That’s when I hit the internet for worksheets and activities to keep my students engaged There’s a whole lot of ESL teaching material to wade through online, but it’s worth it for those additions that make my lessons more engaging. Here is my list of free online ESL teaching materials. The majority of these resources are for ESL teachers, but some would be helpful for ESL students as well.
ESL Speaking and ESL Listening
9. Ello – This site is a great resource for audio clips, categorized by topic, level, and speakers’ accents. I dig this site for providing a great mix of accents. It’s not just native speakers chatting; you won’t find any cheesy dialogues like “Angus and Jeremy compare Scottish and American holidays!” Instead, the dialogues have accented English from a mix of native and non-native speakers. This is a smart practice in my books, as in many situations English functions as the lingua franca of the world. https://www.elllo.org/english/
7. TEFL Tunes – This is a bank of song-based lessons, with an easy browser where teachers can search by level, theme, artist or grammatical point. Using “If You Don’t Know Me by Now” to teach the first conditional? Cool. These activities are a great way to frame song-listening activitihttps://www.englishclub.com/esl-worksheets/conversation/es around lessons, as opposed to just playing music in class for the sake of it.Reading and Writing.
ESL Reading and ESL Listening
Tall Tales – This bank of “did they really happen?” stories has a good selection of offbeat reads about topics like animal heroism and dumb burglars. The content reminds me of Reader’s Digest; it’s nothing groundbreaking, but the mass appeal is great for structuring classroom activities. Some stories have a good deal of supplementary exercises for students.http://strangenewsstories.eslreading.org/home/sitemap.html
Here is a bank of (wait for it…) over two thousand printable worksheets, mostly for beginner and intermediate students. The materials include games and puzzles, holiday exercises and readings with comprehension activities. There are also free PowerPoint presentations that are mostly suited for young learners.https://www.esl-galaxy.com/