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ESL Websites for Teachers


Teaching English as second language (ESL), which websites do you use for preparing lesson plan, classroom activities, teaching resources and materials?

These are some of the websites for ESL teachers that we know.


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01 Super Simple

Super Simple videos are gentle, fun, simple and educational for children, parents and teachers to sing along. The songs are suitable for few months baby to start with. The website also have other free teaching resources. Children will speak new words everyday as well as learning colors, shapes, animals, vocabulary and many more. This will help prepare the kids for kindergarten. The music are fantastic with super cute cartoon characters. Their huge library of shows can be viewed on YouTube, DVDs and there are ad-free options.

Super Simple Website

02 Dream English

Matt from Dream English Kids has performed his songs in the US, Spain, Japan, and Thailand. Fun and catchy songs for children's education and learning English, color, ABC, numbers and more. These songs are great for pre-K, kindergarten, preschool, special needs children, ESL and EFL. Visit their website to download over 50 free songs, flashcards and lesson ideas.

Dream English Website

03 Breaking News English

English lessons are based on current news events with 7 levels, from elementary to advanced.
New lesson are updated every two days with free downloadable pdf and mp3 files.
Each lesson have
• printable activities/handouts
• are online quizzes
• graded listenings
Thousands of teachers and students from all over use this website.

Breaking News English Website

04 BusyTeacher

Teachers' workload are increasing. BusyTeacher is super helpful by saving you hours of preparation time and making you a better teacher. There are about 17,300 free printable worksheets and lesson plans to help teach English to kids or adults, beginners or advanced students. Vocabulary, grammar, listening, reading, writing and speaking are included. You can usually find what you need here. There are also ESL articles to keep you updated with what’s new.

Busy Teacher Website

05 News in Levels

News in Levels (NiL) write news and articles for students of English. NiL only use easy words and grammar which you need for your level. By repeating the same words in your level, it is easier for you to remember them. There are Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 in NiL Method which helps you understand English fast and step by step. It is recommended to read two articles or more a day. By learning 3000 words, you can communicate with anybody in English.

News in Levels Website

06 Kahoot!

Kahoot! is a fun quiz game-based learning platform for all ages, any topic. You can start a conversation or reinforce knowledge, introduce new topics or encourage teamwork and more. It works on any device with an internet connection. Connect and play in real time with other players in 180+ countries. Kahoot! fosters social learning, unlocks learners’ potential and deepens pedagogical impact. Creating and playing learning games is free for K-12 teachers and students.

Kahoot! Website

07 Scratch Garden

Fun and educational website designed with kids in mind.
Learn lessons through videos with fantastic animation, music and books.
Free album and coloring pages are also available for download.

Scratch Garden Website

08 Tim's Free English Lesson Plans

This website have lots of free English lesson plans. Created by Tim to give something back to the community. He encourage you to use, share and comment on the lesson plans and share his link in return.

Tim's Free English Lesson Plans Website

09 English Is a Piece of Cake

Free lesson plans for teachers and students of English as a second language. Interesting articles, great videos, new vocabulary and idioms, learning and teaching tips and so much more. The lesson plans uses British English.

English Is a Piece of Cake Website

10 Waygook

Waygook has a complete guide for EFL/ESL teachers living in South Korea. However teachers from all over can download the slides and lessons for free, across all grade levels. The community forum also has job boards for teaching opportunities.

Waygook Website

11 Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day

Larry's website has a section about his best list of ELL and ESL websites. To search on the page, Control+F or Command+F for ESL.

Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day Website

12 ESL Library

ESL Library has
• 1,000+ lessons
• 2,000+ vocabulary flashcards
• 200+ classroom teaching aids, warm-ups and assesment forms
It has monthly paid subscription with updated materials every month.
Used by 100,000+ English language teachers from 10,000+ schools in 100+ countries.

ESL Library Website

13 Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab

Created by Randall Davis to help ESL/EFL students worldwide improve their listening comprehension skills through practice with self-grading quiz pages. This website includes speaking, writing, reading, and grammar exercises as well. Audiologists, conventions speakers, those with cochlear implants and autistic children have also benefited from these activities.

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab Website

14 Learning English with CBC

A site created by CBC/Radio-Canada. Learn English with news, sports, lifestyle, comedy, arts, kids, music, original series & more.

Learning English with CBC Website

15 Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) is the first and largest online marketplace where educators share, buy and sell original PreK-12 educational materials in various digital and downloadable formats. There are more than 3 million original educational resources and lesson plans.

Teachers Pay Teachers Website


Educational resource site for children Pre-K through 5th Grade. There are more than 30,000 creative games, guided lessons and fun activities for every child's needs and potential. There are also expert recommendations, progress tracker and worksheet generator. Website

17 English Listening Lesson Library Online (Elllo)

Listen to over 2,500 free lessons featuring speakers from around the world. Teachers and students can choose English lessons from beginner to advanced. All lessons comes with audio or video, a quiz and script.

English Listening Lesson Library Online (Elllo) Website

18 Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals

This site contains a series of movie segments and activities to assess or practice grammar points through fun, challenging exercises. There are movie segments, lesson plans, printable worksheets with answer key for each activity and the tips to develop grammar activities with DVDs.

Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals Website

19 MES English

MES-English is resource site for teachers of young learners across broad ages and levels. Phonics flashcards, worksheets templates, handouts, game cards, lesson plans, certificates and more for download and printing.

MES English Website

20 ESL KidStuff

A website with good quality resources for teaching English to children to help make your lesson preparation a breeze. Materials are quick to find and easy to print. Lesson plans, flashcards, worksheets, craft sheets, downloadable songs and classroom graded readers for your ESL kids lessons.

ESL KidStuff Website


Internet Second Language (iSL) Collective is a global community of language teachers who share home-made worksheets for free. The site caters for all language teachers, whether teaching in schools or private tutoring. There are 70,000+ ESL, EFL printable worksheets, activities and exercises for teaching English class. Apart from English, there are teaching materials for German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.


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