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Transparent Languages

An online language learning tool featuring 120 languages, including 24 indigenous languages and American Sign Language, and ESL instruction for speakers of 34 different languages.
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Designed for middle and high school students, and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading, but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. It offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills.

50 Essential Resources for ESL Students

Website on the Open Education Database that offers links to a wealth of resources including information on the following: grammar and usage; spelling and pronunciation; vocabulary and writing; quizzes and worksheets; podcasts; and YouTube channels.

Activities for ESL Students

Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL). The website is a project of The Internet TESL Journal which contains thousands of contributions by many teachers.


Duolingo allows learners to discover patterns on their own without needing to focus on language rules. This approach, called "implicit learning," is ideal for developing a strong foundational knowledge of a language and its rules. In addition to lessons, learners can access Tips for explanations on grammar, pronunciation, and helpful phrases.

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