Calgary Board of Education

 
ELL Resources

Enrich your students' learning by sharing these excellent English resources that they can check out in the classroom or on their own.

Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon: Check out this lexicon that offers images demonstrating the true meaning of the word, making it easier for English language learners to understand.

ManyThings: On this website you'll find many things, including: quizzes, word games, puzzles, and a random sentence generator to help students better grasp English as a second language.

bab.la: Bab.la is a really fun site for ELL learners, with reference tools like a dictionary and vocabulary, supplemented with quizzes, games, and a community forum.

ESL Basics: On this site, you'll find free English videos for both students and teachers
English Pronunciation: Okanagan College's resource offers 13 different unit lessons for learning and teaching English pronunciation.

BBC Learning English: In this website from the BBC, students can find help with grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation, with plenty of references to current events. Plus, you'll find a special section for ELL teachers.

ESL Gold: ESL Gold is, no joke, golden, with seemingly endless learning resources for English. Students can practice pronunciation, find a book to study, and even talk to someone in English on this site. Plus, teachers can find a job, search for textbooks, discover games, and so much more.

Real English: Check out this free site for learning English, with loads of videos from real English speakers, plus quizzes and community support.

Repeat After Us: In this online library, students can get access to a huge collection of English texts and scripted recordings.

Google Translate: An awesome resource to use for simple translations, Google Translate can help your students see how its done and better understand translations between two or more languages.

ESL Cyber Listening Lab: Direct your students to this ESL cyber listening lab with study guides, quizzes, and even teacher features.

Vocabulix: This online tool is designed to help jumpstart students' vocabulary skills, with more than 90 vocabulary lessons, and the option to create lessons of your own.

Wordsteps: Wordsteps makes it easy for students to build their own vocabulary collection, and even access their vocabulary through a mobile device for English language learning on the go.

Freerice.com: this is a great website for students to practice and enhance their vocabulary as it experiment and practice with a variety of synonyms