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For Future Students

General Information for Application: Click on this link to find our more information about TCNJ, how to apply, requirements, and deadlines.

List of Majors: Is the major that you are interested in studying offered at TCNJ? Check out this list to find out!

Visit TCNJ: Do you want to come give TCNJ a visit? Sign up for a tour with one of our college ambassadors.

If you are not able to come take a tour of our beautiful campus, this awesome video will give you an idea of what life at TCNJ is like…

For Current Students

Lion’s Gate: Stay involved on campus by connecting with various clubs on Lion’s Gate.

TCNJ Career Center: Check out this website and/or give the career center a visit to get your resume reviewed, participate in a career counseling session, discover upcoming events and so much more!

  • LionsLink: Searching for a job or an internship? TCNJ’s recruitment program allows students to submit resumes to potential employers and go on interviews regarding possible employment opportunities.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS):  CAPS provides an environment that is safe, confidential, and supportive where students can talk out different issues occurring in their lives including academic, personal, physical, interpersonal, social, or spiritual needs.

Center for Student Success: CSS works to provide students with concrete strategies that will facilitate success for their time at TCNJ and beyond.  Listed below are a few helpful links:

ESL Websites for Future AND Current Students

Listed below are some helpful recourses for improving English skills:

  • English for Everyone: This website provides reading comprehensions ranging from basic to advanced levels. It includes narrative, informational, and technical text types and very detailed answers which help explain how higher order (inferential and evaluative) answers are arrived at. Click on the menu on the left for other English activities.
  • EngVid: Free English video lessons including grammar points, listening, comprehension and a range of topic-based lessons.
  • Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab: Listen, speak, read, and respond to many graded everyday activities ranging in difficulty from simple to complicated.
  • English Page: This website has very good verb explanations and exercises. For other parts of speech, please click on the home page.
  • Famous People Lessons: EFL / ESL Lesson Plans Using Biographies and Profiles. Listening, reading, discussions, comprehension, gap-fill exercises. Teaches all about interesting people (Angelina Jolie, Einstein, 50 Cent, etc) while you learn English. (I/A, T, S)
  • Dave’s ESL Café : Activities, information, and international job opportunities for students and teachers.
  • Many Things: Interactive student exercises including pronunciation, grammar, and ideas for using the Web. Downloadable MP3 podcasts for in or out of class use.
  • English Vocabulary Building Games : This website includes many games and quizzes on word building and vocabulary. It also has other languages to English matching games (for example Spanish to English matching).
  • Writing Fun by Jenny Eather: This website is an interactive step by step genre template on how to write in different styles–it includes both examples and ideas. This is an excellent student friendly Australian site and a great multi-level mainstream English genre writing resource.
  • ESL Video.com: This site includes a whole range of videos including songs and speeches with comprehensions. These videos focus on pronunciation recognition (phoneme pairs and similar rhyming passage distinctions
  • Isabel’s ESL Site: This ESL site includes Spanish-English resources. This site also includes tutorials for students and teachers on blogging, Moodle and other online software packages.
  • Oxford University Press – Headway Online: This site includes listening and reading activities, phrase building, and word unscrambling exercises.
  • ESL Pod: Listen to a range of short recordings through different scenarios with accompanying transcripts. Recordings also explain some of the language used in each dialogue. More activities are available with a paid subscription. American English.
  • Englishpage.com: Easy and more advanced ESL activities including British and US radio news podcasts, a reading lounge and a good range of grammar activities and quizzes. Phrasal verb dictionary also included.
  • English Club.com:  Site has grammar, speaking, reading, listening, and writing.  Additionally, it has a great dictation activity site with dictations from one sentence and longer.
  • Kidcyber: Visually appealing Australian website with simple to more complicated texts on subjects including Australia, animals, space, civics and sport. Great range of information for research projects with good links for further research.
  • ESL Desk: A good collection of ESL resources and links to many useful ESL sites.
  • BBC Schools – Words & Pictures : A colorful and visually appealing site from the BBC with phonics section with readings and voice-overs, grammar and a range of games to teach spelling, phonemes, etc.
  • Academic reading and writing exercises: Site includes many interactive listening, dictation, pronunciation, text reconstructions and close activities as well as listening, reading, and writing.
  • Cambridge English Online Phonetics: This is a fun site with phoneme charts using international and alphabetical symbols, interactive audio and spelling games with personal phoneme bank and recording facility for students.
  • ESL Grammar and English usage: Provides many links to other sites.
  • Online English Grammar: Site has punctuation, grammar, tests, activities.
  • Guide to Grammar and Writing: Detailed grammar site using diagrams, tutorials, and quizzes to examine word, clause, sentence, paragraph and complete article construction.
  • ESL for classrooms: Long list of links for students and teachers.
  • ESL Partyland: Topic-based ESL site, with information on food, internet, movies, media, and music. Many activities including listening and worksheets and links to supporting websites.
  • More ESL Links (from the USA): This site is maintained by the US TESL journal. It has a range of activities for students including pen pal links.
  • English-Zone: English learners’ site with idioms, basic skills, dictionaries, study skills, reading, writing, grammar, spelling, teaching materials, worksheets, and links.
  • Using English.Com: Tools and resources for students, teachers, and academics. Grammar (including glossary/dictionary of grammar), idioms, phrasal and irregular verbs, handouts and online activities. There’s even a forum to ask English teachers the answer to your questions.
  •  ESL Reading: This site has free graded exercises in reading for ESL students. It includes comic strips, activities, and listening and viewing exercises.
  • Elllo: Online listening site with over a thousand different activities with pictures and quizzes.

For Faculty

  • About: Many quizzes, multi level tasks, lesson plans and more.
  • Breaking News English: ESL site with current news stories in an accessible format for ESL learners. Provides a solid range of related language activities and lesson plans.
  • Famous People Lessons: EFL / ESL Lesson Plans Using Biographies and Profiles. Listening, reading, discussions, comprehension, and gap-fill exercises that teaches information about interesting people (Angelina Jolie, Einstein, 50 Cent, etc) while learning English. (I/A, T, S)
  • Guide to Grammar and Writing: Detailed grammar site using diagrams, tutorials, and quizzes to examine word, clause, sentence, paragraph and complete article construction. The practical exercises (which are good for teachers) are clear and provide detailed explanations.
  • Dave’s ESL Café : Activities, information, and international job opportunities for students and teachers.
  • ESL for classrooms: Long list of links for students and teachers.
  • Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day: Provides links to websites regarding ESL, TEFL, etc.
  • Many Things: Interactive student exercises including pronunciation, grammar, and ideas for using the Web. Downloadable MP3 podcasts for in or out of class use.
  • Isabel’s ESL Site: This ESL site includes Spanish-English resources. This site also includes tutorials for students and teachers on blogging, Moodle, and other online software packages.
  • Conversation Questions for ESL/EFL Classrooms: A good list of topics for conversations from the Internet TESL Journal.
  • Cambridge English Online Phonetics: This is an excellent teacher resource with phoneme charts using international and alphabetical symbols, interactive audio and spelling games with personal phoneme bank and recording facilities
  • English Club.com:  Site has grammar, speaking, reading, listening, and writing and additionally has a great dictation activity site with dictations from one sentence and longer. Good site for testing listening and writing skills of new students.
  • MES English: Free printables for ESL professors. Includes a range of phonics worksheets.
  • More ESL Links (from the USA): This site is maintained by the US TESL journal. It has articles, discussions, handouts and links for teachers.
  • UVic’s Language Teaching Clipart Library: Clipart library for language teachers.
  • TESL/TEFL/TESOL/ESL/EFL/ESOL Links
  • ESL Smartboard sites

 

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