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Resources for Tutors and ESOL Learners


Listening and Pronunciation

English Pronunciation/Listening

The New Okanagan College pronunciation practice: http://international.okanagan.bc.ca/pronunciation/

English Language Listening Lab Online (ELLLO)

A lot of listening practice (and advertising): elllo.org

Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab

A lot of listening practice: esl-lab.com

Jennifer ESL

Pronunciation, grammar, and other things: youtube.com/user/jenniferesl

Rachel’s English

American Pronunciation Guide, done in fun, simple entertaining videos: rachelsenglish.com/

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, and Other Activities

Learning Chocolate

Online picture dictionary: learningchocolate.com

Adele’s ESL Corner

Grammar and listening practice: adelescorner.org

Many Things

Interesting things for ESL students for all skills: manythings.org


Grammar, vocabulary, and reading practice: ego4u.com

Spelling City

Spelling: spellingcity.com


Listening, spelling, and reading: starfall.com

USA Learns

New words, listening, reading, spelling, grammar: usalearns.org

English Club

Lessons of all kinds, quizzes: englishclub.com

Simple English News

Reading and listening practice – now with YouTube videos: simpleenglishnews.com


Many resources for students, instructors/tutors, and organizations. Interactive activities, texts & exercises, and links to other sites offer a wide selection of excellent materials. Training resources for tutors include techniques & strategies, lesson plans and activities, online courses, using technology and more. The Citizenship Collection offers links to free online resources to prepare students to pass the citizenship exam. proliteracyednet.org

Learn for Free

Developed by the Goodwill Community Foundation, this interactive site includes many lessons on basic computer skills and knowledge, reading for both native and non-native speakers of English and math. The Everyday Life section has simulations with hands-on practice using an ATM, a bus map, baking, preparing tax documents, filling out a job application and more. It’s a unique site because of its real-life graphics. gcflearnfree.org


A rich source of multi-media teaching materials that combine streaming videos with related interactive web lessons on reading, writing, math, science, and financial literacy. tv411.org