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The ESL Wonderland - Resources for Students and Teachers: Tons of resources! This page was created by an ESL teacher for teachers and students. It contains various activities for use in your classes, as well as many links to ESL resources on the Internet.

Dave's ESL Café: The Classic Site that has been around for many years. Highly recommended by experienced ESL instructors. Go to the Idea Cookbook to find useful materials. There are also discussion forums where students can converse.

Lesson Plans & Resources for ESL, Bilingual and Foreign Language Teachers: Lots of links! Links to ESL lesson plans and resources, bilingual education, study abroad for teachers, employment opportunities, professional associations and educational standards.

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab: Great resource for improving your student's language comprehension - includes an ESL Blog, listening quizzes, ESL vocabulary lessons, language learning tips and "watch and learn" videos.

Prof. Rick Shur's ESL and Computer Handouts: Dozens of handouts for your students - writing aids, grammar and vocabulary exercises and a variety of readings.

Teaching English: On these pages you will find links to ideas for your class created by ESL instructors from around the world on a range of topics. Please note: This is a British site - so watch out for British spelling!

ESL-lounge: This site provides you with "free access to hundreds of ESL lesson plans and materials that can be used for communicative English lessons in the classroom. The emphasis on this site is on communication. The majority of resources are geared towards getting students talking."

The Internet Picture Dictionary: Great site for your students to study English while they expand their vocabulary from A to Z.

The Internet TESL Journal: For Teachers of English as a Second Language : What a great site! Pages and pages of articles, research papers, lessons plans, classroom handouts, teaching ideas & links.

Free Multilingual Reading Resources: This page provides links to free multilingual reading resources recommended in the Technology Digest, Volume 12, Issue 14.

This section includes links and annotation taken from the Pima Community College Website which is called the "Splendid ESOL Site" by Arizona's ESL Instructors:


General Resources for Learning English

Educational Activities (Quizzes, Games, Puzzles, Practice)

Grammar

Online Translation Services

Online Magazines for ESL Students

  • Topics: Online magazine for learners of English
     


Research to Practice: Culture Shock and Language Stress of Latina ESL Students (This is a pdf document.  If you don't have adobe, you can download it by clicking here.): This research brief written by Dr. Lucia Buttaro summarizes the results of her study of Latinas and how these findings may contribute to success in the ESL classroom.

Dave's ESL Cafe: Mainly for instructors, providing many ideas for instructions, link to other web sites and online discussion forums. There is also a learner chat room.

The Crossroads Cafe: A fee-based curriculum connected to PBS. It "offers a complete program designed to teach English to speakers of other languages, by depicting the lives of six characters - their backgrounds, challenges and their struggles, which are typical of many ESL learners"

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages: Offers a wide variety of resources for teachers.  There are certificate programs to help prepare teachers for work with non-English speaking students.

National Center for Applied Linguistics: Provides books and articles about teaching English as a second language to adults.

Harnessing Technology to Serve Adult Literacy: Helps adult literacy education (ABE/GED/ESL/ESL) teachers and learners to use computers, television, audio and videocassettes, and other electronic technology to help solve learning and instructional problems.

Blaine Ray Workshop/Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling (TRP): TPR Storytelling was created by Blaine Ray in the 1990s. Teachers all over the world are trying this powerful foreign language teaching method. With TPRS you can use your existing text. There is no need to spend money investing in new materials. You can learn the steps and use TPRS right away. This site was recommended by Jim Baird (SDA 3).



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