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Modern Languages: Websites for English as a Second Language

This research guide features resources and strategies for finding information and conducting research related to Modern Languages


Teaching English as a Second of Foreign Language

Offers free ESL Lesson Plans to Download, suggested book titles to purchase and additional teaching plans for purchase.

CARLA: Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition

Dave's ESL Cafe

Sperling strives to connect both teachers and students all over the globe. His site offers job postings, lesson-planning materials and discussion forums, among other resources.

Interesting things for ESL/EFL students -  

This is a free study site for English as a Second Language (ESLstudents with games, quizzes, puzzles, MP3 files with transcripts, listening practice, pronunciation.

Learning English (BBC)

BBC Learning English has been teaching English to global audiences since 1943, offering free audio, video and text materials to learners around the world.

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)

NCELA collects, coordinates, and conveys a broad range of research and resources in support of an inclusive approach to high quality education for ELs. 

The Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA)

Its purpose is to support the integration of non- or limited-English speaking students into the federal school system through the administration of primarily English language programs.

TESOL: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

TESOL is a diverse mix of teachers, researchers, administrators, material writers, and curriculum developers whose primary focus is on enhancing English language learning, whether it is English as a second language (ESL) or English as a foreign language (EFL). 

WIDA - Worldclass Instructional Design & Assessment

WIDA develops and provides proven tools and support to help multilingual learners