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I've put together a list of sources for ESL reading & writing teachers.

Send me a note if you find other web sites that we should share!

News in English for ESL Learners

Voice of America Special English
This is a great site with good resources for English Language Learners

BBC Learning English
Another good site to find great things for English Language Learners to read

This is the CBS site for ESL learners. Lots of great resources

CBC Learning English site
Here is the Canadian CBC radio/TV site with materials for ESL learners

News In Levels

Breaking News English

English Express
This is a site full of human interest stories, news, job descriptions and other readings for ESL learners

Sources of reading stories for children:

Kids English Books site
This has a variety of books to download for elementary readers.

There are a variety of stories & fairy tales for readers of different ages and abilities. There is audio of children reading the stories.

Time for Kids Time Magazine has online resources for K-6. Articles, home work help, interactive materials.

Phonics – based materials for beginning readers:
There are lots of worksheets for teaching reading using phonics. Also stories, poetry and other reading texts for children and/or adult ESL learners.

Free online books for adults:
Page by Page
This has classic books in English for adult readers.

ESL Reading.org
This site has free downloads of ESL books. There are some pre-reading helps and glossaries

Bow Valley College ESL Literacy Readers
There are full text literacy readers and other resources for literacy learners

Project Gutenberg
Full text classic English novels to download for free.

Journals for Professional Development

English Teaching Forum Magazine
The US Dept of State for some reasons publishes a terrific FREE magazine with great teaching tips for ESL/EFL teachers.
Go ahead and read some of their past issues online. Lots to learn. And Easy to READ!

TESL Canada SHARE magazine
TESL Canada posts a free ezine with lesson plan ideas and short articles on teaching English in Canada.

Bow Valley College Reading and Writing Outcomes
Here are a number of pdf documents giving goals and objectives for ESL learners in the areas of reading and writing. These are linked to CLBenchmarks.

The Internet TESL Journal
A very helpful FREE journal for ESL teachers

The Language Teacher
The JALT Journal, The Language Teacher is published by EFL teachers in Japan. A great source of ideas, techniques, and theory. You'll love it!

Reading in a Foreign Language
This is an interesting journals for reading teachers. Find some articles by some of the big names in ESL reading!

TESL Canada Journal
This is a more academic journal on the "how" and "why" of ESL teaching

Journal of Second Language Writing
This is a more academic journal, but has some terrific articles if you aspire to be a writing teacher! BUT, you need to sign into the TWU library to access this journal. Go for it!

ELSA programs in BC

The Westcoast Reader
The Westcoast Reader is a great magazines for newcomers to Canada. These are the newest articles. These are for higher level students than the articles in Best of the Reader (see below)

The Best Articles from the Westcoast Reader
This site has full length articles available online from the archives of the Westcoast Reader. These are arranged in downloadable ebooks, each one covers a specific theme.

The Canadian Immigrant Magazine
Here is a great online resource for immigrants to Canada and for ESL teachers. Works well with ELSA level five and up. You can read online or pick up paper copies to use in your classrooms.

This site has an ESL story for every day of the year.

Dave's ESL Cafe
This page is a "grab bag" of teaching techniques. There is a whole page just for ideas of teaching reading and one for ideas for teaching writing.

Dave's ESL cafe for students
This is a fun site for English Language Learners to write to other English students and to also get answers to their grammar and vocabulary questions. click on site home for more things to do.

Multi-Media and Other Resources

Mr Bean Video Clips

Mr Bean Worksheets

BBC English Teaching Resources

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