Selected ESL Online Resources

Selected ESL Online Resources

Sue Meeker, Tutor Roundtable (Wellesley ESL), January 7, 2014

 

General

*http://www.eslgold.com

*http://www.usingenglish.com/teachers/lesson-plans/level-beginner.html (good for printable lesson plans, worksheets, etc) **teacher favorites for handouts

http://americanenglish.state.gov

http://www.elcivics.com/worksheets/esl-worksheets.html (free printable worksheets, lessons on government, lesson plans, vocabulary)

 

Listening/Audio/Independent Online Work

*http://www.esl-lab.com/ (Very cool! Audio snippets online with related activities!)

*www.dailyesl.com

*http://www.englishclub.com (Good for independent learning, audio, printables, reading passages, vocab, quizzes)

www.myenglishpages.com

http://www.elllo.org   (English Language Listening Lab Online)

 

Good Printable Worksheets and Handouts

*http://www.englishforeveryone.org/ (printable worksheets)

http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/ (worksheets/quizzes)

http://www.eslflow.com (good printable worksheets and lesson plans)

*www.learn-english-today.com (also good for online independent practice)

 

Vocabulary and Word Lists

*www.manythings.org (printable lists on any subject)

*http://www.eslgold.com (also under “General”)

http://www.elcivics.com/worksheets/esl-worksheets.html

 

News for ESL

www.newsforyouonline.com (good for independent work)

*http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com

http://learningenglish.voanews.com

(Voice of America Special English—2 levels of audio stories accompanied by written transcripts)

http://www.newsinlevels.com (good for reading, but British accent on audios)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish (high intermediate to advanced reading passages, British)

 

Pronunciation

*http://www.soundsofenglish.org (Great!)

Videos for pronunciation:

http://www.youtube.com/user/JenniferESL

Pronunciation lessons

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dave%20sconda&sm=1

Pronunciation lessons for individual sounds

 

More Specific

Grammar:

http://www.ego4u.com (English grammar lessons and exercises)

Idioms/Slang:

http://www.ezslang.com

http://www.idiomconnection.com/ (Good as a student resource, can look up idiom alphabetically or in subject-related lessons)

Holidays:

http://www.eslholidaylessons.com

 

Teacher Info/Articles/Resources

*http://humanities.byu.edu/elc/Teacher/TeacherGuideMain.html

Detailed lesson outlines, plans

http://www.manythings.org/voa/words.htm#K

List of 1500 common English words with definitions

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=language%20experience%20approach&sm=1

Language experience approach videos, demos

http://eslchallenges.blogspot.com “ESL Challenges” blog, ideas for adults

http://www.cal.org/caela/ (good links under “Instructional Tools”)

 

Additional Links, 10/23/14

http://www.thetimesinplainenglish.com/wp/

http://www.antimoon.com/how/pronunc-soundsipa.htm (direct link to IPA with audio examples)

http://www.uiowa.edu/~c07w135e/ipa/ipa.html# (IPA with how to make sounds and exercises)

http://www.knowyourphrase.com/

Definition of phrases, alphabetical

Done by grade level, reading comprehension, and grammatical worksheets – good quality, phonics.

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