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September 2000

Englishtown
http://www.englishtown.com/
GRADE LEVEL: 3-12, Advanced

CONTENT:
Englishtown School offers a comprehensive set of free online courses for students at all levels in general English. More in-depth courses are fee-based.

AESTHETICS:
The consistent layout and color scheme of all the pages makes the site user-friendly and attractive.

ORGANIZATION:
There is a top navigation bar for moving to each main section of the site. Each of these main sections displays its own menu on the left side of the page.

REVIEW:
Anyone learning English as a second language can learn, practice, and improve his or her speaking skills here. Users can view the pages in at least 12 different languages and take free self-study courses from beginner to advanced levels. Students can enroll in the course most appropriate for them by assessing their skill levels with free placement tests. By joining the community, users can participate in voice and text chat with other users from around the world, sign up to receive a free English lesson by E-mail, or challenge their skills with the online games and quizzes. Englishtown Junior engages younger students in language learning with pictures, words, and sounds. Teachers will find a guide for using Englishtown in their classrooms, a collection of free lesson plans, and opportunities to connect to other teachers from around the world through projects and pen pals.

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