5 Useful Links for ELL Educators

  1. UsingEnglish.com: Here you will find an incredible collection of tools and resources for learning and teaching English as a Second Language, including a grammar glossary, printables, and teacher handouts.
  2. ManyThings: On this website, there are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer assisted language learning activities. Even though the primary focus is for ESL, native English speakers may also find some interesting things on this site.
  3. LanguageGuide.org is geared toward helping language learners acquire the vocabulary of the physical world using an image based guide which contains up to 2,435 words (Examples: Reptiles & Amphibians, Winter Clothing). Due to it’s visual nature, the guide can be used worldwide, regardless of the student’s language. The English and French guides also include complementary pages with more than a thousand expressions, verbs, and additional nouns. The site is designed to give users a major boost in their vocabulary acquisition.
  4. BrainPopESL.com Students learn listening, speaking, reading, & writing with animated movies and interactive features and teachers get to download resources that go along with the website’s curriculum.
  5. Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon: Check out this lexicon that offers images demonstrating the true meaning of the word, making it easier for English language learners to understand.

By: Catalina Caicedo Garzón

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