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Beginner Resources

365 Essays For English Learners

365 short stories on daily living and culture for English Language Learners.

Lesson Idea: Listen to the recording (2 minutes), while reading along with the text. Practice vocabulary and comprehension with exercises found at the bottom of each story.

Dave’s ESL Cafe

Great place to brush up on grammar constructions and rationale.

English Listening Lesson Library

English Listening Lesson Library Online with short audio clips and videos, scripted dialogue, grammar discussions, and comprehension quizzes. From beginner to advanced!

Lesson Idea: Select a clip and review the grammar. Listen to the segment and then teach the grammatical constructions involved. Use the grammatical structures to learn about each other. Encourage the student to ask you questions.

ESL Games and Activities for Adult English Learners

Games including grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.

Learning with Chocolate

Picture dictionary with word pronunciation.

Lesson Idea: Choose a category. Practice 5-10 words and then use them to write a one paragraph story.

Library Book Suggestions for ESOL Students

ESOL book suggestions by level compiled by Librarian and LitNet tutor Vicky Cooper.

Minimal Pairs

Pronunciation of minimal pairs by englishclub.com.

Real English – English Lessons

Videos based on unscripted dialogue accompanied by exercises. From Beginner to Advanced. Choose a level that works for you!

Lesson Idea: Watch the video and answer the questions together. Write a dialogue together using the video as a model. Practice it together. Or ask the student to watch one video and do the exercises for homework.

Teaching ESL to Adults

Teaching strategies and samples for pronunciation exercises, worksheets, etc.

Lesson Idea: Use these worksheets as practice or homework when learning present tense verbs: Simple Present Worksheet 1Simple Present Worksheet 2Present Continuous WorksheetPrepositions Worksheet.

YouTube Channel: Learn English With Alex

Dozens of short videos on common grammar topics, introduced and explained by ESOL Teacher Alex. Each video also has a written transcript that students can follow along.

Lesson Idea: Use these videos as a fun way to introduce new grammar topics or reinforce the goals of a previous lesson.