Online Links for Teachers - ESL Resources

Online Resources for Teachers

Immigrant and Refugee Portland Resource Directory


Literacy resources


Handbook for liteacy tutors working with ESOL adult students who are developing literacy skills for the first time while learning English. This website: that houses the handbook if you feel like it could be relevant to potential tutors. 


ESL Practitioner's ToolKit PDF


Portland Literacy has a free resource for beginning Literacy lessons. There are four levels of packets for tutors and for students


Free Reading Free downloadable phonics materials as well as numerous online pronunciation and phonics activities for students. 

K-5 public school interview literacy lesson -PSU MA TESOL student Allison Tomas developed a 4 lesson unit for adult beginning ESL students who do not have very much educational experience in their native language or in a language in which they are proficient.  Generally these learners do not have literacy in any language.  The 4 lessons are to help learners understand the american K-5 education system and the roles that parents may play, including things like attending parent-teacher conferences, giving permission for field trips, volunteering, etc.  The unit includes lesson plans and all materials.



Computer Related ESL Assignments and Activities

Paper Based Portland ESL Network worksheet no internet required.doc

Student scavenger hunt with the Portland ESL Network computer assignment.docx


Conversation to engage students in classroom deliberations about current issues being debated in congress.  Lesson plans for teachers.

Breaking News English   resource for current events for ELLs 


Basic ESL 

Tutor Help Center- shares lesson plans, hand outs, and teaching tips provides over a thousand pages of free information and resources for both teachers and students. All materials are organized by skill and level for quick and easy access. Jobs, Worksheets and Flashcards for the ESL and TEFL Teacher 

Dave's ESL Cafe.  The internet meeting place for ESL and EFL teachers and students from around the world. 

ESL Basics if you're an ESL/EFL teacher, you can check out helpful videos and job postings in our teachers section. Visit often. We're adding content daily. Enjoy!

Free Reading Free downloadable phonics materials as well as numerous online pronunciation and phonics activities for students. 

Songs for Teaching List of songs by skill level targeting specific English sounds; many links to ESL instructional resources Expert advice from teachers to avoid common ESL writing mistakes



Breaking News English   resource for current events for ELLs 

International TESL Journal Articles, Research Papers, Lessons Plans, Classroom Handouts, Teaching Ideas & Links


On-line Purdue University - OWL  200 free resources including: