ESL Resources

This page contains a list of Santa Clara County ESL Providers, as well as links to various free online tools for ESL teachers and students.


COMMUNICATION - Signing Savvy Sign Language
A sign language dictionary containing several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada. Key Words: Language Access, communication
CHILDREN - Colorin Colorado
A bilingual site for educators and families of English language learners. Current news articles regarding the COVID-19 impact on schools, ESL, the childcare system and tips for parents. This site is full of information, ideas, and practical tips on how Spanish-speaking parents can help their children become confident, successful readers. In addition, you can find fun reading tips and games, bilingual booklists, ideas for using the public library, and videos of children's authors, illustrators, and musicians. Resources are organized by topic. Key Words: ESL, Student Resource, Family, Literacy Multi-language: Spanish
CHILDREN - Learning Games For Kids
Educational games are a great tool for building foundation math and language skills that today's elementary school curriculum requires. These online learning games and songs for kids are fun, teach important skills for preschool and elementary school kids and they're free. Key Words: ESL, Instructor Resource, Student Resource, Children
ESL - About ESL
Contains a variety of lesson plans, articles, and resources for every level of ESL Teacher and student. Sign up to receive email of free daily lessons. Key Words: Instructor Resource, Student Resource
ESL - Activities for ESL Students
Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language. This project of The Internet TESL Journal ( has thousands of contributions by many teachers. Includes bi-lingual quizzes in numerous languages from Arabic to Zulu. Key Words: Student Resource, Instructor Resource
ESL - America Learns
A free educational site with Video lessons and 1000s of activities to practice English speaking, listening, vocabulary, pronunciation, reading, writing, grammar and a U.S. Citizenship course. Also available are Apple and Google apps to download. Key Words: ESL,
ESL - Angel Fire
Links to other sites that differentiates between the English spoken in America, Britain, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Scotland. Slang from all countries, British /American Dictionary and more. Some bad links but still a fun site. Key Words: ESL, Student Resource
ESL - Breaking News English
FREE Interactive & Printable English - There are 7 levels, from elementary to advanced with a new lesson every two days. All lessons are based on stories currently in the news - as the world's news breaks, teach it. Key Words: ESL, Instructor Resource, Student Resource
ESL - Dave's ESL Cafe
A great web site full of resources for ESL students, teachers, schools, and publishers. Includes free chatrooms, forums, resource links, ESL Quizzes, slang and idiom lists, and an International ESL Job List which charges schools to advertise for ESL Instructors. Key Words: Instructor Resource, Student Resource
ENGLISHpracticeONLINE is a free English language website. There are lessons, exercises and practice tests on all the skills, as well as grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and many other essential resources for English improvement. This resource is the result of teaching English as a second language in many countries over an 18 years teaching career, and every contributor to the site has over 12 years of classroom teaching experience.Key Words: ESL, Student Resource
ESL - ESL America
ESL America is an English language website to practice conversation, vocabulary, grammar, reading, and more AND all of it has sound so you can listen while you practice Key Words: Student Resource, Teacher Resource,
ESL - English Daily
Free site with an assortment of materials such as Toefl vocabulary quiz, Slang, Idioms, Proverbs, and Daily Conversation practice. Key Words: ESL, Student Resource
ESL - English Page
Free site with resources for all levels, lots of activities, and a Lesson of the Week. Exchange messages with other students and ask questions. Key Words: ESL, Instructor Resource, Student Resource
ESL - English Study MAterials
Free English lessons, exercises, quizzes, tests, and games for students and teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL)/English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Key Words: Instructor Resource, Student Resource
ESL - English for My Job
Website for people who work in restaurants, bars, hotels, cafes, airports, and anywhere else where you might have to talk to customers in English. .Most of the exercises are free. Part of the LearnEnglishFeelGood product line. Key Words: ESL, Distance Learning, Student Resource, English as a Second Language, Vocational ESL
ESL - Idioms 4You
Everything you always wanted to know about English Idioms including definitions, audio, scenarios, explanations, live real world examples and conjugations. New content added daily. Key Words: ESL, Instructor Resource, Student Resource
ESL - Lanternfish
Many great resources for ESL teachers and students including exercises for practicing real life English, including job interviews, using the telephone, shopping, and everyday conversations. Contains printable teaching resources for language arts, TESOL, TEFL and ESL.
ESL - Latino Adult Education Services (LAES) "Tierra de Opportunidad"
Handbook of ESL Lesson plans designed to give ESL teachers essential real world curriculum for immigrants. Modules include: Dealing with Taxes; Analyzing, Debating Community Issues; Collaborating with Neighbors; Following Changes In Laws About Immigrants; Dealing With Law Enforcement Authorities; Becoming A Citizen; etc. PDF Pub 1997. Key Words: Instructor Resource, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Classroom Techniques, Computer Uses in Education, Daily Living Skills, Educational Needs, ESL, Family Life, Functional Literacy, Immigrant Integration, Needs Assessment, Self Evaluation, Skill Development, Workplace Literacy Spanish.
ESL - Learn English Feel Good
ESL portal with free English grammar and vocabulary exercises, printable worksheets, video-based exercises, lists of American idioms and phrasal verbs, and much more. Key Words: Instructor Resource, Student Resource
ESL - Learn English with Jokes and Riddles
A cute and innovative free website with over 300 jokes and riddles in the database. All are suitable for all ages. Reading English jokes and riddles in class is a fun Way to teach culture, grammar and vocabulary. There is also a video and picture section. Key Words: Instructor Resource, Student Resource, Children
ESL - Learn English with Pictures and Audio
Learn English with Pictures is a free, online, resource to learn English words in a fun way. The site has over 400 words and photographs ranging from animals to kitchen appliances. Key Words: Instructor Resource, Student Resource, Children
ESL - Many Things
This site has a lot of exercises for students. The topics are interesting for adults and are very varied. They also have quizzes and puzzles. All the activities are interactive and the students love it. Key Words: ESL, Instructor Resource, Student Resource
ESL - Merriam Webster Learner's Dictionary
A Free online American English dictionary for students of English as a Second Language and other students who want to improve their language arts skills. Key Words: ESL
ESL - Pizzaz! (People Interested in Zippy and ZAny Zcribbling)
ESL-EFL Teacher resource site for use in non-profit classrooms, which includes free lesson plans, handouts, technical tips for using the internet for teaching, and links to many interesting writing projects of ESL students. Site has fun and dynamic resources for Beginning through Advanced students. Key Words: Instructor Resource
ESL - PumaRosa
Free bi-lingual Spanish phonics-based, interactive (with voice) ESL website. Its graded structure can be easily adapted for teaching English to students whose first language is not Spanish. Key Words: Student Resource, English as a Second Language.
ESL - Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab
Excellent listening practice with quizzes and excercises for hundreds of situations. Key Words: Student Resource
ESL - Sounds of English
This site is great for improving pronunciation. Contains very clear diagrams and tips on teaching pronunciation. It is not a site for students but information and tools for teachers. Key Words: Instructor Resource
ESL - Teach Children ESL
All free materials including worksheets, flashcards, games and songs. Key Words: Instructor Resource, Children
ESL - USA Learns English apps
With 4 levels of USA Learns English apps, you can use your phone, tablet or iPad to: *Watch videos from our popular 1st English course! *Practice listening to English vocabulary words. *Record your voice to practice speaking and compare your voice to a native English speaker from the US. *Improve your spoken English. Key Words: ESL
ESL - USA. Learns
This Free multi-media program was created by the Sacramento Office of Education to help American adults get the basic skills they need to be productive workers, family members, and citizens. These programs emphasize basic skills such as reading, writing, math, English language competency and problem-solving. ESL Apps Key Words: Teacher and Student Resource
ESL - University of Victoria Study Zone
The Study Zone is for students of the English Language Centre (ELC) at the University of Victoria. ELC teachers create the English language lessons and practice exercises. The site is designed for our adult English language learners, but all are welcome to read the lessons and use the exercises. Key Words: Instructor Resource, Student Resource
ESL - Word Book
Free downloadable book that contains a simple dictionary of common words, explanations of grammar, simple civics and explanation of US Government, and more. Produced by Voice of America. Key Words: ESL, English as a Second Language, education,
ESL - YourDictionary
A comprehensive reference site with synonyms, sentence examples, quotes, biographies, and an amazing collection of grammar-related articles and education resources for students, teachers, parents and homeschoolers. Key Words: Instructor Resource, Student Resource, Education, ESL
ESL go is a free English community of ESL students and ESL teachers. We help ESL students learning English as a second language through free ESL classes and free English practice message boards. ESL also provides free teaching ESL activities for TESOL, TESL, and TEFL. Key Words: Student Resource, Instructor Resource
ESL Lounge for Teachers
Offers free lesson materials for ESL classes. Fully printable worksheets for all ESL teaching needs. Song lyrics, reading comprehension, ESL articles, guides to English grammar and teaching ESL around the world. Pronunciation materials and free and printable ESL board games. Key Words: Instructor Resource
Free grammar and vocabulary worksheets (printables) arranged by topic. Our free resources can be used by ESL Teachers, for homeschooling, and by literacy tutors who teach English/ESL to adults. All of the worksheets are in PDF format and are arranged by category (verb tenses, articles, prepositions, etc.) You can either view them on your computer, or print them. If you don't have time to download them individually, you can download 200 printable worksheets in one zip file. We hope you enjoy our site and find it helpful. If there are specific topics you'd like to see more of, please let us know. Key Words: Instructor Resource
ESL Station
ESL Station, a service of the ESL Department at San Jose City College is an ongoing design project of ESL instructors to provide students and teachers with practice activities and access to online learning sites that primarily focus on English language acquisition. Key Words: Instructor Resource, Student Resource, SJCC
RESOURCE - American Sign Language (ASL) Dictionary - HandSpeak
A free ASL video dictionary online. Created in 1995, Handspeak is a sign language and Deaf culture resource for language+culture enthusiasts, ASL students and learners, interpreters, homeschoolers, parents and professionals for language learning, practice and self-study. Browse or search ASL signed words and phrases,