The Lavva Search Engine will show thumbnail images next to each text description in your search results. You can then enlarge the image without leaving the search page.

That kind of visual support can be helpful to English Language Learners, and I’m adding it to my website under the Search Engines section.

It can apparently do a bunch of other stuff that I can’t quite figure out. And it does describe itself in a pretty weird way:

“Just as the flow of volcanic lava cannot be controlled or stopped, Lavva is not owned or controlled by anyone.”

But it is worth a look.

You might also want to check-out The Best Search Engines For ESL/EFL Learners — 2008.