ESOL/EL/ML Resources

This collection compiled by The ILC Public Education Institute provides lessons, webinars, blogs and more for teachers of English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), English learner (EL) and multilingual learner (ML) students. Search below or use the “browse” tab to explore a list of all available options.

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English for Beginners

Series of English lesson videos for adult ESOL students

English52

Free video lessons and activities to learn English from beginner to advanced

American English Videos

Videos for teachers and learners of American English language and culture

American English Learning Resources

Resource center for American English, including free textbook PDFs, webinars, distance learning, and more resources

Hello English

App for learning English that is especially popular in Asia

SayHi

Free app to facilitate conversations. Supports over 101 languages and dialects. Useful for communicating with ML students and families.

ELL Shifting to an Asset-Based Paradigm

This issue of Voices in Urban Education focuses on English language learners as bicultural, bilingual leaders of the future

Adult Educator Resources

Lesson plans, videos, apps, conference presentations and professional development resources for adult educators

Immigrant Connections Online Professional Development

Webinars and self-paced courses about family engagement, cultivating leadership among immigrant parents, supporting unaccompanied minors and more

Colorin Colorado

A bilingual English/Spanish site for educators and families of English language learners

ELL Policy and Research

Overview of laws and guidelines related to the education of English language learners at the federal, state and local level

ESL Fast

ESOL activities and worksheets with leveled texts and audio resources

Breaking News English

News articles edited to be accessible to all levels of English learners; includes activities
Title Description Tags Author
English for Beginners Series of English lesson videos for adult ESOL students adult and higher education, video The Immigrant Learning Center
Inspiring English Language Learners Bilingual English/Spanish blog by a high school ESOL teacher blog, elementary school, middle school, high school Emily Francis
American English Learning Resources Resource center for American English, including free textbook PDFs, webinars, distance learning, and more resources website, adult and higher education, general audience United States Department of State
American English Videos Videos for teachers and learners of American English language and culture video, adult and higher education, general audience United States Department of State
English52 Free video lessons and activities to learn English from beginner to advanced video, website, adult and higher education, general audience English52
ELL Policy and Research Overview of laws and guidelines related to the education of English language learners at the federal, state and local level website, early elementary, elementary school, middle school, high school Colorin Colorado
Breaking News English News articles edited to be accessible to all levels of English learners; includes activities website, middle school, high school, adult and higher education Breaking News English
EL Civics for ESL Students United States civics lessons and activities designed for English learners website, lesson plan, middle school, high school, adult and higher education EL Civics for ESL Students
ESL Fast ESOL activities and worksheets with leveled texts and audio resources website, worksheets, elementary school, middle school ESL Fast
Adult Educator Resources Lesson plans, videos, apps, conference presentations and professional development resources for adult educators website, adult and higher education Coalition on Adult Basic Education
Colorin Colorado A bilingual English/Spanish site for educators and families of English language learners early childhood, elementary school, middle school, high school, website Colorin Colorado
ELL Shifting to an Asset-Based Paradigm This issue of Voices in Urban Education focuses on English language learners as bicultural, bilingual leaders of the future article/report, early childhood, elementary school, middle school, high school  Annenberg Institute for School Reform
USA Learns Free educational website with video lessons and thousands of activities website, adult and higher education, community, general audience USA Learns
Immigrant Connections Online Professional Development Webinars and self-paced courses about family engagement, cultivating leadership among immigrant parents, supporting unaccompanied minors and more website, on-demand learning, early elementary, elementary school, middle school, high school Immigrant Connections
ELLevation – EL Community Resources Podcasts, blogs and other resources for teachers of multilingual students website, early childhood, elementary school, middle school, high school, adult and higher education ELLevation
SayHi App Free app to facilitate conversations. Supports over 101 languages and dialects. Useful for communicating with ML students and families. app, elementary school, middle school, high school, adult and higher education, general audience SayHi, an Amazon Company
Hello English App for learning English that is especially popular in Asia app, adult and higher education, general audience Hello English
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