Literacy Resources for Learners of English as a Second Language

Welcome to your classroom literacy web resource. Within these pages, you'll find easy access to a wide assortment of literacy ideas customized for classroom teachers of students who are learning English as a second language (ESL) or English as a foreign language (EFL). I've tried to keep the links on this page particular to this audience, but you will also find many other relevant literacy resources by visiting the Teachers homepage or by selecting a particular grade level from the left sidebar.



Instructional Strategies

  • Bable Fish Translator helps translate newsletters, messages home and any other communication from English into five other languages. It's not a perfect translation, but it's a start.
  • Dave's ESL Cafe is "the Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World!" This award winning website gets over one million hits a month...check it out.
  • EFL Playhouse is a resource for teachers of young learners of English. It is chock full of songs, arts and crafts, fingerplays, recipes, games, tongue twisters, phonemic awareness activities and teaching tips.
  • Breaking New English offers ready-to-use current affairs lessons. Graded news articles, listening and communicative activities are uploaded daily.
  • Holiday Zone will provide you and your students with background information, craft ideas, and language activities associated with most American holidays.
  • Josh Ezekial's English Language Development Tips summarizes what this teacher has learned about why children often fail in the context of the ADEPT California Assessment and how teachers can help.
  • ProTeacher's ESL/EFL Resources and ProTeacher's ESL Activity list links you to many ideas for classroom use.
  • Teaching with the Web from Language Links is a compilation of ideas by Lauren Rosen for using WWW resources as a language teaching tool for older students. Ideas for using City Net, Metro Link, and World News Tonight are outlines and links to resources for students learning German, French, Spanish, ESL/EFL, Italian, Asian Languages, Russian, and African Languages are annotated as well.
  • Quick Foreign Language Links for the Charles City Highschool Mentoring Program include spanish sites for children, language sites for teachers and much more.

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This page last updated on May, 2007.


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