ESL Teacher Resources


The National Archives of Canada and the National Library of Canada were drawn together by the Library and Archives of Canada Act to create a new knowledge institution for Canadians: Library and Archives Canada.
Link to Canada's Digital Collections

The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency, represents writers, publishers and other creators for the administration of copyright in all provinces except Quebec. The purpose of the collective is to provide easy access to copyright material by negotiating comprehensive licences with user groups, such as schools, colleges, universities, governments, corporations, etc. permitting reproduction rights, such as photocopy rights, for the works in its repertoire.
Link to Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency

The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks supports the use of national standards in English and French for describing, measuring and recognizing second language proficiency of adult immigrants and prospective immigrants for living and working in Canada.
Link to the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks

CIC Canada Immigration Centre screens and approves for admission, and issues visas to immigrants, foreign students, visitors and temporary workers who help Canada's social and economic growth.
Link to the Canada Immigration Centre

The Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers Offers direct support to second language teachers - Provides a professional networking community to second language educators - Presents a pan-Canadian view of second language education issues.
Link to the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers

The ESL in Canada Directory lists ESL English as a second language schools, programs, classes and resources for new Canadians, visitors, international students to learn or study ESL in Canada.
Link to the ESL in Canada Directory homepage

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada is the voice of Canada's universities. The AUCC represents 95 Canadian public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree level colleges.
Link to the AUCC homepage

The full text of The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999.
Link to the Canadian Encyclopedia homepage

The British Council with content and editorial support from the British Broadcasting Corporation both organisations receive funding from the UK government for their work in promoting English, supporting English language teaching (ELT) and providing information and access to ELT products, services and expertise from the UK. All teaching material on the site is free to access.
practical resources to use in your primary classroom
practical resources to use in your secondary classroom
practical resources to use in your adult and business classroom

OneLook Dictionaries is a compliation of 19,317,398 words in 1063 dictionaries.
Link to the OneLook online Dictionary provides free online access to millions of English definitions, synonyms, spelling, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and translations.
Link to the online Dictionary lists antonyms and synonyms
Link to the online reference

For more than 170 years, in print and now online the Merriam Webster Dictionary has been an American provider of American-English language information.
Link to the Merriam Webster online Dictionary

The Visual Dictionary is a completely free, online picture dictionary designed especially for ESL students and beginning English,
Link to the visual dictionary

The Guide to Grammar and Writing is sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation, a nonprofit 501 c-3 organization that supports scholarships, faculty development, and curriculum innovation.
Link to the CCC Guide to Grammar and Writing

Since 1956 the International Reading Association has been a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. More than 70,000 members strong, the Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities.
Link to the International Reading Association Home

Language and music are tied together in brain processing by pitch, rhythm and by symmetrical phrasing. Music can help familiarize students with connections and provides a fun way to acquire English." From Music and Language Learning by Bob Lake
Enhancing English acquisition through music

See Lexical similarities with Ethnologue: Languages of the World - An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world's 6,909 known living languages.
Link to Ethnologue an encyclopedic reference

Includes TPR research articles and materials. TPR is based on the premise that the human brain has a biological program for acquiring any natural language on earth.
Link to TPR World

The Educator's Reference Desk provides high-quality resources and services to the education community. From the Information Institute of Syracuse, the people who created AskERIC, the Gateway to Educational Materials, and the Virtual Reference Desk, the Educator's Reference Desk brings 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information.
Link to The Educator's Reference Desk

Online Directory of ESL Resources by the The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA) and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for LEP Students (OELA), and Institute of Education Sciences (IES), have created this online directory of ESL resources.
Link to Online Directory of ESL Resources

TESL Articles 1995 to 2010 - The Internet TESL Journal's TESL/TEFL/TESOL/ESL/EFL/ESOL Links of Interest to Teachers and Students of English as a Second Language
Link to TESL Articles on Reading

The SentenceMaster English Grammar Writing Games provide a fun practical hands-on learning experience that will help students improve their English writing, practice their English grammar, vocabulary and language comprehension.
Link to SentenceMaster English Grammar Writing Games

FLTEACH Archives
Link to Archives - FLTEACH - The Foreign Language Teaching Forum

DIALANG is a major European Commission funded project aimed at providing effective diagnosis of language competence in 14 EU languages. It uses online tests, including placement and self- assessment tests, as key tools in this process.
Link to Dialang server at Lancaster University

The British Council Website includes links to news, learning English, teaching English, kids learning, and links to education resources.
Link to the home page for the British council

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