Engish Language Learner University (ELL-U) - This online Professional Development Portal for Adult ESOL Educators will be used in conjunction with SABES/DESE face-to-face sessions to provide ESOL practitioners with access to high quality professional developmentopportunities. Here practitioners can access unlimiited evidence-based instruction training, leading adult ESOL experts, and resources, while helping to build a community of practice for ESOL professionals. NEW Mar 2013
Stand Out Correlation with ESOL Frameworks - this webpage from Heinle provides correlation between each book in the Stand Out series with the Massachusetts Adult Education ESOL Frameworks. This should make it fairly simple for teachers to cut and paste the appropriate framework standards and benchmarks into lesson plans.> UPDATED Jan 2013
English for Everyone - this website provides teachers with a great free resource of printable English worksheets. All Literacy, Pre-GED, GED and English as a Second Language (ESOL) teachers and students should be able to benefit from this website. In the left margin you will find an index containing hundreds of topics that lead to quality teaching materials. If you use any of the materials on this website make sure to retain their logo in the top left corner of the worksheet. NEW FEB 2013 - sent by Michael Pellegrini (Worcester)
CARLA - this is the websire for the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition at the University of Minnesota. The site offers a number of resources to language teachers including a battery of second language proficiency assessments and a working paper series on a variety of topics including content-based language instruction, immersion, and strategies for language learning. NEW MAY 2013
ESOL Frameworks (released Sept 2005) - Massachusetts Adult Education ESOL Frameworks
ESL Flow - this site devoted to English language teaching theories, approaches and techniques provides unlimited ideas and tools including worksheets, exercises, role plays, discussions, dialogues, interviews, drills, crossword puzzles and games for ESL teachers to use when teaching vocabulary, writing, grammar, comprehension, idioms, or pronunciation NEW Feb 2012
Dave's ESL Cafe - popular ESL website created by Dave Spirling which includes a wide variety of features for students and teachers alike including news, discussion pages, chats, quizzes, e-mail and job postings. Also included are a wide variety of lesson materials on idioms, slang, verbs and quizzes.
ESL Lesson Plans and Resources for Teachers - A huge listing of ESL references for teachers including many ideas for lesson plans, classroom activities, prompts for conversation and writing assignments, exercises, quizzes, games, grammar and vocabulary, clipart, and classroom materials.
One Stop English - large site for ESL teachers
Internet TESOL Journal - monthly web journal from Teachers of English as a Second Language (TESOL) which includes articles, research papers, lesson plans, classroom handouts, teaching techniques, classroom games and jokes, and previous issues.
About the Human Internet: English as 2nd Language - ESL section of a major internet site devoted to providing information on a number of topics on the internet. Claims to include over 700 ESL links. Also provides its own features and a catalog for finding ESL information.
Cookbook of Ideas for the ESL Classroom - a feature of Dave's ESL Cafe which includes a large collection of of more than 500 ideas and tips for teachers of ESL arranged into more than 20 categories including reading, grammar, pronunciation, writing, vocabulary, discipline, books, software and games.
Adult Education ESL Teacher's Guide - the lessons and activities provided at this site are designed for adult learners. Features include: Beginning ESL Lessons and Accompanying Teacher Training Modules; Intermediate ESL Lessons and Accompanying Teacher Training Modules; and Teaching Non-Literate Adults. All materials and worksheets are provided.
Guide to Grammar and Writing - provides an excellent and comprehensive guide to English grammar, sentence construction, spelling and composition. Also find categories for Forms of Communication Ask Grammar and Online Interactive Quizzes.
Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom - a wide range of topics, each with a set of questions, that teachers will find useful as springboards for oral production practice or as prompts for journal writing assignments. Opportunity is also provided for teachers to add topics and questions.
EFL/ESL Class Handouts - several of these handouts could be used as home practice for your students.
ESL Partyland for Teachers - lots of resources for ESL teachers, including lesson plans, activities, and reproducibles.
Beginning ESL Lessons - many of these lessons can be printed out for homework. They cover dialogue practice, drills, telling time, etc., as well as modules on how to teach: teaching pronunciation, teaching time, etc.
Intermediate ESL Lesson - same as above, for more advanced students. Topics cover asking directions, shopping for groceries, dictation exercises, and more. They are written for adult ESL learners, but can also be used for high school students.
English to Go Lesson Plans - offers a free weekly lesson in some facet of the English language, called a Weekly Warmer, for all levels. While the weekly warmer is free however, be warned that using the archives of past lesson warmers requires a paid subscription.
Activities for ESL Students - large collection of quizzes and crossword puzzles for all levels of ESL students on vocabulary, grammar, and content areas. Allows teachers to create their own drills and puzzles to add to the collection.