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The UCLA Language Materials Project is an on-line bibliographic database of teaching and learning materials for over 150 Less Commonly Taught Languages. Link:

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

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:

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:

Real stories from people living in New York City and all around the world. Great resource that can be adapted for reading, vocabulary, or writing practice – even classroom discussions. Link:  or

Adapted news stories for students at different levels. Includes pre-made lesson plans and spelling, grammar, exercises based on many of the readings. Link:

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:

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

This comprehensive website from Yale’s Center for Language Study contains a variety of technological resources for language teachers that allow them to incorporate different forms of media into their classes. Link:

This site provides information and training in issues of language assessment. The short, animated introductions give you an insight into some of the main topics in Language Assessment. The practical skills topics also have accompanying worksheets and answer keys for you to work through if you wish. All videos also have transcripts of the spoken text. Link:

Grammar rules explained (somewhat) clearly with practice and quizzes afterwards. Includes information and practice about the writing process and sentence mechanics. Link:

Rubistar is a free tool that allows teachers to design different kinds of scoring rubrics for a variety of project-based learning assignments (e.g., interviews, writing assignments, digital storytelling, role-plays, etc.). Link:

Via current research, CUP connects teachers and learners from around the world. This approach allows individuals to learn from one another, constantly improve teaching materials, and unlock real-life opportunities for those involved. Link: