This page provides links to sites of interest to users
of English. If you know of any links to sites that may interest our
users, please inform the webmaster.
The official website of Oxford dictionaries. Includes a free search of
the Compact Oxford Dictionary and a free inquiry service on
dictionaries, grammar, spelling, symbols, the English language, usage,
words and word origins. http://www.askoxford.com
Words and Phrases Old and New – A
chance for entertainment and enlightment.
Subscribe to this service at: http://www.worldwidewords.org/wordlist.htm
Internet Grammar http://www.ucl.ac.uk/internet-grammar/
The Internet Grammar of English is an online course
in English grammar written primarily for university undergraduates.
However, we hope that it will be useful to everyone who is interested
in the English language. IGE does not assume any prior knowledge of
on their computers.
Oxford Editorial A private website
dedicated by a former Oxford staff member to The Oxford Dictionary for
Writers and Editors and The Oxford Guide to Style (the revised edition
of the famous Hart's Rules for Compositors and Readers). Also contains
useful links. http://www.ritter.org.uk
South African Language- and Literature related
Organisations, Institutions and Websites.
Teaching English Today http://www.teachingenglishtoday.org
Dictionary Unit – Rhodes University www.ru.ac.za/dsae.
National English Literary Museum http://www.rhodes.ac.za/nelm
The principal institution for research into South African literature
written in English.
Institute for the Study of English in Africa
IBBY SA South African branch of the
International Board on Books for the Young. The only organization
devoted to children’s books in all languages in South Africa. The
website includes news and a membership form for those wanting to access
South African Translators’ Institute
Among the activities of the Institute, it administers the SATI Prizes
for Outstanding Translation and Dictionaries. www.translators.org.za.
Professional Editors' Group The
national organisation for professional editors. Among its acitivities
it produces a newsletter listing job opportunities. www.editors.org.za.
Toastmasters Southern Africa is an
organization consisting of clubs of 20 members, where communication and
leadership skills are enhanced. Toastmaster clubs provide a supportive
environment for learning public speaking skills.. http://www.toastmasters74.org
Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa
The Centre for the Book is a unit of the National Library of South
Africa. Its mission is to promote a South African culture of reading,
writing and publishing in all local languages, and easy access to books
for all South Africans.
The core functions of the Centre for the Book:
The Centre for the Book website, the Children’s Literature Network, the
Small Publisher’s Blog, the Writer’s Network Blog and E-groups and
newsgroups provide daily sites for gathering and dissemination of
information on books, reading, writing, publishing, libraries,
book-selling and related issues. Particularly helpful are its
publications on how to get one’s work published.
LitNet The largest national
literary site in South Africa, covering information, news and debate
about fiction, poetry, theatre, film and more general cultural issues. www.litnet.co.za.
Book SA Another South African
website on literature, including news, blogs and a search facility to
help you find a book at a book dealer. http://