Introduction to esl.about.com
If you are teaching English as a Second Language, Learning the
subject, or are just an ESL Teacher wannabe, there are some things
you should know about Kenneth Beare's web site at
www.esl.about.com. For one thing, there are sites for every level of
ESL. What's more, the organization of the site makes it user friendly
for teachers or students. Thats not to mention the links that lead
the party to great sites like Shvoong. These three aspects of
esl.about.com make it worth looking into: (1) representing all levels
of ESL; (2) user friendliness; and (3) links to other great related
A Closer Look at esl.about.com
(1) Have you ever gone into an ESL website, but the level you
were looking for wasn't there? In Beare's site, the interested
party can go into grammar and find it organized by levels.
Or, it is possible to go into a particular level and find
grammar or listening and speaking, or pretty much whatever
you want. There is everything from low beginning to high
advanced. That brings us to the issue of user-friendliness.
(2) Although there are some other very fine ESL Web Sites, I
don't personally know of any ESL site that is user friendlier
than esl.about.com. Everything is so very well organized.
There is organization by level as already stated, or
organization by area of interest, such as listening/speaking,
reading, or writing. It's like having everything you ever
wanted for an ESL class in one place. That brings us to the
issue of related links.
(3) The most popular links area has review quizzes for
beginning, intermediate, and advanced students.
As an ESL
teacher, I find myself engaged in ESL Teacher heaven by
following all the links. It's like the song that never ends, but
you don't want it to end. It's so nice when you're stuck for a
really good ESL lesson and you don't have much time. For
full time ESL Teachers, esl.about.com is a must. I cannot say
how many times it has given me fresh, relevant, helpful ideas
that help the ESL class come back to life.
Concluding Statements about esl.about.com
And, speaking of Shari Lewis's "Song That Never Ends," brings us
to the concluding remarks. ESL students and teachers alike
don't know what they're missing if they haven't experienced
esl.about.com's accessibility to all levels, user friendliness,
and/or great links to fascinating places. Everything from low
beginning to high advanced is right there. Its user friendliness is
superior. The links to other sites are engaging and interesting.
Thus, ESL students and teachers from any country would do well
to explore the features and benefits of Kenneth Beare's ESL Web Site on about.com. To contact the writer of this review, please contact him at email@example.com