Resources (nb active links in red)

Resources (nb active links in red)

Padlet Resource Page

Short English Course (Level A2)

Remedial English (last accessed 12.10.2023)

Remedial English

English Placement Test (CE and CO)

Find out your level in English (A2 or B1?)

Writing Skills

Diary of a Creative Writing Class 2

Diary of a Creative Writing Class 1

Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) Research and Citation Resources (last accessed 05/04/2024)

Colour and Writing 1 (Purple prose)

Colour and Writing 2 (Dance the Orange)

Obituary Writing  

The Unicorn in the Garden (Lesson Plan)

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BBC Skillswise 

Blogging ( + techie stuff + Moodle tips + online sites )

ASP article on Blogging Course

Online Warmups and ice-breaking activities (last accessed 5.11.2020)

Creative Blogging Course 2024

Creative Blogging Course 2023

Creative Blogging Course 2022

Creative Blogging Course 2021

Creative Blogging Course 2020

Creative Blogging Course 2019

SKELL Sketch Engine for Language Learning (las accessed 27.03.2023) a free web-based corpus tool comprising authentic texts taken from the Internet.

Grammarbuffet (last accessed 21.06.2020). Micromaterials for language learning. Adam Leskis’s cool apps for enhancing learning. I would particularly recommend Touchwords for revising past irregular verbs and Stress Out for practising… word stress. Anwriting is currently less user-friendly but has lots of potential for future development.

Having a Smooch with some Online Writing Tools. Post in which I have a look at some of the tools currently freely available (December 2019)

How to convert, cut and edit audio and video files. Highly recommended for dummies. Written by Ahmad Joumblat, Digital Studio, Paul Valéry University. Thanks for sharing Ahmad.

ZOOM- clear, practical advice on teaching with ZOOM by EFL teacher Sandy Millin (last accessed 29/03/2020)

Creative Students Creative Blogging

Autonomy and Creativity and Blogging

Creating a Creative Commons Licence   (last accessed 29/04/2019). A straightforward video explanation to why and how to set up a CC licence.


Creative Feedback

Student/Teacher Feedback Grids for fiction writing 2018

Student/Teacher Feedback Grids for non-fiction writing 2019 (NB WW = writing workshop. WW3, WW4, WW5 all refer to essay writing.)


Creativity in the English Language Classroom (last accessed 15/04/2019)

Creativity in the Classroom


Fictionaries (last accessed 28/03/2022)

Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows by John Koenig (last accessed 28/03/2022)

Foreign Language Teaching

Foreign Language Learning and Teaching University of Nice, Shona Whyte. This excellent course simply and clearly presents and explains the different theories that structure language teaching . (last accessed 30/04/2019)

Listening Skills

 Lyrics Training great site to listen to lyrics of popular songs with fill in the gap exercises. (last accessed 20/03/2019) NB WW = writing workshop. WW3,WW4, WW5 refer to essay writing

Dictation Skills Short sentences recorded for dictation practice (last accessed 07/07/2022)

ESL Hop Hop – great site to listen to lyrics and learn vocabulary (particularly slang). Includes some grammar too. (last accessed 02/04/2019)

EFL / ESL English Listening Exercices English Online France -scroll down to here, there and everywhere. (last accessed 02/04/2019)

English Language Listening Lab Online ELLLO (last accessed 02/04/2019)

Pronunciation, Speaking, Rhyming, Rhythm…

YouGlish – a youtube tool. Phrases/words as pronounced in context (last accessed 12/12/2021)

PlayPhraseMe – Type in a word or phrase and then the site searches a database (movies, youtube) and provides you with examples of that phrase/word being used. (last accessed 05/07/2021)

Rapping deconstructed – the beat (last accessed 20/11/2020)

Onomatopoeia (last accessed 15/11/2019)

Onomatopoeialist Cool dictionary that enables you to search via keywords eg. rain (last accessed 31/03/2023).

Written Sound Onomatopoeia Dictionary. Another great dictionary that enables a search via keywords (last accessed 31/03/2023)

The Sounds of Rain (last accessed 28/03/2022)

5 Rain sounds ( last accessed 09/05/2022)

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Tim’s pronunciation Workshops (last accessed 21/03/2019)

Famelab and creating  “A Chemistry of”. Sequence proposed by Celine Fabre (IUT Montpellier-Sète) Doc 1, Doc 2

Improvisation skills – Nonsense Game sequence proposed by Hélène Morzadec (UM2) Explanation, Secret Words A, Secret words B, Situation A, Situation B

Teaching telephone English. How to say goodbye. (last accessed 06/05/2019)

Written Comprehension and grammar

Stratapp mobile application – developed by  European universities and aimed at students with levels B1 and B2. (Last accessed 02/04/2019).

On the site of the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada), you can find written comprehension and grammar exercises for five different levels. (Last accessed 12/10/2023)


Upper Beginner

Lower Intermediate


Upper Intermediate

Written Comprehension

Upper Beginner

Lower Intermediate


Upper Intermediate


Remedial English (University Paul Valéry, Montpellier)

BBC Learning English  (last accessed 21/03/2019)

English Online France (last accessed 19/03/2019)

 British Council – Learn English Central (As well as fee-paying courses lots of free activities: skills, grammar, vocab, business English, IELTS tips. (Last accessed 21/03/2019)