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  • 1.  WEB base instruction

    Posted 09-07-2018 06:51
    Hi all!
    I am new to teaching ELLs full time. I was wondering if anyone knows of a website that can help ELLs. I was looking for something like, for example. It is ok if the programs are not free. I have also found esl reading samrt, but have never used it. Thanks! MB

    Monica Barros Otero
    United States

  • 2.  RE: WEB base instruction

    Posted 11-07-2018 09:06

    ​English-to-Go is a New Zealand-based website (although they take great care to use speakers with British and American as well as New Zealand or Australian accents in their audio materials) that has whole lessons (including reading, vocabulary, grammar, listening), usually based on a newspaper article from Reuters.  The lessons are available at different levels, and you can search their archives by topic, grammar point, etc.  There are also online lesson components that a teacher can assign to her/his class.

    A number of years ago, I did some work for them in return for a free subscription, and I found them to be very useful (and high quality).  Because my classes were organized in a somewhat different way, I usually mixed and matched different components from different lessons.

    On their website each month there's a free monthly lesson you can try (to get a feel for what they do) as well as other free materials.  The website can provide more information:


    Karen Stanley
    Professor, Academic ESL
    Central Piedmont Community College
    Charlotte, NC USA