LEARN: Libraries English and Reading Network
Provides information on resources in the western suburbs of Chicago for ESL students, tutors, and librarians who purchase ESL materials.


Online dictionary, thesaurus, grammar, usage & style, and writing resource.

Glossaries by Language
A wide variety of bilingual dictionaries and topical glossaries categorized by language.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Provides a free online dictionary, thesaurus, audio pronunciations, word of the day, word games, and other English language resources.


Dave's ESL Cafe on the Web
Helpful pages on idioms, slang, test preparation advice, and links to other ESL websites.

Lessons, games, quizzes, forums, chat, lesson plans, jobs, & more for ESL learners & teachers.

Karin's ESL Partyland
This site has over 75 interactive quizzes, 15 discussion forums, interactive lessons on a variety of topics, a chat room, and lots of great links.

Ohio ESL
English student resources from Ohio University including grammar, reading, writing, listening, speaking, special topics, and additional resources.

The official website for the Test of English as a Foreign Language.

Grammar & Writing

Activities for ESL Students
This website has over 1,000 activities to help study English as a Second Language including quizzes, tests, exercises, and puzzles.

Chomp Chomp: Grammar Bytes
This site, created by a community college instructor, includes terms, interactive exercises (with answers/explanations), handouts, and guidelines for quickly improving grammar ability. Appropriate for both GED students and instructors.

Review math facts or parts of speech. Includes many interactive, online games to practice basic math and language arts concepts.

Grammar Handbook from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Provides explanations and illustrations of the basic grammatical rules concerning parts of speech, phrases, clauses, sentences and sentence elements, and common problems of usage.

OWL: English as a Second Language (ESL) Resources, Handouts, and Exercises
Includes various materials for English as a Second Language (ESL) students and teachers, which include resource pages, handouts, and exercises as well as links to over 60 additional grammar-related handouts and exercises.

Self-Study Quizzes for ESL Students
A very large collection of quizzes for English study.

This site has numerous detailed handouts and quizzes for all levels of English grammar--from beginner to advanced. Many are in PDF format and most include answer sheets.

Listening, Understanding & Speaking

Phonetics Flash Animation Project
Created at the University of Iowa, this site contains animated libraries of the phonetic sounds of Spanish and English. It is intended for students of phonetics, linguistics, and foreign language.

Reading Comprehension

CNN Interactive Learning Resources
Great adult literacy site provided by CNN. Read, view, or listen to current news stories. Includes reading and vocabulary activities with each story.

The New York Times Learning Network
Current event stories, quizzes, crossword puzzles, and other vocabulary and knowledge building resources for students, parents, and instructors.

Online ESL Journals & Magazines

English Teaching Forum
English Teaching Forum is an online quarterly journal published by the U.S. Department of State for teachers of English as a foreign or second language. The website contains articles from issues of the Forum dating back to 1993.

The Internet TESL: For Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
A monthly, online journal for ESL teachers that contains lesson ideas, conversation questions, as well as links for students.

Topics: An Online Magazine for Learners of English
In this online magazine "learners of English as a second language express their ideas and opinions on topics of interest to them." It features accounts of international foods, festivals, dances, superstitions, proverbs, and more. Also includes a description of class projects from around the world.

ESL Sites for Instructors

Center for Adult English Language Acquisitions
Focuses its efforts on literacy education for adults learning English as a second language. Major content is the ERIC Digests--concise articles on topics relevant to adult ESL literacy instruction.

Literacy Connections
Provides a wealth of information on reading, teaching and tutoring techniques, ESL literacy, and adult literacy.

National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
"A federally funded research and development center focused solely on adult learning. NCSALL's efforts are dedicated to improving practice in educational programs that serve adults with limited literacy and English language skills, and those without a high school diploma."

National Institute for Literacy
Highlights outstanding adult education and literacy-related sites on the World Wide Web.

ProLiteracy Worldwide
A nonprofit international literacy organization that was formed by the 2002 merger of Laubach Literacy International and Literacy Volunteers of America.

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