In the Classroom
Related Links, Collections, and Journals
Department of Education
The EL/Civics collection put together by the Colorado Department
of Education (added 10/30/03)
of Online ESL Resources
NCBE and ERIC/CLL have created this directory of online ESL resources
that are appropriate for all ages
World's ESL Center
This site includes a searchable Tool Box of resources as well as
links to lesson plans and learning sites.
E.L. Easton's page on
This is a good collection of many links to grammar sites.
as a Second Language Resources, Handouts and Exercises
This site is a collection of writing exercises. While it is not
contextualized instruction, the information provided is useful for
students who wish to practice a particular grammar skill. The site
includes handouts on specific topics like "Subject-Verb Agreement"
and print-able exercises for classroom practice.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult,
Career, and Vocational Education
The ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education
(ERIC/ACVE) provides comprehensive information services in these
areas: Adult and Continuing Education, Career education, childhood
through adult, Vocational and technical education including employment
ESL MiniConference Online
This Internet-based newsletter strives to give ESL professionals
around the world an efficient way to stay aware of new trends and
issues in our dynamic field. It contains articles and online posts
on a variety of issues relevant to ESL professionals.
College: A Toolbox for ESL Tutors
It provides lesson plans based on thematic units. The Toolbox
activities provide tutors/teacher with ideas for lessons that can
be adapted and or expanded depending on the students interest,
goals and prior knowledge.
The Internet ESL
This is a monthly web-based journal of articles, research
papers, lesson plans, classroom handouts, teaching techniques and
ideas, and links for the ESL/EFL classroom teacher. contents of
previous monthly publications since 1995 as well as for lesson plans
and classroom handouts) and for general ESL/EFL web links.
This is the thematic directory for the research collection of literacy.org.
From here, you can link to a "Language, Bilingualism, and ESL" collection.
The site, sponsored by the International Literacy Institute and
the National Center on Adult Literacy, gives information on literacy-related
publications, projects, and websites.
Online Directory of ESL Resources
The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition &
Language Instruction Educational Programs (formerly the National
Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education) has created an on-line directory
of ESL resources for teachers, students, administrators, business
people, researchers, and parents. This directory has a large number
of resources, and can be searched with already-provided search terms.
NCLE Resource Collections:
Learning Disabilities and Adult ESL
This resource collection both provides background materials about
learning disabilities from K-12 and adult education and gathers
the few resources that directly address adult ESL concerns.
NCLE Resource Collections:
Assessment and Evaluation in Adult ESL
This resource collection provides materials about testing
issues, standardized tests currently in use by adult education programs,
and standards initiatives.
OTAN For Teachers
This site is open to teachers who register for free with Outreach
& Technical Assistance Network. It contains lesson plans, monthly
Internet in the Classroom updates, and teacher-related news for
adult education teachers.
Tower of English
This site contains over 300 links to ESL websites. The categorization
is very well-done. Another useful feature is the inclusion of suggestions
for teachers on how to use the website in classroom activities.
This is a site from the United Kingdom, with a well-categorized
listing of websites.