Materials for English Language Learning and Teaching

The State Department’s Office of English Language Programs (OELP)

American English is a resource center for teaching and learning about American English language and culture.

English Teaching Forum magazine
The English Teaching Forum is a quarterly journal published by the State Department for teachers of English overseas

American English Mobile App
The American English (AE) app provides language learning and teaching resources through an easy-to-navigate, Smartphone-like interface for lower-tech mobile devices.

ESL Galaxy
It offers over 2368 free printable worksheets for ESL lesson plans and ESL Activities; and there are more additions every other day.

TESOL’s mission is to develop and maintain professional expertise in English language teaching and learning for speakers of other languages worldwide.  They offer many teaching resources.

Voice of America
has a large selection of learning tools and teaching resources for American English, including current events, science, health, etc.

Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary
The Visual Dictionary is designed to help you find the right word at a glance. Filled with illustrations labeled with accurate terminology in up to six languages, it is a good language-learning and vocabulary dictionary for use at school, at home, or at work.
This site provides a large collection of English as a Second Language (ESL) tools & resources for students, teachers, learners and academics.

One Stop English
This offers free lesson plan ideas, teaching activities, games, materials to download, and professional support for English language teachers.

The Online Writing Lab (OWL)
OWL at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and they provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue.

The National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC)
The George Washington University (GWU), and the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) Web site for college and university language instructors created to improve and strengthen the nation’s capacity to teach and learn foreign languages.

The University of Iowa’s pronunciation site
This site offers animated libraries of the phonetic sounds of English, German, and Spanish.

Grammar Bytes, Interactive Grammar Review
Index of grammar terms, interactive exercises, handouts, and a section on grammar rules with interesting PowerPoint presentations.

The Teaching Tolerance magazine
This is put out by the Southern Poverty Law Center to accompany its free Teaching Tolerance educational program, is available online via this website dedicated to the Teaching Tolerance program.

Teachers and learners can use this online graphical dictionary looks up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts.

A broad range of lesson and unit plans for teachers on a wide range of themes and subjects