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Activities for ESL Students
There are over 1,000 quizzes, exercises and puzzles on the website to help you study English as a Second Language.

BBC's learning English area
This site aims to combine language skill practice with current events. It enables users to read simplified texts or listen to broadcast stories, providing vocabulary support along the way. Interactive quizzes are also available.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
An ESOL class at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center created this site, with help from their teacher. From the home page, click on Adult ESL Program to find HELP, the Health Education Literacy Project, student writings, or students' home pages. Chinese translation of some English text is provided as a reading instruction aid.

Colorful Clothesline
Colorful Clothesline is a lesson created to introduce level 1 ESL students to clothing, colors, and color patterns. Students can test their knowledge of colors and clothing interactively.

English for All – Cyberstep Project

EnglishSpace is a free English language course on the Internet. In EnglishSpace there are puzzles, games, exercises and projects to help you practice your English skills.

EOC Student Stories
Stories written by adult ESL learners at the Educational Opportunities Center in Buffalo, NY. These stories are accompanied by listening, multiple choice, and vocabulary-building activities.

ESL Gold
ESLGold provides hundreds of pages of free English teaching and learning materials for both students and teachers. All resources are organized by skill and level for quick and easy access. As with many collections, this is a hodge-podge of sites that reflect competing theories and approaches.

Eslflow is a site using a flowchart metaphor. Grammar concepts are organized into functional patterns for which an impressive variety of linked resources from the Web are employed. Resources are organized both for students and teachers and include grammar, speaking, dialogues, reading handouts and lesson plans.

Free Internet Videos for ESOL Self-Instruction
This article by veteran educator Lynne Weintraub annotates websites that can be used effectively by students for self-study at home. She has identified sites that “present everyday American English, include interactive practice exercises, and feature topics relevant to adult learners.”

Free Translation
This site translates between English and six different languages—Spanish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, and Portuguese. You type your words, and a translation is provided.

The Idiom Connection
The Idiom Connection offers explanations of hundreds of idioms. There are quizzes for your practice.

The Internet Picture Dictionary
The Internet Picture Dictionary lets you learn simple vocabulary by matching pictures with words and offers exercises to practice them.

The Key: The Key is a newspaper written for new readers and adults with limited reading skills. All material in The Key and on-line is free of copyright for nonprofit, education purposes only. The Key New Readers Newspaper has been published monthly since 1988.

Learning Edge, an interactive resource

Paragraph Punch
Paragraph Punch is a guided writing program. It will help you to write a paragraph that explains why you are doing something.

PBS LiteracyLink
PBS’s LiteracyLink has online courses for you to practice your skills. You have to register in order to use it, but it’s free. You can practice for the GED with this site. You can even get an online teacher who will check your work and give you feedback.

This site offers 30 lessons for Spanish speakers who wish to learn English. There are 15 lessons for both Beginners and Intermediate learners. The site is entirely bilingual. The lessons rely heavily upon spoken segments, and thus require a computer capable of playing audio clips.

Real English Online
This site uses videos of people speaking real English in real situations. You need a free subscription to see the videos and exercises.

Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab
This site provides dozens of easy-to-use listening quizzes for students. There are different topics in each quiz, including Answering Machine, Emergency Call, and Hotel Check-In. Pre-listening and post-listening activities and comprehension checks are included with each quiz.

Takako’s Great Adventure
This is a multi-media story. Students can read and listen to the story. Several reinforcement activities, including vocabulary, cloze exercises and multiple-choice questions, accompany each chapter of the story.

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