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.
Education from the National Education Association (NEA) gives an
overview of the concept of bilingual education and a resource list of
Literacy Education from Northeast Georgia offers a newsletter of
ESL news and resources, an ESL adult literacy e-mail forum sponsored
by the National Institute for Literacy, answers to frequently asked
questions, a searchable database of ERIC articles, and print and multimedia
- ESL Magazine Online
includes a section on feature
articles and Christine Meloni's NetWorthy
Column, a column that describes websites that can be used as tools
ing the ESL classroom.
TESL Journal is a monthly
web publication for ESL teachers. Articles, Research Papers, Lessons
Plans, Classroom Handouts, Teaching Ideas & Links
- National Center
for Adult ESL Education (NCLE) has news, articles,
resource compilations and a listserv to join with others learning about
adult ESL Literacy. This may be a helpful resource for teachers wanting
to assist non-English speaking parents.
Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education Take a site
tour to learn how to search for information, exchange ideas, view
publications or get the latest news.
English as a Second or Foreign Language (TESEL-EJ)
is a full text online journal that publishes articles of interest to
people who teach ESL.
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.
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
- Breaking New English offers ready-to-use current affairs lessons. Graded news articles, listening and communicative activities are uploaded daily.
Zone will provide you and your students with
background information, craft ideas, and language activities associated
with most American holidays.
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.
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.
Foreign Language Links for the Charles City
Highschool Mentoring Program include spanish
sites for children, language
sites for teachers and much more.
Websites for Literacy Practice
- Comenius English
- Dave's ESL Cafe
as described above has many sections devoted to practice opportunities
as a Second Language from About.com is a veritable
gold-mine of resources and lesson ideas for students. Includes a section
for young learners,
quizzes and tests,
and much more.
- English Daily provides free exercises, idioms, common abbreviations, slang, proverbs, and other resources for learning English online.
- English the Easy Way is a website devoted to explaining English so that everyone can understand.
- ESL Net:
English as a Second Language Resource features an ESL
library, interactive Ask
Julie section, and the popular Real
English Zone with cool, multimedia lessons.
- Learn English
Online from Global English. You can view the site in 11 languages
including English and preview trial
online courses for free, but you need to pay to actually take the
courses. Non-subscribers can still use the online
translation tools, play
fun quiz games. and practice vocabulary, listening and grammar in
- Teach English in Asia offers a variety of ESL/EFL games and activities categorized by target student population, as well as type of skill to be developed.
Explorers Dictionary from Enchanted Learning
has over 1,800 illustrated dictionary entries that can be read in English,
Spanish, French, German or Portuguese. Each word also comes with a picture
and most link to an informational page like an encyclopedia. It's perfect
for young or older children learning new vocabulary.
- English Portal International offers online English courses and personal study plans. You do need to sign up and pay to take the courses, but non-subscribers are welcome to play the English Portal Games.
This page last updated on May, 2007.