Educator Portal · Teacher Resources
Links of Interest to Students & Teachers of English as a Second Language this site will connect you to most anything ESL you are looking for!
Adult Education ESL Teachers Guide. GREAT site for beginning ESL teachers! This site has lesson plans, clip art, background info on teaching adult ESL.
This site has a bit of everything, courses, technical support, lesson plans as well as background research and information for teaching adults. The page has a section dedicated to adult ESL. It is supported by the California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO). You need to sign up for it but it is free. Worth the time to check it out!
This site is geared for college level teaching of ESL but the ideas are very practical and can be adapted to adults at the community level of classes. All ideas and lessons are for adult learners.
Free resources, professional support, lesson sharing,
games and more.
Tried and True, this website is a real favorite
among teachers and students.
Puzzlemaker offers word search maker tools.
Basic English Grammar, Third Edition (Full Student Book with Audio CD and Answer Key)
By Betty Schrarnpfer Azar, Stacy A. Hagen
Betty Azar is the guru of ESL grammar. This is her beginning grammar book, which is good for intermediate and above ESL. It can be used as an ESL teacher's grammar "bible" to refresh your grammar!
Focus on Grammar
Longman Grammar Series
This series teaches grammar through using the grammar in real life context, stories for example, and then it follows with charts and exercises. Has a companion website for more activities.
Oxford Picture Dictionary
Oxford University Press
This is a great picture dictionary. There are workbooks that are multileveled and a reading series that accompanies the book. It can be used for all levels. The dictionary pictures are clear and not cartoons. The teacher's guide is very useful and gives ideas on how to teach any level with the dictionary.
By Sandra Heyer
This is a series of reading books from Longman. They are of high interest to all levels of ESL
Grammar In Action
By Foley & Neblett, Heinle-Thomson Publishers
This is a four level series that presents grammar in theme-based lessons.
Literature for English
McGraw Hill/Contemporary Publishers
This is a series of 5 books that can be purchased with a CD or tape and used as listening lessons. The stories are classics by well-known authors such as 0. Henry and Jack London. Best for higher level ESL classes.
Begin in English Vocabulary-Expanded Short-Stories for Launched Beginners Volumes 1-3
By Judith Bailey
Illustrated by Julian Smedley
11288 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, California 91604
This series contains short stories and short dramas that can be used with non-English speaking students as well as for remedial work with English speakers in basic reading, writing, spelling and vocabulary development. "The intent is to maximize independent learning while minimizing the teacher's help." Although the vocabulary is highly controlled, dictionary skills are included after every reading selection as well as practice with reading comprehension and writing practice.
Large Multilevel Classes
Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers -- Series
Editor Penny Ur
This book provides practical advice for teacher
who work with large mixed-ability classes. Easy
to follow and rich in techniques that will energize
a classroom, it develops student motivation, interest,
participation and student responsibility through
a range of activities.
It is useful both as background reading for a training
course and as a quick resource of exciting and workable
lesson ideas. It has everything you need to get
into the classroom and start working.
Hands On English
www.handsonenglish.com Or 1 -800-ESL-HAND
By subscription this bi-monthly periodical has many seasonal activities which are multileveled and reproducible!
News for You
By New Readers Press www.news-for-you.com
Weekly newspaper for adults. Current and high interest stories. Comes with teacher's guide and activities that can be photocopied.
By Elizabeth Claire
Easy English News
P.O. Box 2596
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
A monthly newspaper produced for adult ESOL students.
It contains timely news
stories, a student letter page, feature stories,
idioms, great vocabulary and much more.
One copy for ten month $30.00…less expensive
ESOL Sharing Group
Join this group of adult ESOL teachers who are looking
to support one another and to share ideas and materials.
They meet on the second Tuesday of each month, October
through May, at The Manchester School of Technology,
530 So. Porter Street from 1 to 3 pm. Lunch is served
and a stipend plus mileage.