Timothy Snyder - "What Can European History Teach Us About Trump’s America?"
This fascinating talk goes into the nature of history as well as looking at how we use it to understand contemporary events.
great_presentations 
february 2017
Horace Dediu: "Transformation of Business and Society through Technology"
The lifespans of consumer technologies mashed up with our lifespans. Fascinating approach and especially interesting for how to present with data.
great_presentations 
april 2016
Charlemagne: I understand, up to a point | The Economist
Article about false signals which can impede understanding of language.
september 2013
Google Ngram Viewer
See the frequency of usage over time of one word, or more words compared.
corpora 
january 2013
Gettysburg Address
Animated version of Lincoln's famous speech
great_presentations 
june 2012
Future U: Fear and Loathing in Academia | Ars Technica
For lectures with hundreds of people in attendance, they could be done remotely via video stream, since there is no interaction.
education 
june 2012
English Grammar in Use (on Amazon)
English Grammar in Use with Answers: A Self-Study Reference and Practice Book for Intermediate Students of English: Amazon.it: Raymond Murphy
Roma3 
june 2012
Get some more English
My personal mag of all the stuff I find interesting
David_Nicholson_on_the_web  Roma3 
may 2012
You Suck At PowerPoint!
Good simple lesson in PowerPoint design by @jessedee
presentations 
may 2012
TED-Ed
TED's education site.
education 
may 2012
The Fellow Linguists Weekly
My friend, Andrea Spila's Paper.li magazine about translation
Blogs 
april 2012
YourDictionary
Exhaustive dictionary with a nice readable interface
reference  dictionaries 
april 2012
I Docenti Scapigliati: Il professor David Foster Wallace...
David Foster Wallace's course notes translated into Italian
education 
april 2012
David Foster Wallace - This Is Water
David Foster Wallace - 21 May 2005 - Kenyon College Commencement Speech - This Is Water - downloadable MP3
great_presentations 
april 2012
Khan Academy
Free on-line lessons in almost any subject
education  presentations 
march 2012
The Raven-short on SoundCloud
Abbreviated version of Edgar Allan Poe's classic poem--abbreviated for use in a pronunciation exercise.
pronunciation 
february 2012
davidatrome on SoundCloud
My profile on the audio-sharing site SoundCloud
David_Nicholson_on_the_web 
february 2012
davidatrome on Scribd
My profile on the document sharing site Scribd
David_Nicholson_on_the_web 
february 2012
Shanghai Rankings
Academic Ranking of World Universities | ARWU | First World University Ranking
education 
february 2012
Sir Ken Robinson - Changing Education Paradigms - YouTube
Illustration-animated presentation of a great talk by Sir Ken Robinson.
great_presentations 
february 2012
This is Water - Part 2 - YouTube
David Foster Wallace's speech to the graduates of Kenyon College in 2005 - Part 2
great_presentations 
february 2012
This is Water - Part 1 - YouTube
David Foster Wallace's speech to the graduates of Kenyon College in 2005 - Part 1
great_presentations 
february 2012
Old version of The Economist Style Guide on the Web Archive
Use this if you prefer the contents page to the new alphabetical organisation
style_guides  reference 
february 2012
BBC Learning English | Pronunciation Tips
This section of the BBC Learning English site will help you learn the sounds of English and their phonetic symbols
pronunciation 
february 2012
Oxford 3000
The 3000 words that the OALD uses in its definitions. They are effectively a list of the most important and most frequent words in English.
learner's_dictionaries 
february 2012
Hans Rosling at TED
Hans Rosling makes critical statistics come alive with his revolutionary software, teaches us about the relationship between poverty and health, exposes mass preconceptions and chides the world into releasing its data -- all in 18 minutes.
great_presentations 
february 2012
Learn languages for free online
Busuu helps you find an exchange to help language practice
interesting 
february 2012
Moodle@CLA
Home to language classes at Roma Tre University - including mine.
Roma3 
february 2012
iTunes U
The iTunes U site has lots of podcasts of university (and also high-school) lectures. It's all free and watching or listening to these is a great way of practicing English for your subject.
NB. You need to install iTunes.
misc. 
february 2012
Collins English Dictionary
Collins gives lots of extra information about headwords in this on-line resource.
dictionaries  reference  ★top-links★ 
january 2012
BBC learning English
This site has some of everything for English learners. Practice activities include articles, podcasts and videos. There are lessons too, in pronunciation, vocab and grammar.
★top-links★  Roma3 
october 2011
The Vowel Machine
A game to learn the IPA. Sound to spelling/symbol: Choose the word or phonetic spelling that matches the sound. NB You need to install the phonetic font 'Ipa-sams Uclphon1 SILSophiaL' to play the part of this game that uses phonetic script.
pronunciation  UCL_phonetic_games  Roma3 
october 2011
Hit and Miss
A game to learn the IPA.
Symbol to words: Find the words with a given sound.
pronunciation  UCL_phonetic_games 
october 2011
RP English Vowels
A game to learn the IPA.
Word to vowel symbol: What is the sound in a written word?
pronunciation  UCL_phonetic_games 
october 2011
Collocations Dictionary
A collocation happens when two words are often used in combination. Studying them is one of the best ways to make your vocab sound more 'English'.
NB. This is an unofficial website with only part of the text of the excellent Oxford Collocations Dictionary
reference  collocations  ★top-links★  Roma3 
october 2011
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