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General ESL Resources

General ESL Resources

Links verified 8/14/15

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  1. Activities for newcomers - When brand new English language learners first enter your school, it can be overwhelming especially if it's the middle of the year. It's hard to know what to do first. Here are some activity-based tips to get you started.
  2. Activities for ESL Students - multiple links with activities and exercises.
  3. Adult Education ESL teachers guide - Beginning and Intermediate ESL Lessons and Accompanying Teacher Training Modules
  4. Board Game - At the bottom of the page you will find dozens of small icons. Each is a link to a page where you can download a free board game and flash cards to review an ESL topic. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. BookBox - audio-visual stories, ages 2 to Pre-Teen; web-based jukebox of digital books. Hear the books read in a multitude of languages. Individual words can be followed in a number of languages also. You do have to register but it is free registration. The site offers downloads of the stories for a fee, but the online books are free. This resource includes voice instructions for students
  6. Business English - Each week learn a new business jargon phrase. From Open English World
  7. Dave's ESL Cafe Idea Cookbook - There are currently 806 recipes (ideas) in 25 categories in this cookbook.
  8. English-Forum by Aardvark presents interactive English language exercises for use in ESL or EFL classes.
  9. English Grammar Quizzes Using JavaScript - Over 1,000 activities for ESL Students; project of The Internet TESL Journal
  10. English Grammar The Easy Way - very comprehensive collection of brief grammar explanations for students. A great site for concise support.
  11. English Listening Language Lab - Listen to the stories or phrases and select the correct answer. Many activities. Great for listening skills! This resource includes voice instructions for students
  12. Englishpage.com - Free online English lessons & ESL / EFL resources; some intrusive banner ads, but they have good resources.
  13. English Speak - This page contains a list of all the lessons in the program. Each lesson is based on a real world conversation..This resource includes voice instructions for students
  14. English Study Materials and Worksheets - scroll down to find free resources
  15. English Worksheets - worksheets to help improve your vocabulary and understanding of English
  16. ESL Activity Zone - get lesson plan ideas here! A lesson plan can be found at this site
  17. ESL Cafe has a large list of Online English Courses. You might also look through the list of the other 75 topics on the ESL Cafe index page.
  18. ESL Cafe Help Center - receive help from ESL/EFL teachers from around the world 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Don't be shy - ask a question! Afterwards, an ESL/EFL Teacher will try to quickly post an answer onto this page.
  19. ESL Flashcards - many to choose from
  20. ESL Galaxy - Free teaching materials for ESL, EFL teachers and students, lesson plans on PowerPoint, kids' worksheets, flash cards, phonetics videos, self-study videos, crosswords, word search, games, etc.
  21. ESL go - Help students learn English with lessons, activities and quizzes.
  22. ESL Lab - Listening exercises and quizzes. Listen to the conversation and answer the corresponding questions. Your score is immediately tabulated. Note : An Audio Player is needed for this site. This resource includes voice instructions for students
  23. ESL Teacher Resources - Links to ESL sites. Scroll down to the ESL list.
  24. ESL Tower - video lessons to develop vocabulary and practice listening and pronunciation This resource includes voice instructions for students A video is available through this link
  25. Everything ESL - Content based ESL lesson plans for beginning through intermediate students. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  26. Family Involvement Storybook - Tomasito's Mother Comes to School. " This bilingual storybook about family involvement at school is designed to engage children and their families. For educators, the printable online storybook is an easy-to-use family involvement tool that supports literacy"
  27. Foreign Languages for Travelers - Choose the language you speak and the language you want to know, then select from the following menus: Basic Words, Numbers, Shopping/Dining, Travel, Directions, Places, Time and Dates. You will also find a dictionary for translating specific words. The strength of this site is that you can hear the words pronounced.This resource includes voice instructions for students
  28. General Listening Quizzes from Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab This resource includes voice instructions for students
  29. Idioms - English Idiom of the Week - From Open English World - Learn a new idiom each week. Conversation done orally to listen to idiom. This resource includes voice instructions for students
  30. Idioms and collocations - exercises practice collocations - words that 'sound good together' (rush hour/catch a cold/soft drinks), phrasal verbs - two-or-three word combinations (consisting of a verb and particle) and idioms This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  31. Interactive Games for ESL - Have fun and improve your English by playing our matching games online; opposites, synonyms, general phrases and more.
  32. Internet4Classrooms Interactive Sites for Learning English - Activities to use in Computer Lab to help Spanish-speaking students learn English.
  33. Larry Ferlazzo - "All these sections are specifically designed to assist adults and children who are learning English as their second language" This resource includes voice instructions for students
  34. Learn English Feel Good - ESL site with free English grammar exercises and vocabulary quizzes, downloadable grammar handouts, videos, lists of American idioms and phrasal verbs, and more
  35. Magnet Boards for ESL Students - move the "word magnets" around to make your own sentences
  36. Marie Nuzzi's List of Valuable ESL Resources - Here are many sites with an abundance of ESL information for teachers and students.
  37. My Picture Dictionary - Pictures to help students recognize names of objects around them. This resource includes voice instructions for students
  38. My Spanish Picture Dictionary - a new online resource to learn Spanish (or English) - Each word in the dictionary has an English-Spanish translation and a photograph of the item.
  39. Pequenet - Spanish language site for little ones - stories, activities and more
  40. Primary Themes in Spanish - From Enchanted Learning.
  41. Real English - Free Online ESL lessons - This site requires a username and password. Both are available free.
  42. Self-Study Quizzes for ESL Students - A Very Large Collection of Quizzes for Students of English as a Second Language
  43. Spanish to English -Basic Vocabulary - Spanish to English Translation Games
  44. Talk English - This section is created for English speaking beginners who need help to understand the basics of speaking English. We will use very simple phrases and expressions to help you with your English speaking.This resource includes voice instructions for students
  45. Teaching with the Web - This is a compilation of ideas for using WWW resources as a language teaching tool. Some of the areas offered are: web activities, language specific activities and teaching resources.
  46. Vocabulary Exercises - Clothes, Appliances, School, Office and more.

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

 

 

 

 

 

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