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English as a Second Language (ESL): Home

This guide provides resources for students and teachers of English as a second language.


This guide is intended for English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and students. The guide will help teachers locate resources to assist in the development of lesson planning and research about language teaching practices. Students will find resources and helpful suggestions for learning English here.

Best Practices - Students

Fun ways to learn English:

  • Watch movies with subtitles for listening and reading practice
  • Join a conversation group, online chat group, or find a native English speaker for speaking practice
  • Listen to music while reading or singing the English lyrics
  • Watch Youtube channels made for English learners
  • Download and use an app for learning English 
  • Keep a journal or blog in English

Best Bets - Students

Resources for learning and practicing English. 

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Best Practices - Teachers

For teaching English:

  • Integrate games, activities, and role-playing whenever possible
  • Use authentic materials such as bus or RTD schedules, menus, and video clips
  • Incorporate Speaking, Writing, Reading, and Listening (SWRL) exercises in each class
  • Watch YouTube channels for educators of ESL

Best Bets - Teachers

Resources for teaching English:


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