Websites in this category and its subcategories contain English as a Second Language (ESL) resources for students and teachers. ESL is the learning and teaching of the English language to people who are not native speakers of English, that is, that do not have English as their mother tongue. Regarding terminology, "ESL" is the term commonly used in the USA, in Canada it is also known as English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and in the rest of the world it is known as English as a Foreign Language (EFL).
BBC World Service - Learning English
Comprehensive materials for intermediate to advanced ESL learners from the BBC World Service. Uses simplified news stories to present English in context along with extensive audio and video clips. Also provides grammar and vocabulary feedback along with discussion groups and quizzes.
Offers self-study instruction, cross-cultural training, and lessons designed specifically for children.
Brian & Neko's Place
A variety of discussion-based activities of interest to teachers and students alike.
Churchill House: Online English
Downloadable programs and lesson plans, interactive quizzes and information on exams.
Corrine's ESL Homepage
A site for ESL students to have fun learning by surfing the internet in English for shopping, cooking, music, kids, sports, holidays. Oriented toward Japanese students.
David Appleyard's World of English
Offers an online literature and reference library, English study materials, a dictionary bank, worldwide newspaper and official tourist information links, humor and health pages, regular art spots and a bulletin board.
Online resources for First Certificate or above EFL students.
Includes games, tests, and quizzes for young learners who are beginner to lower-intermediate level.
Subscription fee for downloadable grammar, vocabulary, spelling and pronunciation material for classroom and self-study use. Samples available for intermediate and advanced learners.
English at Home
Learning tips and advice for learning or improving grammar, speaking, and vocabulary. Also learning games and a free newsletter. Requires Flash.
Offers grammar and vocabulary activities, word games, pen pal listings, and question-and-answer service. Includes free classroom handouts for teachers.
Includes American slang expressions, proverbs, grammar, common mistakes, song lyrics and other topics.
English Grammar Online
Learn English online - free exercises, grammar explanations, games and teaching materials.
Grammar explanations, free grammar, multiple choice and irregular verbs exercises and crosswords for beginner to intermediate level.
English: The International Language
Free online lessons, resources and advice for learners and teachers of English as a second language and English as a foreign language.
Daily word list, exercises, cartoons, tests and articles.
Interactive grammar quizzes, reading and vocabulary exercises for students.
ESL Resource Center
Resources for international students including free lessons.
Features stories, quizzes, games, listening exercises, overseas program links, pen pals and forums.
The ESL Wonderland
Offers listening, reading and grammar exercises.
Offers free online classes and message boards for English learners.
Interesting Things for ESL Students
Free textbook and study area with a daily page of proverbs, slang, anagrams, and quizzes. Requires Flash player.
Isabel's ESL Site
Offers quizzes, tests, comprehension, grammar exercises and popular songs for secondary students.
Language Communication and Technology II/III
History on "Aussie Lingo" with an Australian slang dictionary and help in understanding pronunciation.
Language Guide English
Names of hundreds of common objects where the beginner student can hover the cursor over an image and hear its pronunciation and spelling.
Language School Teachers
A global service to help language teachers and learners contact each other.
Sections on grammar and vocabulary, tests, games, dictation and a forum. Many audio files to help with listening and skills.
Free website from the British Council that offers help to ESL learners from elementary to advanced level, with interactive games, multimedia exercises and stories.
Learning English: Choosing an English Language School
Answers to questions about how to learn English, choosing a school, the best examination to do, and what makes a good business English course.
Award-winning online library and language lab of copyright-free English texts with audio clips. Critically acclaimed collection ranging from famous quotes and poems to Aesop's Fables and Inaugural Addresses.
ESL/EFL moo that provides a place for learners of English to chat with one another.
Fee-based interactive lessons offered to help improve scores on the IELTS, TOEFL, EAP, and FCE exams.
Offers free and shareware versions of learning material which include US state games, vocabulary training, quizzes and the opportunity to play the games online.
Studio Classroom Taiwan
From the magazine and radio program designed to teach conversation to Mandarin-speaking Chinese students.
Site for people learning English as a second or foreign language (ESL or EFL) including help about how to write argument or opinion essays.
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