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School Mom / English Tutor

Created by an English teacher from Kenosha, Wisconsin, this is a helpful site for essay writing essentials. It includes:

  • a wide variety of downloadable PDF files covering paragraphs, literary analysis, research, writing errors, and reading skills
  • a host of links to online American and world literature selections
  • model essays and explanations in PDF format

Segal Centre

The Segal Centre showcases the best local and international professional artists. With a special focus on youth, this vibrant performing arts hub supports multicultural projects throughout Montréal. It offers:

  • theatre, music, dance, and cinema
  • reasonably priced tickets
  • an intimate venue

Selected Links for ESL and EFL Students

This first-rate assortment of ESL and EFL links is well organized and simple to use – an ideal place to launch Web searches for sites specializing in English-language education. The selection favours quality sites with minimal advertising and clutter.

Self-Study Quizzes for ESL Students

Straightforward and easy-to-use, this site offers ESL students over 1,000 activities to perfect their English skills. It includes:

  • quizzes on  grammar, places, homonyms, idioms, phrasal verbs and slang, vocabulary, holidays, trivia, etc.
  • useful elements for the classroom
  • teachers’ contributions

Service Canada

The government of Canada offers free basic French- and English-language courses to adult permanent residents through its Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Program. British Colombia, Manitoba, and Québec provide separate but similar services, although the Québec program is only available in French (CLIC).

Seven Steps of the Research Process

This site walks students through the seven steps of essay research, providing simple and effective strategies. It includes:

  • a hypertext document that covers topic identification, searching and evaluating sources, and employing standardized formats in citation
  • helpful subsections related to scholarly and non-scholarly sources
  • a variety of links to content useful for any student aiming to produce a superior research paper

Shakespeare Illustrated

This visually creative site will help students while reading Shakespeare. It features:

  • a wide range of art depicting the work of Shakespeare
  • annotated artworks with links to other images in the collection
  • simple navigation with artworks listed under The Plays or The Artists

Shelfari (

This site is a home to a virtual library of book reviews, as well as information on a huge variety of new, interesting, and best-selling books. It features opportunities to:

  • discover popular books
  • rate and discuss books online
  • discover and learn from people with similar reading tastes
  • participate in online book groups to further explore literature and share ideas
  • interact with and learn from authors

Simple English News

A good spot to practise listening comprehension, this site engages students in current events by taking interesting news stories, simplifying the language, and recording audio clips. It includes:

  • easy to understand audio clips
  • information on business, science, travel, and other topics

Speak Read Write

Created by an ESL tutor based in British Columbia, this no frills site offers substantial support with diverse learning strategies. It features:

  • a focus on skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and comprehension
  • examples and short stories that are current and relevant to daily life
  • several activities that focus on pronunciation, listening and watching

Splendid Speaking: Speaking Skills for Advanced Learners of English

This modern, user-friendly site is aimed at students preparing for British ESOL exams. It features:

  • podcast interviews with international students on various topics with transcripts
  • online colloquial vocabulary quizzes
  • guides for speaking exams
  • weekly task sheets for self-study or classroom that correspond with featured recording of the week
  • a Facebook group for connecting with others
  • a self-study speaking course

Stewart Museum

Founded in 1955 and located in the Fort on the Île Ste-Hélène in Montréal, the Museum focuses on the influence of European civilization on the history of New France and North America. With a global approach to history, it offers:

  • educational activities
  • access to various collections and artefacts

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