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Created by award-winning English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher Judie Haynes and Web designer Chas Haynes, this attractive site is a nice resource for any teacher with second language students. The site offers teaching tips with classroom activities and a select annotated list of books, CD-ROMS, and Websites. also hosts two message boards, one for general discussion and the...
View Resource Traditional Grammar: An Interactive Book

Is traditional grammar dead? Donald Hardy, a professor of English at Northern Illinois University, doesn't think so. He recently posted this "e-grammar" on the Web to help teach users how to distinguish their nouns from their verbs, their nominative cases from their subjunctives, and their present perfect from their past. The descriptions are clear and concise, while quizzes at the end of each...
View Resource American Heritage Book of English Usage

This Web site takes visitors to the American Heritage Book of English Usage, which is a guide to current problems and debates in English language usage that will be valuable for native and non-native speakers alike. The work may be searched by keyword, or users may elect to browse through its 10 chapters. The subjects covered by the various chapters include gender, science terms, e-mail, word...
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As more and more persons are seeking high-quality English as a Second Language (ESL) resources, a number of sites have sprung up to provide just such materials. One notable site is, which provides grammar glossaries, reference sheets on irregular verbs, phrasal verbs and idioms, teacher handouts, and ESL forums. The forums are particularly useful, as registered users can post...
View Resource English Companion

Where do English teachers go to ask questions and get help? Well, one online destination is the English Companion site. Visitors can sign up, and look through online groups that include "Digital Collaboration", "AP Lit and Language", and "Teaching Shakespeare". They can also participate in the online forums, which include forum threads like "Themed Units for Middle School" and "Interactive...
View Resource Discovery Education: Teacher Resources

The wide world of science comes alive with these great interactive teacher resources created by the team at Discovery Education. The hope is that these activities will help "foster deeper engagement and opportunities for students to take charge of their own learning with high quality, engaging, relevant tools." The materials here are divided into several areas, including Grades 9-12 and Grades...

View Resource Fun English Games for Kids - Free Teaching Resources Online

Fun English Games, along with its sister sites Science Kids and Kids Math Games Online, is a source of free resources for use by teachers and students. Although the main audience is elementary school students, the games, activities, worksheets, quizzes, and videos provided on the site could easily be used by English learners of all ages. For example, in one short video students learn to talk about...

View Resource Education at the Getty: When Art Talks

Elementary School educators, art educators, language arts educators, and English Language Learner (ELL) educators alike may be interested in this collection of four lesson plans related to the intersections of art and language. Each lesson plan centers on a different work of art from the Getty's collections. For example, the lesson Tactile Poem-Forest Textures invites young learners to explore...

View Resource Dialogues: An Interdisciplinary Journal for English Language Teaching and Research

Dialogues: An Interdisciplinary Journal for English Language Teaching and Research offers ESL educators and professionals a valuable "forum [...] to share their research, innovative ideas, and best classroom practices to better serve English learners and the profession as a whole." Launched in 2017 and currently in its second volume, this peer-reviewed, open-access journal publishes articles and...