Click here to see the weblinks Pete collected during his session in Ulm in September 2007
Searches several major search engines and automatically organises the results into categories. Uses all the main search syntax to allow you to refine your searches.
The .com version searches Google, although the .co.uk version does not! Categorises results. Has lots of advanced features.
Provides a visual map of the results of your search. Limited number of results but possibly a good way to demonstrate links between words.
Not swift but searches a wide range of other search engines and sometimes turns up results missed by the others.
There is a .pdf containing a data-bank of useful web-sites. The first section is dedicated to ESP topics.
Generally-acknowledged as one of the best sites for English for Academic purposes.
Web-sites for ESP
Quick access to the company reports of the World 1000 top companies. You can search by business sector; country, size and which stock market the company is listed on. An easy way to find examples of balance sheets, profit and loss accounts etc.
Nuclear Power Plant Demonstration
Interactive exercise in which the user has to try and prevent a meltdown. Not at all easy. Learners can predict what will happen and report back. Good for practising instructions.
PBS Building Big
Part of the US Public Broadcasting Service web-site dedicated to education about civil engineering. Aimed at children but the interactive labs are great for discussing building materials and introducing all the language surrounding their use and properties. Look at the ‘Forces Lab’ for interactive discussion of the physics of civil engineering.
How Stuff Works
A huge range of everyday subjects explained in clear language supported by graphics and interactive diagrams. The website is divided into sections on computer, science, cars, money etc. Excellent for vocabulary, presentation preparation, copying and pasting text for gap-fill exercises, etc. etc.
Portal to several on-line databases of technical terminology as well as news about Internet technological developments, other Internet and computer specific reference web-sites and ‘Ask an expert’ facility.
The website of Price Waterhouse Coopers has a range of podcasts which will be of interest to financial students.
Price Waterhouse Coopers – blogs by financial experts
Websites collected duringPete’s session in Ulm, September 2007
Excellent vocabulary source BUT be careful of wikipedia accuracy
Dictionaries and translation tools
Roche medical German-English translations
Many texts on latest technology in German + English
The periodic table. Sheffield Hallam University describes all you need to know about every chemical elements and the component it forms
Describes in detail all British roads, has lots of specialist vocab on road engineering
engineering articles / vocab / audio
MOD UK military English / security issues
Technology videocasts from inventors and innovators
Good for Infoquests / teaches about how to use the Internet for legal research
Other legal sites: EU laws and statutes on all kinds of different subjects in various languages / Institute of chartered accountants of UK and Canada / Accounting, consulting, auditing, financial reporting (GAAP and others) / Some of these require you to be a member.