Links

Advocacy and Language Education

Bilingual Education State Laws: http://www.users.interport.net/r/e/readinst/50state.html

 

Applied Linguistics

American Association for Applied Linguistics: http://www.aaal.org

Center for Applied Linguistics: http://www.cal.org  

 

ESL Education Programs

ESOL/Bilingual Programs and Services: http://education.vermont.gov/new/html/pgm_ESL/EFL.html

MATESOL US Graduate Schools: http://www.matesol.info/matesol/tesol-usa-alaska-illinois.htm

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition: www.ncela.gwu.edu

US Department of State Office of English Language Programs: http://www.exchanges.state.gov/education/engteaching/index.htm

 

ESL Publications

Daves ESL Café: http://www.eslcafe.com/articles/eslmag_article.html

Hands on English: www.handsonenglish.com

Internet TESL Journal: http://iteslj.org

 

Health Education

Easy-to-Read Health Materials: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/easytoread/all_easytoread.html

Free health information and interactive tutorials provided by the Patient Education Institute and the National Library Medicine in English and Spanish.

Health Information in Multiple Languages: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/languages.html
    Free health information and interactive tutorials provided by the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine.

 

Immigration

Immigration Information: www.welcometousa.gov

 

Online Education and Tutorials

Activities for ESL Students: http://a4esl.org/

Crossword puzzles, grammar and vocabulary quizzes, bilingualquizzes, and podcasts: 1000+ activities.

Breaking News English: http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/

Free ready-to-use EFL/ESL lesson plans. News articles, listening, podcast, and communicative activities. Current news with new lesson posted every three days.

Connect with English: http://www.learner.org/resources/series71.html

Connect with English is a video instructional series in English as a second language for college, high school, and adult learners. The 50-episodes (each 15 minutes in length) follow the story of an aspiring singer, Rebecca, and cover ordinary life issues such as work, love, family, education, success, and loss. Learners may view complete series free online.

Fonetiks: http://fonetiks.org

Pronunciation samples by over 40 native speakers. 1000+ pages free.

GCF LearnFree.org: http://www.gcflearnfree.org

Provides good quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy, and math skills necessary for them to be successful in both work and life. All learning opportunities (computer and technology training, math skills, and basic life skills) are free.

The Idiom Connection: http://www.idiomconnection.com/

Interesting Things for ESL Studentsz; http://www.manythings.org

Quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer assisted language learning activities.

 

Language Courses Online: www.USALearns.org

Livemocha: www.livemocha.com

Livemocha connects a global community of language learners within a media-rich interactive learning network. Portions of content and structured lessons will always be free. Learn from native speakers of languages: help others learn your native language!

Pragmatics: The Social Context of Language: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyMSSe7cOvA

Understanding pragmatics = understanding the communicative meaning of language. Grammar, vocabulary, spelling, pronunciation is all meaningless without a knowledge of pragmatics.

Speak Read Write: http://www.speak-read-write.com/materials.html

Free, downloadable, and printable educational resources. Idioms, grammar practice, writing practice, reading practice, and listening strategies. Includes audio files.

Talking Dictionary of English Pronunciation: http://www.howjsay.com

Type in a word, click a button, and an audio clip plays the pronunciation. It’s that easy. Type, click, listen.

 

Teaching Resources

Alabama Department of Education: http://www.alsde.edu

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: http://www.actfl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1

Daves ESL Café: http://eslcafe.com

Internet Resources for Foreign Language Classes: http://www.internet4classrooms.com/flang.htm

National Council of Teachers of English: http://www.ncte.org/

SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUdn9ucawAg 

Teacher Resource for Instructional Purposes: http://www.tripforteachers.org/

 

TESOL Chapters/Organizations

Alabama-Mississippi TESOL: http://www.amtesol.org

Mobile County ESOL: http://www.mcpss.com/Default.aspPN=Links&L=2&DivisionID=2142&DepartmentID=10122&LMID=418695&ToggleSideNav=ShowAll

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages: www.tesol.org