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General ESL Resources

General ESL Resources

Links verified 4/17/12

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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. Casa de Joanna - Language Learning Resources - French and Spanish language thematically organized authentic links
  8. Dave's ESL Cafe Idea Cookbook - There are currently 806 recipes (ideas) in 25 categories in this cookbook.
  9. English@Home has quite a few resources for learning English. I found the ESL games great fun. Give them a try!
  10. English Daily - free exercises, idioms, common abbreviations, slang, proverbs and much more
  11. English-Forum by Aardvark presents interactive English language exercises for use in ESL or EFL classes.
  12. English Grammar Quizzes Using JavaScript - Over 1,000 activities for ESL Students; project of The Internet TESL Journal
  13. English Grammar The Easy Way - very comprehensive collection of brief grammar explanations for students. A great site for concise support.
  14. 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
  15. Englishpage.com - Free online English lessons & ESL / EFL resources; some intrusive banner ads, but they have good resources.
  16. English Study Materials and Worksheets - scroll down to find free resources
  17. English Worksheets - worksheets to help improve your vocabulary and understanding of English
  18. ESL Activity Zone - get lesson plan ideas here! A lesson plan can be found at this site
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. ESL Flashcards - many to choose from
  22. 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.
  23. ESL go - Help students learn English with lessons, activities and quizzes.
  24. 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
  25. ESL Teacher Resources - Links to ESL sites. Scroll down to the ESL list.
  26. 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
  27. Everything ESL - Content based ESL lesson plans for beginning through intermediate students. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  28. 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"
  29. 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
  30. General Listening Quizzes from Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab This resource includes voice instructions for students
  31. Help! They Don 't Speak English - A resource guide for educators of limited English proficient students, grades Pre-K - 6
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. Interactive Games for ESL - Have fun and improve your English by playing our matching games online; opposites, synonyms, general phrases and more.
  35. Internet4Classrooms Interactive Sites for Learning English - Activities to use in Computer Lab to help Spanish-speaking students learn English.
  36. Lab Activity to Practice Proper Usage - 20 multiple choice questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. Magnet Boards for ESL Students - move the "word magnets" around to make your own sentences
  40. Marie Nuzzi's List of Valuable ESL Resources - Here are many sites with an abundance of ESL information for teachers and students.
  41. My Picture Dictionary - Pictures to help students recognize names of objects around them. This resource includes voice instructions for students
  42. 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.
  43. Pequenet - Spanish language site for little ones - stories, activities and more
  44. PIZZAZ! - People Interested in Zippy and Zany Zcribbling - An Online Resource for Scribblers and Teachers of English as a Second Language
  45. Primary Themes in Spanish - From Enchanted Learning.
  46. Real English - Free Online ESL lessons - This site requires a username and password. Both are available free.
  47. Real English Mistakes - Two ESL Quizzes based on actual mistakes (read the directions carefully)
  48. Self-Study Quizzes for ESL Students - A Very Large Collection of Quizzes for Students of English as a Second Language
  49. Spanish to English -Basic Vocabulary - Spanish to English Translation Games
  50. 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.
  51. Vocabulary Exercises - Clothes, Appliances, School, Office and more.
  52. Vocabulary - Interactive English vocabulary practice with audio This resource includes voice instructions for students

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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