*** ESL Library ***
The ESL Library offers language teachers from all over the world access to thousands of printableflashcards and hundreds of ready-made lesson plans for the classroom. The site was originally known as ESL-Images.com, but changed its name to the ESL Library in March 2007.
ESL-Images.com started in 2002, and grew to be one of the largest online resources sites for language teachers. As ESL-Images.com grew in popularity, it was clear that it was time to start offering more features, greater content, and improved functionality. The ESL Library was our answer.
Today, over 20,000 language teachers have signed up for access to our lesson plans andflashcards. If you’re not already a member, check out the ESL-Library.com tour to learn more about all the benefits of joining.
If you have any questions about the site, feel free to contact ESL Library Team anytime.
Explore ESL Library here: http://www.esl-library.com.
*** Teachitworld ***
Teachit takes a unique approach to educational publishing. Founded by English teacher Siobhain Archer in 1999 as a spare-time addition to her teaching workload, the online library of learning resources rapidly gathered its own momentum as her colleagues discovered the value of sharing their teaching materials. A compelling example of the true utility of the internet, Teachit grew unstoppably in response to its users’ needs and now represents a huge online community of teachers sharing resources to help focus their efforts in planning lessons.
Teachit specialises in English, Drama and Media Studies teaching resources at UK primary and secondary school level. With Teachitworld we’re now extending the approach to colleagues from the world of EFL and ESOL teaching.
The basic concept of Teachitworld is this:
- an extensive online library of adaptable ELT lesson plans, worksheets, ideas, and activities, contributed by teachers active in the field
- an audio library and image bank
- weekly topical news items and related resources
- a suite of specially designed computer-based interactive units, written in Flash, that address the challenges of learning a language – in this case English
- a substantial proportion of the resources available free in pdf format.
*** Free English Language Online Tools on Online Utility ***
Online Utility offers great online software tools for English language learners, teachers, journalists, writers, students. It could be used in teaching, learning, linguistics research and more! These online computer programs could be used for good training in English language skills. ESL and EFL tools.
Here are the tools available at Online-Utility.org:
Readability Test and Improve – Calculates and prints various readability tests and finds sentences which you could consider to rewrite to improve text’s readability.
Dictionary – Explains to you meaning of the words. Learn English words. Reference and lexicon.
Learn To Read English – Provides tooltip with the synonyms and links to dictionary for each complicated word in the English text you have.
Vocabulary Builder – Generate vocabulary list for arbitrary English language text
Filtered Word Frequencies – Allows you to find uncommon words in any English text or web page
Explains All Words – Create custom vocabularies and dictionaries (for teachers and students)
Usage of words in literature – Finds words in some literature books. The books which are used in the utility are mostly in public domain (expired copyright). Allows you to find example sentences for arbitrary words.
Detector of Complicated Vocabulary – Allows you to find words in English text which are not considered simple or basic or they aren’t in the word list you choose. Useful when one should write simple English texts.
Explore more of Online Utility here: http://www.online-utility.org.