Advocacy and Language Education

Bilingual Education State Laws:


Applied Linguistics

American Association for Applied Linguistics:

Center for Applied Linguistics:  


ESL Education Programs

ESOL/Bilingual Programs and Services:

MATESOL US Graduate Schools:

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition:

US Department of State Office of English Language Programs:


ESL Publications

Daves ESL Café:

Hands on English:

Internet TESL Journal:


Health Education

Easy-to-Read Health Materials:

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:
    Free health information and interactive tutorials provided by the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine.



Immigration Information:


Online Education and Tutorials

Activities for ESL Students:

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

Breaking News English:

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:

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.


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


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:

Interesting Things for ESL Studentsz;

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


Language Courses Online:


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:

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

Speak Read Write:

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

Talking Dictionary of English Pronunciation:

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:

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages:

Daves ESL Café:

Internet Resources for Foreign Language Classes:

National Council of Teachers of English:

SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol): 

Teacher Resource for Instructional Purposes:


TESOL Chapters/Organizations

Alabama-Mississippi TESOL:

Mobile County ESOL:

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages: