This list focuses on sites that ELL students would use directly. Of course, many other sites on my other lists can also be used effectively with ELL’s.
I’ll be adding this post to All My 2015 “Best” Lists In One Place.
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Here are my choices for The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – Part Two (not a very long list from over the past six months):
This school year, all my NY Times posts are self-access interactives for ELLs.
AlfaTyping looks like a nice tool for students to develop typing skills, and you can read all about it at Richard Byrne’s post. I’m adding it both to The Best Eleven Websites For Students To Learn About Computers (where you can find other typing sites) and to The Best Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress.
GrammarFlip is a new site that lets teachers create virtual classrooms for their students to learn and practice grammar skills. It’s very simple to create multiple free classrooms where students can watch grammar videos and then answer questions about that particular grammar topic.
The BBC’s “Skillwise” site has a great collection of English games that would be accessible to Intermediate and Advanced English Language Learners. I’m adding the link to The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites, and am a bit surprised it isn’t already there.
Test Your Vocab is an online tool where learners can get a rough estimate of how many words they know in English. I think it could be a useful tool for students to periodically use to measure their progress and get re-energized when they see how much they’re making. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary. I discovered it through Nina English’s blog, which I learned about through David Deubelbeiss, founder of the great EFL Classroom 2.0.