ESL Resource Links

Last Updated on June 8, 2021

ESL Listening Resources

ESL Listening Lab https://www.esl-lab.com/
British Council – Listening https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/listening
ELLO.org http://www.elllo.org/index-levels.htm
123 Listening https://www.123listening.com/
Talk English – Listening https://www.talkenglish.com/listening/listen.aspx
Listen Again English https://www.listenagainenglish.com/

ESL Video Resources

BBC Learning English – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHaHD477h-FeBbVh9Sh7syA
  http://www.bbclearningenglish.com/
Oxford Online English – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNbeSPp8RYKmHUliYBUDizg
Rachel’s English – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvn_XCl_mgQmt3sD753zdJA
Woodward English – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/WoodwardEnglish
VOA Learning English – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyTokYo0nK2OA-az-sDijA
English Language Level Up – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOPChymTz1N2paPCn92wWGQ
Business English POD – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIiFsAO2Gh_vu8OStpjl16A
ESL Video https://www.eslvideo.com/

ESL Lesson and Activity Resources

All Things Grammar https://www.allthingsgrammar.com/
Teach This https://www.teach-this.com/
Busy Teacher https://busyteacher.org/
ESL Made Easy http://www.eslmadeeasy.ca/
ESL Free Materials https://freeeslmaterials.com/sean_banville_lessons.html
IELTS Exam Net https://www.ielts-exam.net/
ESL Galaxy http://www.esl-galaxy.com/
ESL Printables https://www.eslprintables.com/
Free English Lesson Plans https://freeenglishlessonplans.com/

ESL Vocabulary Resources

   
   
   
   
   

ESL Speaking Resources

ESL Conversation Questions https://www.eslconversationquestions.com/english-conversation-questions/topics/
ESL Speaking.org https://eslspeaking.org/
   
   
   

ESL Lesson Theme Resources

All Things Topics https://www.allthingstopics.com/
   
   
   
   

ESL Teaching Tips Resources

Cambridge English https://www.cambridge.org/vn/cambridgeenglish/?remember=yes&content=teacher
English Grammar.org https://www.englishgrammar.org/
Using English https://www.usingenglish.com/teachers/
ThoughtCo ESL https://www.thoughtco.com/esl-4133095
ISL Collective https://en.islcollective.com/
ESLwriting.org https://www.eslwriting.org/

 

Vietnam English Learner Issues

Common pronunciation problems facing Vietnamese learners of English https://bvu.edu.vn/web/ffl/cong-trinh-bai-bao-khoa-hoc/-/asset_publisher/KIhbjhbiPqXD/content/some-common-pronunciation-problems-facing-vietnam-learners-of-english-ths-nguyen-tien-dung-
Vietnamese pronunciation problems in English http://englishspeaklikenative.com/resources/common-pronunciation-problems/vietnamese-pronunciation-problems/
   

Handy Tools

Team Maker http://chir.ag/projects/team-maker/?fbclid=IwAR1SpMrraNWywJ1sBPGgX74aSSZver5XoUTxSLulFFooXH5HNz6nN03avvE
   
   

Cambridge Learners Dictionary Online

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/learner-english/

ESL – Worksheets

 

Resources | Cambridge University Press
Teach-This – ESL Activities Games Worksheets
All Things Grammar – Home
All Things Topics – Home
BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy English Teachers
Onestopenglish: Number one for English language teachers
iscollective.com – This website is for sale! – iscollective Resources and Information.
BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy English Teachers
50 000+ Free ESL, EFL worksheets made by teachers for teachers
Absolutely Free Classroom Tools for Teachers | English Teaching 101
1,314 FREE Reading Comprehension Worksheets, Games and Tests

 

ESL RESOURCES – BEST

 

Library Genesis
Lessons Worth Sharing | TED-Ed
Dave’s ESL Cafe
ESLvideo.com :: Free ESL Video Quizzes for Students. Free Quiz Builder for Teachers
LearnEnglish | British Council
English as a Second Language free materials for teaching and study
Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab – For English as a Second Language
Planning a writing lesson | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC
Instructor Resources – Writers Workshop
ESL Made Easy
TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC
The Learning Network – The New York Times
ESL Help Resources | Wyzant Resources
ESL Conversation Questions – Sleep (I-TESL-J)
ESLVideo.com | ESL Video | Free English Lessons
English Idioms Beginning With ‘H’ (Page 1) – UsingEnglish.com
Low-prep icebreaker: time travel
ESL: English as a Second Language for Teachers & Students – 7 E S L
List of Online English Teaching Companies – Good Air Language
Cambridge English | Cambridge University Press
Learning English: Simple Sentence Syntax – Don Yorty
Best Sites to Download Free English Books ✅
Teaching Your Adult English Class Online | World Of Better Learning
Enjoy Learning Languages with Music!
Dictogloss | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC
Screen Recorder & Video Editor | Screencast-O-Matic
Ready to Run — DLA
Exam.net – Easy-to-use and secure digital exams
Learning Activities, Quizzes and More – EAP: English for Academic Purposes for Non-Native Speakers of English – Research Guides at Benedictine University Library
English as a Second Language (ESL) Interactive worksheets
Culture – Macmillan Beyond
Brain Teaser Worksheets
Resources | Cambridge University Press
American English | For English Language Teachers Around the World
English Teaching Forum 2013, Volume 51, Number 3 | American English
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https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/09-47-1-c.pdf
Intermediate | Onestopenglish
Electronic library. Download books free. Finding books
About – Educating Her World
Lesson Plans Digger – Free English Lesson Plans and Teaching Tips
Apps to Help Kids Learn Spelling | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
EAP Foundation – Home page
Strategies for Teaching Online | Center for Teaching and Learning

 

ESL Resources

 

TEFL resources
IH Journal
Teacher Training Videos | Free Online Technology ICT Lessons
Internet TESL Journal (For ESL/EFL Teachers)
Flo-Joe: THE place on the web for Cambridge English exam preparation: PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS
English Language Teaching Home Page | Oxford University Press
Free Classroom Resources
H2 English
What’s On
Homepage – Summa
Boggle’s World: ESL Activities for Adults
teacher-guide-lets-go.pdf
Using First Language (L1) in the ELT Classroom – Oxford University Press
Free online course: Road to IELTS | British Council
Infographics
Themed resources | Onestopenglish

 

ESL – Active Learning

 

Freer & Productive Activities – Learn. Teach. Travel.
A Task-based approach | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC
20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers
What is Agentic Learning and Why is it Important? | Getting Smart
How Can Teachers Determine Whether Students Are Engaged?
How to Guide Middle and High School Students to Self-Regulated Learning | Edutopia
Teaching Strategies | Edutopia
Deeper Learning: A Collaborative Classroom Is Key | Edutopia
Thirteen Instructional Strategies for Supporting ELL Newcomers (Opinion)
Student Project Ideas — Insights to English

 

ESL – Grammar

 

Perfect English Grammar
English Grammar – Your guide to error-free writing
Pronouns
Nouns
Exercises at Grammar Bytes!
English Grammar Exercises Online, Interactive grammar exercises for ESL students
English Grammar Quizzes – Medium (ESL, EFL)
Watch grammar videos | LearnEnglish Teens – British Council
Grammar Girl :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™
List of Interactive Quizzes
Parts of Sentences – eLearning Café
English Grammar Help
Terms at Grammar Bytes!
English Grammar: a complete guide
ENGLISH PAGE – Verb Tense Tutorial
English Grammar | LearnEnglish | British Council | Verbs
English tenses | Rules | Exercises + PDF
10 Recommended Books for the CELTA Course | ELT Experiences
Cambridge Dictionary | Free English Dictionary, Translations and Thesaurus
12 verb tenses table learning English grammar tenses
English Tenses
AzarGrammar.com » Classroom Materials » FEG Expansion Activities
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PhoTransEdit (English Phonetic Transcription) Text to Phonetics
IPA Typewriter
Collocations, Compounds, Phrasal Verbs and Idioms | K250
Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals
10 Fun, Fabulous Activities for Practicing Adjectives
Activities & Stories for Teaching Gerunds & Infinitives for ESL Class
Comparatives and superlatives – English ESL video lesson
Grammar teaching: The discovery technique | Onestopenglish
7 Activities for Teaching Modal Auxiliary Verbs in the ESL Classroom | ITTT | TEFL Blog
Be, Have & Do in Questions – ESL Library Blog

 

ESL – READING

 

How to Improve Your Reading Skills | Indeed.com
Reading Skills Guide | Reading | EnglishClub
Unit 4: Reading skills | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC
6 Reading Comprehension Skills
English course prospectus | Reading – Pre-intermediate A2 | British Council
Reading – Pre-intermediate A2 | British Council
Reading – Intermediate B1 | British Council
Seven stages for a successful reading lesson plan | My English Pages
ESLhome.org – Reading Passages and Exercises – p.1
Advancing Learning: Empowering students with paraphrasing strategies | Article | Onestopenglish
21stcentury, 4Cs, ELL, ESL, EFL, ELT, English language teaching, lanugage, learn, learning, learning science, pedagogy, CLT, TBL, productive communication, communication
English Listening Lesson Framework | eslwriting.org
Surveys 101: A Simple Guide to Asking Effective Questions – The Ultimate Guide to Forms and Surveys | Zapier
Topic Lesson plans | Onestopenglish
7 Essential Reading Strategies Your ESL Students Must Know (and YOU Must Teach)
How to Make ESL Reading Instruction Effective
6 Strategies to Strengthen ESL Reading Comprehension for Beginners | FluentU English Educator Blog
Teach the Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers | Adolescent Literacy Topics A-Z | AdLit.org
Improving Reading Skills for ESL
Reading – ESOL- English for Speakers of Other Languages Resources – FCC Research Guides at Frederick Community College
ESL Reading Lesson Plan Template | English Reading Lesson Plan
How to Teach IELTS Reading
Reading Quizzes | ESL Quizzes | EnglishClub
Reading – Study Skills for Academic Success – FCC Research Guides at Frederick Community College
How to Find the Right Keywords in Reading Comprehension?
10 Strategies to Improve Your Reading Comprehension for College
Improving College Reading Skills: Expert Tips and Strategies
Teaching Headings and Subheadings – Alyssa Teaches
Adult ESL Reading Skills & Strategies: The ESL Teacher’s Guide to Effective Reading Lessons — Everyday ESL
13 Activities To Improve ESL Reading Comprehension
Reading Techniques | Academic Skills Center
Reading Online – ReadWriteThink

 

ESL – Speaking

 

Miscellaneous speaking worksheets | Onestopenglish
IELTS Pronunciation Guide – IELTS Advantage
IELTS Speaking Practice: IELTS Pronunciation | British Council Vietnam
Pronunciation Problems for Vietnamese
SOME COMMON PRONUNCIATION PROBLEMS FACING VIETNAM LEARNERS OF ENGLAND (Mr Nguyen Tien Dung) – Works – Scientific paper – Ba Ria – Vung Tau University
Vietnamese Pronunciation Problems and Solutions in English
10 Fresh Roleplay Ideas for General English
Forvo: the pronunciation dictionary. All the words in the world pronounced by native speakers
Speak Up: 6 Fabulous Games to Get Your Students Speaking
ESL speaking: Teach Like and Look Like | eslwriting.org
12 Fun Speaking Games for Language Learners | Edutopia
ESL Speaking Lesson Plan Template | Teaching English Conversation
Pair and Share: 14 Ideas for ESL Pair Work Speaking Activities
Guide to Discussion Skills | UNSW Current Students

 

ESL – Listening

 

The Truth About Teaching ESL Listening Skills: What Works and Why | FluentU English Educator Blog
English Listening Lesson Libary Online
Dictation 3 – texts | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC
Breaking News English Lessons: Easy English World News Materials – ESL
10 Best Free Listening Websites with Quizzes to Practise for Listening Exams | Blog de Cristina

 

ESL – Writing

 

https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/unraveling_the_mystery_of_academic_writing.pdf
Clearer Writing Home Page
The Topic Sentence | SEA – Supporting English Acquisition
English Writing Lessons for Adult Beginners | eslwriting.org
Writing skills lesson plans | Onestopenglish
Cambridge English Write & Improve
10 Ways to Ruin a College Paper | Best Colleges | US News
Annotated by the Author: Why Having Students Annotate Their Own Writing Is My New Favorite Writing Instruction Tool – Matthew M. Johnson

 

ESL – Online Teaching

 

7 On-Line Tools for English Teachers that Made my ESL Courses More Effective
Ten Best Practices for Teaching Online | Tomorrow’s Professor Postings
How to Be a Better Online Teacher – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Best Practices for Teaching Online – TeachOnline
7 guidelines for effective teaching online
Ten Best Practices for Teaching Online
Planning for Your Online English Lessons and Where to Find the Best Resources | Teaching ESL Online
Ideas for adapting group lessons to working on Zoom | Sandy Millin
121 Tools for Distance Learning & Strategies for Student Engagement | Albert Resources
Engaging Students Online • Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching • Iowa State University
English Language (ESL) Learning Online – UsingEnglish.com
Online English Lessons | English Videos
Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary: Meanings & Definitions
Challenges in ELT: Teaching online | Article | Onestopenglish

 

ESL – IELTS

 

IELTS teaching resources | Take IELTS
IELTS Exam Preparation – IELTS Home
IELTS Exam Format

 

ESL – Critical Thinking and Metacognition

 

10 Great Critical Thinking Activities That Engage Your Students
5 Ways to Activate Curiosity in the Classroom | Corwin Connect
Stephen Krashen’s Theory of Second Language Acquisition
Three ways to see what learners know in the English language classroom | British Council
Guided discovery | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC
TEAL Center Fact Sheet No. 4: Metacognitive Processes | Adult Education and Literacy | U.S. Department of Education
Teaching Metacognitive Skills | Centre for Teaching Excellence | University of Waterloo
Executive Function in High School Students
10 FREE ESL problem solving worksheets
Active Learning Strategies | Center for Teaching & Learning
8 Strategies To Improve Executive Functions Of The Brain –
Critical Thinking Guide | UNSW Current Students

 

ESL – Articles on Teaching

 

My 10 Favourite ESL/EFL Resource Websites – Language Teaching Ideas
Customer Segmentation for Startups and Small Businesses | Startups.com
Building a lesson around a sitcom | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC
Council Post: Prioritize Your Customer Segmentation In Digital Marketing Campaigns
How to Form the Subjunctive of English Verbs: Using & Declining the Subjeunctive Mood of Verbs
SL, or Learn and Speak English: Lesson Plans, How To Activities, How To Guides Archives – Bright Hub
The Discovery Technique For Teaching Grammar: Just Get Out Of The Way And See How Much Your Students Can Learn
Please do a bad job of putting your courses online – Rebecca Barrett-Fox
5 ESL Reading Comprehension Strategies That Work Like a Charm | FluentU English Educator Blog
Commenting on Student Writing | The Teaching Center
Are Teachers Micromanaging Students Too Much? » Leaderonomics.com
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Is Your Content Challenging Your Learners? – Pearson – Always ESL Newsletter
EAP – Pearson – Always ESL Newsletter
College Study Skills: Expert Advice for Student Academic Success
Giving Student Feedback: 20 Tips To Do It Right | InformED
Obtaining Feedback from Students | Teaching Commons @ York
Group discussion skills | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC
Other Academic Writing Resources | UNSW Current Students
21st century skills and the English language classroom
A job interview | ESOL Nexus
Creating and Using Rubrics for Assessment | University of Wisconsin – Stout
Rubrics and Assessment Resources | University of Wisconsin – Stout
10 Fun-Filled Formative Assessment Ideas | Edutopia
English-Language Learners | Edutopia
ELT Concourse: the essential guide to methodology
Celta trainControlled and freer practiceget on board…
An introduction to using visualisation | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC
Analysing Language | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC
demon
Writing a Syllabus | Center for Teaching Innovation
Ferris Wheel
Collaboration: Bringing Students Together to Promote Learning | Getting Smart
Ten ways to support learners with dyslexia | Cambridge English
10 Characteristics of Student-Centered Learning – EnglishPost.org
10 Techniques Every Teacher Needs to Know – Richard James Rogers
10 Techniques Every Teacher Needs to Know – Richard James Rogers
Challenges in ELT: Developing intercultural competence | Article | Onestopenglish
ELT Concourse: expressing opinion
Giving Opinions | EFL Magazine
CELTA tip: language analysis assignment | ELT Planning

 

ESL – Technology

 

Team Maker – Chirag Mehta : chir.ag
JeopardyLabs – Online Jeopardy Template
10 Useful Web Tools for Creating Online Quizzes and Polls | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
Apps 4 EFL: Recommended websites for teachers and learners of EFL/ESL
Make Beliefs Comix
ESL Brains – Unique video-based teaching materials for adults
Dvolver Moviemaker. Make digital movies online. Formerly Dfilm. Home
Word Search Generator :: Create your own printable word find worksheets @ A to Z Teacher Stuff
Netflix and learn – six ways to teach English language skills with television | British Council
10 Best Modern American Sitcoms to Learn English | FluentU English
The Ultimate EdTech Chart for Teachers and Educators | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

 

ESL – Blogs

 

Allison Lewis
3 Fun Vocabulary Games – Allison Lewis
How I see it now | My learning space
Return to Simplicity in the Language Classroom – Kamila of Prague
What Ed Said – A blog about learning
Giving opinions about media and arts | TEFLtastic

 

ESL – Lesson Planning

 

Task Based Language Learning and Teaching: Activities, Tips & More
TBL Activities – Educating Her World
CELTA Lesson Frameworks | ELT Planning
Topic-based reading lesson plans | Onestopenglish
English Lesson Planner
Teaching with Comics and Graphic Novels | American English
Lesson Frameworks – Learn. Teach. Travel.
Tim’s Free English Lesson Plans – Use them, share them, comment on them, and share my link in return.
English Lesson Planner

 

ESL – Classroom Management

 

Seven Key Elements for Effective Classroom Management
18 Effective De-Escalation Strategies For Defusing Meltdowns
10 Tips for Giving and Checking Instructions in an ESL Classroom – Eslbase.com

 

ESL – Games

 

ESL-Kids – ESL Games for the Classroom
Children: 4-6 year-olds | Onestopenglish
ESL Kids Games & Activities
7 Golden Grammar Games for a Winning ESL Lesson Plan | FluentU English Educator Blog
ESL Revision Fun Games Online
27 Proven ESL Games for Large Classes (40-50 students) – Monkey Abroad
5 Total Physical Response (TPR) Activities That Every Language Teacher Should Know | General Educator Blog
6 Alternatives to Punishment for Handling Disruptive Students
8 Crucial Elements of Superb ESL Classroom Management | FluentU English Educator Blog
Learning tools & flashcards, for free | Quizlet
10 ESL Vocabulary Games to Get Your Students Seriously Engaged | FluentU English Educator Blog
25 Online Games for English Language Learners – Classroom Aid
Top 10 TEFL Games and Activities
Jones – Ten Ways to Turn Lessons into Games (TESL/TEFL)
10 Best Games for ESL Teachers Abroad | Go Overseas
ideas for fun lessons for 5-6 year-olds
ESL crossword puzzles, printable Word Puzzles for TEFL Lesson Plans
Fun ESL Games, TESOL Tips & Jobs Teaching English Abroad – ESL Expat
Academic English games/ worksheets for EAP classes | TEFLtastic
42 Fun, Free Games for Language Learners | Tay’s Teaching Toolkit
Games Like Kahoot | 8 Learning Apps Similar to Kahoot
Teach English with Puzzles & Word Games | eslwriting.org

 

ESL Blogs – Lesson Plans

 

Blog de Cristina | A NEW LANGUAGE MEANS ANOTHER VISION OF LIFE
ricardo barros elt | Thinking and Living English
Film English – by Kieran Donaghy
| Viral Videos for Higher Level ELT | Ian James | @ij64
Bring back the typewriter |
Sandy Millin | Technologically and linguistically adventurous EFL teacher, trainer, writer and manager