Tutoring an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) student can be a very rewarding experience. However, the first lesson can be daunting if you have little experience interacting with a student who speaks limited English.

  • ESL Gold – A great website packed with grammar, vocab, reading, and writing tools for anyone who is in need of material to teach English or learn the language
  • Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab – There are plenty of listening quizzes that could be used in the classroom to test your student’s progress. Or if you’re learning  on your own pace at home.

Florida Literacy CoalitionLots of useful links for literacy tutors – A WEALTH of information!• Florida Literacy Coalition – Lots of useful links for literacy tutors – A WEALTH of information!

East Side Literacy Adult Education Tutor Support – Tips for teaching ESL, Lesson Ideas, Conversation Ideas, and Resources

Minnesota Literacy Council online training – Literacy Level Adult ESL Instruction – no cost, approx. 4 hours to  

REEPworld is a free English practice website for adult ESL students and teachers

Voice of America News – Learning English: Simplified daily news stories for reading practice with audio narration, plus leveled English lessons for learning practical language skills

TalkEnglish.com is a website for students to improve their spoken English. Many lessons and exercises. 

Breaking News English – Free English lessons in seven levels – Like “Weekly Reader” for ESL students 

ManyThings.org – Great for expanding vocabulary, plus links to videos and helpful ESL sites

Delco Literacy Council’s training videos on First ESOL tutoring session – parts 1 and 2 are very helpful to know how to get started