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What should I do here?

The first thing to do is to ask yourself what you are looking for on the Internet. If you'd just like to browse and see what sorts of things are available to teachers and students of English, then just pick a category and start looking. I've found, however, that the sheer amount of resources on the net can be confusing and even frustrating for new users.

I recommend first checking into the electronic discussion lists which can be accessed by e-mail. By selecting this link, you will be given the opportunity to subscribe to discussion lists relevant to ESL/EFL. After reading (and perhaps even participating) in these e-mail discussions, you will most likely find that you've picked up quite a bit of knowledge on how to get started browsing the net. Don't be afraid to ask questions! All of us were new to the net at one time, and you'll find that most people are very sympathetic to those new to the net.

Here on the Linguistic Funland TESL pages, you will be able to look at resources for use in class, study programs for yourself and for ESL students, job opportunities, and projects created by students. I further recommend that you take one category at a time, so as not to be overwhelmed--the Internet offers such broad opportunities to enhance the teaching of English that it can be hard to decide what is relevant and what is not. I have tried here to list only things relevant to teachers and students of English, but the sheer volume of information can become intimidating. If you start to feel frustrated or lost, please feel free to send me e-mail or to take a break for awhile and come back to it.

I hope that these pages prove useful to you. If you have any comments or suggestions, or if there is a problem with any of these pages, please don't hesitate to let me know.

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