Useful Resources for Teaching English

Here are some free resources on the Internet which can be extensively used for English training especially the basic, intermediate levels.

dictionary.com mobile app

1.  dictionary.reference.com: = everything Vocabulary!  Not just a great site to get complete information (part of speech, meaning, pronunciation, sample sentence, origin & related forms) about the word you searched, it is also a superb resource to explore new words each day.  Check their theme based slideshows & activities to make English Vocabulary interesting for students.  The mobile app proves to be very handy for quick reference.  I am also a big fan of one of its tabs – thesaurus.com which arranges the synonyms, antonyms of the query in alphabetical order & let’s you filter synonyms, antonyms as per complexity or length.

2.  en.islcollective.com: Sign up on this site & you can download free worksheets as well as upload & share your worksheets with others.  The best thing is that you can search from about 40,000+ worksheets with filters based on grammar topic, vocabulary theme, language functions, student level & student type.  A single worksheet can be utilized in a variety of ways depending on how creatively the trainer can think!

3.  eyercize.com/practice/paste_read: Helpful resource for increasing reading speed & concentration of the students.  Fluency in reading contributes to fluency in speaking, so I would highly recommend this resource for all levels.  You can use the text you want your students to read by clicking on ‘New’ button & pasting it in the box.

4.  readprint.com: Online library of books, poems & short stories which can be used for discussions & assignments.

5.  audioenglish.org: Audios for listening practice with transcripts.  The audios are in American or British accents which might be a problem for Indian students but gradually, students generally get comfortable with the accents.

I think, these resources will effectively supplement the English training modules designed by the trainer.  Fellow trainers are welcome to share their resources in the comments section!

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