Here are links I’ve added to my new English class blog. It now includes a list of accessible links to what, in my opinion, are the Best Sites For Beginners, Intermediates, and Advanced English Language Learners.
I just copied the sidebar from the class blog and pasted it here. You can find more specific reviews for all of them if you search this blog. I also included a section from the sidebar where I’ll be adding music and video sites that I’ll be using in the classroom via computer project — those sites are blocked to students, but not to teachers.
Let me know what you think — am I missing something?
Feel free to add suggestions in the comments, and also feel free to visit the class blog, which will be continually updated with new assignments and sites.
Best Beginner Sites
- Brainpop Jr.
- British Council Stories
- Dance Mat Typing
- English Central
- ESOL Courses
- Everyday Life
- GCF Reading
- Into The Book
- Language Guide
- Learning Chocolate
- Listen And Write
- Road To Grammar, Jr.
- U.S.A. Learns
- VOA Activities
- ABC Phonics
- Spelling City
- Reading Bear
- Picture Dictionary
- Talking Dictionary
- Internet Polyglot
- E-Learning For Kids
- Bow Valley Readers
Textbook & Intermediate Sites
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Thanks as always Larry for listing GCFLearnFree.org! Please feel free to let us know if there is anything we can ever do for you.
Larry, I noticed that many of the beginning sites use British English pronunciation. That wouldn’t work for elementary age ELLs in the U.S. especially when the lesson is pronunciation of sounds in English. I’m curious to know if that works when you teach beginning high school ELLs.
I mention to students that some of the words and sounds might be pronounced differently, but most of our pronunciation time is spent with English Central. Plus, the thousands of audio/visual books I link to are all done in American English, so it hasn’t seemed to be a problem.
Dear Larry: Your list is amazing. I know many of these sites, but there are so many…I’ll explore all of them next weekend and be sure I’ll use them with my students.
As you know, they name you like a rock star (really) , because every recommendation I take to the classroom, I say “It’s from my friend Larry Ferlazzo” and they answer : “We know that teacher”…
Thanks for being part of my teaching practice ! Hugs from Argentina
You are, as usual, far too kind. I’d love to hear which ones your students say are their favorites.
Really useful list. Just posted a link to it on the TeachingEnglish facebook page if you’d like to check there for comments.
Please feel free to post on the page whenever you have anything you’d like to share.
I think this web site is very interesting. they show us a variaty of topics in order to learn more about english
Hi Larry, wondering if you’ve looked at our website, BrainNook (www.brainnook.com). We have a ton of free basic/intermediate English games that would be helpful for ELLs. We also have features to help teachers direct their students to games that help them sharpen specific skills, and performance reports aligned to the Common Core standards.
Would love to hear your thoughts if you get a chance to check us out!
Thanks for the site. You might want to include elllo.org too. All of the content is adaptable so students can adjust it to their levels and the videos are good for beginners because they can see the speaker and read the text. Students can also download vocab files to their ipods. (Thanks for listing the site on our listening list too.) Keep up the great work on the blog.
noticed you didn’t put either Babbel or Busuu.
any particular reasons?
Babbel isn’t free, and that’s one of the criteria I use. Busuu uses members to help other members learn languages, and that kind of anonymous online interaction won’t work for K-12 schools for safety reasons.
Thanks for including LearnEnglish Teens http://www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglishteens in your list. We were really pleased to see our Writing skills practice section get a mention. We’re currently working on new content – up to CEFR level B2 – for this section and also for our Listening and Reading skills sections too. 🙂
Best wishes, Jo (Website Editor for LearnEnglish Teens)
dnaenglish.com is great site too!