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15 Excellent ESL Websites, Tech Tools and Teacher Resources

These websites are for ESL professionals, ESL students, and classroom teachers, with many activities for ELLs to improve their English. If you have access to technology, students will love to follow some of these ESL websites and try out some of the engaging tech tools. Check out the following links to get ideas for additional practice in listening, speaking, grammar, reading, and writing.

Activities for ESL Students
Play games, take quizzes, read grammar, and practice vocabulary

BrainPop ESL(Subscribe, some free lessons.)


Detailed lesson plans incorporating learning strategies, graphic organizers, printable resources, as well as reading and writing activities. This is one of the best sites, worth encouraging your school to invest.

Free lessons:




This Dolch word list contains the most commonly-used words in the English-language that must be easily recognized in order to achieve reading fluency. Also known as sight words or high frequency words.



A wonderful K-12 resource for printable English worksheets. Affiliated with Read Theory and English Maven

ESLWOW! ESL Writing Online Workshop


A very easy-to-follow online multimedia program designed to guide English Language Learners through each stage of the pre-writing, while-writing, and post-writing processes. Designed for more advanced high school/community college students and adult learners.

Grammar Bytes


Grammar instruction with attitude! Grammar/writing tutorials, online exercises, handouts, and PowerPoints.



Explore the world of English vocabulary in this sound integrated guide. Touch or place the cursor over an object, word, or phrase to hear it pronounced aloud. Prove vocabulary mastery by completing challenges.

Lingt Language


Great language classroom web tool! You can insert: voice recording, text, images and videos. There are options for verbal or written responses. Great for short activities and the kids really enjoy the interactivity. Free, but needs login. Sample lesson: http://lingtlanguage.com/kalmy/

National Geographic Kids


Play online games, watch videos, learn about animals, and places, and get fun facts!

Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab

A great place to learn more about writing and grammar. Good for upper MS/HS.



Simple learning tools that help you study. Flashcards, games and learning tools — all for free!

ReadWorks and ReadWorks Digital


Excellent K-12 resource for reading passages and strategies to increase reading comprehension. Common Core aligned materials.


Assign ReadWorks articles/curriculum directly to students. Students can complete assignments online. No paper grading – instantly receive data on your students’ assignments.



An innovative, free website that modifies and simplifies text. It lets you copy and paste text into a box and then rewords it in a way that allows students to more easily read and better comprehend content.

Spelling City


Build vocabulary, literacy, phonics, & spelling skills with VocabularySpellingCity.

Tar Heel Reader – Find/write/post books!


Free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces. Or, write your own books using pictures from the huge collection at Flickr or pictures you upload.