Category Archives: Authoring programmes

EFL web explorer: Authoring tools

Authoring tools at CLEAR – Center for Language Education And Research at Michigan State University.

ESL Video Quiz

ESL Video Quizz is a good site to do video listening with qizzes on-line.

The videos are divided by level and categories. Just an example of what you can find for your students. I hope you like it!

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AUTHORING TOOLS: Language Game Makers


Languages on line is a project lauched written by the Australian  Languages Online Team at the State of Victoria.

It offers  the following resources for language teachers and students:

Software to make your own interactive tasks…
Memory Game Maker 3.0
Tetris Game Maker 1.4
Matching Game Maker 1.3
Sentence Game Maker 1.2
Comprehension Task Maker 1.0
Free downloadable templates to create your own multimedia language games and activities. Use your own text, pictures or voice recordings:

VIDEO: What are Game Makers?

Ready made activities to learn French, German, Indonesian and Italian.

Over 220 engaging interactive tasks and games and 190 printable worksheets that introduce, reinforce and recycle vocabulary in these languages. They are self-paced and self-correcting and can be repeated as desired. Activities are presented in 35 topic-based sections, and include recordings by native speakers.


4TEACHERS.ORG is a professional site for teachers who want to use technology with their students. It offers a good choice of authoring tools under subscription. You can always use them on a trial base.

Class tools net: Flash activities allows you to create free educational games, activities and diagrams in a Flash! Host them on your own blog, website or intranet! No signup, no passwords, no charge!


I’d like to begin a series of posts to review some educational sites which I consider good resources for EFL teachers and students alike.

The first site I will mention has been developed for native speakers of English, but it might  well workfor EFL teachers and students, as far as they make a good choice of  places to visit and consider integrating their practice into their own curriculum. It is FUNBRAIN.COM. There are a few pages with some quizzes or rules for language practice which could as well work with students whose mother tongue is not English. Check these interesting sections and have fun while you learn:

The English Lab

The English Lab is a new page containing the name of a few sites with grammatical practice based on interective lab exercises. I have listed the sites and included the grammatical points each site covers, but you have to address the sites themselves to practice them.


Angeles Hernandez
Computer Assisted Language Learning: Theoretical backup and practical issues