EAL resource websites


Writing and grammar activities for middle and high school students. The diagnostic ELL tests and the recommended activity packs are very useful and Quill has turned out to be a valuable resource for all my EAL students, especially during online learning.


Free quizzes, lessons and online conversation classes for English language learners.


Texts (and videos!) for ELA, Science, and Social Studies with scaffolds and higher-order questions


Library of curated nonfiction and literary articles in the country, along with reading comprehension and vocabulary supports, formative assessments, teacher guidance, and more! Most importantly, everything ReadWorks does is based on proven cognitive science research, not unproven academic theory.


 Over 2,000 high-quality free reading passages for grades 3-12, complemented by aligned interim assessments, growth-oriented data, and expert-led teacher development.


A Free K-12 Resource for Teachers. Daily AP news articles, lexile® leveled for K-12, self-scoring quizzes customized by Lexile® level, critical thinking questions, student commenting, Espanol AP articles, weekly lesson plans, weekly video, weekend “Monday Morning Ready” newsletter as prep for the week ahead.


Free, ready-to-use EFL / ESL lesson plans on the latest breaking news -in 7 levels. New lessons uploaded every 2 days. Each lesson includes a 26-page PDF containing all-skills activities, a 2-page mini-lesson, 5-speed listening, multi-speed scrolled reading, interactive dictation, 30+ online quizzes… and more.


Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.


the Global Oneness Project offers free multicultural stories and accompanying lesson plans for high school and college classrooms. Our award-winning collection of films, photo essays, and articles explore cultural, social, and environmental issues with a humanistic lens.


Freerice is a free-to-play website that allows players to donate to charities by playing multiple-choice quiz games. For every question the user answers correctly, 10 grains of rice are donated via the World Food Programme. The available subjects include English vocabulary and grammar, SAT, Geography, human anatomy and much more.


BrainPOP’s an online resource bank covering an extensive range of curriculum areas. It’s a great way to introduce new learning experiences and topics or to extend children’s curiosity in other areas not covered in your curriculum


With over 9,000 resources, including lesson plans, worksheets, audio, video and flashcards, onestopenglish is the world’s number one resource site for English Language teachers.


Write & Improve is a free service for learners of English to practice their written English. Submit your written work and receive feedback in seconds, covering spelling, vocabulary, grammar and general style.


We write news for students of English. We help students to learn and understand English. Easy English news can help everybody who wants to understand better.


Smithsonian magazine and Smithsonian.com place a Smithsonian lens on the world, looking at the topics and subject matters researched, studied and exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution — science, history, art, popular culture and innovation


Word Generation builds reading comprehension by providing students with engaging texts incorporating academic vocabulary, opportunities for discussion and debate, and weekly expository writing.


A source for current events, news and non-fictional content for Common Core ELA, Science and Social Studies.


Explore possibilities for using story to engage students, get them thinking creatively and communicating in English. Jamie Keddie provides amazing lesson plans for subscribers. I can highly recommend becoming part of this inspiring community of teachers and educators.


This website contains resources for secondary teachers to use in the bilingual classroom and classrooms where English is used as a medium of instruction to teach other subjects.


“The long-term goal is simple – to offer an amazingly versatile and holistic EAL support hub that is the go-to place for teachers in need of support, resources and training for students learning English” @Bethan_Southern


The original free site offers a wealth of short films and animations and related teaching ideas. The premium site, subscription required, includes English unit plans, lessons and resources as well as a range of reading and comprehension resources.


Accessible talk-for-learning activities in all subject areas and for all learners


Make any video your lesson. It lets you take just about any video off the web, edit it down to the portions you want, add audio notes and questions for students, and create virtual classrooms. It is free.


The New Internationalist Easier English Wiki is intended to be a constantly evolving resource for anyone learning English and teachers of English all around the world. It is open to everyone.


LearnEnglish Teens can help improve your English with reading, writing and listening practice, tips for exams, grammar and vocabulary exercises, games and videos. You can also interact with other teenagers from all around the world.


The teaching resources on the EAL Nexus website have been tried and tested in the classroom, and support mainstream teachers and teaching assistants by providing appropriate materials for EAL learners in their classes. There are resources to motivate and engage EAL learners at all levels (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced), keeping the language accessible and the cognitive challenge high. They exemplify good practice and link to curriculum topics frequently taught in schools, so as to be of maximum benefit to teachers.