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|February 2007LINK ADDITIONS STUDENTAdded Nyelviskola to OTHER LANGUAGESAdded MultiPhrase Audible Bilingual Books to FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISHTEACHERAdded Singing English to TEACHING METHODSDecember 2006LINK ADDITIONS STUDENTAdded Podcasts in English to LISTENING EXERCISES: EASY , MEDIUM , and DIFFICULT
November 2006PAGE ADDITIONS & REFORMATSREFERENCE DESKGLOBAL WARMINGLINK ADDITIONS & CORRECTIONSREFERENCE DESKAdded ESL education program links to SCHOOLSTEACHERIn METHODS, added a link to a doctoral thesis about ESL in Hong Kong, from ITS TutorialAdded Breaking News English to LESSON PLANS and ESL HOMEPAGESAdded Education Atlas and Mark’s ESL World to ED HOMEPAGES and ESL HOMEPAGES, respectivelySTUDENTAdded Grammarman Comics to READING – PASSAGES & EXERCISES 1, VOCAB – TYPES, and FUN WITH WORDSAdded Breaking News English to READING – PASSAGES & EXERCISES 1Added Vocabulix resources to VOCABULARY – TOPICS, VOCAB – TYPES, VOCAB – TYPES, MISC. VERBS, OTHER LANGUAGES, NATIVE ENGLISH, and PARA LOS LATINOSAdded Lectures preparing, delivering, … link to BUSINESS ENGLISH LESSONS Corrected references for Silent Way Dictation Exercises and TV Commercials on EASY LISTENING and MEDIUM LISTENING EXERCISES
September 2006PAGE ADDITIONS STUDENTBUSINESS ENGLISH GRAMMAR EXERCISESLINK ADDITIONS & REFORMATSTEACHERAdded Caleb Gattegno’s Silent Way link to METHODSAdded Football Basics links to HOLIDAYSSTUDENTAdded more links to BUSINESS ENGLISH EXERCISESAdded Silent Way Dictation Exercises and TV Commercials to EASY LISTENING and MEDIUM LISTENING EXERCISESAugust 2006PAGE ADDITIONS STUDENTESL HOMEPAGES FOR STUDENTSONLINE BUSINESS ENGLISH RESOURCESBUSINESS ENGLISH LESSONSBUSINESS ENGLISH EXERCISESLINK ADDITIONS & REFORMATSRevamped all pages for better viewing with non-MS software.REFERENCE DESKReorganized AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, and AMERICA: PAST & PRESENT.Added English Daily exercises to FUN WITH WORDSTEACHERAdded American Football 101 links to HOLIDAY UNITSAdded English Daily and other sites to ESL HOMEPAGESAdded ESL Blue(s) exercises to THEMATIC UNITSUpdated IRS and Project Vote Smart exercises to CIVICS UNITSSTUDENTYEA! Added back links to popular links to UVIC Study Center on * READING PASSAGES WITH EXERCISES, Pg1 *. WE CAN GET TO IT AGAIN!Updated and added links to VOCABULARY: TOPICS, PARA LOS LATINOS and CIVICS EXERCISES.Reorganized STUDENT MAIN PAGE, STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS, SITE MAP, and LISTENING:EASY , MEDIUM , DIFFICULT, and VERY DIFFICULT..
Updated and added exercises from English Daily, English On-Line, Better-English, and Effective Presentations to the new pages and VOCABULARY: TYPES.Summer 2006 LINK ADDITIONS & UPDATESUpdated ALL Grammar and Writing Links, including changes from website overhauls by the Centre for Education and Training (formerly CLTA)ADJECTIVES & ARTICLESADVERBSCONJUNCTIONSNOUNSPREPOSITIONSPRONOUNSVERBSPUNCTUATION STRUCTUREUpdated all other links.October 2005YEA!!Celebrate our 5-year Anniversary!
* Happy Birthday, ESLhome * September 2004STUDENTRemoved links to UVIC Study Center on READING PASSAGES WITH EXERCISES, Page 1. They are now all password protected, presumedly for UVIC students only.February 2004LINK ADDITIONS & REFORMATTEDREFERENCE DESKUpdated and added links for ELECTION 2004 to SOCIAL STUDIES.Updated links to the INS on CITIZENSHIP RESOURCES and GOVERNMENT RESOURCES.Updated and added links for Local, State, American, and Foreign Government Agencies and Elected Officials to GOVERNMENT RESOURCES.Replaced ESLhome Table with a link to BuyUSA.gov on LIST OF FOREIGN CONSULATES IN GA.Updated and added links on SCHOOLS.STUDENTUpdated and added links for ELECTION 2004 to ONLINE CIVICS LESSONSUpdated links to the INS on NATURALIZATION (“CITIZENSHIP”) TEST,Added links from CNNSF and ISALC to READING PASSAGES WITH EXERCISES, Page 2.Updated READING INDEX, INSTRUCTIONS, and SITE MAP.Added Whats’s New in ESLhome to CNNSF and ISALC to READING INDEX.TEACHERReformatted for more links then added several new
ESL Homepages and Searchable Sites on
ESL HOMEPAGES.May 2003LINK ADDITIONSSTUDENTAdded links from CNNSF and ISALC to READING PASSAGES WITH EXERCISES .REFORMATTEDRearranged ONLINE READING EXERCISES to make room for future growth.Apr. 2003LINK ADDITIONS & UPDATESREFERENCE DESKUpdated links to the INS on CITIZENSHIP RESOURCES and GOVERNMENT RESOURCES.TEACHERUpdated links and added some awesome sites to
ESL HOMEPAGES .Updated links and added sites to EZ TEACHER PAGE .STUDENTAdded some main ESL websites for Advanced Web Surfers in INSTRUCTIONS .Updated links and added sites to EZ STUDENT PAGE .Added links for more languages to OTHER LANGUAGES , FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH , and PARA LOS LATINOSAdded many links to 1-language.com and updated ALL Vocabulary Links to include changes from website overhauls (see below)SORTED BY TYPESSORTED BY TOPICSUpdated ALL Grammar Links, including changes from website overhauls by the Centre for Language Training and Assessment (CLTA), a4esl.org (from ITESL-J), and English-Zone. Also dropped members-only lessons.ADJECTIVES & ARTICLESADVERBSCONJUNCTIONSNOUNSPREPOSITIONSPRONOUNSVERBSREFORMATTEDMoved WORK ONLINE button up on MAIN STUDENT PAGE.Corrected upload of MAIN TEACHER PAGEOct. 2002LINK ADDITIONS & UPDATESREFERENCEUpdated links for Universities at Reference Desk – SchoolsSep. 2002LINK UPDATESREFERENCE DESKUpdated SUPPORT ORGANIZATONSSTUDENTEnglish Zone has, unfortunately, needed to change many of its lessons to be for Members Only.Updated Punctuation and CapitalizationAug. 2002LINK ADDITIONS & UPDATESREFERENCEUpdated link for Houston County Schools, Georgia, and add links for school calendar, times, bus routes, and dress code at Reference Desk – SchoolsSTUDENTAdded links for Paragraph Writing from English Zone at Writing Exercises – StructureJun. 2002LINK ADDITIONS & UPDATESSTUDENTSAdded links for SAT Prep from Knowledgebone.com and Seldeen’s Vocab.SAT; removed links from Free-SAT.org, which is no longer in service.Updated link for La Mansión del Inglés at Para Los LatinosAnd more …”TEMPORARY ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS”*Thanks* to those who are helping me to keep links updated. I will update my Acknowledgements Page and this What’s New page for you soon.Jan. 2002LINK ADDITIONSSTUDENTSAdded links for the upcoming special days:
Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Super Bowl Sunday.PAGE UPDATESSTUDENTSThanks to the students of MGTC !TEACHERSThanks to the faculty of MGTC and Georgia Adult Literacy !Updated Site mapREFORMATTEDClass Assignments now consists of seasonal lessons, new links, and archive pages to supplement class work.Dec. 2001PAGE UPDATESTEACHERS AND STUDENTSAdded COMPUTER TUTORIAL links to Student EZ Page and Teacher EZ PageFall 2001** THANK YOU for your patience and support while I was out for major surgery this summer.YEA!!Received the Busy Educator and BlueWeb’n Awards, seen on ESLhome Home PagePAGE ADDITIONSSTUDENT PAGESINSTRUCTIONSASSIGNMENT ARCHIVES for FALL 2001SHUMWAY – BEGINNINGCOULTER – INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCEDLINK ADDITIONSTEACHER’SBusy Educator’s Guide to the Worldwide Web added to Other Education ResourcesLINCS – A Service of the National Institute for Literacy (Main Page) added to Other Education ResourcesAdded more searchable ESL websites to ESL HomepagesAdded new links about insurance and holidays to Student AssignmentsPAGE UPDATESSTUDENTSCulled and updated several dead linksREFORMATTEDOlder STUDENT ASSIGNMENT ARCHIVES have been retitled for better identificationMay 2001LINK ADDITIONSREFERENCE DESKAdded links to various Civics Reference Pages: CITIZENSHIP, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, and SOCIAL STUDIES.Thanks to Ms. Epstein and Ms. Owen!UPDATESReflect changes in links due to overhaul of the CLTA web site – grammar central, flash zone, shocked zone, and terrible teacher.Apr. 2001REFORMATTEDReference Desk now has all the NON-lesson-format sites housed here. (See PAGE ADDITIONS, below).ESLhome Student and ESLhome Teacher pages now have links to related sections of Ref DeskSite Map reformatted and updatedClass Assignments now includes Ms. Shumway’s class and the new levels for Ms. Coulter and Ms. Brown.Former ASSIGNMENT ARCHIVES are now called “OLD” ASSIGNMENT ARCHIVES – Ms. B & Ms. CUPDATESOnline Lessons and Sitemap to include new pagesClass Assignments = Civil War, Writing (4/16/01)Class Assignments = Taxes, Easter, Grammar, Household (4/09/01)SAT Preparation = official site and vocab help (4/12/01)PAGE ADDITIONSSTUDENT PAGESNative Speakers of English (4/20/01)SAT Preparation (4/11/01)Naturalization (“Citizenship”) TestOnline Civics LessonsASSIGNMENT ARCHIVES for SPRING 2001SHUMWAY – BEGINNINGBROWN – INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCEDCOULTER – ADVANCEDREFERENCE DESKCitizenshipEmploymentFun With WordsGovernment AgenciesOrganizationsSchoolsSocial StudiesTravelLINK ADDITIONSSTUDENT PAGESAdded more languages to OTHER LANGUAGES (4/20/01)Added links to Reading Labs of the UVic Study Center in ONLINE READING LESSONS (4/16/01)Added links from Learn English with the BBC and About.com in OTHER LANGUAGES and PARA LOS LATINOS (4/16/01)REFERENCE DESKAdded links in HOLIDAYS UNIT – EASTERAdded links from Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Govt. for Kids to ONLINE CIVICS LESSONS – Government, CIVICS UNIT – Govt, and REFERENCE DESK – CITIZENSHIP, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, and SOCIAL STUDIES,Added links from Understanding Taxes from the IRS to ONLINE CIVICS LESSONS – Taxes and CIVICS UNIT – TaxesMar. 2001YEA!!Teacher’s Holiday Page selected as a featured site in Lightspan’s StudyWeb. Award posted on ESLhome.REFORMATTEDReference Desk now has room for more links.ASSIGNMENT are sorted by topic, not date – Ms. B & Ms. CNow all links outside of ESLhome will open into a new window, except for those on the New to Computers pages.Cleaned up some missing html code so all the pages can be seen with NetScape. My apologies to those who ran into problems!LINK ADDITIONSAdded American History and Historical Sites to THEMATIC UNITS.Added Immigration and Refugee Support Organizations to REFERENCE DESK.Added CONSULATE GENERAL OF NIGERIA website and HONORARY CONSULATE OF ECUADOR to LIST OF FOREIGN CONSULATES IN GA.Added geography lessons to Class AssignmentsThanks to Kaye Mallory, www.English-Zone.com!Thanks to Shirley Rivadeneira, Georgia DTAE, Office of Adult Literacy!More thanks to Shirley Rivadeneira, Georgia DTAE!Feb. 2001YEA!!Added site to ESLoop,with link on ESLhome Home PageUPDATESClass AssignmentsASSIGNMENT ARCHIVES – Ms. B & Ms. CPAGE ADDITIONSWhat’s NewAcknowledgements (Thanks)LINK ADDITIONSAdded ESLoop Search Engine to MAIN RESOURCES FOR ESL TEACHERSAdded ESL Search Engines to Main Resources for ESL Teachers