ESL English Books and Study Links

Exploring Canada's Past

Canada's Digital Collections: Library and Archives Canada is the federal institution responsible for acquiring, preserving and keeping Canada's documentary heritage accessible. It combines the functions of the Public Archives of Canada (founded 1872, renamed National Archives of Canada 1987) and the National Library of Canada (founded 1953). Go to:

The Canadian Encyclopedia

All things Canadian
The Historica-Dominion Institute is a national charitable organization that was launched in September 2009 through the amalgamation of two existing organizations: The Historica Foundation of Canada and The Dominion Institute. Link to Canadian Encyclopedia

Internet bookstores

  1. Woozles, Halifax bookstore suggested titles for children with reading problems, also has listings of Canadian picture books, and books specifically for infants, and pre-schoolers.
  2. Nebula Books, Montreal's science fiction bookstore. It has the best sci-fi and fantasy titles, and crime fiction, art books, film and video guides, graphic novels, myths and urban folklore.
  3. Whodunit Canada, latest crime fiction, mystery thrillers and hardboiled detective stories, collectible books, as well as British and Canadian mystery titles.
  4. Hugh Anson-Cartwright: Fine Books, Maps, Prints, antiquarian books. lists of rare and antique books in Canadiana, Arctic, Literature, Canadian Art, Voyages and Travels.

Internet Resources for Teachers

Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency

The Canadian Language Benchmarks,

Canada Immigration Centre Mandate

Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers

ESL in Canada Directory

Teaching English - BBC and British Council Organization Sponsorship
free classroom materials to download, from short activities to full lesson plans, for teaching kids and adults. There are also articles on aspects of teaching, and free teacher development and teacher training materials.

OneLook Dictionaries

WWWebster Dictionary

Internet Picture Dictionary

Capital College Guide to Grammar and writing
The Guide to Grammar and Writing is sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation, a nonprofit 501 c-3 organization that supports scholarships, faculty development, and curriculum innovation.

Sentence Master English Writing Games
Sentence Master English writing games and Grammar exercises

Sentence Sense
Sentence Sense is an online textbook in basic writing offers students three approaches to becoming more confident writers.

the Purdue OWL
We offer over 200 free resources including: Writing and Teaching Writing, research, Grammar and Mechanics, style Guides, ESL (English as a Second Language), Job Search and Professional Writing,


International Reading Association Home

CASLT Classroom & Support Resources
Activities for students including classroom ready activities, Flash online activities, and lesson plans and resources of activities by field of experience

Lexical similarities

E.L. Easton Teaching Methods
Materials for Teaching and Learning English and other languages

TPR, including research articles and materials

The Center for Applied Linguistics
The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) aims to promote and improve the teaching and learning of languages.

TESL Articles on Reading


TESOL Articles Writing

TESOL Articles Vocabulary


The Smithsonian

The History Channel

Math Forum at Drexel University
We are teachers, mathematicians, researchers, students, and parents using the power of the Web to learn math and improve math education. _We offer a wealth of problems and puzzles; online mentoring; research; team problem solving; collaborations; and professional development. Students have fun and learn a lot. Educators share ideas and acquire new skills.

Math World

Internet for Kids, Inc.

CIA Country Factbook
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

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