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After delighting young readers for more than 40 years in newspapers across the country, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library has published digital archives of The Mini Page’s more than 2,000 issues dating from 1969 through 2007.

The IdiomDictionary is an online source for learning about idioms. With a simple interface, the site gives you not only the definitions, but also some historical background on the phrases and examples in a sentence.

Babelwith.me attempts to bridge the language barrier automatically and in real time. One person creates a chatroom to share with other language learners. Each user selects their language, then the messages in the room are translated into that language.

At Cojugation.com, a free English verb conjugation tool, simply type in a verb and the site will give you every possible conjugation under the sun.

Breaking News English publishes fully-featured lesson plans every 1-3 days. Each plan is based on current events and includes audio support and extra activities.

Use music-streaming site Last.fm for social studies and foreign language classes to spotlight another culture or language.

For those trying to learn English, ESL Basics is a great free resource to try and make sense of the oddities of the language.

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE In response to the overwhelming need for resources for English language learners, ESL- and ELL-based websites and web-based resources are popping up like mushrooms after the rain. If you’re thinking about putting together an online resource or just blogging about your experiences in ESL and ELL environments, you might want to […]

NanoGong lets anyone with an internet connection and a microphone record audio via a web-based interface, then save it locally or to a website.

BY BILL FERRIS Last year we reviewed Xtranormal Text-to-Movie, a free computer animation app that lets you create your own cartoons. The folks at Xtranormal have made an even more impressive program called State, which adds characters who can walk around, advanced camera movement, movies with multiple scenes, and the ability to record your own […]