Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
- Pearson Higher Ed
Pearson provides a wide range of higher education products and services as well as workforce training.
- Pearson Longman (US)
Resources for English Language Teaching (ELT/ESL/ELL)
- Multimedia Textbook in Behavioral Neuroscience
Multimedia textbook in neuroscience; read summaries of language disorders complete with video/audio clips of aphasic patients
Internet bookshop and publishers' catalogs
- The Graphic Organizer
Graphic Organizers, Mind Maps, Concept Maps are a pictorial or graphical way to organize information and thoughts for understanding, remembering, or writing about. Graphic organizers, mind maps and concept maps are powerful tools that can be used to enhance learning and create a foundation for learning.
- Strategies and Resources for Mainstream Teachers of English Language Learners
A review of research on effective instructional practices for English language learners (ELLs) entitled What Teachers Should Know About Instruction For English Language Learners; this report was released late in 2008.
- Casa Notes
This site is designed to allow teachers to quickly make, and customize, typical notes that are sent home to parents or given to the students.
- Vocabulary Builder
Build your vocabulary with flash cards, dynamic test and games, for SAT, TOEFL, GMT, GRE and more.
- ESL Lounge
Free ESL Lesson Materials for TEFL and TESOL teachers. Grammar, reading comprehension, worksheets, song lyrics, board games, pronunciation, flashcards, surveys, role plays and more. Many levels. All free and printable. Also on site: Teachers' forum, TEFL Guide, Student site, ESL links, teachers' embarrassing tales...
- English Web Guide
A site with pages for students and for teachers including material to download; There is also a growing exercise page (click on link #2). Be sure to try the crosswords!
- ESL Independent Study Lab
This site consists of over 150 annotated links to high-quality websites, organized by topic and graded by language ability. Something for all ESL/EFL students and teachers.
- Everything ESL
Another good teacher planning resource
- Center for Research in Education, Diversity, and Excellence
An alternative to ERIC
- John's ESL Community
Free class websites, free webmail, quizzes, puzzles, games, tutorial. One of the most comprehensive ESL sites on the internet.
- Dave's ESL Cafe
One of the best ESL sites on the web! Check it out!
A great site with lots of useful information for students and teachers. Don't forget to play Hangman!
- Isabel's ESL Site
Exercises and activities designed especially for secondary students of English: quizzes, tests, comprehensions, activities for several popular songs, etc. Links to specific efl/esl sites and other sites of interest for students and teachers of English. Student writings and projects. Homework assignment.
- Karin's ESL Party Land
Teachers can find lots of ideas for lessons and over 10 discussion groups at this excellent site.
- Nellie's English Projects
Collaborative writing project ideas on how to integrate technology into the classroom, with resources for teachers and students.
- ERIC Clearinghouse on Language and Linguistics
- ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English and Communication
- Computer-Assisted Language Learning - Electronic Journal
With a major focus on computer-assisted language learning (CALL), CALL-EJ solicits and welcomes articles and reviews on research and practice in the fields of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) / computer-managed instruction (CMI) / computer-assisted learning (CAL) / computer-enhanced language learning (CELL) / computer-mediated communication (CMC) in ESL, EFL or other languages. Contributions to second language acquisition and computers, language assessment and computers, applied linguistics and computers, and other related areas are also encouraged. (full-text journal)
- De Proverbio: An Electronic Journal of International Proverb Studies
- Educational Policy Analysis Archives Journal
- EL Gazette
The newspaper for English language and international education
- English Language Teaching (ELT) Journal
ELT Journal is a quarterly publication for all those involved in English Language Teaching (ELT), whether as a second, additional, or foreign language, or as an international Lingua Franca. The journal links the everyday concerns of practitioners with insights gained from relevant academic disciplines such as applied linguistics, education, psychology, and sociology.
- English Teaching Professional
The website gives you everything you get from the magazine, including more than 20 years of English Teaching professional articles.
- Internet TESOL Journal
The Internet TESL Journal published articles from 1995 through 2010. The website is now an online resource book for teachers who can refer to our published articles on teaching techniques and other things of interest to EFL and ESL teachers.
- Journal of Advanced Composition
Issues can be found through university libraries
- Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) (ISSN 1076 - 9757)
- Journal of Educational Issues for Language Minority Students
Issues can be found through university libraries
- Language Learning and Technology Journal
- The Language Teacher
This is a bimonthly publication of the Japan Association for Language teaching (full-text journal)
- Modern Language Journal
Part of the Wiley Online Library, The Modern Language Journal features fully peer reviewed, edited articles online (full-text journal)
- New York State Association for Bilingual Education Journal
An electronic journal of EFL/ESL (full-text journal)
- TESOL Journal and TESOL Quarterly
TESOL Press publishes two refereed journals devoted to improving English language teaching and learning.
- SIOP Institute
In an age of high accountability, The SIOP® Model offers an empirically-validated approach to teaching that helps prepare all students—especially English learners – to become college and career ready.
- Kansas State Department of Education
The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is a dynamic, dedicated service agency that provides leadership, resources, support and accountability to the state’s K-12 education system. KSDE administers the state’s governance of education, standards and assessments, special education services, child nutrition and wellness, title programs and services, career and technical education, and financial aid.
- Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence
The Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE) Hawai‘i Project promotes educators’ use of research-based strategies of effective practice for culturally and linguistically diverse students.
- National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition
NCELA works to support the mission of the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), US Department of Education, in meeting the needs of English Learners in schools.
- NCELA Resource Library
A searchable database of over 20,000 items including research articles, literature reviews, reports, classroom materials, curricula, fact sheets, and multimedia products, to help stakeholders learn about and advance English learner education.
- Bilingual/Bicultural Education Resources
Bilingual/Bicultural Education program provides expertise for students to become leaders in a field of growing importance. Our students develop a critical perspective that allows them to advocate for bilingual educators, administrators, children, and families both in and outside the K-12 education system.
- National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
The publication of the revised national curriculum standards for social studies.
- ESL Standards and TESOL
- Math Standards and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a set of academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA) developed under the direction of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association (NGA).
- National Science Education Standards
- Computer Assisted Language Learning
- Linguistic Funland
- Theories in Learning and Instruction
- English Forum
Comprehensive web portal with a wealth of resources for students and teachers of English (ESL/EFL). Interactive Exercises, Message Boards, ELT Bookshop, Good School Guide, Web Directory, World News, Links, Cool Tools and more.
- The English Global Village
Here's a really fun place for students to visit! Check out the Cyberworlds for some great activities!
- The ESL Wonderland
Lots of great activities and information for both students and teachers.
- Global Study
Guide to international education, including message boards and a directory of English language school websites in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
- Linguist List
The LINGUIST List is dedicated to providing information on language and language analysis, and to providing the discipline of linguistics with the infrastructure necessary to function in the digital world.
- Jennifer's Language Page
At this site you can learn how to say several words and phrases in hundreds of different languages. The goal is to include every language, so that people will be able to say at least a few words to anyone they meet, anywhere in the world.
THE site for information on all human languages.
- I Love Languages Page
This is a comprehensive catalog of language-related internet resources.
- Languages and Linguistics at Carnegie Mellon
- TESOL International Association
TESOL is the largest organization focused exclusively on English language teaching for speakers of other languages.
- MidAmerica Teachers of English to Speakers of other Languages (MIDTESOL)
MIDTESOL works to strengthen the effective teaching of English in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska to people whose native language is a language other than English while respecting their individual language rights.
- National Association of Bilingual Education
NABE is a non-profit membership organization that works to advocate for educational equity and excellence for bilingual/multilingual students in a global society.
- American Association for Applied Linguistics
Applied Linguistics is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that addresses a broad range of language-related issues in order to understand their roles in the lives of individuals and conditions in society. It draws on a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches from various disciplines–from the humanities to the social and natural sciences – as it develops its own knowledge-base about language, its users and uses, and their underlying social and material conditions.
- British Association of Applied Linguistics
BAAL is a professional association based in the UK, which provides a forum for people interested in language and applied linguistics. We have an international professional membership of more than 800 members.
- British Council
In the British Council’s US offices we re-energize the transatlantic relationship and partner with international organizations. Together we work on shared agendas in higher education, the arts and civil society.
- British Library
- National Centre for Languages
The ICC - the international language association provides foreign languages teaching and learning with exchange of ideas and know how.
- International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
With over 4,000 members IATEFL is one of the most thriving communities of ELT teachers in the world.
- Japan Association for English Teaching
JALT promotes excellence in language learning, teaching, and research by providing opportunities for those involved in language education to meet, share, and collaborate.
- Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the nation’s first established cultural institution and the largest library in the world, with millions of items including books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.
- Linguistics Association of Great Britain
The scope of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain includes all branches of linguistics – formal or functional, theoretical or descriptive, synchronic or diachronic, social or psychological (or neither), concerned with one language or many.
- Snunit - Center for the Advancement of Web-Based Learning
The Snunit Center for the Advancement of Web Based Learning is the largest educational web portal in Israel and the first of its kind: is a leading organization in the field of online education, which aspires to improve personal and social growth within the Israeli society.
- Summer Institute of Linguists
SIL serves language communities worldwide, building their capacity for sustainable language development by means of research, translation, training and materials development.
- United States Census Bureau
- The Rural School and Community Trust
- National Rural Education Association
William Allen White Library, ESU
This link allows the patron to select English, Chinese, or Spanish - and then provides information about the ESOL Collection at White Library.
- Southwest Educational Development Laboratory
This one is not directly ESL-related but helpful in terms of getting at the "hidden" curriculum.
Student Resources at ESU