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
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
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
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.
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/
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