Activities and Classroom Materials
Activities for ESL Students
This site has over 1,000 activities to help you study ESL.
Internet Picture Dictionary
Flaschards, Fill in the blanks, Word Scramble, Stinky Spelling
Free printables for home and classroom
English to Go
Photocopiable lessons from Reuters News Stories
One Stop English
Free Resources: -100s of prepared lessons for you to photocopy from the Macmillan courses. Games interactive learner games for classroom use Guided Reader worksheets
Featuring 44 lesson plans, 28 teaching tips, 146 downloadable classroom activities, 394 discussion topics, and 55 resource picks
Free translation from English to Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and Norwegian (Beware! I have heard that translations here are not always accurate!)
Translates text into several different languages.
Citizenship and Civics
Guide to U.S. Government
Although slated as for 9-12th grade and it's cutsey look, the info presented is perfect for those interested in the history of U.S. Government.
Quick questions relating to Civics education. While some questions are California specific, the majority make for a good review.
Citizenship and Immigration Services
The official website.
Naturalization Self-Test On-Line
Great way to practice online for the Naturalization test.
Another good practice test site.
Constitution Online - Citizenship
Nice overview of Constitution questions and history.
News English Daily
As the news breaks, teach it - this is the future of English Language teaching. Your FREE ESL lessons include full Teacher's Notes, Student Handouts and Texts, Warm Ups & Cool Downs, Pre-Reading Ideas, While-Reading Activities, Post-Reading Fluency Ideas, Homework, Internet links and more. A complete current affairs lessons resource. Please tailor, evaluate, test and enjoy them in class ... and then come back for more tomorrow. ESL lessons that will never run dry!
The Internet's meeting place for ESL/EFL students and teachers.
Free and printable material for TEFL and TESOL teachers. Grammar and reading comprehension, worksheets divided by levels.
ESOL Mainstreet. Virginia
Department of Education
A free kit filled with tools to enhance your English language and civics education.
for English Language Acquisition
Provides searchable database of 20,000 documents on the education of linguistically and culturally diverse students in the U.S. Includes maps, statistics, lesson plans, research reports, and selected articles from TESOL publications.
TESOL. Teachers of English
to Speakers of a Second Language
The professional organization for teachers of ESL - filled with lots of information and materials