Books and Resources:

The overview of linguistics:
Crystal, David. TheCambridgeEncyclopedia of Language.Second Edition. Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge, UK: 2010 (CEL)

Application of linguistics:
Andrews, Larry.Linguistics for L2 Teachers. (2001). Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.

Freeman, David and Yvonne. Essential Linguistics. Heinemann. Portsmouth, NH: 2004

Adger, C. T., Snow, C. E., & Christian, D. (2002). What Teachers Need to Know About Language. IL: Delta Systems Co.,Inc., and The Center of Applied Linguistics

Finegan, E. (2008). Language Its Structure and Use.(Fifth ed.). MA: Michael Rosenberg.

Other Resources:
A Dictionary of Linguistics & Phonetics 6th ed. (2008). D. Crystal
The word : the dictionary that reveals the Hebrew sources of English / Isaac E. Mozeson.
International Linguistics Community Online -covers all the essential resources

Resources & Links:

Why Reading is Hard: This website was created to help you see the challenges that readers face.

Languages of the world: This website has links that will guide you to the official sites of the languages that you are looking for. Click on the respective alphabet to begin your search for a particular language or scroll down to the appropriate section beginning with that alphabet.

African American Female Communication: contains resources that describe the way African American females communicate,both verbal and nonverbal. It has information on African American females from different social and cultural backgrounds

Popling - Learn languages with flashcards

Glossary of linguistic terms: This website has glossary of linguistic terms in alphabetical order

Fast ForWord builds learning capacity and overall literacy through brain fitness exercises and guided oral reading activities. Students develop and strengthen the cognitive skills that are crucial for reading and learning success. Fast ForWord improves phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, decoding, syntax and grammar.

Introduction to Sanskrit: The web site aims to provide a ‘one-stop’ source for everything relating to Advaita. It incorporates the latest technology and will give immediate access to the most informative essays, blogs and scriptural commentaries from a selection of the best current writers and teachers.

ENL Links - Collection of links everything related to English as a New Language

CAL - The Center for Applied Linguisitcs has numerous resources, articles and information

Links: Blogs about language learning, language-related topics and travel

Language Learning and Technology: A journal for second language learners and educators

ESL Cafe is a widely used site for teachers of English as an New Language. It has resources, jobs, ideas and more...

Website for ELL Educators ~ Great website with lots of resources for both parents and educators of English Language Learners. The link for multicultural books are not only for kids but teens, adults and educators. The book lists are classified not only by the reading level, but also by the age level.

Success for all ~ talks about: engage students, involve teachers, ensure success, and being cost effective. Great website which involves all the people in the students education instead of just parents or teachers.

INTERACTIVE EXERCISES FOR ENL STUDENTS ~ Most of these are online ones so the students could do outside of school if they have access to a computer.

I-pad and I-pod resources for educators: It is a site specifically for educators who have ipods/ipads. It has over 1800 apps listed on the site, all broken into subjects and other categories.
Phrase in helps ENL learners to decide which sentence is more natural from two alternatives.

  • LinguanautThis website is about phrases, videos and alphabet in many languages
  • Digital DialectsAnimated activities for language learners
  • Mango Languages 11 languages with 100 lessons in each course
  • Foreign Language Learn a foreign Language via SMART Lessons
  • Hello-WorldGames, activities, and songs with Native Speakers
  • Learn Indian LanguagesLearn to speak Indian languages in English, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu langu
  • Essential phrases in 36 languagesThis website has essential phrases in 36 languages
  • Linguist BlogsAll about language, language learning, how to learn languages, critical thinking, education, learn English, learn foreign langua
  • LangMediaLangMedia has features video clips of interviews and discussions with people from many different countries and of many different
  • Chinese PodLearn Chinese on your terms with over 1,000 mobile Chinese lesson podcasts and a global community of Mandarin learners.
  • Global EnglishGlobal English - Improving business English communication skills of global companies
  • Japanese in the Fastest, Easiest, and Most Fun Way
  • Interactive SpanishAsí is a free website from the Spanish Department at Nottingham High School with lots of interactive exercises to help
  • English - Bilingual ExercisesLarry Ferlazzo has links which will lead you to exercises from all languages
  • Simple English Wikipedia Wikipedias are places where people work together to write encyclopedias in different languages. We only use simple English words
  • Teaching & Learning SpanishTeaching Spanish to children while maintaining their own language skills.
  • Frengly Free online translator
  • Bilingual QuizzesQuizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Spanish Dictionarynew online resource to learn Spanish (or English) words in a fun way
  • Live MochaFree social language learning online
  • Language LearningThere are variety of books in French Spanish Italian Chinese Russian
  • Learn HindiGreat way to learn the Hindi Language
  • Google Translategood tool for students learning a foreign language
  • Quick Translator paste a chunk of text into the translation box and select the language in which you wish to read that text. Quick Translator aut
  • Spanish videosThis site has videos for Teaching and Learning Spanish
  • - where the words go
  • Babbel Babbel has Learn Languages Online :: Spanish | French | German | Italian | English
  • Literacy Center Education Network - Play & Learn FrenchLiteracy Center Education Network has many resources to play and learn French
  • French languageFrench language has buttons with the round speaker icon indicate games that include audio. Materials on this site are at present
  • Yahoo! Babel FishText Translation and Web Page Translation
  • SpanishPodThis site has latest Spanish lessons
  • VoxSwapThis is a social network for learning languages
  • ForvoForvo is the pronunciation guide. All the words in the world pronounced by native speakers
  • My Happy Planet | My Happy Planet helps you learn & practice English, French, Spanish and More with Partners Around the World
  • REALIA Project The REALIA Project publishes faculty-reviewed media for the teaching and study of modern languages and cultures. Faculty and s
  • palabea is a social network site for practicing, learning, teaching and otherwise communicating in foreign languages.
  • 22 Frames22 Frames is a service that provides a central location for locating captioned videos for learning English and for Internet user
  • Lingus TV Lingus TV is a website featuring videos to help viewers learn conversational Spanish. The collection of videos includes lessons
  • CAPLCAPL, Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon, is a project developed by Dr. Michael Shaughnessy at Washington & Jefferson Colleg
  • Open CultureOpen Culture is devoted to the idea of sharing learning opportunities. Open Culture has an extensive list of free resources for
  • Repeat After Us Repeat After Us is an online library of copyright-free English texts and audio recordings. The purpose of Repeat After Us is to
  • iMendi iMendi is a new site, parts of it are still in development, for learning the basic vocabulary of English, Spanish, Portuguese, a
  • VoxyVoxy is an interesting approach to helping ESL students learn English. Voxy uses current articles from world news, pop culture,
  • Word stepsWordSteps is a resource for learning the vocabulary of your choice of nine languages. To start learning vocabulary with WordStep
  • Arabic CalligraphyNavigation is easy, with all your options on the right side menu
  • German language resource made by kids for kids, view the videos to hear some basic phrases.

Culture Links:

Culture Crossing A community built guide to cross-cultural etiquette & understanding

Cultural Orientation Resources - This website has downloads in PDF format in several languages


1. OWL Purdue Writing Support

2.6th Edition APA changes

3.APA and other writing conventions

4.Organization and Writing

5.Transitional words and phrases


Pathfinder/guide helps teachers who are working on the ENL endorsement get to resources to support their research and assignments.
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