http://i.cs.hku.hk/~tse/topten.html -Here you will find the top ten universities in the US, UK, Australia and Canada
www.toefl.org/ - the official site which should give you all the information you need to know about this exam if you want to study in the USA and other countries.
http://www.cambridgeesol.org/ -Cambridge ESOL offers the world's leading range of certificates for learners and teachers of English - taken by over 2 million people in 130 countries. They help people gain entrance to university or college, improve job prospects or measure progress in English.
www.dogpile.com -An alternative search engine, especially if you want to get the information in English.
http://www.slf.ruhr-uni-bochum.de -The Universität Bochum website, with activities for the “face to face” tandem (see http://www.slf.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/tandem/inh01-ita.html)
http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/portfolio/default.asp?l=e&m=/main_pages/welcome.html -You can find the European Language Portfolio here (by using the link) or read about how it all started on this informative website.
http://www.macmillandictionaries.com -Get the word of the week, on-line dictations, games and more serious activities from the people who published the dictionary.
http://www.edict.com.hk/concordance/ -A very useful tool, especially for writing as it will provide you with collocations taken from a number of different corpuses (medical English, British and American English, scientific, business, etc.).
http://www.learningpaths.org/englshindex.htm -Research and teaching methodology for promoting students’ autonomy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/index.shtml -A great BBC website all about learning English. This is an interactive course, with audio activities and varied learning methods.
http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/cill/ -From the English Language Centre at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University; a website dedicated to a wide range of activities that contribute not only to developing students' English language skills but also to their whole-person development.
http://www.englishspace.ort.org/launchpad/tour_en.asp -EnglishSpace is a free English language course on the Internet. There are puzzles, games, exercises and projects to help you practise your English skills.
http://www.uefap.com/ -This website provides practice and valuable information regarding using English for Academic Purposes. It comes to you from the University of Hertfordshire, UK.
http://towerofenglish.com/ -The Tower is easy to use. Just choose a page from the ESL Internet Guide on the left. You'll find a list of sites for you to visit. Read about the site to see if you're interested.
On-line magazines and newspapers
http://www.guardian.co.uk/ -Award winning website which gives news about the UK but also the world in general and more light-hearted features related to technology, fashion, food, the arts and travel.
www.nytimes.com -Lots of blogs, videos and user-friendly layout which makes reading the newspaper on line a joy.
www.newsweek.com/ -Newsweek magazine online plus daily news, features, blogs, multimedia and commentary from their global network of correspondents.
http://www.npr.org/ -NPR (National Public Radio) is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. A privately supported, not-for-profit membership organization, NPR serves a growing audience of 26 million Americans each week in partnership with more than 860 independently operated, noncommercial public radio stations.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/ -The official site for American governmental issues, policies and what the new president is up to day by day. There are facts and figures about the USA and also historical information.
http://www.number10.gov.uk/ -The official site for the Prime Minister.
ALL WEBSITES ACCESSED ON FEBRUARY 9, 2009