Resources for Families & Students

TumbleBooks

Grammar and vocabulary study websites

http://esl.fis.edu/index.htm

The Frankfurt International School’s English Learner website. Many helpful games, quizzes and practices for students and their parents learning English. In addition to English language learning activities, there is also advice and current information about language learning.

www.freerice.com

A fun website to help students learn English vocabulary, grammar, math and a variety of subjects while: “for each answer you get right, we donate 10 grains of rice through the World Food Programme to help end hunger.” It’s a fun way to learn and help others at the same time!

 http://www.learningchocolate.com/

This is an interactive website to help with learning English vocabulary which is very helpful for beginner students.

http://www.manythings.org/

This web site is for people studying English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL). There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer assisted language learning activities. Even though the primary focus is for ESL, native English speakers may also find some interesting things on this site. This site is non-commercial and has no advertising. TESL/TEFL teachers may want to recommend this site to their students. (copied from website)

 http://www.starfall.com/

This website is good for elementary or beginning language students. It has many reading activities that students can read and follow along while the story is being read to them.

Bilingual options - websites

http://www.omniglot.com/index.htm

Omniglot – the online encyclopedia of writing systems and languages. This is a very extensive website which explains thousands of languages, writing systems, syllabaries as well as useful language learning tips and phrases.

 http://www.multilingualliving.com/

Multilingual Living: Because global communication begins at home. A helpful website for parents which explains and the benefits and challenges of multilingual living.

http://www.colorincolorado.org/

A bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners. Many helpful resources for both parents and educators.

http://www.facingrace.org/

This is a Minnesota website addressing concerns about racism and ways to promote better understanding between people. “The goals of the Facing RaceWe're All in This Together Initiative® fall into two categories: 1) addressing racism at the individual level; and 2) addressing racism at the institutional level.”