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Useful links

 

 

SLA research tools

Second Language Acquisition Bibliography (SLABIB) 

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/vivian.c/SLA/SLABIB/index.htm

Attitude Motivation Test Battery (Gardner & Lambert's AMTB)

http://publish.uwo.ca/~gardner/englishamtb.pdf

International Picture Naming Project http://crl.ucsd.edu/~aszekely/ipnp/

On-line Language History Questionnaire

http://cogsci.richmond.edu/LHQ.php

Sources for syllabuses 

Malaysian syllabus 2003

http://myschoolnet.ppk.kpm.my/sp_hsp/ict/sp_ict2006.pdf

Assessment and Qualification Alliance (AQA) (2007) GCSE French Specification 2009 (UK)

http://www.aqa.org.uk/

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (2008), Strasburg: Council of Europe. 

http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/linguistic/CADRE_EN.asp

National Curriculum for England: English (2004). London: Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.

http://www.nc.uk.net/nc_resources/html/download.shtml

Japanese syllabus for English

www.mext.go.jp/english/).mext

Facts and Figures

US Census Bureau, population (2003)  http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/
archives/census_2000/001406.html);

Eurydice (2005). Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe Eurydice  European  Unit 

http://www.eurydice.org)    
European Commission, (2006), The EuroMosaic Study http://ec.europa.eu/education/policies/lang/languages/langmin/
euromosaic/da1_en.html

Language data sources 

Speech Accent Archive  George Mason University  http://accent.gmu.edu/
British National Corpus (BNC)  http://www.natcorp.ox.ac.uk
Ladefoged 'A Course in Phonetics' text on-line http://www.phonetics.ucla.edu/course/chapter1/chapter1.html
Ethnologue (SIL directory of languages http://www.ethnologue.com/web.asp
Eurydice (2005) Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe. Eurydice European Unit  http://www.eurydice.org 
The NASA Manual (how to write reports in English) http://stipo.larc.nasa.gov/sp7084/index.html
VARGA (vocabulary acquisition site) http://www.lognostics.co.uk/varga/
ESF (European Science Foundation Nijmegen project) data  http://www.mpi.nl/world/tg/lapp/esf/esf.html
Compleat Lexical Tutor http://www.lextutor.ca/

Useful Organisations etc

EUROSLA (European Second Language Association http://eurosla.org/
Dave's ESL Cafe  http://www.eslcafe.com/
Institute of Linguists (translators' association) http://www.iol.org.uk/
Bilingual Families mailing list  http://www.nethelp.no/cindy/biling-fam.html
British Council Teaching English http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/download/pron.shtml
ELLLO (listening activities) http://www.elllo.org/
BBC Learning English http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/
Language in use http://www.putlearningfirst.com/language/index.html
English Language Space Station http://www.englishlanguagespacestation.com/
TEFL clips http://www.youtube.com/teflclips

Some online newspapers in English

Athens (Athens News) http://www.athensnews.gr/
Singapore (Straits Times) http://straitstimes.asia1.com
Havana (Granma) http://www.granma.cu/ingles/index.html

Misc

Speech Reform   http://homepage.ntlworld.com/vivian.c/SpellHumour/
SpeechReform.htm