English Language Learner (ELL) Resources
The number of students with limited proficiency in English has increased significantly in recent years. Here are a variety of resources to help educators with English Language Learners.
WIDA ELP Standards
The World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium's ELP Standards for grades PreK - 12.
Colorín Colorado is a free web-based, bilingual service that provides information, activities, and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners.
This site includes Lesson Plans, Teaching Tips, Resource Picks, and a question answer section to help teachers with English Language Learners.
Dave's ESL Cafe
A portal of ESL resources for Teachers, Students, and the general public. Resources include a job board, lesson ideas, and forums.
ESLgold provides thousands of free information and resources for ESL/ELL. All materials are organized by skill and level for quick and easy access.
ESL Resource Center
Free ESL Materials, ESL Resources and ESL Lesson Plans for TEFL/TESOL teachers. Jobs, Forums, Chat, Book Center, Articles and Web Links.
Worksheets, Flashcards, Lesson Plans, Jobs and a Forum for the ESL and TEFL Teacher.
One Stop English
Onestopenglish is packed with resources for English language teachers. There are free resources or you can pay for a subscription to get access to even more.
This web site is for people studying English as a Second Language. There are quizzes, word games, proverbs, slang expressions,a random-sentence generator and more.
For Educator - Colorín Colorado
Useful information, strategies, activities, and resources for all teachers of ELLs, whether you are an ESL teacher or a content area teacher with one or two English learners in your class.
Webcasts - Colorín Colorado
Webcasts offer an exciting new way to learn about teaching ELLs. Each webcast features a 45-minute video program, which includes recommended readings, suggested discussion questions.
Casa Notes is designed to allow teachers to quickly make, and customize, typical notes that are sent home and then translate them in to Spanish.
Doing What Works
This practice guide from the Department of Education focuses on Teaching Literacy in English to K-5 English Learners
Resources, lessons, and ideas on to help you teach English.
Bab.la offer translations in many different languages, ranging from colloquial and regional expressions to more technical or field-specific vocabulary.
Online word games targeted to those learning a foreign language and the ESL/ELL learner.
Learning English as a second language with fun, interactive quizzes.
Translating short phrases can help you communicate with your ELL students.
For children who do not speak English as a first language, the Literacy Center provides an excellent environment for practicing basic pre and early reading skills.
Real English is a completely free site for learning English. Original videos with interactive lessons. Community of teachers & students learning together
Reading learning strategies that include resources such as tips for Practicing reading and reading comprehension techniques.
Bab.la online language learning flash card vocabulary lessons. You can use premade flash card lessons or create your own.
Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab
This ESL listening Web site created by Randall Davis helps ESL/EFL students improve their listening comprehension skills through practice with self-grading quiz pages.
Students will find quizzes, conversations, videos and more to help them learn English.
One Stop English Forum
You can use this space to share your ideas, questions and tips on English language teaching with colleagues and experts from all over the world.
News and Research
Teaching English Language Learners
An article in American Educator, Summer 2008 that highlights the most promising Instructional approaches and discusses questions research has not yet answered.
Where We Stand: English Language Learners
A document that discusses the research behind English Language Learners and what American Federation of Teachers is doing to help close the achievement gap between ELL and Non-ELL students