POPULAR ESL SITES

Practice Speaking English with Robots. Three ESL robots help you practice speaking English on three topics.
Daily Lessons. A new English lesson each day, provided by English, Baby!
Answers.com Search for definitions, pronunciation, and even translation.
Special English from Voice of America. Listen and read at the same time.
Encarta World English Dictionary. You can click to hear the pronunciation of the word.
Translation. This site can translate all the major languages, including Chinese.
Dave's ESL Cafe Help Center. Opens 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week.
Daily Lesson Plan for English Teachers published by the New York Times.
Teaching Degrees
Degree programs for educators and other professionals. Online courses offered through 360 Education Solutions.
Newspapers online
Directory of thousands of newspapers online from around the world, classified by topic, country and zone.
ESL Tower
ESL, EFL site that offers top quality printable and interactive English grammar, vocabulary & pronunciation exercises for teachers and students.

ESL FOR KIDS

SPEAKING

READING

  • Daily Lessons. A new English lesson each day, provided by English, Baby!
  • Weekly Reader. A popular site for kids and teens. Read this week's feature story.
  • Key to College Success. About 10 pages of sincere advice about how to be successful in college. You must read it if you are preparing to study in the States.
  • ESL: Reading. Reading materials for Teachers and Students of English as a Second Language.
  • Bible Gateway. All kinds of versions of the Bible in English and other languages, in text or pdf format.
  • This Day in History. A short passage each day describing an historical event in American history.
  • Finest Quotes. A huge collection of inspirational quotes, thoughts of greatestminds of history.
  • Literature Quotes. Quotations from the great works of literature. You can search for quotations in a number of different ways.
  • Weekly Reader. A magazine for elementary, middle school and high school students.

WRITING

  • ESL Writing blogs. For ESL teachers to exchange ideas and for ESL students to practice writing.
  • Touch Typing. Free Program that lets you exercise and learn Touch Typing.
  • Essay Punch. Students see their work develop on a note pad that keeps track of each step.
  • Essay Info. Basics of essay writing, writing tips, essay types, citation styles, and so on.
  • Good Essay Topics. A collection of great topics for your college paper or essay, and 10 tips for choosing a thrilling essay Topic.
  • Technical Writing. An online textbook for technical writing. It's also a good online reference book.
  • Web Style Guide. Yale online design manual dealing with Web design principles and various Web design issues.
  • APA Style. Official website of the American Psychological Association. 
  • Web Concordancer. You can search an online corpus for a word and display all the sentences in which the word occurs.

QUIZZES

  • ESL Exercises. High-quality free ESL exercises for English learners to improve test-taking skills, grammar, and writing.
  • Quiz Center. Karin's ESL PartyLand, with over 75 interactive quizzes.
  • Flash Quizzes. The quizzes created by Charles I. Kelly, part of his great manythings.org website.
  • BBC Quizzes. A wide range of vocabulary and grammar with thousands of questions in different kinds of activities.
  • ESL Blues. Hundreds of grammar exercises for intermediate level learners.
  • Exam English. Free online practice tests for most of the important ESL/EFL exams: TOEFL, IELTS, CPE, FCE, PET and KET.
  • Grammatics. An EFL site with grammar and comprehension quizzes.
  • Adele's ESL Corner. Grammar, vocabulary, and listening quizzes for beginners and intermediate levels.
  • Quizzes. Quizzes in pdf format for downloading.
  • Quiz Center. A powerful tool you can use to create, administer, and grade quizzes online.

LISTENING

  • ESL Robots. Practice speaking English with three intelligent robots.
  • U.S.A. Learns. An excellent free site for adults to learn English and improve basic reading, writing, speaking and life skills.
  • BBC World News. BBC's international radio. Listen to world news, sport and weather.
  • National Public Radio. Hourly newscast, 24-hour program stream, listen to your favorite programs every day - Morning Edition, All things considered, and Talk of the Nation.
  • ComAudio. You can listen to songs and stories with the text displayed.
  • English Stories. Read and listen to interesting stories, and watch the cartoon at the same time.
  • Bible. Listening to the Old Testament.
  • Yolango. Turns the web’s best video into a powerful tool for improving your English.
  • MP4 Movies. Public domain old movies. Click on the title to watch it on your screen.

GRAMMARS

  • Grammar Handbook. An excellent online grammar handbook which explains and illustrates the basic grammatical rules concerning parts of speech, phrases, clauses, and so on.
  • An On-Line English Grammar Book. An online grammar book with a lot of example sentences.
  • English the Easy Way. For ESL Students and native English speaking students to help explain the difficult points of English grammar.
  • English Grammar Book. With high-quality English lessons and exercises to help English learners learn English grammar online.
  • Grammar Bytes. Includes detailed terms, interactive exercises, handouts, and more!
  • Grammar Slammer. It has an easy-to-use format to help you find what you're looking for, and provide rules and tips about writing clear English.
  • Daily Grammar. By signing up for this free email service, you will receive a short, fun grammar lesson Monday-Friday. There will also be a quiz each Saturday.
  • English Grammar FAQ. Some of the postings made to the newsgroup alt.usage.english by John Lawler, Professor of Linguistics.
  • English Forum. Free English language help. Post your questions here and will be answered by someone.
  • BBC Skillwise. Enables adults to improve reading, writing and number skills.

VOCABULARIES

  • English Vocabulary. Learn the pronunciation and spelling of thousands of words using an image based interface.
  • Free Rice. One of the most popular vocabulary learning websites, which automatically adjusts to your level of vocabulary.
  • SAT Preparation. A vocabulary oriented site that would help you prepare for the vocabulary section of the new SAT exam.
  • Vocabulix. Here you can improve your vocabulary in various foreign languages, online and free!
  • GRE Vocabulary. A free site aimed to improve your vocabulary specifically for the verbal section of GRE.
  • A Word a Day. Definitions and example sentences are provided. You can also click to hear its pronunciation. The word is usually difficult.
  • OZspeller. A Free Australian Online Spelling Tutor & Game with powerful features. Words are spoken by your computer, and a large number of lists for each grade.

EDUCATION

TEACHER TOOLS

 

 

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