English is one of the most widely spoken languages on Earth, and is widely considered the international language of business. Knowing at least some English is essential for success in many careers, and it is estimated that nearly 400 million people have learned English as their second language. Learning English opens up opportunities in a way unrivaled by other languages, and people who choose to teach English as a second language (ESL) are providing a great service to their students. Learning and teaching ESL cannot be confined to a classroom. Immersion is the best way to truly absorb any second language.

The sites compiled here offer free tools and paid lessons, general tips and specific exercises, and much more information to make teaching and learning ESL as fun and easy as possible, inside and outside the classroom. These sources aren’t ranked, since each meets the needs of people at different skill and experience levels, but anyone with an active interest in ESL will find something useful here.

General ESL Info

These sites covering all angles of ESL teaching and learning are a good place to start for anyone who is interested in ESL, but not sure how to begin.

  1. tesol-International Association

    TIA

    Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), is a global association for English language teaching professionals headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. Founded in 1966, TESOL’s mission is to ensure excellence in English language teaching to speakers of other languages.

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  2. NCTE

    NCTE

    The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) began in protest against overly-specific college entrance requirements and the effects they were having on high school English education. The first meeting, held 1911, set this organization on the path to improve English teaching and learning and to improve language arts at all levels of education.

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  3. Tefl Net

    TeflNet

    TEFLnet is one of the world’s premier independent resource networks for English teachers across the globe. You can snag lesson plans, make your own worksheets, post a resume, look for an ESL job, and conduct some research on ESL products all at this site. All resources are free.

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  4. ESL Net

    ESLNet

    ESL.net distributes ESL, GED, and foreign language training software, videos, audio, handheld translation devices, and textbooks. They enjoy a global network of clients who live in over 55 countries, including businesses and schools that place purchase orders.

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  5. Livemocha Blog

    LivemochaBlog

    A language training organization that works with business, government members, libraries, and schools, Live Mocha has great courses to help users connect with their community. Users can learn with online classes, a live tutor, or with other course methods.

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  6. Multilingual Books

    MultilingualBooks

    Multilingual Books is a leader in ESL resources, including software, books, audio courses, and children’s videos. Developed by ESL experts, these products are comprehensive as well as engaging tools that help children succeed in learning the English language.

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  7. teAchnology

    teAchnology

    This is a great resource for teachers looking for new tools and curriculum in their classrooms. From discussion guides to online curriculum, this site has training for teachers and educational resources to be used with students.

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  8. My English Teacher

    MyEnglishTeacher

    My English Teacher helps non-native English speakers learn to speak English fluently and pass their IELTS exams. Their resources work to replace dry book learning with interesting tools – like cartoons and fun lessons posted weekly.

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  9. One Stop English

    OneStopEnglish

    Macmillan English Campus, part of the Macmillan Education Group, offers this teacher’s resource site for the English language. The site is packed with resources, and all materials are written and edited by the Macmillan expert team of teachers and authors.

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  10. EducationWorld

    EducationWorld

    While this site generally deals with tips for educators in general – like how to best assess students’ progress and work with parents – this article has great tips for helping ESL students and dealing with diversity. Includes ideas like “help the student feel a sense of belonging” and other tips for success.

  11. City Colleges of Chicago – Tuition Free ESL

    CityCollegesofChicagoTuitionFreeESL

    City Colleges of Chicago offers a tuition free ESL program. They also offer citizenship courses for those looking to become residents of the US.

  12. Reading Horizons

    ReadingHorizons

    Spoken and written language are two different learning patterns for students of ESL. This article helps teachers understand how to use phonemic awareness to boost English skills with students in both of these areas to help with vocabulary, conversation, and writing.

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  13. AMLE

    AMLE

    The Association for Middle Level Education is an organization helping teachers and educators to connect with their students. Podcasts, webinars, and educational journals help teachers stay on top of the important trends in education.

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  14. TeachersFirst

    TeachersFirst

    TeachersFirst offers top ten tips for working with ESL and ELL students. These tips can help teachers find appropriate ways to differentiate instruction and make minor adjustments for individual students.

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  15. ExitTicket

    ExitTicket

    ExitTicket works to empower students and teachers. Their assessment tools show students their growth in real time and celebrate achievement, as well as help teachers understand how effective their teaching methods are and if students are reaching their goals.

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  16. Compelling Conversations

    CompellingConversations

    This resource can be used by both learners and teachers of English. This site has a lot of current information to offer, including podcasts, articles, books and other relevant information for learning and teaching English.

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  17. ESL Lab

    ESLLab

    ESL Lab has 20 minute online ESL lessons for quick, easy, and productive learning. Focused on communication skills in real situations, they focus on conversation skills and vocabulary in list form – from travel to banking to the household.

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  18. ApplyESL.com

    ApplyESLcom

    This website helps ESL students decide what ESL program might be right for them. From studying abroad in English speaking environments and “study vacations” with real student reviews, ApplyESL helps students find programs for their personality and budget.

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  19. LanguageCourse

    Languagecourse

    Language Course offers complete resources to learn English for students and for teachers. Look for ways to use English in quizzes, everyday conversation, tests, forums, seminars, writing, and in chats. Most of the links are to outside resources.

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  20. ESL Kids Stuff

    ESLKidsStuff

    ESL Kid Stuff makes English learning easy with flashcards, worksheets, craft sheets, songs, lesson plans, and games. Teachers can find some great resources here, too, to help teach English in the classroom and to reward successes.

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  21. The Internet for ESL Teachers

    TheInternetforESLTeachers

    This is a collection of online resources for ESL teachers. It includes useful websites, organizations, and online courses that an ESL teacher could use.

  22. Accent-American Chicago

    AccentAmericanChicago

    For non-native speakers of English looking to improve their English accent, Accent America offers personalized training that is great for those in the medical, business, academic, and other professional fields. Many different formats for classes are available, including one-to-one, small groups, and online downloads.

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  23. EnglishClub

    EnglishClub16

    EnglishClub is an interactive site for students learning English that offers help with English grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and references. There is also live chat, quizzes, games, and links to finding schools to continue studying abroad.

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  24. eslus

    eslus

    Full of links for ESL teachers and students, this site offers straightforward, free lessons for ESL learners. From reading and writing to English idioms, this site can offer help for searching students.

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  25. Sunbridge Institute of English

    SunbridgeInstituteofEnglish

    The Sunbridge Institute of English is a well-known and long established school that trains teachers in English instruction. Their site helps teachers get certified to each English, how to teach English in various situations, and helps in finding jobs.

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  26. Mes-English

    MesEnglish

    MES-English offers free resources for teachers of young learners, including free flashcards, printable worksheets, and handouts. Designed to be useful with students from Pre-k thru sixth grade, these resources cover phonics, vocabulary, and listening.

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  27. BBC Learning English

    BBCLearningEnglish

    This fun BBC site is dedicated to helping visitors better understand and use English. From “today’s phase”, which helps explain an idiom to “words in the new”, this British English site is a great resource for quick tips.

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  28. KQED Post-Secondary ESL

    kqed

    KQED Education’s “ESL Insights” offers a space for ESL educators to explain what they do, to share ideas and media rich resources, and to engage in discussion about inspirations and challenges. Posts are written for and by ESL practitioners.

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  29. Colorin Colorado

    ColorinColorado

    Colorín Colorado’s Educators section was created to help teachers with the challenge of teaching English as a second language to a growing number of students. The information on this site was developed with Spanish-speaking students in mind because Spanish speakers comprise more than 70% of ELLs in the United States.

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  30. Accurate English

    accurateenglish

    Part of learning any language is the pronunciation, including the ability to reduce any native accent. The accent reduction and American pronunciation courses taught by Accurate English allows students to learn English with more confidence and success in reaching personal and professional goals.

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  31. FootPrints Recruiting

    FootPrintsRecruiting

    Footprints Recruiting is all about a career in other countries as an English-speaking and English-teaching teacher, mostly in Asia and the Middle East. Look for jobs, post a resume, get to know other expats in forums, and learn more about how you can teach abroad at this site.

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  32. The American Association of Intensive English Programs

    aaiep

    English USA is a leading professional association of intensive English programs in the U.S. Also known as the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP), their membership includes over 330 accredited programs in university, college, or city center locations across the country.

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  33. Corpus.byu.edu

    corpusbyuedu

    Mark Davies, Professor of Linguistics at Brigham Young University, created the corpora at this site for authentic language teaching materials and resources. Take a look at how native speakers look at language variation and change and actually speak and write the English language.

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  34. 123Listening.com

    123listeningcom

    This site offers free English listening tests, listening activities for students and matching audio files for teacher resources. Worksheet templates are available to allow you to make your own worksheets with images to match your listening scripts.

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  35. TEFL.com

    teflcom

    If you’re seeking a career in English language teaching, check out this comprehensive career site. TEFL.com offers job opportunities for ELT professionals and other related resources that are free for job seekers.

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  36. Real Life English

    RealLifeEnglish

    Real Life English aims to engage people in a fresh, new vision of English learning in real life and the classroom. This group of native speaking English teachers believes that English is best taught and learned through the integration of real life experiences, such as a supportive English speaking community, an enriching cultural context, and meaningful relationships.

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  37. The TEFL Blog

    theteflblog

    This TEFL blog is filled with real life stories from people all over the globe, along with advice from experts in the TEFL world. Anyone who teaches English as a second language can post or write for this blog…or simply connect with others in the TESL community through this site’s chalkboard.

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  38. English Tonight

    EnglishTonight

    The ability to speak even a basic level of English can open new worlds of opportunities for employment, travel, and business. Students can learn English as a second language through English Tonight, which offers resources for students to practice and enhance English vocabulary, grammar, and writing.

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  39. iLoveTEFL

    iLoveTEFL

    Another passionate blogger is this EFL teacher who lives and works in the French Alps since 2004. Most of the blog entries focus on resources for teaching business English and general English to students from post-high school age to business professionals in a range of sectors.

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  40. ESL HitchHiker

    ESLHitchHiker

    ESL HitchHiker connects ESL teachers with schools around the globe through job searches, forums, blogs, and groups where English as a second language is the main focus of conversation. Click “Job Search” to check out the categorized and the searchable job database with a “Saved Search” that sends new jobs matching your search to you via email.

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  41. ESL Explorer Blog

    ESLExplorerBlog

    Students who are studying English as a second language at home or abroad can enjoy this blog filled with tips for learning the language. Learn about common everyday things like recipes or study for the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) with tips offered on this site.

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  42. The School of Teaching ESL

    TheSchoolofTeachingESL

    The School of Teaching ESL in cooperation with Seattle Pacific University, offers skills and tools for anyone who has a passion for teaching English as a second language. The school even has an on-site intermediate-level ESOL class that teachers can use to practice.

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  43. SpeakingPal English Tutor

    speakingpal

    SpeakingPal is a virtual English tutor that teaches through dialog and offers real-time pronunciation feedback powered by speech recognition technology. This app is the mobile future of learning ESL, or many other second languages.

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  44. CCSF ESL Student Wiki

    CCSFESLStudentWiki

    The CCSF ESL Student Wiki provides free ESL online resources, links, and tools for ESL students and their teachers at all levels of learning English as a second language. Students and teachers contribute to this wiki for other ESL students and teachers.

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  45. BrainPOP ESL

    BrainPOPesl

    BrainPOP ESL is designed for all English Language Learners (ELL) including students of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English speakers of other languages (ESOL). It is a comprehensive tool for educators teaching English as a Second Language, with a focus on reading, writing, vocabulary building, grammar, and pronunciation.

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  46. Many Things

    ManyThings

    This website offers quizzes, word games, word puzzles, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator, and plenty of other tools for students of English as a second language (ESL) or student of English as a foreign language (EFL). Even native English-speaking students can have fun on this site!

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  47. ESL Lesson Plans and Resources

    ESLLessonPlansandResources

    An ESL teacher can never have too many resources for teaching English as a second language. This site offers lesson plans and resources such as conversation questions for the classroom, games, and links for other great ESL sites on the web.

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    Blogs & Podcasts

    Many ESL bloggers share language learning tips and tricks, and podcasts can be even more useful for practicing pronunciation and immersing yourself in correctly spoken English.

  49. SmartBlog on Education

    SmartBlogonEducation

    This blog discusses the advantages of getting outside of a traditional classroom setting to get more out of education. By going into the English speaking community, students were able to pick up more English and use their English skills in a real environment.

  50. Oxford University Press-English Language Teaching Global Blog

    OxfordUniversityPressEnglishLanguageTeachingGlobalBlog

    Oxford University Press’s “English Language Teaching Global Blog” offers readers tools, resources, ideas, and opportunities for teachers, trainers, lecturers, authors and anyone else with an interest in keeping up with what’s happening in the world of ELT. Use the resources in classrooms, along with ideas from tips and hints for teaching.

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  51. ESL-Library

    ESLLibrary

    A comprehensive resource for ESL teachers, this site offers lesson plans, flashcards, and more. Their resources have been vetted by real ESL students – the issues that are important to them and the way they like to learn.

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  52. Randall’s ESL Blog

    RandallsESLBlog

    This blog is dedicated to the discussion of ESL and the success of students of the English language. Posts range from American holidays that might be confusing to those from different cultures to education resources like scholarships.

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  53. Reach To Teach

    ReachToTeach

    A great resource for ESL instructors teaching abroad, this site houses links for the blogs of ESL teachers around the world. From China to Chile to Korea, teachers can find perspective, advice, classroom tips and more.

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  54. So, You Think You Can Teach ESL?

    SoYouThinkYouCanTeachESL

    This blog was created by an ESL teacher to share tips and ideas about ESL learning and classroom techniques, as well as to discuss education and teaching. It is a great resource to check in with other teachers about goal setting, student challenges, culture, and other issues faced by ESL teachers.

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  55. ESLAmerica.US

    ESLAmericaUS

    This English website works with learners of second languages by offering searchable and categorized resources. From conversation tools to dictation to life skills and writing, this comprehensive site offers a wide variety of learning tools.

  56. ESL Podcast Blog

    ESLPodcastBlog

    A blog that offers learners the ability to use podcasts to improve their English. With lessons from how to make a will to reading lessons, the podcasts archives go back to 2007.

  57. Mondo’s ESL/EFL World

    MondosESLEFLWorld

    With tools for both teachers and students, this ESL site offers evaluation tools, teaching resources, and unique English teaching resources, like learning through song and sitcom. There are also links to video and audio lessons that can be used in classrooms or self-taught by motivated students.

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  58. Matador Network – ESL Teaching

    MatadorNetwork

    Many members of the Matador community have worked as English teachers abroad. The demand for ESL teachers in the non-English-speaking world is so high that ESL has become one of the most popular conduits for teachers to live and work in foreign countries.

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  59. Ellen’s ESL Teaching Blog

    ellenseslteachingblog

    Ellen’s ESL teaching blog is a place for useful information, links, photos, and ideas for ESL students new to her classes in Canada. She not only shares resources for students…any teacher who wants to teach English as a second language can pick up some enthusiasm from this blog. Ellen is passionate about her career!

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  60. Culips ESL Podcast

    CulipsESLPodcast

    This site is a little different, as it teaches Culips English as a second language (ESL) in a podcast. Culips is for people who want to have fun while learning natural everyday English, while focusing on idioms, expressions, and slang.

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  61. BEBC

    BEBC

    BEBC stands for the Bournemouth English Book Centre, and this blog is a BEBC project designed to generate discussions and display insights into ELT and beyond. The blog is in recognition of a rapidly growing ELT industry across the globe.

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  62. eslenglish.ca

    eslenglishca

    Fiona Bramble offers this blog, which focuses on classroom ideas and observations for teachers of ESL students. Fiona teaches ESL in Canada, but her blog — which also focuses on cultural differences — can be used by teachers in just about any country.

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  63. Fun To Teach

    FunToTeach

    This site is all about teaching English as a second language, created by ESL teachers for ESL teachers so they could learn from one another. Not only does this site offer various ways to network, it offers tips, resources, and ideas for teaching that can make all ESL teachers’ lives easier.

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  64. ESL Community

    ESLCommunity

    ESL Community is all about English as a second language learning support in Britain. This site contains activities, blogs, forums, groups, and documents, exams, and videos to help ESL students learn about the English language, English pronunciation, and writing.

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  65. ESL Mania

    ESLMania

    ESL students and teachers can enjoy the wide variety of resources offered by ESL Mania. This site produces tips on idioms, grammar, accent reduction, and business English, and offers resources on places to study, reference tools, and ESL books.

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  66. Sharing Learning Teaching English with technology

    SharingLearningTeachingEnglishwithtechnology

    Inma is passionate about teaching English as a foreign language, and she also is a lifelong learner, especially in technology. She offers a combination of her skills and passions in this blog, which is about teaching English with technology.

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  67. Tiger tesl

    Tigertesl

    ELT is all about English Learning Tools and a website that offers wonderful ways to improve English vocabulary, language comprehension, and listening skills. Students learn through using MP3s, videos, vocabulary lists, real life situations, and interactive games.

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  68. Ingles Ya!

    inglesya

    Ingles Ya! Is a powerful set of English-learning materials including video and audio tutorials and paper workbooks. The curriculum can be used in schools, and lesson 1 is available for free to anyone online

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  69. Back to Top

    ESL Teachers & Experts

    Some of the most well-known teachers and experts on ESL share their thoughts on the subject via websites and blogs. These can provide invaluable insight for both teachers and students of ESL.

  70. Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day

    LarryFerlazzosWebsitesoftheDay

    Larry Ferlazzo has been writing about teaching English for several years. He’s won several awards including the Leadership for a Changing world Award from the Ford Foundation and was the Grand Prize Winner of the International Reading Association Award for Technology and Reading.

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  71. Douglas Fleming PhD – University of Ottawa

    UniversityofOttawa

    Douglas Fleming, PhD, is an ESL expert based at the University of Ottawa. Fleming teaches courses that cover ESL course development and methodology as well as other second language research.

  72. Expat Heather

    ExpatHeather

    Run by an ESL teacher and coach living abroad in Vietnam, this blog shares the unique challenges perspective of someone teaching English overseas. She shares a lot of information about her classes, curriculum, and personal life in Vietnam.

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  73. CCI Greenheart

    CCIGreenheart

    This cultural exchange program is a great opportunity for students to learn English and experience new cultures. Both high school and college students can live and study abroad, earning credit for languages learned, and there are also work abroad programs for people who want to learn new skills.

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  74. ESL 101

    ESL101

    This site lists ESL and expat teaching jobs, and provides free resources for English teachers and information about TESL, TEFL and working abroad. You can also snag a few ESL games and worksheets and post jobs.

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  75. TELC

    TELC

    This ESL program at the LaGuardia Community College helps language students find the right ESL classes and schedule for them. With information for international students, continuing students, and students going to college, this site is a good resource for students at all levels.

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  76. Learn 4 Good

    Learn4Good

    This organization helps ESL teachers find teaching positions overseas or in the US. They regularly post new and relevant teaching positions for ESL instructors and experts.

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    Teaching Tools

    Worksheets, diagrams, pronunciation guides and instructional videos can all be used in classrooms or at home to provide more guided instruction in ESL.

  78. Answers.com Dictionary of Idioms

    AnswerscomDictionaryofIdioms

    Idioms are some of the hardest parts of the English language to learn, particularly for new language learners. This link accounts for many common English phrases and idioms that ESL students might have questions about.

  79. Voxy

    Voxy

    Voxy offers any level English lessons – beginner, intermediate or advanced – through smartphones, tablets, or computers. A native speaker works as a tutor through private lessons – all through the convenience of self-paced lessons on your own device.

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  80. BrainPOP esl

    BrainPOPesl

    Geared towards a younger audience, this site helps teachers teach English in a fun and interactive way. With games, free lessons, and cartoons, this ESL tool can help students grasp concepts quickly.

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  81. Busuu

    Busuu

    This mobile app is an on the go for students learning English. There is a free version that offers 20 complete learning units and a paid version with even more content, including extensive vocabulary with 3000 words and phrases, topics, pictures, and audio-visual material.

  82. Bright HUB

    BrightHUB

    Bright Hub is an interactive online community for educators. They have new and relevant news and information about education, language learning and technology to help instructors reach students, reach goals, use online tools and technology to their advantage.

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  83. eslmovielesson

    eslmovielesson

    ESL Movie Lesson helps ESL teachers prepare language curriculum for their students using videos as a teaching tool. These classroom tested resources save teachers both time and money, and are useful in helping students learn.

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  84. Using English

    UsingEnglish

    If you’re looking for ESL teacher resources, try this site. Teacher tools including free ESL handouts and quizzes, PDF lesson plans, teacher articles, and a directory of teaching and reference resources. The site also provides access to questions from students and teaching forum topics.

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  85. Shambles – ESL and Assessment

    ShamblesESLandAssessment

    A huge collection of assessment tools and links for ESL teachers to use with students. There are resources for all grade levels and most are free.

  86. ESL-Lounge.com

    ESLLoungecom

    ESL Lounge provides free access to hundreds of ESL lesson plans and materials that can be used in the classroom. The majority of the resources at this site are geared toward communication, or to getting the students talking in English.

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  87. Word Steps

    WordSteps

    WordSteps is a free, efficient way to lean learning foreign languages. Students even have the ability to create a collection of foreign words and phrases they want to learn, which is great for traveling or important, upcoming meetings.

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  88. English, baby!

    Englishbaby

    Learn English and find friends at the same time by building a profile and connecting to other English-learning peers while learning free English lessons daily. Other tools include English quizzes, MP3 audio downloads, and English-only chat rooms.

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  89. Englishbanana.com

    Englishbananacom

    This site offers free worksheets, books, and other resources for both teachers and learners of English as a second language. Users benefit from quizzes, podcasts, video lessons, picture dictionary, and other tools all posted on the blog for free.

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  90. Eslbase

    Eslbase

    ESLBase offers help and advice for teaching English as a foreign language. There is a link for jobs, English learning in various countries, classroom resources, and language schools.

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  91. LearnUpon

    LearnUpon

    LearnUpon helps teachers manage their classroom content. With flexibility to incorporate videos, audios, PDFs, Powerpoints, and other features, this system is a leading course management tool for teachers, including ESL instructors.

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  92. Cram

    Cram

    Cram has thousands of pre-created flashcards in dozens of subjects that helps students with memorizing, tests, and general studying. Students can also create their own flashcards with whatever content they need to study up on and use them online or on their mobile device.

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  93. Learn the Word

    LearntheWord

    This ESL tool is completely customizable to the needs and goals of the user. Whether it’s GRE vocabulary, commonly misspelled words, or a list of personal vocabulary, Learn That Word can help users learn pronunciation, grammar, synonyms, and meet any other word goal the user might have.

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  94. Alphabet Patterns

    AlphabetPatterns

    These reusable and printable alphabet patterns can be a great resource for teaching ESL students basic spelling and reading. The site offers several different fonts with upper and lowercase letters and punctuation.

  95. Listening Comprehension

    ListeningComprehension

    This ESL site focuses primarily on the hearing and sound comprehension aspects of language. They offer podcasts, sound stories, movies, and audio clips all to be used as education tools.

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  96. Online-Utility.org

    OnlineUtilityorg

    These online software tools are good resources for English language learners, teachers, writers, and journalist. They can be used in teaching, research, and writing and include dictionaries, a vocabulary builder, and other English skill builders.

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  97. TESOL Games

    TESOLGames

    Games, quizzes, and have always been a way to increase interest in a topic, and TEFL Games helps more instructors reach kids with their interactive materials. Games can help increase a child’s desire to participate and make a connection with the content these resources help introduce that element into learning

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  98. ESL Printables

    ESLPrintables

    This site helps English language teachers find resources for classroom use. Teachers are also encouraged to share and exchange classroom curriculum for other teachers to use, including worksheets, lesson plans, and activities.

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  99. Total ESL

    TotalESL

    Total ESL is your first stop for your English as second language needs. You can find teaching jobs, resources, articles, blogs, and lesson plans at this site, which is an ESL EFL TEFL TESOL resource for Asia, the Middle East, Europe and worldwide.

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  100. Intensive English USA

    intensiveenglishusa

    Intensive English USA Online is part of the Institute of International Education, offering a leading resource for international students who want study abroad opportunities in the U.S. This site acts as an interactive database for intensive English programs throughout this country.

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  101. MyWordBook

    MyWordBook

    Learn English on your Ovi, iPhone, or Android with these British Council “LearnEnglish” apps. Students can choose between UK and US editions, along with Audio/Video apps, “MyWordBook” apps, and elementary podcasts that can help students learn English on the go.

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  102. EverythingESL.net

    EverythingESLnet

    Everything ESL is for teachers who love to teach English as a second language. Judie Haynes, an ESL teacher, offers her experience from more than 33 years of teaching ESL, writing ESL books, and contributing to a column on ESL.

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  103. Intermediate EFL/ESL

    IntermediateEFLESL

    Chris Fry offers several EFL and ESL resources for ELT through Facebook and on Twitter, including activities for pre-intermediate learners, intermediate learners, and advanced learners. He also offers links to a number of chats for English learning students.

    Suggested ReadingIn the News

  104. ESL Teachers United

    ESLTeachersUnited

    Experienced ESL teachers established and launched ESL Teachers United in 2011 as an international ESL watchdog organization. The goal of this organization is to establish an International ESL Teachers Union protecting the labor rights of employees whom provide English services in the ESL industry.

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  105. ESL Article

    ESLArticle

    This site is a resource database filled with articles for the English teaching community. The articles focus on how to teach in ESL, REFL, RESOL, and other English language courses. Teachers and schools can post and share their knowledge and expertise on this site, too.

    Suggested ReadingClassroom Management

  106. Project Shine

    ProjectShine

    Project Shine helps students gain a wider perspective of their worlds and a deeper understanding of themselves. This project, with its programs and opportunities, is on a mission where all members of community engage in meaningful roles that contribute to other groups such as AmeriCorps.

    Suggested ReadingESL & Citizenship

  107. English Leap

    EnglishLeap

    Learning English Pronunciation is just one tool in this English Leap website for English as second language learners. Other options include learning English grammar, finding common mistakes in English, and how to improve spoken English through courses, quizzes, articles, and resources.

    Suggested ReadingFree Grammar & Vocabulary Courses

  108. Ellevation

    Ellevation

    Ellevation is a mission-driven software company that focuses exclusively on the needs of English language learners and on the professionals that serve them. Ellevation enables ELL Student Plans to support individualized student instruction as well as ELP Standards Reports to support the implementation of language standards in the mainstream classroom.

    Suggested ReadingNews/Blog

  109. Cambridge ELT Resources

    CambridgeAdvancedLearnersDictionary

    Cambridge English is an ESL site that focuses on publications they offer to learn English as a second language. By clicking on the “Students” tab, ESL students can take advantage of free online games, learning activities, and grammar practice.

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  110. ESL toolbox

    ESLtoolbox

    ESLtoolbox provides teachers with English language tools such as themed units that contain flashcards, mini-cards, speaking activities, games, and worksheets. Over 25 pages in each unit center on a core vocabulary, making these tools suitable for a wide age range.

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  111. ELT English LearningTools

    ELTEnglishLearningTools

    If you’re looking for an online resource for adult ESL students and teachers, Tiger TESL might have what you need. This site provides conversation lesson topics and questions on relevant adult topics to help with class and homework after class.

    Suggested ReadingWhat if…?

  112. CATESOL

    CATESOL

    CATESOL is California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, and this group is a non-political non-profit organization that represents teachers throughout California and Nevada. Membership provides full access to conferences, publications, resources, and advocacy for all teachers in this field.

    Suggested ReadingCATESOL News

  113. Antimoon

    Antimoon

    Antimoon provides advice and inspiration to ESL and EFL students. Tomasz P. Szynalski and Michal Ryszard Wojcik are the founders of the Antimoon Method, which is a philosophy of learning English based on their successful experiences as English learners in Poland.

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  114. EFL Press

    EFLPress

    ELF Press is a learner- and teacher-friendly resource for English as a second language in Japan. The site offers great articles, links, books, and samples of their publications of English textbooks that are designed exclusively for the Japanese market.

    Suggested ReadingSample Copies

  115. ESL Gold

    ESLGold

    ESL Gold is a huge resource for students of English as a second language, but teachers also can take advantage of the resources offered on this site. The site bases its success on using several different challenge levels to guarantee the students’ successes as well.

    Suggested ReadingReading Skills, Strategies and Understanding

  116. The Pronunciation App

    ThePronunciationApp

    English as second language (ESL) students might learn in America or in Great Britain. While they’re learning the same English language in both countries, the pronunciations are far different. This app, based upon the best-selling Sound Foundations, helps students study, practice, and play with pronunciation based upon British or American English charts.

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  117. Mrs. Hurley’s ESL

    MrsHurleysESL

    Mrs. Hurley has created a place for English language learners and teachers, including ideas for homework, field trips, and summer programs as well as tools for students like her famous “homework help.” Take your time to browse through lesson plans, worksheets, and ideas that help your students.

    Suggested ReadingHomework Help

  118. ESL notes

    ESLnotes

    ESL Notes presents the English Learner Movie Guides, and each individual guide is a detailed synopsis of a popular movie. Each guide contains a summary of the plot, a list of major characters, and extensive glossary of vocabulary and various cultural references that ESL learners may not understand, and questions for an ESL class discussion.

    Suggested ReadingWhy These Movies?

  119. Late Additions

    There are so many awesome ESL resources out there we were bound to miss some. Here are a few other greats that just got added!

  120. AAC Language Lab

    AAC Language Lab

    The AAC Language Lab is a comprehensive web resource designed to support language development and promote communication through Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). AAC Language Lab provides tools that reach beyond clinical environments to support communication and language development at school, work and home.

  121. Rocky Mountain Education Connection

    RMEC

    Rocky Mountain Education Connection is Colorado’s only statewide homeschooling, or “unschooling,” site. They talk about why “unschooling” is beneficial, how to make it work for you or your child, debunk misconceptions, and help individuals ease into college life and fare as adults. They offer many “unschooling” ESL resources specific to Colorado in hopes of getting students on the right track.

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