English as a Second Language

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English as a Second Language

Effectve Literacy and English Language Instruction for English Learners in the Elementary Grades

  • A Practice Guide from the U.S. Department of Education "What Works" Clearinghouse.


  • A blog from two ELL teachers who post ideas for teaching English language learners, categorized into different topics.


  • Games, activities and worksheets for the ESL teacher.

University of Victoria Language Teaching Clip Art Library

  • 3000 images meant to be useful in the teaching of basic vocabulary in a variety of languages.

International Children's Digital Library

  • The mission of this site is to give childen access to books in their mother tongue wherever they live. The ICDL collection includes 4365 books in 54 languages. It also contains some dual language books. The English part of the collection is most valuable for historical purposes.


  • A free online talking dictionary of English pronunciation.

Visual Dictionary

  • Illustrations provide the terminology associated with a word. Searchable by words or categorized by themes, so has great potential for language learning. Also listen to audio pronunciation of words.

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