Hello, fellow-sufferer. (Or are you an ordinary mortal who clicked
on something by accident or out of curiosity?)
If you are a teacher, I thought you might be interested in borrowing
applets of mine to make your own exercises for use in your teaching
situation (if your students have computers and Internet access) or
for your own website. There's no catch in this, but no guarantee,
either. I'm just an English teacher who happens to be interested in
programming, and I'd be happy to help a colleague.
So, you come home after a hard day in the classroom or wherever you
exercise your profession and think of something to give your dear
lambs to do. Now, instead of printing it out to distribute to them
next time you see them, you get on the Internet, go to my
EFL teachers' resources site, choose an exercise type (cloze,
multiple choice, hangman etc) and enter your words and sentences in a
In return you will get an html file that you can put on your own
website. If you've given your students the address of the page where
they will find the applet or a link to it, that's it. The html file
will contain your material and a reference to my applet. (Tip: show
the applet in a same-sized frame of its own to make it more difficult
for your users to read the answers.)
If you're not into this technical stuff about applets and
websites and frames and html files and the like, don't worry.
It's simple, it's free, and it can really impress your students.
I can give you some help on all that if you need it - although I
would recommend that you read up on it a bit yourself first.
So, try it out and
let me know what you
think. I'm always open to suggestions for improvements.
David Jardine, March 2005