I'm teach English and I'm wondering what websites / tools / applications are MOST being used by ESL / EFL teachers on the web. 

I'd like to get a good idea so could you help and post up a site you used today? 

It will be a good reference for other teachers.  

I'll started. Today I used, http://breakingnewsenglish.com  
You get short news articles, audio and exercises. 



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Wow! There are SO many!

I have quite a few on my website (all free of course) at www.ellteacherpros.com. The site also contains support material for mainstream teachers with ELLs in their classes.

I also have a few recommended by colleagues that you may like:

http://a4esl.org (a TESOL website)
http://iteslj.org (TESOL site again, but here there are a wide variety of teacher support materials)



I often use www.anglaisfacile.com

but there are so many others!
Today I used YouTube to find a video and song to introduce my new unit.

Global Issues Network website for an inspirational speech.

Tools for Reading, Writing & Thinking - Academics has fabulous reading and writing strategies with graphic organizers.

About Vocabulary Games is based on Marzano's work.

I used the CLOZE line for my Spanish classes. It is an excellent resource. There is also a French version available
New site:


There is a Spanish version. You will find worksheets, quizzes, games, etc. It is also FREE:)


Great resources guys thanks for sharing! I was using: http://www.manythings.org/voa/rss/
It is a bit crude, but it is packed of content and you can use the RSS to import the materials into your class shell if you are using a LMS.
You will love the Teacher Stumpers series at English Spark It is awesome!
This week I started working with www.prezi.com. It is a spin on the traditional power point presentation. I am trying to set one up for school next week for my ELLs and then one for Back-To-School Night for the parents. The uses for it seem endless and the free version is fine for me though Stanford is giving all the teachers who went to their summer institute one free year of the premium package. Only problem there is becoming addicted to it:)



I used Storybird today to create a beautiful story. Here's one fav. made by a fellow teacher. It is a great place to get your student's creativity flowing...

Is anyone using the Heinle Language Community, powered by ePals?

Heinle, part of Cengage Learning, and ePals have partnered to create a safe and secure virtual community for learners around the world to collaborate and practice English. Classrooms worldwide connect within the Heinle Community to collaborate on projects of global interest.
Teachers and students can join the community to practice English with classrooms around the world.
Collaborate with the latest Web 2.0 tools, including blogs, forums, wikis, media galleries and more.
Give students the opportunity to learn English in a natural and authentic setting – and to have fun!

Another alternative is having pen pals for each K12 student from classroom elsewhere, which you can do for free through ePals. See http://www.epals.com.

Your students can read questions and answers (mostly in English) from students around the globe, on topics such as sports, music, as well as global issues and discussions such as "Do glasses make you a nerd?" No charge, no need to sign up for anything. Send your students to: ePals Student Forums.

You can also get free, safe email for students to use. SchoolMail has a teacher monitoring feature, so you can automatically get a copy of the emails that students write, giving you a way for alternative assessment of learning.
I used http://www.eslgamesworld.com/.There are a lot of games for your students .They are funny.
My partners and I have developed a new community for teachers and students called StudyBuddyCampus. It is free and it represents our vision of the future for the use of technology in the classroom. Our goal is to revolutionize the delivery of education by combining an interactive game like experience with the latest educational content. We have several teachers and students testing our Beta site at http://www.studybuddycampus.com, and we are constantly releasing new features. Given the topic of your discussion, I thought you might be interesting in taking a look, and if you have the time, we would love to receive feedback from people with your kind of experience.

Best Regards.



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