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ESL Online Resources


Important Sites

CalPRO Website​ Provides instant access to research–based professional development resources
​CASAS E-Testing Practice (Download Sampler) Students can practice with a downloaded sampler
CASAS E-Testing Practice (PPT)​ Students can practice with an interactive Power Point
Rosetta Stone for English Learners​ ​For the use of Rosetta Stone with an account through MSJC - must use with headphones and microphone
​Burlington English For the use of BE at HOME - must use with headphones and microphone
​OTAN Survey for Instructors password: msjc456
​West Ed ENTRANCE Survey ​password: entrymsjc
West Ed EXIT Survey​ ​password: exitmsjc

Academic Word List for IELTS & TOEFL

Pronunciation Resources

BBC - Words and Pictures ​Literacy resources with interactive games suitable for whole class work using an interactive whiteboard​
BusyTeacher - 9 Online Resources​ ​9 great links for pronunciation practice
​​English Club​ ​Lessons and resources with audio
English Media Lab​ ​Links to interactive lessons, games, worksheets, and other materials
English with Jennifer (Youtube Channel) ​ ​Informative videos that students can watch to improve pronunciation 
ESL Gold - Pronunciation ​ ​Videos, exercises, strategies, links, and more
FluentU - Pronunciation Activities​ ​10 activities for whole classroom engagement
How to Pronounce -ed Ending Correctly (Youtube video) ​​Learn 3 ways to pronounce -ED in English verbs, and speak English more naturally​
​ITESLJ - Pronunciation​ ​Collection of links to sound files, minimal pairs, quizzes, tongue twisters, and more
​​Kim Oliver ESOL Web Links​​ ​Great collection of links to aid with teaching pronunciation
​Learner's Dictionary ​Exercises with Merriam-Webster Dictionary
​Many Things - Pronunciation  ​Game-like minimal pair practice using flash and MP3 files
Pronunciation - International Ed at Okanahan College ​Virtual lab to watch videos, practice phonetics, listening, and spelling
Rachel's English ​ ​Podcasts related to a theme, videos about each phoneme and how to form it in the mouth, and more
Ship or Sheep ​Minimal pairs
Sounds of Speech (Website module at bottom of page) ​Download App from Apple or Google Play for $4. Free online. Phonetics visuals and practice. 
​Spoken Skills ​Everyday speech, specific situations, listening, dialogues, vowel sounds, consonant sounds, idioms, etc. ​
Teac​hing Pronunciation Lessons, presentations, workshops, videos, listening practice, and more 
​Train Your Accent ​​​Lessons based on real-life topics with transcripts and audio targeting natural speech
Tiny TEFL Teacher  ​Minimal pair activities and games​

Lesson Planning / Supplemental

​A4ESL​ ​​Study English with quizzes, tests, crossword puzzles, exercises, and other activities
​Accredited Online Schools​ ​Reading Fluency and Literacy in School - Enhancing Comprehension at K-12 and Beyond
​Ace Your Class​ ​Created by UCR IEP for international students. Very helpful for beginners (recommended by Lena Nelson) 
BusyTeacher Free printable worksheets and lesson plans for every busy teacher​
​Breaking News English Current events, mini-lessons, multi-level
​Dave's ESL Cafe ​​For ESL/EFL students and teachers around the world​
Edmodo An ​easy way to get your students connected so they can safely collaborate, get and stay organized, and access assignments
​English Forums ​Help with using English Grammar rules, letter writing tips
ESL Games World​ ​Fun games for ESL/EFL lessons
ESL Library​ ​​More than 900 ready-made, student-centered lessons and over 2000 vocabulary images *SUBSCRIPTION required (recommended by J. Peace)
ESL Partyland Loads of ideas and printable materials to use in class, discussion forums, and employment opportunities
ESL PDF ​ESL worksheets - English grammar printables, ESL handouts
Fliquiz Q​uick way to create your own gameshow-style boards for test reviews in the classroom
Holidays (EL Civics)​ ​Holiday lessons: ESL lessons about common holidays celebrated in the United States
​Jeopardy.Rocks! ​Another great website to create quick and easy Jeopardy style review games
Kahoot! ​Create, play, and share fun learning games for any subject, for all ages, for free! 
Learn English, Feel Good ​Printable worksheets, online exercises, listening practice, and more
Many Things Interesting things for ESL students
Oxford Seminars ESL Resources​ ​Games, puzzles, and more
​Oxford University Press ​ ​Teaching resources, podcasts, videos, and more
​Randall's Listening Lab Listening conversations and practice complete with scripts, quizzes, comprehension activites, and more
Quizlet  ​Makes study​ tools such as flashcards, games, and many more learning tools (recommended by Lena Nelson)
​Step Forward Teacher Resources ​Sample materials and strategic support that will help you and your students take full advantage of the Step Forward program
​Vocab Ahead​ ​Videos and other resources of vocabulary for Advanced ESL
Writing Workbooks ​2 free downloadable workbooks to improve writing
Woodward English ​ ​Free English Grammar Games, Notes and Activities including worksheets 
Word Reference  ​Free online dictionaries - Spanish, French, Italian, German and more. Conjugations, audio pronunciations and forums for your questions.
Just for Students

Digital Dialects​ ​Online games for learning the English language
​Duolingo​ ​Duolingo is the world's most popular way to learn a language. It's 100% free, fun, and science-based
​ESL Games Plus ​Interactive online games for learning and teaching English as a Second Language
Lyrics Training​ ​Enjoy learning languages playing with the music videos and filling in the lyrics of your favorite songs (recommended by Chris Hunter)
​Pumarosa ​Bilingual website designed to help Spanish speakers
Randall's Listening Lab ​Helps ESL/EFL students improve their listening comprehension skills 
Starfall Teaches basics of reading and features interactive books and phonics games
Typing Club​​ Master touch typing using this free game / training program.
USA Learns ​Online courses include fun videos and activities

 We are eager to have your input to find good resources! 
If you have lesson plans or resources that you would like to share, please send them to Kris to be included on this page.  
Thank you. ​