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Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL): Web Resources

Suggested Websites


Center for Applied Linguistics is a non-profit organization for the study of bilingual education, TESL, dialect studies, language policy, and other linguistics topics.  The site provides resources and information about research projects and services.

CompPile is a free Web bibliography of journal articles and other publications in post-secondary composition, rhetoric, technical writing, ESL, and discourse studies from 1939 to the present.  It does not require an OSU ID to search, and does not have full-text articles.

Coropora (BYU) is a site compiled by Mark Davies of BYU that contains extensive corpora of contemporary and historiy British and American English words (as well as Spanish and Portuguese).

Dave's ESL Cafe is a well-known site with resources for both ESL and EFL students and teachers.

Ethnologue:  Languages of the World is an online source for publications, software (including computer fonts), bibliographies, and other resources for the linguistic study of thousands of the world's languages.

International Phonetic Association is a major international organization to promote the scientific study of phonetics.

Linguistic Data Consortium supports language-related education, research and technology development by creating and sharing linguistic resources: data, tools and standards.

Linguistic Society of America is a major professorial organization dedicated to supporting and disseminating linguistics scholarship to linguists and the general public.

MIT Working Papers in Linguistics publishes working papers and dissertations in linguistics from MIT, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Rochester.  Papers can be requested from Interlibrary Services if OSU does not own them.

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is is a global association for English language teaching professionals headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, USA.  The TESOL site offers resources for the teaching of English, publications, and information on current trends in English language instruction.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) site offers information on TOEFL testing dates and locations and some free sample questions.