Web Resources

for ESL Ministry

This website enables direct contact with Anglicare ESL Coordinators and information on the location of ESL classes in Sydney and Wollongong. It also has links to the excellent ESL resources developed by Anglicare.

In “Easy English” this site provides a series of studies from Mark’s Gospel plus stories from many parts of the Bible. There are also downloadable free books in Easy English.

This website provides free commentaries, studies and the Bible itself in “Easy English.”

This intermediate ESL reader takes the student from creation to the life and death of Jesus in 10 lessons. There is a student’s edition and a teacher’s edition.

This site enables people to practise English with audio, video and resources and includes links to online resources.

Resources pitched at different levels, many listed under topics, e.g. Environment, Money, Jobs & Careers, Technology, Transportation, etc.

This is British Council website with lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities for children.

Resources here are categorised under grammar, vocabulary, reading and listening, writing, spelling and common English phrases.

A site that majors on English grammar resources.

Some useful resources but strongly concerned with American culture.

Links to free online resources.

This site links up with other sources of materials, some of which can be adapted for use by ESL teachers.

Thousands of free resources. A well-organised website with helpful video material as well.

This site provides free English grammar and vocabulary worksheets and printable handouts. Included are categorised vocabulary lists and idioms.

The sub-line for this site is “Relax, Repeat, Remember.” 34 experts offer their tips for English fluency.

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There are a wide range of resources pitched at different levels, books and audio resources. Titles include: A Day Out, A Home Far Away, Australia Celebrates, Discovering Sydney, Getting Started in English, Going Shopping, Good News for NEW Readers, Important Questions in the Bible, Life of Jesus, Listening to the Old Testament, More Values for Living, Neighbour Talk, Out and About in Our Community, Reading the Bible in ESL Classes (3 vols), The Lord’s Prayer, The Parables, Values for Living, What JESUS said to His followers, WHO Said It First?, Words of Wisdom.

ITA TESOL provides interactive TESOL courses. The high quality Certificate IV in Teaching Conversational English (TESOL) was accredited in 2002 and reaccredited in 2007 and 2012 with code numbers 30219QLD, 30664QLD, and 30987QLD respectively. The Diploma of Language Teaching - TESOL 10431NAT was developed in 2014,  as the need for a higher level qualification was sought by TESOL  graduates.With a highly experienced team of TESOL trainers and administrative staff, ITA TESOL claims to provide the highest level of TESOL training in Australia, Thailand, Cambodia and the USA.

A plethora of resources. Resources by category: methodology, skills, grammar, vocabulary, teaching children, teaching teenagers, business English, English for specific purposes.

A site designed for teachers of ESL with articles, research papers, lesson plans, classroom handouts, teaching ideas and links.

This site provides ESL Bible Study materials plus many useful links.

A website that major on explaining the basic rules of the English language.

Lots of blogs and video podcasts by A.J. Hoge with many helpful tips.

Grammar, listening, reading, vocabulary and games resources.

Resources here include grammar lessons and idioms.

A multitude of resources. Lots of short stories, English conversations and more.

This site has over 34,000 resources ready to print. Although designed with school children in mind these resources are easily transferable to ESL ministry contexts.

Free resources of the Internet Second Language Collective, an international community of half a million ESL/EFL language teachers sharing self-made language teaching materials.

This site provides a template to facilitate the speedy creation of an English lesson.

Although this site was designed especially with Spanish speakers in mind, it is largely transferable to all contexts.

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