Other Information Health Insurance + More Information about health insurance ESL English Practice Sites + More A4esl.org This site provides activities for ESL students: grammar quizzes at 3 different levels, vocabulary quizzes at 4 different levels, crossword puzzles at 2 different levels and bilingual quizzes in two languages, the students native language and in English. The site also includes a “Daily Page” for ESL students whereby the student can get one quiz a day on a variety of topics. In addition, links to other ESL sites are provided on this page for developing better listening, pronunciation and reading skills. *skills: grammar, vocabulary Academic Writing Links Here you will find numerous links to help with college writing and grammar. *skills: writing, grammar Dave Sperling’s ESL Café This ESL site offers the student many options for improving one’s English. The categories include: grammar lessons, idioms, phrasal verbs, pronunciation power, quizzes, and slang. Besides a variety of activities, the site offers 3014 links to 38 various topics. *skills: grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, TOEFL Elllo – English Listening Library Online This site provides over 2,000 listening activities with transcripts you can choose to read while listening. Lessons can be searched by level, topic and country (accent). Quizzes and vocabulary practice are also available. *skills: listening, reading, vocabulary English Activities This site is for the beginning English learner who wants to practice everyday vocabulary through fun lessons and games. *skills: vocabulary English Club This website features tips and exercises for learning English. *skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar English Corner Free exercises, quizzes, and games for grammar, reading, vocabulary, and idioms. *skills: vocabulary, grammar, reading, idioms English Page Great for practice and review of verb tenses as well as other tricky grammar points. Links to online newspapers and magazines in addition to listening resources such as National Public Radio and BBC Online are also provided. *skills: grammar, reading, listening, vocabulary English Speaking Online Listen to native speakers and then take part in the conversation. Compare your recording with the native speaker’s to improve your pronunciation. *skills: pronunciation, listening Eng Vid English teachers offer lessons on grammar, pronunciation, writing, TOEFL, IELTS, idioms and other topics. There are lessons for all levels, and you can take quizzes to test your understanding. *skills: listening, grammar, writing, pronunciation ESL Cyber Listening Lab Listen to conversations by native speakers and practice with listening quizzes. *skills: listening ESL Partyland This site has free games and quizzes for students learning English as well as articles about learning English. *skills: vocabulary, grammar, reading, idioms Fiesta For intermediate to advanced English learners who want grammar as well as general and business vocabulary exercises. *skills: grammar, vocabulary Funky English In addition to free English activities, lessons, quizzes and discussion boards, this site can be used as a social network for ESL students all over the world. *skills: listening, writing, reading, spelling, vocabulary Fun With Words This website is all about English words! Explore puzzles, games, facts, and word lists. *skills: vocabulary Learning English Watch news reports and read about current events. *skills: reading, listening Lyrics Gaps This site offers a fun way to improve your English through listening to music and typing in song lyrics. *skills: listening, spelling Phonetics This site explains and shows you how to pronounce words! App is also available for purchase. *skills: pronunciation Project Gutenberg Choose from thousands of ebooks to download for free. *skills: reading RWorld Practice your English with native speakers and games in this free online community. *skills: reading, speaking, listening, writing Short Stories This site has short stories in many different genres. *skills: reading The Internet TESL Journal This site is a great help for ESL teachers. It offers special techniques, common questions, lesson plans, classroom handouts, games, jokes, conversation questions and activities for ESL students. The site also includes a variety of links for both students and teachers. *skills: writing, grammar, vocabulary Using English for Academic Purposes This is an in-depth guide for academic writing. *skills: writing Writing This site features writing exercises, essay topics, word lists, and writing tools. *skills: writing State I.D. & Driver's License How to obtain a Minnesota state I.D. or driver's license+ More To obtain a Minnesota driving license: You must pass a knowledge test, vision check and road test even if you have a valid driver's license from your home country; Knowledge tests are available at driver exam stations and consist of multiple choice and true & false questions on traffic laws and road signs. Vision checks are conducted when you apply for a driving permit or a license A road test requires you to make an appointment at the driver exam stations. During the test, you must have: a proper identification document; your own vehicle to take the test; proof of insurance for your vehicle. After passing the tests, you need to present copies of results, appropriate identification documents (see https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/forms-documents/Documents/NewResident.pdf ) and previous driver's licenses at a local driving exam station where you will pay the fees and have a photo taken. Please view the Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles website at www.dps.state.mn.us/dvs/ to find the closest location to begin the process in obtaining your driver's license. Students not wanting to obtain a driver's license while attending SMU may obtain a Minnesota state identification (I.D.) card for primary identification purposes. The I.D. card cannot replace the driver's license and does not permit you to drive in the U.S. To obtain a Minnesota state I.D.: Bring your passport, social security number, I-94 card, Form I-20 and/or other identification documents along with funds to pay the current fee; Your primary identification document must contain your full legal name (first, middle and last), and month, date and year of your birth; If your full name is different than the name on your primary document, you must also present proof of your legal name change(s) such as marriage/ divorce certificates and other documents that specify the name change. Please view the Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles website at www.dps.state.mn.us/dvs/ for more information and to find the closest location to obtain your state I.D. Minnesota Climate Minnesota's four distinct seasons provide four great reasons to live here!+ More In warm months, Minnesota residents can be found on the one of the state's 10,000 lakes, riding their bicycles on our miles of trails, camping at numerous parks or attending outdoor festivals. In colder months, Minnesota residents turn their attention to skiing, sledding and other winter activities. Average monthly temperatures: Month Degrees Fahrenheit Degrees Celsius January 11.8 -11.2 February 17.9 -7.8 March 31.0 -0.6 April 46.4 8.0 May 58.5 14.7 June 68.2 20.1 July 73.6 23.1 August 70.5 21.3 September 60.5 15.8 October 48.8 9.3 November 33.2 0.6 December 17.9 -7.8 Non-discrimination Statement + More Saint Mary's University of Minnesota adheres to the principle that all persons have equal opportunity and access to admissions, employment, facilities, and all programs and activities of the University regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or status with regard to public assistance. 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