ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages

We are gathering a series of what we hope will be useful links to Learning Materials that people can use while the classes are closed.

Resources on the computer for learners

E1

BBC Bitesize A little bit difficult to navigate but here’s a quick link to some exercises for basic to intermediate students

https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/emw

www.learningchocolate.com    choose some words you want to learn

https://www.englishlanguage.org.nz/hub/teaching-resources/topic-worksheets/   click on topic worksheets and choose what you like

www.manythings.org      start with    Easy Things for Beginners

choose something about everyday life

E2

BBC Learning English BBC language Teaching

https://esol.britishcouncil.org/ choose anything; you do not need to register

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/basic-english-elementary : register for a four week free course

E3/L1

https://www.englishrevealed.co.uk/fce.php   good writing practise: click on any test (the word ‘cloze’ means choose a word)

https://stories.audible.com/discovery – listen to a book – in 6 different languages!

There are also books here for children to listen to

https://ngllife.com/upper-intadvanced high level reading with questions

Sporkle is an website with games and interactive learning activities. For example www.sporcle.com/games/g/world

https://worldstories.org.uk/ The WorldStories library is a diverse collection of new and traditional stories brought together from around the globe in languages spoken by pupils in UK schools. An email address is required.

www.newsinlevels.com Topical news stories with exercises to follow. Level 1 is written in simple present tense in short sentences with difficult vocab explained. Exercises follow each news story. New stories uploaded daily

This is a link to online tools ESOL Study at Home

There are Language tools you can download on your phone, like BBC Learning English or you can access them initially over the internet.

The stuff on here about completing a job application is useful.

https://esolpennylane.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/8-looking-for-work_-entry-2-8.pdf

These are just for general interest

Lots of great graded Penguin Books for that are really good for ESOL students. https://andresteaching.wordpress.com/penguin-readers/

Free online virtual visit to 17 museums in Europe:

In response to the epidemic, Cambridge Publishing, UK, offers 700 online reading editions of their books. The free reading period is until the end of May, and includes some Christian and theological works.

Amazon Global Audiobooks are free: Audible Stories is available for children who are temporarily unable to go to school around the world.  Listen to all audiobooks for free, with content ranging from preschool to classic literature, no download of apps, no login required, no ads, with languages like English/German/French/Italian/Japanese.

Online Broadway Musicals