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  • Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
    A collection of public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.

  • English Language Centre Study Zone
    Reading and grammar exercises for ESL students at different levels.

  • English Server Drama Collection
    This site contains a collection of original plays and screenplays, criticism and links to other sites concerned with theatre. It publishes both classic and contemporary works.

  • EServer: Accessible Online Publishing
    The EServer (founded in 1990 as the English Server) is based at the University of Washington. It offer 42 collections on such diverse topics as contemporary art, race, Internet studies, sexuality, drama, design, multimedia, accessible publishing and current political and social issues. In addition to written works, the EServer publishes hypertext, audio and even video recordings. Over 30,000 works in the arts and humanities are available free of charge to readers online.

  • ESL Reading Index
    Offers reading practice exercises, reading strategies and ESL reading links.

  • Extensive Reading
    This site is a repository for information on Extensive Reading. Contains materials for ER, presentation handouts, annotated bibliography and much more.

  • Fluency Through Fables
    The Fables on this site will help you to improve your reading comprehension of English.

  • Interesting Things to Read for ESL students on the Web
    Links to reading resources on the Web: Books, Magazines, Newspapers and other resources.

  • Language Arts
    Reading Resources from The New York Times and Learning Network.

  • On-Line Books Page
    A website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development of such on-line books, for the benefit and edification of all.

  • Online Reading Exercises
    Interactive exercises page. On this page you find a selection of quizzes in reading, grammar and vocabulary. Simply click the exercise of your choice, key in your answers and ... get your own personal feedback and score.

  • Poetry On The Web
    Popular Poet Links. A project of Poet's Park.

  • Reading Comprehension
    Self-Study ESL Quizzes.

  • The Many Roads to Japan
    A free online ESL textbook/reader about a war resister's search for identity over a 14-year period. Many links, pictures, comprehension and discussion/essay questions, and author's reading of the answers. PDF and HTML downloads. Good for self, group, CALL, and peace education study. Aimed at low intermediate and above ESL students, but can also be enjoyed by native speakers.



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