This Way Up
Hot Potatoes



Links - compilations


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Abitreenit: http://www.yle.fi/abitreenit/    

Discovery School's Puzzlemaker  Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your word lists.

English International Lyon Exercises (ya lu) Over 250 web exercises.  

Opintoradio http://www.yle.fi/opintoradio/englanti/ Exercises for the obligatory courses in senior high  

Quia Languages  Quizzes, games & other activities.

Self-Study Quizzes for ESL Students Quizzes by The Internet TESL Journal.  

Update Highlights http://w3.wsoy.fi/oppi/koulukanava/kirjautuminen.jsp Exercises for Update Highlights, courses 1-6. You need to register first, but otherwise it’s free of charge.  

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relatiivipronominit (who, which, that, jne)

AIkamuodot, kysymyslauseet, kieltolauseet, tilanteet: exercises

About.Com Grammar Quizzes 

Cyberteacher's Exercises (aa,ya) 

Englishpage.com is constructing a grammar book of English grammar lessons and exercises. http://www.englishpage.com/grammar/

English Grammar for ESL Students http://grammar.englishclub.com/  

English Grammar Links for ESL Students 

English Club English Grammar 

English Grammar on the Web
This site was planned to give ESL/EFL teachers background information on teaching grammar in ESL/EFL classes as well as material to use in their classes. By Department of Applied Linguistics & ESL, Georgia State University.

Grammar Safari 

Grammar exercises
(use the links on the left for free)

Guide to Grammar & Writing (rules & exercises by Capital Community College) (ya lu) 

Grammar Help

Lukion kieliopin kertauskurssi http://www.koulukanava.fi/englanti/kieliopp/index.htm

Lukion substantiivikurssi http://www.koulukanava.fi/englanti/kieliopp/index2.htm 

Lukion kielioppikurssi: Artikkelit ja lukusanat http://www.koulukanava.fi/englanti/kieliopp/index3.htm

Lukion kielioppikurssi: Adjektiivit http://www.koulukanava.fi/englanti/kieliopp/index4.htm

Lukion kielioppikurssi: Pronominit http://www.koulukanava.fi/englanti/kieliopp/index5.htm

Lukion kielioppikurssi: Lauseoppi http://www.koulukanava.fi/englanti/kieliopp/index6.htm  

Online English Grammar (ya) 

OHIO ESL English Grammar (rules & exercises) (ya lu) 

Purdue's OWL Handouts: Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation  (lu)

SpeakSpeak Grammar Practice (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) (aa ya lu)

The Internet Grammar of English (Free trial period of use) 

The American Heritage® Book of English Usage

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Kirjantekijöiden laatimat tehtävät oppikirjaan "This Way UP 1" http://www.otavanoppimateriaalit.net

Seija Valvento 's exercises: http://koulut.etela-karjala.fi/kimpinen/seijan/etus/index.html

This Way Up 1: http://koulut.etela-karjala.fi/kimpinen/seijan/en7/English7.html

This Way Up 2: http://koulut.etela-karjala.fi/kimpinen/seijan/en8/English8.html

This Way Up 3: http://koulut.etela-karjala.fi/kimpinen/seijan/en9/English9.htm

Rakennetestejä: http://www.otavanoppimateriaalit.net/thiswayup/twutests.html  

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Hot Potatoes

Interactive exercises on grammar, vocabulary and phrases (also audio files) for primary and lower secondary levels  / Itsenäisesti tehtäviä englannin harjoituksia (aa/ya).

Coming soon: My HotPot workshop & examples!

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Blue Mountain (ya) Writing and sending e-cards.

FUN Writing 
Frizzy University Network (FUN) is a relaxed and comfortable environment in which students learning English as a foreign or second language (EFL/ESL) can improve their writing. FUN students explore, discover and share their ideas, opinions and feelings in written English without the pressure of working for grades or credit. Here, students are motivated from within to learn and have FUN in the process! 

How to write a resume 

Online Resources for Writers (lu)

Pizzazz! Creative Writing
PIZZAZ! is dedicated to providing simple creative writing and oral storytelling activities with copyable (yes, copyable!) handouts for use with students of all ages.

Purdue's Online Writing Lab (lu)

The Semantic Rhyming Dictionary  (Loppusointusanakirja esim. runojen kirjoittamiseen)

Writing Letters - Useful Phrases (ya)

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OHIO ESL: Links to Listening Exercises

Sounds of the World's Animals

Pronunciation Online (Examples of sounds)


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The British National Corpus (BNC) is a 100 million word collection of samples of written and spoken language from a wide range of sources, designed to represent a wide cross-section of current British English, both spoken and written.

Entrance to the Shakespeare Web

Shakespeare - The Complete Works

Shakespeare and the Internet


Brett Dellinger's Bookmarks (Media/newspapers) Turun yliopiston kielikeskuksen englannin kielen lehtori

CNN Interactive

CNN Weather

Corpus Linguistics: English  maintained by Michael Barlow (media/newspapers)

Electronic Telegraph (vaatii käyttäjäksi rekisteröitymisen, mutta käyttö on ilmaista)

The Guardian / The Observer (ei toimi ilman 'pipareita' (cookies); täydellinen käyttöoikeus vaatii rekisteröitymisen)

The Magazineboy (1,500 magazines!)

The Nando Times

The New York Times

The Paperboy (5,878 newspapers from all over the world to choose from!)

The San Francisco Chronicle

Times Newspapers Ltd


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Merriam-Webster Online

Roget's Thesaurus 

FinnPlace Dictionary (English-Finnish/Suomi-Englanti)

Acronym Database (What do acronyms like HTML, IBM or IELTS mean?)

American-English English-American Translation Guide (glossary)

ARTFL Project: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary

Including Columbia Encyclopedia, American Heritage Dictionary, Roget's II New Thesaurus, American Heritage Book of English Usage & Simpson's Contemporary Quotations

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations  
A searchable, cross-indexed, listing of many familiar quotations, each traced to the original author.

Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Commonly-Used American Slang

Dictionaries Links (UP, Germany)

Dictionary of American Regional English

Dictionary of Slang (British)


Encyclopedia Britannica Online (maksullinen, mutta sitä voi kokeilla ilmaiseksi 30 päivän ajan)

FOLDOC (Free On-Line Dictionary of Computing)

Jargon File (hacker slang)

Longman Web Dictionary

Mathworld (mathematical vocabulary etc.)

NASA Thesaurus (Links to other dictionaries)

OneLook Dictionary Search

Plumb Design's Visual Thesaurus (Mindmaps of word meanings)

Silicon Valley Slang

The American-British British-American Dictionary

The College Slang Page

The Word Spy  (Site that tracks new words)

The WorldWideWeb Acronym and Abbreviation Server

Tietotekniikan sanasto (English-Finnish & Suomi-Englanti on Information Technology)

TRAVLANG - Foreign Languages for Travelers

Twists, Slugs and Roscoes: A Glossary of Hardboiled Slang

Yahoo: Dictionaries

YourDictionary Links 

YourDictionary.Com Specialty Dictionaries  

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American Memory Collection Titles and Topics (lu)

The White House

Houses of Parliament (lu) UK government info

Ireland: http://www.irlgov.ie/ (government), http://www.ireland.travel.ie/home/ (tourism), Yahoo! Society and Culture:Cultures and Groups:Cultures:Irish

The Internet Movie Database: UK Site - US Site

MTV OnLine

Scotland: ScotWeb (all things Scottish), Gateway to Scotland (general info), Visit Scotland (tourism) 

Travel in the UK: BritRail, National Express: Bus and Coach Travel, The UK Travel Guide, Virtual London

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A Word A Day (lu) Come, explore the world of words, share it with other wordlovers, and delight in the joy of words.


Aadvark's English Forum.com Resources for students and teachers of English.

e.g. Interactive Language Exercises 

Aarno Rönkä's English Tips

Active Worlds (I've used this in a project - D-Tale2 - in March04. Contact me if you want more information!)

  • Build your own 3D virtual reality home on the Internet
  • Choose from a vast range of avatar identities and chat with other avatars.
  • Explore over 1000 unique virtual worlds
  • Make new friends and chat with people from all over the world
  • Play interactive 2D and 3D games
  • Shop online in our own 3D virtual reality mall and chat with store clerks

Activities for ESL Students There are over 1,000 activities on the a4esl.org website to help you study English as a Second Language. This project of The Internet TESL Journal has contributions by many teachers.

BBC Languages e.g. French, German and Spanish On-line Programmes: Spanish Steps  

CALL: The Virtual CALL Library is maintained by Matthew Platts at the University of Sussex Language Centre. This area represents an attempt to create a central point of access to the diverse collection of Computer Aided Language Learning (CALL) software scattered across the Internet and available for downloading.

Common Errors in English  (lu) A list of common errors compiled by Washington State University.  

Dave's ESL Cafe Lots of activities and materials for learning and teaching  English.

Dream Holiday An Experiential Webquest.  

English Language Resources - Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia
The Electronic Text Center's holdings include approximately 70,000 on- and off-line humanities texts in thirteen languages, with more than 350,000 related images (book illustrations, covers, manuscripts, newspaper pages, page images of Special Collections books, museum objects, etc.)

Eskon wwwinkit kieltenopettajille  International links - Esko's instructions in Finnish - by Esko Johnson, Kokkola Polytechnics

ESL ABOUT.COM Homepage A lot of materials for teachers and learners of English, for example: Free TOEFL Study

Foreign Language Links Compiled by Professor Seppo Tella (Media Education Centre, Helsinki University). These links are intended to help understand some of the SLA/FLL theories and models as well as conceptions of man, knowledge and learning. / Vieraiden kielten opetukseen ja kielididaktiikaan liittyviä linkkejä.

Global English


Interesting Things for ESL Students Word games, puzzles, quizzes, slang, proverbs and much more.  


Larry Rosen: Teaching with the Web  Various useful sites listed

Linkkivinkki: Englanti  EFL/ELT links with content details, compiled by TOP Centre in Turku, with recommendations for primary / lower secondary/ upper secondary levels. Turun TOP-keskuksen ylläpitämä linkkilista englannin opetukseen ja opiskeluun. 

PORTICO - online information about THE BRITISH LIBRARY

Ruth Vilmi's Homepage
The Homepage of a well-known teacher of English at HUT - a lot of materials and links.

Spywatch (aa,ya) A comic strip adventure. Based on the popular BBC Schools television series of the same name.


Star Quiz Proverbs


The Kitao Homepage  Useful Resources, Lesson Plans, and Teaching Materials for Teachers


Ye Olde English Sayings  


the Virtual English Language Centre at Comenius


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 Links that didn't work 7/3/04 - I'll check again later!

CobuildDirect Corpus Sampler
- 'The CobuildDirect corpus is composed of 20 million words of contemporary written and spoken text. To get a flavour of the type of linguistic data that a corpus like this can provide, you can type in some simple queries here and get a display of concordance lines from the corpus.'
Purdue University's On-Line Writing Lab
- 'The On-Line Writing Lab (OWL) offers composition advice, grammar help, and referrals to other information sources and contains downloadable handouts on a wide range of writing topics. The OWL also includes information on Internet search tools, resources for teachers, information about our writing lab, information about online writing labs, and a list of other Purdue resources.'
BIBLIOMANIA, The Network Library
- about 60 classic novels in HTML; also poetry and many plays by Shakespeare
Literature Resources for the High School and College Student
- developed by Michael Lee Groves

Voice of the Shuttle: English Literature

Shakespeare Resources on the Internet

Internet Magazine's Home Page