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Links for Students
VOA Special English - Easy to understand news stories with transcripts.
Tar Heel Readers - A large collection of stories.
Shmoop - Learning guides and other resources such as digests of famous stories with commentary.
International Children's Digital Library - Collection of children's stories.
Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab - Lots of listening activities and other fun stuff.
Activities for ESL Students - Quizzes and other activities.
Dave's ESL Cafe - Extensive site with all kinds of activities.
PBS - Includes a list of programs you can watch on your computer.
The History Channel - Includes games, videos and other things to do.
Discovery Channel - Some online videos and stories.
Online Writing Lab (OWL) - Links to useful sites for English language learners.
EnglishLearner.com - English lessons and tests.
Arlyn Freed's ESL/EFL Listening Resources - Mostly links to listening material..
Links for Teachers
Explorations in Learning & Instruction: The Theory Into Practice Database - An incredible collection of overviews and references.
Learning-Theories.com – Knowledge Base and Webliography - Another impressive collection.
Glossary of Instructional Strategies - Seems to be a work in progress but some very useful stuff.
Best of the Web - A portal site for lesson plans and other teacher-related matters.
Beniko Mason - List of publications related to extensive reading and vocabulary acquisition.
JALT Framework and Language Portfolio SIG (FLPSIG) - Bilingual documents related to the framework and portfolio.
Social Studies School Service - Resources for the classroom.
Teaching Styles Online - Links to articles, lesson plans, etc.
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages - Professional Organization.
Extensive Reading - Resources for getting started with an extensive reading program.
AwesomeStories.com - Stories with audio and links to primary sources.
Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day - Links to all kinds of stuff for teachers and students. Includes short descriptions.
Web 2.0: Cool Tools for Schools - Blog with links to various web-based tools.
Freedocumentaries.org - A variety of documentaries organized by topic, region, etc.
Johnlocker.com - The online learning network with loads of documentaries.
The World Clock - Check the current time and date in cities around the world.
Merriam-Webster - Online dictionary
Definitions - Lookup meanings on several reputable dictionaries at once.
WWWJDIC - Jim Breen's Online J-E / E-J Dictionary
Wikipedia - Look it up!
Currency Converter - Search for current exchange rates.
CIA The World Factbook - Find information on countries throughout the world.
Lonely Planet - Pack your bags.
Postal Codes in Japan - Enter name of the town or ward and find out the postal code.
WolframAlpha - Computational Knowledge Engine.
Railway Guide - Find your way around Japan..