Here are a few handy websites for ESOL Teachers, listed according to category. Enjoy:
Many handouts and short readings.
A variety of free handouts on English, math, geography, etc.
Handouts and worksheets, including word searches and crossword puzzles, as well as some lesson ideas.
4. ESL Galaxy
Good basic-level handouts.
Simple worksheets on a variety of topics, including grammar, math, and geography.
Tons of great worksheets on all aspects of English.
1. Azar Grammar
Great classroom supplements to the Azar Grammar books, including PowerPoint presentations, worksheets, songs, and expansion activities.
A wide variety of grammar exercises.
An excellent vocabulary site: use existing vocab lists from around the world, create your own, make online flashcards and tests and games. Free sign-up.
A great website to help students practice and remember new words. It also has games, video lessons, and teacher resources.
Solid lesson plans and resources for ESL teachers.
Many more lessons, activities, and articles for teachers.
An ESL blog with lesson ideas.
A plethora of great ESL and Civics lessons and handouts from North Carolina.
Listening exercises on a variety of topics, with transcripts and quizzes.
Real-life stories told by real people, accompanied by great animation that aids comprehension.
Audio and transcripts of immigrants’ own stories.
Numerous listening exercises on a variety of topics with accompanying quizzes.
Simple, basic English pronunciation.
More advanced pronunciation practice.
Articles, audio, and comprehension activities from Voice of America.
Advanced-level current events stories with accompanying comprehension and vocab activities.
A smorgasbord of online lessons, videos, and games from the BBC.
A 24-hour news source for New York City.
A great online newspaper with news articles and a special New York section.
A nice online computer skills assessment.
Lesson plans, worksheets, and audio tracks – all about health, medicine, and visiting the doctor.
Excellent health literacy videos and handouts on a variety of health-related topics in a variety of languages.
A low-intermediate collection of stories about students’ health problems, all in simple past tense. Comprehension exercises and conversation questions included.
Intermediate to advanced work readiness curricula.
More good work readiness curricula.
A resource for giving career and educational advice to immigrants with advanced skills and more formal education.
A set of lessons and handouts about workers’ rights and workplace safety.
A simply-worded encyclopedia.
2. Money Talks
Picture stories dealing with financial literacy.
Reading, listening, and grammar exercises, plus some good dialogs and links.
Grammar exercises, games, read-alongs, and videos.
Great New York-based videos, plus study guides and other teaching resources.
High-intermediate to advanced reading, listening, vocabulary, and grammar exercises for just about every holiday.
Videos, listening exercises, and life skills activities for beginning and intermediate students focusing on health, family, and work.
A website with listening, reading, grammar exercises, and many other things.
9. Real English
Great videos and grammar exercises.
Simple grammar, pronunciation, and reading activities.
A blog for ESOL teachers, with excellent lesson ideas and teaching tips.
12. Fast Forward NY
This site has a big collection of adult education-related videos, including videos about work readiness and civics.
Paste any text into this handy website, and create an instant cloze (fill-in-the-blank) document.
14. Step Forward
A very nice series of interactive listening, reading, vocabulary, and grammar activities from Oxford University Press, from levels 1 to 4.
15. Ventures Arcade
A great collection of interactive lessons and games that supplement the Ventures textbook series.
A site with many different types of lessons designed for the Smart Board. Browse by level and subject.
LET’S TAKE THIS OUTSIDE!: Outside-the-Classroom Activities for ESOL Students Living in New York City