Some useful sites for ESL teachers and learners

Soccer Training Info

Whether you're a youth soccer player, a college soccer player, or someone who simply wants to improve their game, you've found the right place. 

Teaching Children English

fun ideas and activities for teaching children English.

ESL Quiz Center

Lots of quizzes to test your English: grammar, idioms, vocabulary, general knowledge etc. A very extensive site.

ESL and EFL Games, Songs, Lessons and Resources

items and links of interest to teachers.

Contains more than 200 unique lesson plans for foreign languages.

Mudcat Cafe

Impressive site for lyrics and music in general. 8000 songs available on line.

Provides basic teaching tips to new or inexperienced teachers. Points to lesson plans, educational links, in-service sessions, educational e-zines, and more.

a free, non-commercial teaching resource that allows teachers and parents to create quizzes for students online. When the students complete the quiz, the results are emailed to the teacher along with the most frequently missed questions

The New York Times on the Web Learning Network

lesson plans for students in grades 6-12 related to American History, Current Events, Fine Arts, Global History, Language Arts, Mathematics, Media Studies, Science, Social Studies, Technology, and Using The Times.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Teaching Materials

aimed to provide primary and secondary school teachers with ready-made and fully-detailed unit and lesson plans which incorporate refugee issues into the curriculum.

Crossword Puzzles for ESL Students

Interesting Things for ESL Students

Common American Slang

Over 280 of the most-used slang expressions.

Easy Vocabulary Quizzes with Pictures

Good for beginners and children. Requires JavaScript.

Self-Study Quizzes for ESL Students - Vocabulary Quizzes

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ESL Idiom Page

Over 200 idioms

Phrasal Verbs Page

Over 170 phrasal verbs

Holidays, Reading, Trivia, Culture, Sports & Writing Quizzes

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs & Slang Quizzes

Grammar Quizzes

Scrambled Word Quizzes

Vocabulary Quizzes

Interactive Javascript Quizzes for ESL Students

Dave's ESL Quiz Center

Lesson Plans Page

elementary education math, science, social studies, art, language arts, PE, and music lesson plans.

search engine for subjects including thematic units, fine arts, language, health, science, social studies, and more.

Encarta Schoolhouse Topics

each topic contains articles and media, relevant links, related learning activities, and answers from an expert.

Collaborative Lesson Archive

lessons sorted by grade level.

Columbia Education Center's Mini Lessons

lessons listed by grade level for language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

Loads of e-mail addresses and short introductions for learners of English who want e-mail pen pals. Get typing and find a new friend!

A fun and interactive site for students and teachers with activities, lesson plans and more.

English Teachers' Room

lesson plans, handouts, classroom activities, articles, and workshops.


Resource site for English / language teachers.

Cambridge Language Centre

The University Writing Centre.

EESL Games, Lessons, Links, and Resources

for ESL, bilingual and classroom teachers working with K-12 language minority students. Resources include information, staff inservicing, lesson plans, activities, bulletin boards, etc.

RHL School - Free Worksheets and More

This site features 100s of free quality worksheets that teachers or parents can use to reinforce and review concepts in reading, reference, mathematics and other subjects.

The English Teacher's Assistant

a periodical designed for ESL/EFL teachers, with ideas and activities for teaching conversation, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.


From the Chicago Historical Society. Every month four artifacts related to a central theme (Toys, Slavery, Children's Clothing, African-American History) are featured. Provides photos, audio, worksheets, and resources for the classroom.

Library of Internet-based instructional information; search the database by audience type, application type, content area, and other search terms. Find activities, lessons, references, tools, and projects.

A large assortment of lesson plans (K-12) created by teachers.

Provides lesson suggestions designed to bring the UN into the classroom. Grade appropriate on-line activities and interactive games, a curriculum corner with six lesson modules, an international database, global trends, a guide to the UN, and city profiles.

A site for teachers to discover new ideas for more creative teaching, classroom management, and understanding the needs of adolescents. Suggestions, comments, and interviews from successful teachers.

Great site for teachers. Includes links to Front Page, a newsletter with online educational information at an international level. Links to a search engine, a teacher-2-teacher forum, lesson plans, resources, and more links.

Lively site with plenty of resources for teachers. Games, songs, picture activities etc.

On-Line English Grammar

Edutainment Home Page

From this commercial site one can reach a quite good page with lots of class games.

Large site with lots of EFL information and news.

Cambridge University Press' ELT site. A nice quiz on the Cambridge Dictionary of International English (could be used with advanced students).


Good pages on idioms, reading (fables) and writing.

Part of the Comenius site, this puts you in touch with 'e-mail pals' all over the world.

Popular and interesting site for practising English.

English Language Teachers' Association of Berlin-Brandenburg

professional organization.

New York State English Council

English Teacher: An International Journal

published three times a year by the English Language Center, Assumption University. Designed for the EFL/ESL professional.

Ernie's Activity Page

classroom activities for ESL/EFL, with links to other pages 

So Many Colors

shares multimedia teaching methods for language teachers.

English Direct

service for teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL); country/culture info and downloadable teaching materials as shareware.

Rainbow Educators' Network

offers information to educators who are concerned about lgb issues in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom.

resources, job listings, and discussion forums for ESL and EFL teachers.

Schackne Online - Language Teaching

Language Teaching ESL-EFL Resources.

World Lecture Hall

Pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the web to deliver class material. Includes course syllabi, notes, exams, and more.

Provides a variety of services on a broad range of education-related issues. Includes the AskERIC Toolbox, a set of Internet resources, and a virtual library that contains over 700 lesson plans, access to the ERIC database, digests, archives, and listservers.

A site designed to help teachers learn more about the role of technology in education. Sections include teacher testimonies, interviews, kid's use of technology written by kids, and web-based lessons.


new Heinemann page

Fun with Randomly-Generated Sentences (JavaScript)

Developed by the At-Risk Institute dedicated to the improvement of education for at-risk students. Links to the national research center, field-initiated studies, research, and publications.

iT´s on-line

Gavin Dudeney´s e-zine for teachers and students; based in Spain; extracts in El Gazette.


The well-known Comenius group site, with the Fluency through Fables exercises and student email connections. Also useful for teachers, with software and links pages.

Home page of the TOEFL organization in the US.

Student Self-test

Steve Chadwick´s online placement test for students to check their level.

A large EFL site with extensive teacher and learner areas. Links to many schools and organisations in the UK. Masses of material.



Consists of Internet resources, lesson plans, activities, curriculum resources. Linked with the corresponding subject area, and content standards.

Classroom Connect

Links to K-12 educational resources, interactive databases, on-line discussions, a newsletter, and K-12 Internet products.Assists teachers with using the Internet in the lesson.

Great reference source, with 16,583 direct links to resources. Subject list is organized alphabetically.


Contains some of the best links for educators on the Net.

ESL/EFL Lessons

Links to ESL, TESL, TEFL and TESOL/ELT lesson plans, activities, games and other materials.