ESL Links

Resources for English Language Professionals, ESL teachers & English Language Learners

Becoming a Better EFL Teacher - This informative blog on teaching English in a foreign country, written by EFL author Larry M. Lynch in Columbia, includes many practical tips on working around the globe.

CAL PRO - The California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project. An excellent insight into the California's official goals for adult ESL students. Read!

CATESOL - The California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages remains the crucial professional membership organization for ESL teachers in California and Nevada. Visit the site to find an extensive library of conference presentations, official policy positions, and information on the evolving profession.

Center for Applied Linguistics – The leading resource for American linguistics and a leading voice in government policies.

Common Errors in English - Professor Paul Brian's award-winning site.

Easy English Times - A world of practical information for adult learners, including my monthly column on conversation tips for intermediate students

ELFS- Adam Rado's innovative ESL site.

English Skills - Natasha Cooper runs impressive conversation classes for immigrants and refugees in Los Angeles. - Another cutting edge program to help English language learners write better and make fewer mistakes. - Access ELT Articles, Blogs, Expert Columns, Event Details, Book Reviews...

English Teacher Forum - This U.S. State Department educational publication for English Language Teachers deserves to be more widely read!

ESLbay - The biggest ESL/English web Directory - Another mega resource for ESL teachers, tutors, and students.

ESLBooklink - Monica Weiss, a respected ESL teacher trainer, created and runs this selective resource of ESL and multicultural resources for ESL teachers, administrators, and multicultural educators.

ESLHQ - A selective collection of the best sites and lesson plans, flash cards, and job leads for ESL teachers, administrators, and students. Worth a visit.

ESL-Jobs-Forum - The largest, most comprehensive site for ESL/EFL teaching jobs. It also includes an impressive forum section, links to related sites for school owners, and has carved out a distinctive role for teachers seeking new ESL positions in other countries.

ESL-lab - An outstanding resource for adult ESL students with developed listening exercises for low, intermediate, and high intermediate students. Practical and impressive!

ESL Lounge - Another deep and strong website with a wide variety of ESL materials for multiple audiences.

ESL Mania - provides free materials for ESL teachers and adult ESL learners.

ESL Podcards - Free, original audio downloads for ESL teachers and students. Worksheets and transcripts included. New materials added weekly.

ESL Positions - ESL Resources for Teachers, ESL Employers and ESL Job Hunters.

ESL-Galaxy - ESL lesson plans and ESL Activities; with more additions daily.

ESLTower - a free ESL, EFL & ELT site that offers top quality printable and interactive English grammar and vocabulary exercises for teachers and students.

ESLTutor - Debra Garcia's blog that provides resources, grammar tips, lesson plans, and experiences as an ESL tutor to adults. An outstanding resource!

EnglishMediaLab - Exercises for All English Learners- Online Grammar Exercises, Vocabulary Videos, Pronunciation, Quizzes for Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced Level English Learners.

English-4kids - ESL kids Lab offers: Printable ESL Worksheets, Games for ESL Classrooms, EFL Videos, PPT Lessons Videos, Interactive Kids Vocabulary & Grammar Quizzes, Powerpoint downloads for English teaching and learning. - This outstanding online portal for Language Education learners offers a free membership and provides voice chat technology to Foreign Language Schools, Teachers, and Students. Learn, teach, or practice speaking a foreign language in our Voice Chat Virtual Classrooms. Check it out!

Full Blast Productions - John Chabot, an ESL teacher and prolific ESL author, sells a wide variety of quality ESL books and ebooks.

Fun Easy English - Learn English online free. American English pronunciation, grammar, idioms, slang, writing, English language activities, TV, radio, surveys, tests, video lessons, travel information, and much more.

Download-ESL - a website for ESL, EFL students and teachers of English looking for useful tools to help them study or teach English.

Games with English Words - Learn key English words and phrases through crossword puzzles, vocabulary quizzes, and hangman on this Voice of America webpage.

Guide to English Grammar and Writing - A valuable online collection of free tools, quizzes, and worksheets to help Capital Community college students improve their grammar and writing skills. Check it out.

ICAL wiki - It includes a range of materials on teaching English as a second or foreign language, including the famous ICAL Grammar Guide to ESL activities, classroom techniques, teaching videos, and a list of recommended ESL Books. (Compelling Conversations is on the list!). Check it out!

JALT - The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) is dedicated to the improvement of language teaching and learning both within Japan and internationally.

Kalingo blog - A creative, dynamic website highlighting practical materials for teaching conversation and Business English.

Kalingo – An evolving website by ESL/EFL teacher Karenne Sylvester promoting her innovative conversation materials (Simply Conversations) and other products for English language teachers (ELT), Business English professionals, and ESL/EFL students.

Learn English - A free, on-line, educational resource helping ESL and EFL students to learn English words. The flash site incorporates 40 topics, along with over 1,500 English words and phrases.

Languages Out There - Jason West, a creative ESL teacher and crusading education reformer, has created a compiling website for innovative language learning.

Language Success Press Improve Your English with these outstanding ESL Books for Accent Reduction, Business English and Everyday Expressions!

Linkable - a website full of practical articles for people struggling with physical limitations, has been online for over ten years and receives about 50,000 page views per week. It provides a very deep inventory of news articles on a wide variety of medical problems.

Language Resource Room - An impressive portal of information for ESL/EFL professionals.

National Teachers Day - Teacher Appreciation website with ideas and suggestions for Teachers Day, Teacher

NCSALL - National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy. The name speaks for itself.

OTAN - Online Technical Adult Education Network. A valuable resource for ESL administrators, researchers, and teachers.

OWL - Writing Tips from Purdue University’s acclaimed Online Writing Lab (OWL) Includes excellent ESL tips.

Spanish Lessons Online - Private Spanish Tutoring via Skype.

Summer Study Abroad - Global Student Experience provides study abroad programs in Europe, Australia, Argentina and the UK.

Resources for Parents and Teachers: Another top 100 sites focusing on English language learner sites.

Teaching English - This wonderful site, sponsored by the British Council and the BBC, should be visited by creative English teachers around the world.

Teaching ESL to Adults - Experiences, resources, grammar tips, lessons plans, and more from an English as a Second Language Tutor. Also, notes on teaching one-on-one and being self-employed.

tEFLclips - An excellent collection of videoclips for ESL and EFL teachers.

TEFLCORP.COM - This popular, deep TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) site includes a variety of directories for all aspects of teaching English abroad. If you're thinking about working as a TEFL instructor, check this site out!

Tesall - An ambitious, fast growing source for all things related to English as a Second Language (ESL), traveling and teaching, and teaching English abroad.

TESOL - Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.

The Linguistic Funland TESL: Resources for teachers and students of ESL/EFL since 1994.

TOEFL iBT Book - A top notch website dedicated to reviewing TOEFL iBT related books and resources. A must-know for TOEFL students and teachers.

Top ESL Sites! - An excellent collection of first-rate ESL sites for ESL teachers, ELT professionals, and English language learners. The website organized this list.

Using English - English Language (ESL) Learning Resources - Resources for learning the English language for ESL, EFL, ESOL, and EAP students and teachers.

Voice of America Special English - An excellent weekly resource of enlightening radio programs on world news, features on American culture, segments on science and technology, and fascinating glimpses into our evolving 21st century global culture.

What's Up America? - Diane Asitimbay's humorous and insightful book subtitled "A Foreigner's Guide to Understanding Americans."

Wikigogy – Lesson plans and teaching tips for teachers of English as a second or foreign language. Join the conversation! - Carol Sweet's website for her ESL, business writing & life's journeys workshops. Carol calls Compelling Conversations "a godsend."

Alta Book Center Publishers - The largest source of ESL/EFL books and materials in the world! They have highlighted Compelling Conversations in their new catalog under Conversation!

Conversation Classes/Lessons in L.A.?

Live Language Los Angeles - - Provides personalized conversation lessons in Santa Monica.

English Skills - - Natasha Cooper, author of the Power English series, teaches conversation classes in West Hollywood focused on practical, professional communication skills.

Pronunciation - This site has a wide range of science and technology terms, as well as terms from other fields, including economics and accounting.  Most entries include information about pronunciation.  In some cases, there are actual audio recordings, and in others, phonetic spellings.

Merck - has an excellent medical dictionary with phonetic spellings. It includes many biology terms and some chemical terms:

The Merck Manual of Medical Information - Second Home Edition, Online Version has a good pronouncing dictionary (no definitions, just audio pronunciations) which includes medical, biological, and chemistry terms.  Great audio pronunciations, but the range of terms is much smaller than that of the Merck dictionary mentioned above.

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) - has a Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms.  These are useful to chemists, biologists, and biomedical researchers. Phonetic spelling and audio pronunciation. The definitions are spoken and it is a good place for listening comprehension practice.

The On-Line Glossary of Technical Terms in Plant Pathology - with pronunciation guide has audio pronunciations.

Medline Plus - A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health have an online dictionary useful for biologists, chemists, and health researchers. Phonetic spelling.

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