April 2002 Issue
Internet Resource of the MonthBy Susan Marcus Palau
Director, Learning Center, Purchase College/SUNY
The Place To Be Seen!
Was it Alice's Coffee House in the '60's and '70's? And Starbuck's, of
course , in the '90's? Well now that is the 2000's, the place to be, online at least, is Dave's ESL Café. How confident the home page sounds! This is
the site that not only will provide great English language courses but also a place to socialize (not unlike sipping latte in a club chair). "The ESL
Training College Provides the Finest English Language Classes". "The English Language Training College 'Where Friends Meet Friends". The
proprietor of this cyber-café is Dave Sperling and he introduces himself as "Dave Sperling Presents the One and Only Dave's ESL Café -
www.eslcafe.com - The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL
Students and Teachers from Around the World! Open 24 hours. How can an Internet surfer resist this! It is like being offered a menu of all the
coffees in the world. Drink on, lads!
The students also have their own place to hang out in Dave's ESL Café.
Different forums offer them the opportunities to practice written English, and talk about family, health and fitness, pets and my favorite, the Strange