Here are a few handy websites for ESOL Teachers, listed according to category. Enjoy:
Many handouts and short readings.
A variety of free handouts on English, math, geography, etc.
Handouts and worksheets, including word searches and crossword puzzles, as well as some lesson ideas.
4. ESL Galaxy
Good basic-level handouts.
Simple worksheets on a variety of topics, including grammar, math, and geography.
Tons of great worksheets on all aspects of English.
Printable cloze exercises and crossword puzzles and lots more.
1. Azar Grammar
Great classroom supplements to the Azar Grammar books, including PowerPoint presentations, worksheets, songs, and expansion activities.
A wide variety of grammar exercises.
An excellent vocabulary site: use existing vocab lists from around the world, create your own, make online flashcards and tests and games. Free sign-up.
A great website to help students practice and remember new words. It also has games, video lessons, and teacher resources.
Solid lesson plans and resources for ESL teachers.
Many more lessons, activities, and articles for teachers.
An ESL blog with lesson ideas.
4. A Virtual Library of Lesson Plans
A plethora of great ESL and Civics lessons and handouts from North Carolina.
1. English Listening Lesson Library Online (ELLLO)
Listening exercises on a variety of topics, with transcripts and quizzes.
Real-life stories told by real people, accompanied by great animation that aids comprehension.
3. Educational Opportunity Center Student Stories
Audio and transcripts of immigrants’ own stories.
4. Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab
Numerous listening exercises on a variety of topics with accompanying quizzes.
Simple, basic English pronunciation.
More advanced pronunciation practice.
Articles, audio, and comprehension activities from Voice of America.
Advanced-level current events stories with accompanying comprehension and vocab activities.
A smorgasbord of online lessons, videos, and games from the BBC.
A 24-hour news source for New York City.
A great online newspaper with news articles and a special New York section.
1. Northstar Basic Computer Skills
A nice online computer skills assessment.
1. Queens Library Health Literacy Curriculum
Lesson plans, worksheets, and audio tracks – all about health, medicine, and visiting the doctor.
Excellent health literacy videos and handouts on a variety of health-related topics in a variety of languages.
A set of industry-specific lessons and activities.
2. Online Bureau of Job Readiness Resources
Intermediate to advanced work readiness curricula.
3. Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE & ESOL Classroom
More good work readiness curricula.
A resource for giving career and educational advice to immigrants with advanced skills and more formal education.
A simply-worded encyclopedia.
2. Money Talks
Picture stories dealing with financial literacy.
Reading, listening, and grammar exercises, plus some good dialogs and links.
Grammar exercises, games, read-alongs, and videos.
5. We Speak NYC
Great New York-based videos, plus study guides and other teaching resources.
High-intermediate to advanced reading, listening, vocabulary, and grammar exercises for just about every holiday.
Videos, listening exercises, and life skills activities for beginning and intermediate students focusing on health, family, and work.
8. Multi-Cultural Educational Services
A website with listening, reading, grammar exercises, and many other things.
9. Real English
Great videos and grammar exercises.
Simple grammar, pronunciation, and reading activities.
11. Ventures Arcade
A great collection of interactive lessons and games that supplement the Ventures textbook series.
A site with many different types of lessons designed for the Smart Board. Browse by level and subject.