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ESL - First of all, I dont believe this student does not know anything! If you were put in a room with people speaking another language, you would know plenty, you just would not understand the language. Do you teach in a public school? If you do, arent ESL teachers provided in your district? ESL students are not special ed. nor do they need 504 plans. They just cannot speak English...source

ESL Students - I was an ESL assistant for 3 years and dealt with a wide range of ESL students ranging from those students who progressed rapidly and those who still refused to talk after an entire school year. The one thing I can tell you is you cannot force an ESL child to talk until they are comfortable and ready no matter how...source

40 Tips for ESL Teachers - Lots of handy tips that anyone can use. Each idea comes with a brief description source

A Bilingual Instructional Program - Curriculum program designed to help teachers increase their instructional activities in order to increase achievement of Hispanic primary-grade children whose first language is not english source

Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents - A database of thousands of books written in spanish for children and adolescents source

Clip Art Collection for Foreign/Second Language Instruction - A collection of pictures to help your students understand grammatical concepts such as adjectives, nouns, and verbs source

Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom - Over twenty different topics for you and your students to converse on! Some of the questions may need to be modified but there is something here for everyine source

EFL Playhouse - ESL/EFL resources for teachers of children in preschool and primary grades. Songs, chants, finger plays, games, and crafts source

Ernies Activity Page - Lots of great vocabulary games designed primarily for ESl students, but can be adapted for just about anything source

ESL Magazine Online - Examine current topics in ESL and look through past issues as well. Contains a listing of ESL/EFL job openings source

Finish the Sentence - A very simple lesson plan to get students thinking, speaking, and writing english source

Ideas For Previewing Vocabulary - This link gives you several good ideas for ways to introduce new words to your students. It can be used on all levels source

Jeopardy - A classic game that can be modified a thousand ways! This site will give you many new ideas on how to use this with any level of child source

Newcomers in the community - What do you do when you get a student who speaks virtually no English? Turn to this website for some helpful suggestions source

Pizzaz!...Story Boxes - Working in small groups, students use props to verbally tell an original story. This story can later be transcribed source

Taiwan Teacher - A collection of EFL, ESL language learning games and activities source

TESEL-EJ: Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language - An online journal (that is 100% free!) that published articled of interest to people who teach esl students source

The Internet TESL Journal - A monthly web publication for ESL teachers. Articles, Research Papers, Lessons Plans, Classroom Handouts, Teaching Ideas & Links source

Whats in Your Street - Help students to develop vocabulary that focuses on things found in their environment source

Whats In Your Street - Help ESL students develop their vocabulary through the use of this interactive lesson source

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