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!
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.See More
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.
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.See More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.