Citation Guide for History and Humanities  

Suggestions for citations of Internet sources in history and the humanities are derived from the essential principles of academic citation in Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 5th ed. (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1987).

Common Errors in English A lengthy list of words commonly misspelled, put in hypertext to make them clickable, listed alphabetically with little fanfare so it's ready to use immediately. 

English Exercises Online Over 70 resources covering activities and ready to use hand-outs on vocabulary, reading, writing and more. 

English Server Carnegie Mellon's online repository of over 20,000 English works - categorized nicely and fully searchable. 

Ethnologue A catalogue of more than 6,700 languages spoken in 228 countries with indices for names and language families. 

Elements of Style Online clickable version of Strunkís classic manual for the conventions of English; lauded as a Bible for writers over the decades, this quick-click approach to grammar may help keep it popular in the years to come! 

English Grammar Clinic Lydbury English Centre hosts this discussion board where English aficionados of like minds can come together and hone their craft. 

Etymology of Names An introduction to etymology and first names, as well as languages, elements in first names, and the most popular names - interesting possibilities for word study. 

Exploring The Web Set up to offer guidance in using the WWW in the English classroom; appropriate for new users of the Internet. 

For Teachers of English Links, classroom activities, Computer Aided Language Learning, publishers, online dictionaries; all related to English. 


The site offers free instruction in ESL through a downloadable, interactive Internet-based program called English Pro. It is designed to complement and augment existing curriculum and activities used in English language instruction and to assist the development of skills in spelling,  pronunciation, sentence structure, reading comprehension, and vocabulary. The site also features interactive quizzes and games.

Grammar Bytes Robin Simmonsí collection of interactive exercises, terms, rules and handouts for students and teachers; thereís about a dozen online activities to take part in and the handouts are pretty extensive stuff.

Grammar Lady Mary N. Bruderís archive of her articles on proper language usage, along with such colourful features as anagrams, the typo of the weak, a question of the week, links and resources. 

Lesson Plans A wide range of plans in text format, categorized K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. 

Linguistic Fun Page Looking for a new twist to many of the English topics we tirelessly attempt to impart to our students? This sight is a hoot - lots of off-beat approaches and fun links. 

Monthly Idiom The Comenius Group provides a new idiom to assist students of English; searchable index of past idioms, as well. 

Online English Grammar Search alphabetically or by keyword to find interactive explanations of English usage.

Outta Ray's Head English lessons complete with a rationale for why to use them, and the handouts and evaluations that go with them. 

Pop Up Grammar Online English quiz site where students can test their mastery of the English language through JAVA script interaction; developed by Durk Elliot Brownlee, the site requires participants to login for free to practice topics such as diction, mechanics, and phrases 

The Space No, I have no idea what the title refers to, but I could sit and listen to the midi file for hours....great English links on a variety of topics/genres punctuation. 

Visual Thesaurus An amazing application of technology in which the learner actually watches terms being spun into webs of meaning; move your cursor towards different places on the JAVA applet and watch new terms dynamically emerge, interact and evolve into related meanings.