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How to Become an ESL Teacher

In many areas of the United States, particularly in the southern and western portions of the country, a growing number of K-12 teachers are becoming English as a Second Language (ESL) certified.

This site lists - for each state - the education and training requirements to become an ESL teacher as well as available certification programs.

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ESL Lesson Plans

Master's in ESL has a list of websites offering free lesson plans and resources for ESL, EFL and Sheltered English teachers.

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The Little Prince in 251 languages

This site takes a few lines of The Little Prince and shows it translated from French into 251 different languages. For many languages, multiple translations are displayed, showing how different people can translate the same source text differently, coloring its meaning.

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ESL Games Plus

ESL Games Plus offers free, interactive online games for learning and teaching English as a Second Language. The games are suitable for teaching ESL kids and teenagers. There are activities for teaching and practicing English grammar, vocabulary, sentences, listening and pronunciation skills. In addition to the on-line games, the site provides videos and items you can print out.

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EFL Playhouse

EFL Playhouse is a wonderful resource for the very young English language learners. The activities include crafts, games, phonemic awareness, songs. This site has won many awards.

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The ESLoop

The ESLoop's list of sites is organized as a ring and encourages submissions of other relevant sites by viewers. (The ring structure assures that all links will be accessible, even if a URL is changed.).

The ABC Song with a funky beat

There are many A/V resources available on the Internet to help ESL students. This one is memorable in that it takes the ABC song and adds a contemporary beat. A good introduction resource for older (grades 2-5) students.

YouTube URL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKfCyoNCUkM
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Study.com

Resources for learning English as a second language online are provided at Study.com. The target group is older or adult learners, primarily, but this may be an option for some students ... or their parents.

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Center for Applied Linguistics

The Center for Applied Linguistics provides a comprehensive range of research-based language and cultural education resources. Their focus is developing practical resources related to language teaching and learning, cultural orientation, linguistics, and more.

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yourDictionary

At yourDictionary are links to dictionaries in 50 foreign languages and dialects -- almost all of which are in the category of less commonly taught.

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Best Spanish Websites

Best Spanish Websites is a place for teachers, students, librarians and others are interested in locating good Spanish language resources.

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The Language Museum

The Language Museum is a curiosity more than an in-depth tool. It includes vocabulary in several hundred languages and dialects. Students will be amazed by the number and complexity of human languages. A major emphases has been placed upon less commonly taught languages, like the many varieties of Arabic and Galcha.

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Digital History

Digital History contains primary source documents in both English and Spanish for Hispanic history.

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Estrellita

Estrellita is a beginning Spanish reading program for students in Bilingual and Dual Language classrooms. Estrellita serves as a bridge to English, they say, by laying a strong foundation in Spanish literacy that later leads to a more successful transition to English.

Finding resources for linguistically diverse classrooms can be difficult. In many school districts, one will find upwards of 50 different languages or dialects.

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