Links

  • Additional Practice for Students

    • Activities for ESL Students - ‘Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL) This project of The Internet TESL Journal (iteslj.org) has thousands of contributions by many teachers’.
    • Adele's ESL Corner - A website created by Adele Collins. ‘It’s designed as a tool with which students can consolidate what has already been introduced in the classroom or learnt through self-study’.
    • English My Way - English My Way is a resource for tutors who support and teach adults with no or low levels of English – providing free teaching resources and tools to manage classes
    • ESOL Nexus - Improve your English with help from this free website from the British Council with videos, listening activities, texts and grammar exercises for ESOL learners at every level.
    • LearnEnglishFeelGood.com - ‘Whether you would like to practice your knowledge of English grammar, learn new vocabulary, idioms, or phrasal verbs, or download worksheets/handouts for class, this website will provide you with the resources that you need. ‘
    • SkillsWise - English and maths for adults
  • AMEP Resources

    • FREE AMEP Resources - Fire safety, Calling an ambulance, Beach safety and Understanding good health are designed to integrate safety and emergency training into ESL language programs.
  • Apps for Learning English as a Second Language

    • Grammar Up - Grammar Up is a multiple choice quiz system for English which provides over 1800 questions across 20 grammar categories.
    • Phonetics Focus
  • Bilingual Resources

    • MoneySmart - MoneySmart is an initiative of the Australian Securities & Investments Commission. We offer you tips & tools to help you make the most of your money.
  • Business English

    • The Business of English - This 15-part series for intermediate to advanced English language learners looks at the language used in everyday business situations such as meetings, presentations and negotiations.
  • Collaborative Online Whiteboards

    • Concept Board - Online whiteboard for visual collaboration
    • Pixiclip - Pixiclip is an online canvas that lets you communicate using a webcam or a mic.
    • RealTime Board - Effective visual collaboration in real time
    • Scribblar - Multi-user whiteboard, real-time audio, document upload, text-chat and more.
    • Sketchlot - A web whiteboard for schools.
    • Spacedeck - Visual Collaboration Tool for Teams
    • Stoodle - Stoodle is an online whiteboard service supported in part by the CK-12 Foundation.
    • Twiddla - Twiddla is a real-time online collaboration tool. Its beauty is in its simplicity and accessibility
  • Create Digital Portfolios

    • Dropr - An easy portfolio that looks the same on every device.
    • eduClipper - eduClipper is born out of the educational need for teachers and students to have a better platform to explore, share, and contribute resources and materials to help enhance teaching and learning of both a formal and personal nature.
    • FolioSpaces - FolioSpaces is the world’s most popular free ePortfolio platform.
    • Pathbrite Portfolio Learning Platform - ‘Educators, employers and lifelong learners use the Pathbrite Portfolio Learning Platform to improve learning and development outcomes …’
    • Portfoliogen - Portfoliogen allows users to easily create a web-based portfolio and display their skills beyond conventional paper-based binders.
    • Seelio - Seelio is an online portfolio network.
    • Silk - Silk is a place to publish your collections.
  • ESL for Children and Teenagers

    • Behind the News - Behind the News is a high-energy, fun way for upper primary and secondary students to learn about current issues and events in their world.
    • EnglishWorksheetLand - Over 34,000 Resources Ready To Print
    • ESL Games Plus - ESL Games Plus offers interactive online games for learning and teaching English as a Second Language. Our learning games are mostly suitable for teaching ESL Kids and Teenagers.
    • SEN Teacher - SEN Teacher has printables, specialist links, free software downloads and search tools for all types and levels of special and remedial education. SEN Teacher is also used by many parents and teachers of younger students and children without special needs
    • Starfall - Starfall has been teaching children to read with phonics for well over a decade. Our systematic approach, in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and E
  • ESL Printable Worksheets, Lesson Plans and Lesson Activities

    • Breaking News English - Free, ready-to-use EFL / ESL lesson plans on the latest breaking news -in 7 levels. New lessons uploaded every 2 days. Each lesson includes a 26-page PDF containing all-skills activities, a 2-page mini-lesson, 5-speed listening, multi-speed scrolled readi
    • Busy Teacher - BusyTeacher.org is a place where teachers share their printable worksheets, lesson plans and awesome lesson activities with colleagues for free.
    • English My Way - English My Way is a resource for tutors who support and teach adults with no or low levels of English – providing free teaching resources and tools to manage classes
    • EnglishWorksheetLand - Over 34,000 Resources Ready To Print
    • ESL Library - Download, print, and photocopy our beautifully designed, well-planned English lessons and flashcards to help you teach a better class.
    • OneStopEnglish - With over 9,000 resources, including lesson plans, worksheets, audio, video and flashcards, onestopenglish is the world’s number one resource site for English Language teachers.
    • SEN Teacher - SEN Teacher has printables, specialist links, free software downloads and search tools for all types and levels of special and remedial education. SEN Teacher is also used by many parents and teachers of younger students and children without special needs
    • SkillsWise - English and maths for adults
    • SkillsWorkshop - SkillsWorkshop is the home of free adult literacy and numeracy resources since 2001.
  • Excursion Ideas in Melbourne

    • Como House and Garden - ‘Built in 1847, Como House & Garden is an intriguing mix of Australian Regency and classic Italianate architecture. Established by Edward Eyre Williams as a new home for himself and his wife Jessie Gibbon, Como has been immersed in glamour and romance
    • Eureka Skydeck - Nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for the awe inspiring view of Melbourne from the observation deck of the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere.
    • Fitzroy Gardens/ Cook's Cottage - The gardens feature a conservatory, the cottage of Captain Cook’s parents (shipped to Melbourne from Yorkshire in 1934), a model Tudor village, and the Fairy Tree.
    • IMAX Melbourne - IMAX is the largest and most exciting film format in the world. With crystal clear images, ten times larger than traditional cinema format, the IMAX experience draws you in with pictures so real you want to touch them, so powerful you can feel them.
    • Melbourne Aquarium - Visit the 2.2 million litre oceanarium where giant sharks and stingrays surround you.
    • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) - Australia’s most famous sporting stadium and home of the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum.
    • Melbourne Zoo - Be filled with awe and wonder as you explore the award-winning Melbourne Zoo. With more than 300 species of animals from all over the world, you won’t believe that you’re only 4km from the central business district.
    • National Gallery of Victoria - Since 1861, the National Gallery of Victoria has been displaying art works for the enjoyment of the community. In the mid-1990s, the gallery acknowledged that its St Kilda Road building could no longer successfully meet the demands of its growing collecti
    • Old Melbourne Gaol - Melbourne’s oldest gaol was the scene of 136 hangings, including that of infamous bushranger Ned Kelly in 1880.
    • Parliament House - Built in 1854 at the height of the gold rush, Parliament House is home of the Victorian Government. When parliament is not sitting, free tours are conducted.
    • Queen Victoria Market - Melbourne’s oldest and largest market with around 1,000 traders, specialising in quality merchandise such as gifts, souvenirs, arts and craft and fresh produce.
    • State Library of Victoria - One of Melbourne’s historic buildings and cultural institutions.
    • Victorian Arts Centre - Home to Australia’s premier performing arts companies.
  • Focus on Grammar

    • Activities for ESL Students - ‘Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL) This project of The Internet TESL Journal (iteslj.org) has thousands of contributions by many teachers’.
    • EnglishClub Grammar - Grammar for English learners.
    • ESL Games Plus - ESL Games Plus offers interactive online games for learning and teaching English as a Second Language. Our learning games are mostly suitable for teaching ESL Kids and Teenagers.
  • Free Clipart, Images and Photos

    • ClipArt ETC - The Home ClipArt collection offers 2,392 illustrations of household objects and activities arranged in 71 galleries. Included in this collection are appliance, food, furniture, home safety, household activities, objects, utilities, lighting, toys, and mor
    • Morguefile.com free stock photos - free stock photos for corporate or private use
    • Pics4Learning - Pics4Learning is a safe, free image library for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos & images for classrooms, multimedia projects, websites, videos, portfolios, or any projects in an educational setting.
    • Pixabay - Pixabay – a repository for stunning public domain pictures. Your source for free vectors, free drawings and free photos.
  • Job Search Skills and Career Education for ESL Students

    • Jobs and Careers - For international students who would like to learn how to find and apply for work in Australia
    • Youth Central - Victorian Government’s initiative for young people aged 12-25, offers information and advice on issues like jobs, study, travel, money and events in your local …
  • Learning ESL with Movies

    • ESL Notes - The English learner movie guides
    • Film English - is the brainchild of teacher, trainer and author Kieran Donaghy. The site promotes the innovative and creative use of film in English language teaching and learning.
    • VIDEO BASED EXERCISES FOR ESL - Welcome to our section of video-based ENGLISH LISTENING COMPREHENSION for ESL (English as a second language) students, a great way to practice understanding real spoken English. These exercises are based on movie trailers.
  • Learning ESL with Music

    • LyricsTraining - LyricsTraining is the new way to learn English and other languages through music and the lyrics of your favourite songs
    • TEFL Tunes - Song based lessons for ESL / EFL teaching
  • Numeracy Resources

    • NUMERACY - A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE FOR WELL PRACTITIONERS
    • Numeracy in focus - Numeracy in focus is a professional development resource to support raising of workplace numeracy awareness of Vocational Education and Training (VET) practitioners consistent with the requirements of the Vocational Graduate Certificate in Adult Language,
    • Numeracy in practice - Numeracy in practice is a professional development resource to support the development of VET practitioner numeracy proficiency skills and numeracy training skills.
    • SkillsWise - English and maths for adults
    • SkillsWorkshop - SkillsWorkshop is the home of free adult literacy and numeracy resources since 2001.
    • Stop the Clock - Interactive games for teaching time
  • Online Collaborative Work Platforms

  • Online Teaching Tools

    • LessonWriter - Create comprehensive literacy lesson plans and student materials from any content in minutes.
    • Report Comment Bank - Write your School reports in minutes, not hours
    • TitanPad - TitanPad lets people work on one document simultaneously
  • Preparation for IELTS

    • Exam English: IELTS - Practice IELTS tests for all four skills
    • Free IELTS Practice Tests - Practice IELTS tests for all four skills
    • IELTS Exam - Collection of free IELTS exam preparation materials
    • Official IELTS website - Official IELTS website. Examples of test materials. Many teaching resources.
    • Passport to English - Passport to English provides you with the opportunity to experience what it is like to sit a formal English language interview for assessment purposes.
    • Study English – IELTS Preparation - Study English – IELTS Preparation, produced in partnership with UTS:INSEARCH, is a series of programs that develop skills and strategies for intermediate to advanced learners of English – especially those preparing to take the IELTS test.
  • Presentation Software and Apps

    • Emaze - Emaze is the next generation of online presentations, empowering you to create an amazing impression through design and technology.
    • Haiku Deck - Haiku Deck is a completely new kind of presentation software. It is simple, beautiful and fun.
    • IntuiFace - With IntuiFace you can create interactive presentations.
    • MoveNote - The Movenote app let’s you record video alongside documents or pictures to create an integrated video presentation with slides.
    • Prezi - Prezi is a cloud-based and easy to use presentation tool.
  • Professional Development for ESL Teachers

    • Adult Learning Australia - Adult Learning Australia is committed to building on existing skills and knowledge within the Adult and Community Education sector. Our professional development aims to support and strengthen the sector as a whole.
    • Cambridge English Teacher - Professional development opportunities from Cambridge University Press
    • ELT Webinars from Macmillan English - ELT Webinars
    • Excellence Gateway - The Excellence Gateway is the Education and Training Foundation’s resources portal where you can search for or browse and then filter over 7,000 resources, covering a broad range of topics and including guidance, effective practice, teaching materials, r
    • OneStopEnglish - With over 9,000 resources, including lesson plans, worksheets, audio, video and flashcards, onestopenglish is the world’s number one resource site for English Language teachers.
    • Oxford Teachers' Club
    • TEACHER TRAINING VIDEOS
    • TeachingEnglish - Global community of English language teachers for ELT lesson ideas and professional development resources. Part of @BritishCouncil.
    • TeachingEnglish Webinars - Webinars for English language teachers
    • What Works for LLN - Online library of FREE language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) training and professional development videos
  • Publishers of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Resources

    • APELS - Australia’s most innovative English language development service for schools, colleges and universities
    • Boyer Educational Resources - The company publishes books which explain and provide practice with English grammar, pronunciation, spelling and everyday conversational language for students and teachers of English.
    • Clare Harris - This site is a place Clare where blogs about Englishy things, connects with other writers and features other Australian English language learning materials, including her own past books with other publishers. My own small (but exciting!) publishing ventu
    • Delta Publishing - ‘Delta Publishing is an award-winning ELT publisher. We have been publishing creative ELT material for over 15 years and strongly believe in offering teachers well-designed, innovative and fundamentally practical material’.
    • Grass Roots Press - A publishing company that specializes in adult literacy and ESL resources.
    • PageTurners - PageTurners are short, easy-to-read stories for adults learning to read. Published by PRACE (Preston Reservoir Adult Community Education), the books are designed by experienced teachers to suit the needs of adults learning to read. Aimed to show beginners
    • Phoenix Education - Publisher of popular series: Everyday Literacy, Literacy for Living and Maths Skills for Working/Living
    • Read Me Again Press - The ‘Carly and Kumar’ short stories have been written at three levels so that every student in a class can enjoy reading a story at the appropriate level. ‘New words’ are defined at the bottom of each page to allow for ‘effortless’ reading. An audio CD al
    • Urban Lyrebirds - Urban Lyrebirds creates innovative English language resources by using the creative arts to teach language.
  • Real-Time Online Collaborative Text Editors

    • MeetingWords - MeetingWords is a simple text editor for the web.
    • ShareLaTeX - The easy to use, online, collaborative LaTeX editor
    • TitanPad - TitanPad lets people work on one document simultaneously
  • Resources for Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL)

  • Settling in Australia Resources

    • AllDownUnder - Sharing information about Australia
    • Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond - Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond has all the information you need to help you pass the citizenship test.
    • Australian Competition & Consumer Commission - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is an independent Commonwealth statutory authority whose role is to enforce the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and a range of additional legislation, promoting competition, fair trading and regu
    • Leader Community ePaper - With The Leader Community ePaper, you can read The Leader online in its true printed format from anywhere in the world.
    • MoneySmart - MoneySmart is an initiative of the Australian Securities & Investments Commission. We offer you tips & tools to help you make the most of your money.
    • My Australia - My Australia shows people from our region experiencing the real Australia. Our guests come from all over Asia and the Pacific, and they are keen to get involved in new Australian challenges.
    • NEWCOMERS NETWORK - Information, Events, Advocacy
    • Nexus - Learn about people and ideas and improve your English language skills with our stories about Australian life and culture.
    • This Australian Life - What is life really like in Australia? How to do people think, interact, communicate, eat, work, play and relax? Join three young recent arrivals from the Asia Pacific region as they experience an ‘ordinary’ week in Australia.
    • Youth Central - Victorian Government’s initiative for young people aged 12-25, offers information and advice on issues like jobs, study, travel, money and events in your local …
  • Useful Websites for Improving Reading and Comprehension Skills

    • Behind the News - Behind the News is a high-energy, fun way for upper primary and secondary students to learn about current issues and events in their world.
    • Breaking News English - Free, ready-to-use EFL / ESL lesson plans on the latest breaking news -in 7 levels. New lessons uploaded every 2 days. Each lesson includes a 26-page PDF containing all-skills activities, a 2-page mini-lesson, 5-speed listening, multi-speed scrolled readi
    • Dreamreader - Free online English reading practice for learners
    • DreamReader - Free online English reading practice for learners
    • English-Online - Articles in Easy Understandable English for Learners
    • ESL Fast - 365 ESL Short Stories: A Free Site for Intermediate ESL/EFL Learners
    • News in Levels - World News for Students of English
  • Useful Websites for Learning Australian English

    • Aussie Sessions - Australian English video-lessons, quizzes, fun stuff and more!
    • Behind the News - Behind the News is a high-energy, fun way for upper primary and secondary students to learn about current issues and events in their world.
    • English Bites - English Bites is an informative and entertaining way to improve your knowledge of the English language.
    • Koala Net - Australian slang words and phrases
    • Nexus - Learn about people and ideas and improve your English language skills with our stories about Australian life and culture.
  • Useful Websites for Learning English Vocabulary

    • Activities for ESL Students - ‘Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL) This project of The Internet TESL Journal (iteslj.org) has thousands of contributions by many teachers’.
    • Behind the News - Behind the News is a high-energy, fun way for upper primary and secondary students to learn about current issues and events in their world.
    • ESL Games Plus - ESL Games Plus offers interactive online games for learning and teaching English as a Second Language. Our learning games are mostly suitable for teaching ESL Kids and Teenagers.
    • News in Levels - World News for Students of English
  • Useful Websites for Strengthening English Listening Comprehension and Conversational Skills

    • Adele's ESL Corner - A website created by Adele Collins. ‘It’s designed as a tool with which students can consolidate what has already been introduced in the classroom or learnt through self-study’.
    • BBC Learning English - Lots of activities for practising listening comprehension.
    • Behind the News - Behind the News is a high-energy, fun way for upper primary and secondary students to learn about current issues and events in their world.
    • Breaking News English - Free, ready-to-use EFL / ESL lesson plans on the latest breaking news -in 7 levels. New lessons uploaded every 2 days. Each lesson includes a 26-page PDF containing all-skills activities, a 2-page mini-lesson, 5-speed listening, multi-speed scrolled readi
    • ELLLO (English Language Listening Lab Online) - English Listening Lesson Library Online
    • English as a Second Language Podcast - ESLPod.com is run by a team of experienced English as a Second Language professors with over 30 years of high school, adult, and university ESL teaching experience.
    • English Bites - English Bites is an informative and entertaining way to improve your knowledge of the English language.
    • LearnEnglishFeelGood.com - ‘Whether you would like to practice your knowledge of English grammar, learn new vocabulary, idioms, or phrasal verbs, or download worksheets/handouts for class, this website will provide you with the resources that you need. ‘
    • Listen A Minute - One minute a day is all you need to improve your listening skills. Focus on new words, grammar and pronunciation in these short texts. Doing the online activities, discussion, survey and writing will help.
    • Living English - The 42-part series looks at the English language used in everyday situations such as checking into a hotel or describing people.
    • News in Levels - World News for Students of English
    • Nexus - Learn about people and ideas and improve your English language skills with our stories about Australian life and culture.
    • Randall's ESL Vocabulary Quizzes for Listening Activities - This ESL listening Web site created by Randall Davis helps ESL/EFL students improve their listening comprehension skills …
  • Useful Websites for teaching study skills

  • WELL Resources

  • Worksheet Generators