English Language Learners
5 Minute English
This website provides short, easy, fun, English learning lessons.
A4ESL (Activities For ESL Students) is a website that offers quizzes, tests, exercises, and puzzles for students learning English as a Second Languages. Quizzes are offered in English only versions and bilingual versions.
Here, teachers are guided to the best resources possible for teaching their students English.
This website is made for English learners to better understand the way to pronounce words.
Here, teachers help teachers to learn the best practices in ESL classrooms.
On this website, students can play games and use other resources to become more comfortable with learning English.
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services provides multilingual school related resources for refugee families so that parents understand the American school system. Many of the resources are available in multiple languages including Chinese, Korean, Russian, Vietnamese, and Somali.
Dave’s ESL Cafe
The ESL Café has information on how to teach English as well as a forum for teachers to communicate with one another and learn from each other.
The English Club provides a wealth of resources to help improve language proficiency. The site provides games, quizzes, videos, and forums for learners and teachers of English.
English with Jennifer
ESL teacher, Jennifer, has been teaching English language learners for the past 8 years and has complied videos on her youtube channel to help others learn English easily.
Podcasts for English language learners to practice their skills.
ESL Games Plus provides quality ESL games and activities for ELL students covering a wide range of topics to improve vocabulary skills. Students will learn English words, sentence structure, grammar, pronunciation, and phonics.
ESL Gold provides materials, lesson plans, quizzes, and online conversation forums for teachers and students.
Hundreds of worksheets for English language learners.
ESL Lounge is a site where visitors can access hundreds of lesson plans and materials that promote communicative English in the classroom. There are worksheets, reading comprehension, and communication activities for each level of English proficiency.
Strategies for teachers of ESL students on how have their students better understand the English language.
Genki English is a collection of curricula, games, songs and ideas for teaching English. The site has colorful illustrations and energetic videos to make learning fun.
Illinois State Board of Education
The Illinois State Board of Education provides resources for teachers of ESL students.
MES English is a website that provides resources such as worksheets, games, and curriculum guides to help boost English skills. The website has created a special curriculum for ELS students that include oral communication skills, phonics, and flashcards.
The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition Language Instruction Educational & Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA) is authorized under Title III of the No Child Left Behind to collect research in support of inclusive quality education for ELL students. The website provides information on federal grants, data, professional development, practices, and other resources to help promote the academic success of ELLs.
National Council of Teachers of English
A professional association of educators in English studies.
The National Education Association (NEA) addresses issues pertaining to ELL students by engaging in advocacy and research and proposing strategies for effective teaching. NEA provides many resources to cater to ELL students' specific needs including advice on how to work with ELL parents, diversity toolkits for the classroom, and culturally relevant instruction.
One Stop English provides a section that is aimed to meet the specific needs of EOSL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and ESL (English as a Second Language). The website has a bank of resources that include lesson plans, tips and support for teachers.
The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) provides theoretical and practical resources to help improve academic success for ELL students. The site offers links to organizations and journals of interest to language teachers, reference materials, and collections of other resources for students.
Randall's ESL Cyber Listening lab is a collection of audio and videos for all English levels. The website includes basic listening quizzes, vocabulary lessons, and tests for TOEFL/TOEIC preparation.
Students and teachers will find this reading guide helpful for learning and teaching English.
Learn the most effective ways to teach ESL learners.
Repeat After Us
Repeat After Us was created for students having trouble with English word pronunciation.
Here, teachers can find a toolkit about teaching ESL students and helping them learn in the best way possible.
Teflnet is designed exclusively for teachers working with ELL students. The site provides lesson plans, teaching forums, reviews of the latest TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) books and products, and many more resources.
Help students prepare for their TOEFL test with study aids and practice tests.
UE (Using English) is a website that specializes in ESL (English as a Second Language) to provide a wide range of resources for learns and teachers of English. The teacher resources include ELS handouts, quizzes, PDF lesson plans, and reference materials. In addition, the site provides access to questions from students and teaching forum topics.
The UEN provides helpful links and resources for those looking to learn and understand English.
Here, English language learners can improve their vocabulary skills.
Students can create a list of words they would like to pronounce better and can practice using different exercises.