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Easy, fun videos to help students understand and practice aspects of English pronunciation, stress, intonation, and more. Link:

Online reading resources that help build learners’ fluency and comprehension skills. Readings are leveled and topics include civics, employment, housing, health, school, money, and government. Link:

Offers literacy-oriented lesson plans focusing on text complexity, nonfiction and informational texts, literacy as a shared responsibility, and using evidence to inform practice. Link:

Quizlet is a free online resource that allows teachers to create study tools (like flash cards, quizzes, and games) for their students. Paid subscriptions are offered with more options but teachers can also develop many tools for free. Link:

Links to full-text copies of articles and publications on various topics of interest to language educators. Link:

The CNN 10 news program explains global news to a global audience. The show’s priority is to identify stories of international significance and then clearly describe why they’re making news, who is affected, and how the events fit into a complex, international society. Link:

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This resource is provided by the NFLRC (National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa) is a series of seven episodes based on the book Enacting the World of Language Instruction: High-Leverage Teaching Practices by Eileen Glisan and Rick Donato (2017). The episodes are designed to enhance the book contents. Each episode features interviews with world language professionals who share their insights and experience in relation to each of the HLTPs. All interviews are hosted by Nicole Naditz (2015 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year) for the NFLRC. The first two episodes are already available, and a new episode will be released each day this week. The lessons linked to each episode contain a video of the interview, additional information with links, a quiz, and question prompts for discussion or reflection. Link:

ESL discussion material based on TED Talks. Link:   (Search Google for other websites that use TED Talks for ESL purposes)

Here you can listen to a very wide variety of real opinions and English accents talking about different topics, and you can even record your own opinion. Be sure to check the FAQs to get more ideas about how teachers and students can use this website. Link:

Rating guidelines from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) to describe the levels of beginning, intermediate, and advanced level learners. Link:

Assess your teaching now and choose the right training to take your teaching to the next level.  Use our self-assessment tool to reflect on your teaching and receive a recommended individual course of study. Link:

Provides summaries of “research articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals of language learning, language teaching, and multilingualism.” Some of the journal summaries for include Second Language ResearchStudies in Second Language AcquisitionTESOL Quarterly, and The Modern Language Journal. By creating summaries, the goal of OASIS is to provide more physically and conceptually accessible research results to stakeholders and others both within and outside the language learning and teaching field. All summaries have been approved by the original author(s) of the journal articles, and in some cases they are co-authored by these individuals. The summaries primarily address “the study’s goals, how it was conducted, and what was found” using non-technical terms. In some cases findings that are relevant to language educators are also noted. Link: