Best TESOL/ESL Websites Index

Today, almost 2 billion people on earth speak English
to some degree, and soon one out of three people on earth
will be able to converse in it. - The Wall Street Journal

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The true measure of a man is not how he died, but how he lived.

We just love learning English

July 19, 2016

In 2115, linguists estimate only about 600 of the
6,000 languages now spoken around the world will remain.

Your students might enjoy the 139 fun learning activities below
Note that we just added #139. Give it a try. It is lots of fun.

Teacher, Teacher, call on me. I know the answer.

  • 139 Learning Activities for the TESOL/ESL Classroom

  • Jim's Multilanguage Homepage with TWENTY FIVE Languages

    Professor Emeritus
    University of Northern Iowa

    We search the world daily for new sites to share

    Senior Citizen Travel -

    Check the link above to see where we traveled today

    Jim's Travel Websites

    Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
    John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton

  • English Language Guide
    A loaded site with grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary
    and a wide variety of learning tools. Not to be missed.
  • Learn English for Free
    Another super site that is totally loaded.

    And down here you will find Australia

    Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I can not put.
    Winston Churchill

    "If you study all these links Donkey, you'll improve your English"

    "Yup, and maybe yours too Shrek!"

  • TESOL Organization's Home Page
  • Welcome to the new TESOL Journal
    The TESOL EFL Journal is a unique journal for Language educators that is devoted to discussions on English as an International Language and its growth and development especially as it relates to the global spread of English language teaching and learning.

  • Sample Lessons for TESOL
  • TESOL Matters: Wandering the Web
  • TESOL Listing of Reading Exercises
  • Linguistic Funland for TESOL

  • English Portal
    English Portal offers you a variety of exercises. Our Personal tutor will design a personal study plan for you, tailored to your level, goals and available study time.

  • Ask your question from Make Use Of
    An impressive site that will respond to your TESOL needs.

  • Master List of Language Schools from all over the world
    Language schools and immersion programs in Spanish, Italian, French, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and many other languages will help you learn a language of your choice. Deciding on a particular language school is never easy but we will help you through the process. More than 35,000 people, many just like you, have chosen AmeriSpan Study Abroad programs.
    A one-stop shop

  • English Language School in Malta
    "Our goal is to be one of the best English language schools in Malta and for our international students to have an excellent learning experience within a welcoming environment." (Michael Brewster, Director of Studies).

  • Celebrate the English Language/A totally loaded site for learning English
    Welcome to one of the most complete and comprehensive language-learning websites, with tools and resources that are 100% FREE!

  • Becoming an ESL Teacher
    Courageous, enlightened leadership is an essential element in a high performance 21st Century school. Now, more than ever, it is critical to attract and retain highly qualified, passionate, and dedicated school leaders.

  • ESL go - free English as a second language for learning + teaching ESL
    A free ESL websites for learning English or teaching ESL + ESL.
  • The Top Four ESL Websites
  • Advice for ESL Students / Learn English Effectively
    This is a very helpful and loaded site focusing on conversation, vocabulary and strategies for students of English. Spend some time here as there is a plethora of good advice and helpful links.

  • Word Recognition Training for ESL
    All done via YouTube.

  • Welcome to ESL
    Free Conversation and Dialogue Sheets
    Lots of ideas and aids here.
  • Interesting Things for ESL Students
    This web site is for people studying English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL). There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer assisted language learning activities. Even though the primary focus is for ESL, native English speakers may also find some interesting things on this site. This site is non-commercial and has no advertising. TESL/TEFL teachers may want to recommend this site to their students.

  • Activities for ESL Students
  • Interesting Things for ESL Students

  • Julie Madigan's Listing of ESL Sites
    A Webmaster Choice Site

  • GOOGLE's ESL teaching materials websites
  • Lots of Interesting Things for ESL Students
  • ESL Links from St. Mary's University
    ESL teaching materials sites
  • English4U
    This website is a completely free site for learning English specially made for ESL / EFL students in their first years of study. It especially contains the most important English grammar explanations combined with lots of exercises
  • ESL Curriculum, Supplemental Activities for Teachers

    For your information: According to (March 2014)
    There are 7,105 languages in the world.
    Only 18% of Americans are bilingual. 53% of Europeans are bilingual.
    14 languages were invented by Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien.
    The Human Declaration of Human Rights has been translated into 418 languages.
    The estimate number of people who speak the Nigerian language Njerep is 6.
    of all languages are expected to disappear in the next 100 years.

  • ESL Links - Learning English...tons of them!
  • on ESL

  • ESL Monkeys
    English Language Teaching, Learning Resources + Jobs
  • ESL Curricular Resources
  • ESL Help Desk- and lots of it
    Welcome to the ESL HELP! Desk, where all activities and exercises are authentic English,from learners of English. Be sure to check out our many aspects of our website, including our blog, our Vocabulary lessons, and our Library, by clicking on the many links above.

  • ESL Magazine
  • Activities for ESL Students
  • Web English Teacher/ESL
  • Similes in the ESL Classroom
  • ESL Sites
  • ESL : Bilingual : Spanish English
  • Idioma Inglés para Hispanohablantes

  • From EarthLink Bob Bowman's ESL Links
  • Welcome to's ESL Center!
  • ESL Lesson Plans/Activities
  • Rong Chang's help for ESL students

  • Welcome to the ESL website
    Your specialists in language studies abroad. Our website will help you to get an idea of the numerous options that are available to you. Language courses abroad for adults and students.

  • A TON of ESL Sites by Lewis Armstrong

  • ESL Resource Center
  • ESL/Writing :
  • Some ESL Conversation Favorites
  • ESL (English as a second language) - top 20 activities
  • ESL Webguide: Teacher Training
  • ESL Directory
    ESL Directory - Program Search: Welcome to the ESL Directory Search, the number 1 resources for ESL students around the world to research and locate English as a Second Language programs from all around the world.

  • Isabel Perez/ESL Site
    A Webmaster Choice Site

  • Improve your ESL skills w/Zozanga

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  • ESL sites
  • Breaking News English/ESL lessons
  • ESL Link sites
    A Webmaster Choice Site

    A Webmaster Choice Site

  • Rong-Chang Li's multiple sites
    A Webmaster Choice Site

  • ESL Teacher's Board
  • Oxford Seminars ESL Resources
  • Free ESL Study and Learning Materials
    A rich resource for honing skills in English

  • Judie Haynes ESL Teacher Site
  • Everything About ESL w/Lesson Plans
  • Apply
  • ESL Flashcards
  • Larry Ferlazzo's Teacher's Page
    Hundreds of ESL links for teachers and students
  • ESL Resource Center
  • ESL Listings - Lots of them
    Study English through the Web
  • Great ESL Links for students & teachers

  • Using provides a large collection of English as a Second Language (ESL) tools & resources for students, teachers, learners and academics. Browse our grammar glossary and references of irregular verbs, phrasal verbs and idioms, ESL forums, articles, teacher handouts and printables, and find useful links and information on English. Topics cover the spectrum of ESL, EFL, ESOL, and EAP subject areas. Great site.
  • Learning Chocolate/a vocab. learning game
  • Ethnologue:Languages of the world
    An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world's 6,909 known living languages
  • The 10 Best Places to Teach English Abroad

  • Best Games for Building Vocabulary
  • Language Arts Games - Grammar, Punctuation, Capitalization, Vocabulary
  • Vocabulary Games
  • My
  • English Vocabulary Games with Pictures
  • Free Word Games
  • Games

    Have a ball learning your new vocabulary words.

  • Free English Lessons Online
    Learning English Online - English Grammar, Vocabulary, Exercises, Exams - information for learners of English as a foreign language. You will find a lot of information about the English language on this site.
  • Learn English Online
    A Webmaster Choice Site

  • Learn to Speak English for Free
    Free Grammar Lessons: We have prepared some free online grammar lessons in order to help you improve in your English grammar. The top of each page has a teaching box with examples. The answers are listed on the bottom of each page.
  • The Online TEFL Course /Jobs Abroad
  • Online Learning, support and advice from the BBC
    A Webmaster Choice Site

  • Learn English Online for FREE
    Links compliments of GOOGLE...
  • ESOL Courses : Free English Lessons Online and lots of them

  • Learn to Speak English
    Learn English Free Online with Grammar, Idioms, and Songs. Here you will find 100 English Idioms, over 20 English songs (with the words), and some free English grammar lessons in order to help you learn English better.
  • Free English Lessons Online
  • ENGLISH PRACTICE/Learn English Online for Free
  • Some Poets to Savor/A loaded site
  • Learning English from the BBC
    A Webmaster Choice Site

  • Word of the Day | NY Times Edition
  • Speaking of English Globally
  • Learn English Communicatively - WordSpark
    Many varied categories to explore here...

  • A free podcasting service

  • ESL Worksheets, Grammar Printables and Handouts / Great Aid Here
  • Create a Worksheet for English Terms
  • Free Printable ESL worksheets by teachers for teachers
  • Tools for Educators / Lots of printables

  • ESL Printables
  • Bradley's English School Free Games, Puzzles and Worksheets
  • Super Teacher Worksheets A wide variety at that
  • Worksheet Works / hundreds of them
  • Free Language Arts Worksheets
  • Create customized worksheets in less than 5 minutes
  • ESL Worksheets for English Practice
    The free ESL vocabulary worksheets and lessons in this site cover everyday slang for communication in real life situations.
    Select one of the major sections from above to explore more of this site.

  • Happy Child English Worksheets
    Welcome to the English pages at Project HappyChild. We receive many requests for help with English, so we've put together a range of free worksheets on the site here, as well as linking to excellent resources elsewhere on the Internet.

  • WorldWise Travel Quiz from National Geographic
  • My Language Exchange
    An excellent website for independent learning

  • Similar to the one above but has a Facebook interface
  • Crossword Puzzles for ESL Students - Not So Easy
  • English for Kids / Great new site.
  • English Fun links for Kids and Teens
    This is a loaded site with many helpful links
  • Mel Belin's Iberian Travels
    All this with sound...lots of examples
  • Using English for academic purposes: Learning to write well
  • English Gateway
    English Gateway is an advanced English language learning portal that helps you learn to 'd2talk the talk'd3'd0 understand and communicate the way Americans really do.
  • Teach English Abroad - TESOL/TEFL Teachers
  • Teach English in Asia
    Your place for information about living and working in
  • Language
    Worldwide most visited independent site for booking language courses

    Tips for Teaching & Learning English

  • 100 Best Resources and Guides for ESL Teachers
  • Tips for Learning English
    Learning any new language takes a lot of dedication, practice and time. But all of that pays off when you are able to express yourself in an exciting new way.
  • The English Magazine Love English
    Lots of good Tips for Learning English.
  • English Learning Tips
    From Ask yourself weekly: What do I want to learn this week?
  • Daily Tips on Learning English
    From Ask yourself weekly: What do I want to learn this week?

  • Great Site from the BBC
  • English First: Teacher Recruitment and Training
  • WordWeb Free Version
  • Learn English and Feel Good

  • The Homeschool Mom
    This one talks Spanish so be ready to turn it off or down. It is a fun site for beginning students and tourists.

  • Learn English and Study ESL Online: Intermediate Listening - Taking Notes
  • TESL : Testing
  • GRE Vocabulary Review
    Here you can listen and memorize over 7500 GRE words, which have appeared in the previous ETS GRE exams
  • Voice Crafters: English voice talent
    Recording samples of professional male and female English voice talents. Great for listening comprehension !
  • English Listening Lounge
  • How to build your listening skills
  • Active Listening
    Listening is one of the most important skills you can have. How well you listen has a major impact on your job effectiveness, and on the quality of your relationships with others.

  • ESL : Listening Links
    Links of Interest to Teachers and Students of English as a Second Language
  • Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab

  • The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
  • Teaching English in a Two-Year College

  • A guide to Grammar and Writing
    Capital Comm. College, Hartford, CT
  • Cal State ESL with useful information
  • TEFL Training College - Go-TEFL
  • National Council on Teaching English
  • English Grammar Exercise Table

  • The Top Five English Dictionaries
    Bilingual dictionaries are great. English learner dictionaries are better! These dictionaries have been designed with English learners in mind, and as such provide extra learning tools for pronunciation, verb types, basic grammar structures, and more.
  • Babylon English Dictionary
    Become a true multilingual speaker by using our online English translator. Translate English words and phrases into many languages with one simple search. Nota Bene: CHECK THIS ONE OUT.
  • Wiktionary the Free Dictionary
    Welcome to the English-language Wiktionary, a collaborative project to produce a free-content multilingual dictionary. It aims to describe all words of all languages using definitions and descriptions in English.

  • How to pronounce words and use them
    This is a super new addition to this TESOL/ESL site.
    A video pronunciation dictionary and usage examples API. Learn from real life with the free video-based pronunciation dictionary and word usage examples.
    Be sure to check this site out for your students.

  • Free multilingual online dictionary
    English Spanish French Portuguese German Italian Swedish

  • Ultralingua Dictionary/Neat Site!
  • One-Look Dictionary
  • Alpha Dictionary
  • What does that word mean? Tell me about it.

  • Welcome to Online Talking Dictionary
    Dictionarist provides translations in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Russian, Turkish, Dutch, Greek, Albanian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean dictionaries.
  • Shambles EAL/ESL/EFL/
    A Webmaster Choice Site

    TESL Resources

  • TESL Lessons
    A Webmaster Choice Site

  • Links from the Internet TESL Journal/Rich!
  • The Internet TESL Journal/For Teachers of English as a Second Language
  • TESL Links
  • The Very Best TESL:Internet TESOL Journal
  • Top TESL/TESOL Programs in the USA
    Maintained by The Internet TESL Journal.

  • The English Forum
    font color = darkred>A Webmaster Choice Site

  • TESL Links for Teachers
  • TESL Resource Guide
  • TESL Links for Students
  • What's New in TESL
  • Linguistic Funland TESL Page
  • TESL Business English

  • Connect with English site
  • Teaching Abroad/Amherst College
  • One New Word A Day
    (English, Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish, and German)
  • Pick A Sentence
    And hear it in English...

  • Clip Art for ESL Flashcards

  • Activities for ESL/EFL Students/Rich
    Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • Genki English, ESL games, songs and and colorful
  • ESL Lounge/Free ESL lesson materials
  • Welcome to ABC English online
    This site exists to help ESL students learn English as a second language. All the resources are free including grammar definitions, examples and the freee tests.

    Journals, Texts and Materials

  • Longman texts
  • The ELT-Journals
  • The Journal:ESL Sites

  • Wikipedia's Definition of Bilingual Education
  • Bilingual Ed Websites for ESL Teachers
  • California Bilingual Ed Site
  • Google on Bilingual Education
  • National Association for Bilingual Education
  • Stephen Krashen's...Why Bilingual Education?
  • California Association for Bilingual Sites

    Help With Writing
  • Google's guide to Grammar and Writing
  • Writing Well: Strategic Streamlining
  • Writing Resources
  • Teaching Writing/E.L. Easton

  • English To Go: Fun Site
  • Funny English Mistakes from Around the World
  • English Forum resources for ESL/EFL
  • Multiple English Sites
  • Multiple Verb Vocab Sites
  • ESL EFL Activities

    Teaching Jobs and Resources

  • Teaching English Worldwide
  • Oxford Seminars' TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification Course

  • Teaching English Abroad
    Imagine immersion in vibrant cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and smiling students in the classroom - Oxford Seminars' TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification Course will help you start that journey. With over 20,000 jobs advertised monthly, there are always opportunities available to teach English as a Second Language.

  • TEFL Jobs | Jobs for tchg Eng. Overseas | TEFL

  • An On-Line Job Application Site
    Find an Tutoring Job or Employment Application Online
  • Teach English Abroad - TESOL/TEFL Teacher Training Certification Course
    A provider of TESOL/TEFL certification courses throughout the US and Canada. Get certified to teach English abroad with this TESOL/TEFL Teacher Training Certification Course.
  • Job Finder/Lots of good help here
  • Teach English Overseas / Get Certified Now
  • Teach English in Taiwan / All the specs
  • Teach English in Saudi Arabia
  • Japan English Teacher / Job Listings
  • Teach Abroad /Major Site
    Teach Abroad Resources listings
  • Footbridge Recruiting
    Thinking of teaching abroad? Start here. Footprints Recruiting is the oldest, largest and most experienced ESL recruiter in North America.
  • DOD Homepage
    What you need to know to teach overseas at a DOD (Dept. of Defense) school.
  • Long listing of TEFL Jobs Overseas
    TEFL Jobs Overseas - TEFL Jobs, TEFL teachers, TEFL Information and TEFL Courses for teaching English Overseas
  • Teaching English in Korea
  • Jobs for TESOL w/help from GOOGLE

  • Teach English Abroad Course in England
    The courses are perfect for University Graduates, wanting to travel world wide and earn money on the way, planning a gap year or looking for a career in teaching.
  • Teach English Program in Shenzhen, China: CTLC
  • How to Choose Your First Teaching English Job in China
  • Foreign Teachers Guide to Living and Working in China
  • TEFL Job placements in Mexico, etc.

  • Jobs Abroad Teaching English

  • Jobs in Japan
  • O'Hayo Sensei/ Teaching Jobs in Japan
  • Jobs for Teaching English in Japan
  • ESL Teaching Jobs in China
  • ESL Jobs Worldwide
  • More job announcements for ESL/EFL jobs overseas
  • Opportunities for teaching English in Korea
  • More job announcements for ESL/EFL jobs overseas
  • ESL Herald with overseas JOBS

  • ESL/EFL Jobs Site
  • ESL/EFL Job Seekers Site
  • ESL Jobfeed Site
  • Teaching in Japan - Teaching Private Students
  • Jobs and Resources for ELT Professionals
  • Website for English teachers in Japan
  • Planet English
  • Teach English Now

    Google Search Engine
    Yahoo Search Engine
    Top Ten Search Engines in the World
    Bing Search Engine
    The Search English List
    Wikipedia's Listing of ALL Search Engines
    Google for Spanish
    Google for French
    Google for German
    Google for Japanese
    Google for Chinese
    Google for Italian
    Google for Russian

    BAIDU in English
    Here is one you may not have heard of called BAIDU.
    It is actually the #2 most popular website in the world from China.

  • NPR Concert Videos /Enjoy the music

  • Flamenco Guitar. Barcelona street music
  • Rare Flamenco Guitar Video: Carlos Montoya

    With all Jim's websites
    SHREK can leap over donkeys in 25 Languages
    Jim's Multilanguage Homepage with 25 languages

    I'll learn your language if you learn mine, okay?
    Just go to Jim's Homepage below for 24 language sites
  • Best Language Websites

  • Why Study a FL?
    From ACTFL: What does research show about the benefits of language learning?

    Climb aboard, as I am flying around to learn English

  • Check out Jim's Travel Websites
    Everything you will need to make your trip special.

  • BE COOL. Learn to Read Hieroglyphics

    Is this for real?

    How many world flags can you identify?

    I want to learn to speak Swahili

    Blue-footed Boobys. They live in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

    I'd rather be swimming in a canal in Venice

  • Don't miss this classic video
    Two dogs dining in a busy restaurant.
    Expand your screen for full effect.
  • Two more of their dining Boxer friends
    Who are not nearly as polite as Nono and Sia

  • Two Dogs Dining above. Was it Fake?
    Take a look and see for yourself

  • Jim's Best Chinese Websites

    Flowering heather in The Netherlands

    Grab your pool and do some fishing here

  • We want to help you learn English

    Child: Learning to speak English is pointless.
    I'm not even allowed to talk to strangers.

    If I survive this, I am never riding with you again

    Sites for improving your English

  • LearnEnglish Kids
    From the British Council
  • Basic English Grammar
    Super site with lots of grammar lessons
  • A conglomeration of ESL TESOL graphics
    You can expand each and every one of them.
  • Tongue Twisters in English
    Have fun with these and challenge your friends.
  • A whole bunch of games in various languages
    From Purpose Games. Enjoy.
  • Free Language Resources
    From Floating Penquin. This page is specially dedicated to those who, far from becoming experts in one language, prefer to become polyglots, travel the world and practice their communication skills.

  • Word Hippo
    Find Similar or Opposite words at WordHippo in another language.
  • Celebrate Languages
    A new and fun site with dozens of different languages to explore.
  • High School Foreign Language
    General Sites, Topics, Quick Reference, Fun and More. Enjoy.
  • Languages of the World Quizzes
    A great NEW FIND with possibilities galore. Play with them.
  • Free Online English Grammar
    A completely free online English grammar with clearly explained grammar rules and plenty of examples to illustrate the main points and difficulties of English grammar.
  • Free Intermediate English Resources
    These resources are completely free to use at home or in class. There is nothing to pay, and no need to register or sign up before you use them, and that is amazing.