ESL for Adults

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English as a Second Language (ESL): Lesson Plans, Resources and More

More people in more places are speaking English than ever before. As worldwide dependence on English has spread, so has the need for people of all ages and language backgrounds to learn it. Use this English as a Second Language (ESL) Web Guide to find lesson plans designed for both adult and child learners along with valuable resources to help adults prepare for important tests. A Spanish-language version of the Guide is also available.

ESL for Children

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ESL for Adults

Teaching ESL for adults can be especially rewarding because adults are usually more motivated and disciplined when learning English, and may work harder than younger students.

Insights for ESL for Adults

  • Don’t get fooled into paying for resources. Although some pay sites offer dependable content, you’re just as likely to find great stuff somewhere else. The Web is full of free resources and we’ll show you where to look.
  • If you have access to computers in your room, there are many sites that offer listening exercises and interactive language activities. These can be good for both advanced and struggling students.

Top Sites for ESL for Adults

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