Resources in Applied Linguistics & TESOL

Useful links Virtual Libraries Language Lists Organizations
Educational Resources Information Centers Languages and Literatures Electronic Journals ESU TESOL Program Webpage
ESOL Lesson Plan, Graphic Organizers and Instructional Resources  Global Perspectives ESOL Publishing Companies  


Useful links

Virtual Libraries

  • 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. The collection is cataloged in ESU's Kellogg CatalogA search can be done on the catalog and the results may be limited to the ESOL collection by clicking on the "Limit this Search" button.

  • Southwest Educational Development Laboratory
    This one is not directly ESL-related but helpful in terms of getting at the "hidden" curriculum

School Demographics & Data

Educational Resources Information Center


Languages and Literature


Language Lists


Electronic Journals

Note that only those marked with an asterisk are full-text journals.


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Catalogs and Publishing Companies 

Pearson Higher Ed

Pearson Longman (US)


THE site for info on all human languages; fascinating and depressing at the same time

Multimedia Textbook in Behavioral Neuroscience   

Multimedia textbook in neuroscience; read summaries of language disorders complete with video/audio clips of aphasic patients

Global Perspectives

  • 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!
  • Friends-in-English
    Friends-in-English is for all those learning English as a second language...and for making friends all over the world....WELCOME
  • 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.

ESOL Lesson Plans

Graphic Organizers Online

  • 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.
  • ESL Lessons
    A great collection of ready-to-use lessons in 12 different categories. For use in the classroom or computer lab.
  • Strategies and Resources for Mainstream Teachers of English Language Learners
  • English Language Learners in Mainstream Classrooms--Teacher Resources
  • Make notes to go home in English and Spanish
  • 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...
  • ESL Point
     An online resource where teachers and students can get the help they need whenever they need it. Links to thousands of pages of ESL/EFL-related material, all categorized according to skill and difficulty.
  • 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.