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Websites for Teachers
The following list contains no-cost, content resources for teachers who work with English language learners (ELLs).
- Breaking News English
Leveled English news articles for older ELLs
- EL Civics for ESL Students
This website offers social studies resources to help ELLs build their understanding of social studies themes.
- English Club
Lesson plans and activities
- ESL Partyland
Lesson plans and reproducible materials to use in class
- Everything ESL
Featuring lesson plans, teaching tips, downloadable classroom activities, 'Ask Judie' forum questions and resource picks
EFL/ESL comics for students and teachers
- Learn ESL
Activities and worksheets for older students
- Learning Chocolate
This vocabulary learning platform provides a picture dictionary and audio.
- Masters in ESL
Presents information that current and future ESL teachers can apply to the classroom
- MES English
Free printables for preschool-6th grade ESL classrooms.
- Simple English Wikipedia
This is a great reference site for ELLs.
- The New York Times Learning Network
This site provides step-by-step lesson plans based on the day's news. It is for intermediate to advanced level ESL students.
- Topics Online Magazine for ELLs
An online magazine for ELLs written by ELLs
- Windows to the Universe
This website provides science and culture articles at the beginner, intermediate and advance levels.
- Word Sift
This tool from Understanding Language analyzes texts for content-related vocabulary.