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.
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Here are my choices for The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – So Far:
Words Can Save is an interactive designed to raise awareness of cyberbullying. You’re prompted to provide advice to a child who is a victim by completing gap-fills/clozes like the one above. Unfortunately, though, for some odd reason you’re supposed to be eighteen to use it. If you say you’re under that age, you’re transferred to a much less engaging site.
The English Game is a very British-oriented video interactive site for learning English. It’s impressive.
I’ve previously posted about the Lingual.ly app and web version. It basically lets you say what language you speak and what language you want to learn; provides a ton of current newspaper articles in your target language; lets you click on words new to you to find out their translation; and then turns them into saved virtual flashcards you can study. It’s accessible to high-intermediate and advanced language learners. TechCrunch reports they have raised a bunch of money, and they plan on spending some of it to provide resources for Beginners, along with the ability for teachers to create virtual classrooms. I’ll be very interested in seeing what they end up developing — depending upon on how engaging they make their new resources, it might be more useful for ELL students and teachers.
I’m adding this infographic to The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual Or Multilingual: