NEW 2015 RESOURCES
Instructional Materials in ESL
The WWW sites linked to from this page provide practical assistance for ESL teachers
wanting to use the Internet as part of their classroom planning/instruction. Please
read our disclaimer.
Education ESL Teachers Guide
- Intended as a survival guide for newly assigned teachers with little or
no preservice training in teaching ESL Adults, the manual contains a set of
beginning lessons and intermediate level lessons which can be used for the
first twenty to thirty hours of instruction in an ESL class. The lessons and
activities should be adaptable for secondary school ESL students.
Newsroom and World View for ESL
- Grammar and vocabulary exercises, as well as speaking or writing discussion
questions for ESL students that are based on the CNN weekly WorldView Broadcast.
- Dave Sperling provides a variety of resources that ESL teachers might find
useful. For example, check out his teaching "ideas" page, the ESL help page
where you can communicate with other ESL teachers, and the ESL Question Page.
- Here's a source of free exercises in English vocabulary and grammar. The
exercises, identified by topic and difficulty level, can be downloaded or
English Teacher's Assistant
- This web site, by the periodical of the same name, is designed for ESL
and EFL teachers who want ideas and activities for teaching conversation,
reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Stressing practical
classroom applications, they provide tips, lesson ideas, and photocopiable
- Kent Trickel has designed a number of lesson plans for ESL students oriented
around class debates. There's also a comprehensive essay/lesson plan on using
multimedia computers in ESL classrooms.
Teacher Connection (ETC)
- ETC is a web site that provides an open forum for ESL teachers to share
successful class activities and lesson plans with other teachers.
Internet TESL Journal for Teachers of English as a Second Language
- This monthly electronic journal contains articles on lessons & lesson plans,
teaching techniques, handouts & other classroom materials, and projects. There
are links to previous issues, and in addition, the journal staff maintain
a list of links of interest to ESL teachers. Included within this section
are many useful connections including links to ESL lessons, to ESL Teachers'
home pages, to TESL newsgroups, and to projects by ESL students.
ESL Partyland: Teaching English
- Discussion forums and email exchanges at this site allow teachers to get
in touch with other ESL professionals. In addition, there are links to ESL
teaching tips and materials organized under these headings: grammar; conversation;
listening & speaking; reading, writing & vocabulary; teaching with music;
and, teaching with the Internet.
- Brigham Young University lesson plans in listening, speaking, reading,
writing, literacy, grammar, and culture for teachers of ESL students.
Curriculum and Activities
- Although not intended solely for an ESL audience, this site has a number
of teaching resources that can be used in the classroom including downloadable
literacy drill sheets (with answer keys) and online exercises in a wide variety
of basic English literacy skills.
World, One People
- ESL lessons, games, ideas, and links
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