ESL Resources

Saddleback Educational Publishing -  High interest, low level reading books for teens. They also offer classic books in easy to read format. 

New Readers Press - New Readers Press offers a number of core reading products for adults to help even the lowest-level learners succeed.

EL Civics - ESL Resources. Short articles about daily life, worksheets, one page reading articles with questions.

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

Pro Lingua - Pro Lingua was founded in 1980 by three teachers who felt the need for teacher and student friendly materials. They have almost 100 titles of ESL resources, many of which are photocopiable.

Voice of America

Cengage - A leading educational publisher of A leading Educational publisher of PreK-12 digital and classroom curriculum. Topics include fiction, nonfiction, Geography, History / Culture, Science, Technology, and Mathematics.

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

 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. 

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. 

Kristina Pfaff's Linguistic Funland. This commercial site was created in 1994 by a graduate student in linguistics and provides a list of various linguistics links on a personal homepage. This site includes a list of resources for language teaching and learning, linguistics, study, and other miscellaneous resources. 

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. 

The Equity Center provides additional useful information.

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. 

Office for Civil Rights (OCR), 

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



Civics Education Initiative - Describes the movement and which states have passed laws. It has short quizzes for students to take.

Joe Foss Institute -
Center for Civics Education -

Civics Education Initiative - Describes the movement and which states have passed laws. It has short quizzes for students to take.

 EL Civics - Information for U.S. Citizenship Test.