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ELL Online Resources

Listed below are numerous online resources that can be used to supplement traditional classroom language instruction.

Grammar Quizzes



    This website from the University of Minnesota has several great life-skills online activities, such as writing a check and filling out a timecard. The students listen to a brief explanation of the lesson and then complete several activities which reinforces what they have learned.
    This website explains how to use a computer mouse and has a variety of activities to help the students become more comfortable with computer use.

Listening Activities

Reading Activities


Examples of Theme-Specific Activities

Jobs and Professions

Food and Eating

Specific Grammar Activities


    This website has three different activities that have students work with prepositions. It is designed for younger native-English speaking students, but the activities are interesting and would work well in a multi-level class.




Websites That Can Be Used in a Variety of Classroom Activities

    This website contains numerous photographs from every state and lends itself to a variety of speaking and writing activities where students may be asked to express their opinion. For example, students may be assigned two or three states and then have to look at the pictures from these states. Then they may be assigned to choose the state that they would prefer to live in and share this with a partner, giving an explanation for their choice. In this manner, students are using both computer skills and English skills.
    This website can be used to practice reading directions and maps. Students can be assigned to input their home address and another interesting destination in the city or in the United States. They then can be assigned to explain how to get from their home location to their destination to a partner.

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