Use the following databases to find articles on your topic. Academic Search Complete
: articles in journals and magazines from all subject areas. Canadian Newsstand
: newspaper articles from across Canada. CBCA Complete
: useful for articles on Canadian topics. Canadian Points of View
: provides students with a series of essays presenting multiple sides of a current issue.
Naxos Spoken Word Library
Listen to audio books that are read aloud and are accompanied by text on the screen. Titles include Classic literature and non-fiction, some Shakespeare plays, etc. CBC Podcasts
Listen to comedy such as the Vinyl Cafe Stories or discussions of current issues as in The Current.
- Find books, DVDs audio resources and more at the Douglas College Library. Fiction Reading List for ESL Readers
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Merriam-Webster Online
Online dictionary and thesaurus. Each word is accompanied by a definition, and pronunciation. Based on Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10 th
edition. Roget's International Thesaurus
English language synonyms and antonyms. Visual English Dictionary
Areas covered include Astronomy, Earth, the Human Body, Arts and Architecture, Energy and Science. Dictionary.com
Easy to use online dictionary, based on Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary. Includes links to various types of dictionaries, e.g. rhyming, foreign languages, symbols. Oxford Dictionary of Idioms Foreignword.com
(70+ language dictionaries)
The King's English by H. W. Fowler Strunk's The Elements of Style
- from the Government of Canada Canada Year Book, 2010 Canada Year Book Historical Collection
(covers 1867 -1967) The Canadian Encyclopedia
- information about Canada Encyclopedia of British Columbia CBC Digital Archives
- over 5000 radio and television clips, updated weekly Canadian Heritage
- lists resources on Canadian history, art, people, places, sports, and media The Symbols of Canada
- symbols and music of Canada
Radio and Television Stations CBC
| CBC Newsworld
| CTV News
(Simon Fraser University)
Original drawings published in Canadian newspapers between 1952 and the present.
Current information on where and when you can take the TOEFL test. International English Language Testing System - IELTS Language Proficiency Index (LPI) The Canadian English Language Benchmark Asessment for Nurses (CELBAN)
Annotated Bibliography for EASL Resources
- Douglas College
The Students' Page lists resources for developing skills in pronunciation, listening, note-taking, writing, grammar, reading and vocabulary.
Dave's ESL Café
Wide range of ESL related material and links for students and teachers. Very popular.
The Internet TESL Journals' TESL/TEFL Links
Directory containing over 5000 ESL links for students and teachers.
Karin's ESL PartyLand
Resources for both students (interactive quizzes, activities, etc.) and teachers (lesson plans, practice activities, etc.)
Purdue ESL Resources for Students
Links for grammar, idioms, vocabulary and games, quizzes etc.
Self-Study Quizzes for ESL Students (Internet TESL Journal)
Contains grammar glossaries, reference sheets on irregular verbs, phrasal verbs and idioms, teacher handouts, and ESL forums