An Applet for the Teacher
This is a facility for teachers of English as a foreign language
(EFL) to give their students interactive language exercises on the
Before we start:
- Your browser must be able to handle frames - most browsers can.
- Your browser - and eventually your students' - must be able to
handle Java, and you and they must have Java enabled.
- This service comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY but involves no
charge or commitment on your part. It's a personal, amateur effort -
although if my provider starts complaining about excessive traffic, I
might have to look for a sponsor!
What it's all about:
The idea is pretty simple. There are various Java applets available
that produce different types of exercises - multiple choice, cloze,
transformation, games of hangman or memory, etc.. Some examples are
provided, or you can see a wider selection on the
World of English site. (Things may look a bit different on that
site, since I've just upgraded the applets there, and it may take me
a few days to do the same here.)
You decide on the most suitable form to practise the point of grammar,
vocabulary or whatever that you wish to practise. You enter your words
in a form online, click on a button, and you'll see your exercise as an
interactive applet. You can save the file that produced it (an html
file with your words and a reference to the applet) and put it on your
own website - or present it to your students immediately if the
Continue and have fun!