Library Instruction Round Table Adult Learners Center

English as a Second Language

The Center for Adult English Language Acquisition
A nice site funded by the U.S. Department of Education that includes fact sheets, FAQs, articles, and links to other resources.

Center for Multilingual Multicultural Research
This site by the University of Southern California is a wonderful collection of links to numerous other sites relating to ESL learning.

Computers and English for Speakers of Other Languages
A nicely organized site for teachers wishing to integrate technology into their curriculum. The site includes lesson ideas, software information, and resources on current issues in technology and access. Sponsored by the New England Literacy Resource Center.
Computers in Action
An online guide created to help ESL teachers integrate computer learning skills into their curriculum. Several lessons illustrate the use of various computer skills. The guide is based on the Curriculum Frameworks Project funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Education.
English as a Second Language. National Institue for Literacy Special Collections
A collection of resources for instructors, literacy practitioners, program administrators, researchers, adult learners, and other stakeholders in ESL education. It contains tools for teachers, discussions lists, and information about news and events regarding ESL education.

Internet TESL Journal
This is a monthly online journal with teaching techniques, lessons, Web-based textbooks, projects, classroom jokes, games, and conversation questions. The site is searchable and archived back to 1995.

Literacy Connections -- Bilingual, Spanish, & ESL Literacy Resources
Literacy Connections provides links to information on reading, adult literacy, teaching techniques, and ESL literacy. The website also has links to organizations supporting bilingual literacy.

The Literacy Web, Literacy Resources for Learners of English as a Second Language (ESL/EFL)
This site provides access to an abundance of information for ESL learners and teachers, including: links to online documents, instructional strategies and websites for literacy practice. Created by the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut.

Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
This website is dedicated to ESL teachers. It contains ESL lesson plans, teacher forums, reviews of recent ESL-related books, and links to other ESL websites.
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Last Updated: Content: 5 December 2011 -- LIRT Adult Learners Committee; Graphics: 15 April 2001-- Jana Ronan