ESL Resources

Listed below are nonprofit and government organizations that provide various resources for TESOL and Bilingual educators.

AEFLA - The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) supports programs that help adults get the basic skills they need including reading, writing, math, English language proficiency, and problem-solving to be productive workers, family members, and citizens.

California Department of Education - This site contains information on education issues, instructional resources, lesson plans, curriculum and designing a standards-based accountability system for evaluating programs for ELL students. 

Center for Applied Linguistics - CAL is a private non-profit organization that aims to promote and improve the teaching and learning of languages. This is a resource for information on teaching and learning languages, and information about language and culture. The Center for Research on Education, Diversity and Excellence (CREDE), whose purpose is to identify and develop effective educational practices for linguistic and cultural minority students, is located in the CAL site. 

Center for Multilingual, Multicultural Research - University of Southern California. This site provides a variety of resources and other web links to ESL/Bilingual Resources

Colorin ColoradoA bilingual site for educators and families of English language learners.

ERIC Clearinghouse on Language and Linguistics. This site contains a long list of articles relating to language learning, using resources from within language-minority communities, model programs, and integrating world language-learning with other subject matter classes. 

LINCS The Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) is a national leadership initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) to expand evidence-based practice in the field of adult education.

National Association for Bilingual Education. NABE is a national membership organization dedicated to address the educational needs of language-minority students in the U.S. and to advance the language competencies and multicultural understanding of all Americans. 

National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education. The NCBE provides information on language education for minority students, bilingual education, and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL). This site contains information on designing, implementing, and evaluating programs for ELL students. 

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. NWREL operates a technical assistance center serving the northwest states. The center provides information on educational programs and general school improvement to meet the needs of special populations of children and youth, including ELL students. 

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Washington State. This site provides information on the programs operated by OSPI and a number of education links. This site contains information on culturally and linguistically diverse students and special education services. 

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. TESOL's mission is to develop the expertise of its members and others involved in teaching English to speakers of other languages to help them foster effective communication in diverse settings while respecting individuals' language rights. This international organization is one of the largest professional organizations for professionals in second language acquisition and contains a variety of information about the subject. 

University of Texas at Austin, College of Education. This site provides links to bilingual education resources on the internet. 

U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement (OELA) for Limited English Proficient Students homepage. 

Voice of AmericaVoice of America (VOA) is the largest U.S. international broadcaster, providing news and information in more than 45 languages to an estimated weekly audience of more than 354 million people. VOA produces content for digital, television, and radio platforms. It is easily accessed via your mobile phone and on social media.  

WIDAWIDA believes that the best way to support language learners’ success is to support the entire system. They design standards and assessments, create teaching tools, offer instructional support, and provide opportunities for professional learning to empower educators. ADULT ESL & LITERACY RESOURCES