Supplement your teaching

These external resources can be helpful for giving your student(s) extra practice outside of the book or as a complement to the content you work on in the book each class. You can find many more online – these are just some of our favorites!

Grammar

Fun With Grammar by Azar Grammar: This site has communicative activities and games to review grammar concepts with your student(s). 

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Speaking and
Conversation Practice

ESL Conversation Questions:  Here, you can find conversation questions grouped by topic or by grammar point. The site also contains ideas for icebreakers and additional online resources for teachers.

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TESL Journal Questions: This site contains well over a hundred conversation topics that cover a wide range of interests, with 10-100 questions per topic. This is a great place to get ideas for conversations.

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Listening and
Speaking Practice

We Speak NYC:  This is a great site with short videos made for English language learners about people living in New York City in a variety of situations.  Also includes teacher resources such as study guides, viewing questions, transcripts and more.

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Voices of America: Learning English: This site has lessons students can work on independently or discuss in class. It also has short news videos on another part of the site.

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Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Tours: Here, you can find a collection of virtual tours that you and your student(s) can take together online while screen-sharing.

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The Secret Door: This is a website where you touch a door and virtually go to different parts of the world: under the sea, rooms, countryside, etc. You can use this to get your student(s) to talk about what they see, where it is, what life is like, etc.

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Google Earth:  This is an excellent online tool to explore places around the world. You can have your student(s) take you on a virtual tour of their hometown or explore new places together. There are also several games you and your student can play together.

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Games

Teckhnologic: This site provides downloadable PowerPoint games (tic-tac-toe, picture reveal, family feud board, etc.) that can be edited with content for your class.

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British Council Wordshake: This site gives you 16 letters and you make as many words as you can. You can play against your student(s) or play together and then go over pronunciation and meaning at the end.

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