Learn English as a Second Language (ESL)


Many of us are learning English in addition to our native language, and the learning resources in this area and specifically built for you. These assume knowledge of another language already and use the constructs of that language to teach English. Regardless of your grade level or level of comfort with English, you can find the right learning materials here.

We have 18 resources for learning English as a Second Language (ESL) including educational YouTube & Online Videos, Websites, iPhone & iPad Apps, Android Apps, and Kindle & Other eBooks, from providers such as Busy Beavers, BusyTeacher.org, Concordia University, and BBC.


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5 Minute English

1st - College | Online resource

Learning English as a second language (ESL) is not always easy, but it should be fun. 5 Minute English has been designed to give you short and easy explanations and exercises. You can also find...

Free
Paid add-ons

Beelinguapp - English


6th - College | Android App, iPhone/iPad App

Beelinguapp for iPhone and Android shows the exact same text in two languages; side by side. At the same time, it is an audiobook, and with its unique karaoke reading you follow the audio in the...

Free

BusyTeacher.org


Pre-K - College | Worksheet/Printable

Free printable worksheets and lesson plans for every busy teacher. Find printable worksheets on any topic: vocabulary, grammar, listening, reading, writing and speaking!

$199

English


7th - College | Android, ebook/Kindle, iPhone/iPad, Mac OS, Online resource, Windows

If speaking English in the real world is your goal, you’ve come to the right place. Our program lets you learn your second language the way you learned your first, with an intuitive, immersive...

$150
Paid add-ons

English as a Second Language (online)


7th - College | Online class

American School is pleased to partner with Rosetta Stone to offer the following online English as a Second Language courses. English as a Second Language 1 (full unit) English as a Second Language...

Free

English for Teaching Purposes


College | Online class

Thinking about teaching your university subject in English but it’s not the Language you normally use? Then, English for teaching purposes is the course for you. A course on English and teaching...

$13

English Made Easy Volume One: A New ESL Approach: Learning English Through Pictures

3rd - College | Book, ebook/Kindle

English Made Easy is a breakthrough in English language learning—imaginatively exploiting how pictures and text can work together to create understanding and help learners learn more productively....

$13

English the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language & Culture in the U.S.

3rd - College | Audio CD/MP3, Book, ebook/Kindle

The warm and witty authors of Celebrate the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language and Culture in the U.S. get you started on your ESL journey with English the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to...

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Free

Free Grammar Worksheets


Kindergarten - College | Online/YouTube video, Website, Worksheet/Printable

Grammar can often be very difficult to teach and just as difficult to learn - but Busyteacher.org has 11,239 printable grammar worksheets in different categories. Whether you're looking for...

$90

Learn English (as a Second Language)


3rd - 5th | Online resource

EducationCity’s Learn English module is designed to meet the needs of 3rd-5th grade English language learners (ELLs), at beginning to upper intermediate levels.EducationCity characters, Rosa and...

Free

Learn English with Rebecca


High School - College | Online video/YouTube

Do you want to improve your English? Do you want to feel more confident? Do you want these results as fast as possible? My English lessons, shortcuts, and tips can help you achieve your goals....

Free

Level 1: Beginner English - Kids English Learning ESL Lesson


Pre-K - 3rd | Online video/YouTube

60+ videos with beginners English lessons for kids from Busy Beavers.

Free

Level 2: Beginner English - Teach English as Second Language


Pre-K - 3rd | Online video/YouTube

50+ videos tailored for kids learning English as a second language from Busy Beavers 

Free

Level 3: Easy English - Learn English as a Foreign Language


Pre-K - 3rd | Online video/YouTube

Playlist of Videos in Level 3 of the Busy Beavers Series. 11 videos covering parts of the body and prepositions.

$10 yearly

MUZZY English For Kids


Pre-K - 9th | Android App, iPhone/iPad App, Game, Online/YouTube video, Website, Worksheet/Printable

Teach your children English with fun videos, games, songs and worksheets from MUZZY BBC. THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM FOR KIDS Enjoy the award winning movies "Muzzy in Gondoland"...

$14
Paid add-ons

Progress to Success


9th - High School | Book

A comprehensive, integrated curriculum for scaffolded skill instructionStudents practice and apply reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language skills as an extension of close reading of...

Free

Spaceteam ESL


2nd - College | Android App, iPhone/iPad App

A unique mobile game that asks players to work together to fly a spaceship.  The catch is you must use English to fly the ship, and you need to coordinate with the other players vocally, so you...

Free

UsingEnglish.com


1st - College | Online resource

Resources to learn the English language for ESL, EFL, ESOL, and EAP students and teachers. Browse our Glossary of Terms, join our busy forums, download our free language software, read our articles...

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the best way to learn English as a Second Language (ESL)?

The best learning resource is the one that you will stick with. For some students, that means a resource that's fun and engaging like a mobile or PC game. For others it's a resource that lets them learn on their own time, like a mobile app or YouTube channel. For other students, it's a resource that emphasizes reinforcement, such as a workbook or set of printable worksheets. The best way to figure out what is right for you is to look at a wide range of resources, keeping your selection criteria in mind. Search our database of 18 resources for learning English as a Second Language (ESL).

What should I consider when choosing a learning resource for English as a Second Language (ESL)?

Think about what is going to help you continue with the resource and actually complete it. Primary considerations should be:

  • Time commitment - how much time can you spend with this resource per day/week?
  • Portability - will you be studying at home or in other places, such as on the bus or after school?
  • Reinforcement learning - does the resource offer reinforcement? Think about whether you'll want exercises or printable worksheets to help you practice what you learned.
  • Price - does the resource require a monthly subscription? This may be fine for topics you can learn in a month or two, but it may be prohibitively expensive otherwise.
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