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23 Useful Websites for Teaching and Learning English

September 6, 2014
Below are some valuable resources for ELL and ESL teachers. With these resources, you can find great ways to communicate more effectively, explore lessons, and be a great ELL teacher.


Check out this lexicon that offers images demonstrating the true meaning of the word, making it easier for English language learners to understand.
On this website, you’ll find quizzes, word games, puzzles, and a random sentence generator to help students better grasp English as a second language.

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Bab.la is a really fun site for ELL learners, with reference tools like a dictionary and vocabulary, supplemented with quizzes, games, and a community forum.
On this site, you’ll find free English videos for both students and teachers.
 Okanagan College’s resource offers 13 different unit lessons for learning and teaching English pronunciation.
In this website from the BBC, students can find help with grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation, with plenty of references to current events. Plus, you’ll find a special section for ELL teachers.
ESL Gold is, no joke, golden, with seemingly endless learning resources for English. Students can practice pronunciation, find a book to study, and even talk to someone in English on this site. Plus, teachers can find a job, search for textbooks, discover games, and so much more.
 Check out this free site for learning English, with loads of videos from real English speakers, plus quizzes and community support.
In this online library, students can get access to a huge collection of English texts and scripted recordings.
An awesome resource to use for simple translations, Google Translate can help your students see how its done and better understand translations between two or more languages.


 Direct your students to this ESL cyber listening lab with study guides, quizzes, and even teacher features.
This online tool is designed to help jumpstart students’ vocabulary skills, with more than 90 vocabulary lessons, and the option to create lessons of your own.

Wordsteps: Wordsteps makes it easy for students to build their own vocabulary collection, and even access their vocabulary through a mobile device for English language learning on the go.

Utah Education Network English Language Learner Resources:
 Check out this list of great resources for ELL, with teaching ideas, forums, and even news and research.
 Specially designed for English language teachers, One Stop English has a monthly topics series, news lessons, and even an app for on the go ELL teaching.
This ingenious tool allows ELL teachers to effectively communicate with non-English speaking parents. You’ll be able to quickly make and customize notes that you can translate and send home to parents, effectively communicating information about field trips, conduct, homework, and more.
 A great site for ELL teachers, ESL Party Land has lesson plans, strategies, worksheets, flashcards, quizzes, games, and even vocabulary resources to help you be a better ELL teacher.
 Check out this collection of royalty-free, language-neutral clip art designed to be used for foreign language instruction.
Thousands of teacher contributions can be found on this site full of quizzes, exercises, and tests for teaching English as a second language.

Szoter
Using this online annotation tool, ELL teachers can write directly on images to explain their meaning to students.
A service of Oxford University Press, this learning resources bank for English language teaching has courses, titles, and interactive English reading tools.
 Encourage students to self-test with this website, offering free English tests, grammar exercises, and worksheets.
Check out these test and games that offer a great way for students to test and improve their English language skills.