Websites for You!

The following websites are designed to offer educator support as you plan lessons for the varied levels of your learners.

http://esltrainingvideos.blogspot.comvideos on Warm-up strategies, teaching pronunciation, phonics, multi-level class management, interactive vocabulary, the writing process, introducing new lessons, student organization skills. for “Literacy writing worksheets” on the left under “resources” for non-literate students.

www.ESLflashcards.comAlphabet and picture flashcards on all topics. Can print in all sizes. Great for working with minimal and near minimal pairs. Create online flashcard sets with pictures and sounds. Students can practice flashcards in a variety of online games. Create your own set or search for sets created by other teachers. Must create a free account (Premium membership allows uploading own images, +). Compilation of many online resources for beginners to practice the four skills, vocabulary, and computer literacy. Compilation of many online resources for intermediate and advanced students to practice the four skills, vocabulary, and computer literacy. Beginner site for ABCs, phonics and beginning reading. Vocabulary site with audio, visuals, reading, and writing practice. Vocabulary and grammar exercises. Comprehensive ESL course (beginning through intermediate). Free registration is required.­ Picture dictionary with identification practice. English Accent Modification videos with Marsha Chan. Current news articles written for various levels. Vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, and grammar exercises for each article/level. Listening comprehension exercises for various levels. Website provides extensive resources for ESL teachers as well as many kinds of lessons for learners. Variety of resources for ESL tutors including online courses for instruction that you can watch, but you must first create a free online account. Useful website is very helpful for explaining grammar and punctuation, with examples you can use for teaching. Easy, quick, and helpful website for learners who want to speak more natural English.  It provides new useful real-world English phrases or expression every day.  You can teach a few of these to your students each week. Variety of government and history lessons for ESL students–easy ways to learn about American history, geography, and culture. A meeting place for ESL and EFL teachers and students from around the world. Printable teaching resources such as worksheets and flashcards for language arts, TESOL,TEFL, ESL. Offers over 2368 free printable worksheets for ESL lesson plans and ESL activities. Wide range of activities for ESL students, such as international e-mail discussion lists and online tests. Reading passage for all levels of proficiency and a multitude of topics. Create learning games, puzzles, word searches, etc. to reinforce reading, phonetic, writing, and math skills. Easy English News is a monthly newspaper that is designed for ESL readers, focusing on vocabulary, culture, customs, civics, history, humor, idioms, and current news that matters to them.


These short teaching and reference documents were created for South Coast Literacy in Orange County to explain key grammar concepts simply and clearly.

Verb Pictures Uses unique time diagrams to explain the major English verb tenses. Explains when articles (a, an, the) or other words such as pronouns are required before nouns, and explains when to us “a,” “an,” or “the.” Addresses a recurring problem ESL students have by showing how words describing feelings (such as “excited”) are different from descriptions of things that cause feelings (such as “exciting”).  Contains many helpful examples.  How infinitives can be used as nouns, adjectives, or adverbs, and explains the seven special infinitives that do not begin with “to.” Explains the meanings of “clause” and “phrase,” and shows the different types of clauses and phrases. Explains and gives examples of the types of verbs used in the four different types of clauses and phrases. Explains the meanings of the terms idiom, irony, metaphor, simile, and slang. Understanding rules for dividing words into syllables is essential for teaching students to read out loud and pronounce new words.