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Welcome to ELD 2



The curriculum for this double-period course is aligned with the English curriculum based on the ELA standards and framework. ELD 2 prepares students for the Reading Inventory, and ELPAC, and has an  emphasis on  literature of various genres, writing, grammar, vocabulary acquisition and oral language development.


Links to Resources:


This is a website for kids, but who says adults can't use it, too? The site includes educational games organized by grade level, from 1st to 5th, and is particularly good for spelling and phonics. There are games to practice vowels, uppercase and lowercase letters, Dolch sight words, synonyms and antonyms and more.


Activities for ESL Students
Grammar and vocabulary practice for all levels, including many bilingual quizzes for beginners. Also includes a link for teachers, with conversation questions, games, and many other ideas to put to use in the classroom.


BBC Learning English
An array of wonderful activities for practice, some relating to current events. Includes videos, quizzes, vocabulary practice, idioms, crosswords, and much more, though all with British accents.


Dave's ESL Cafe
A forum for both ESL teachers and students around the world. Includes quizzes, grammar explanations, and discussion forums for students. For teachers, includes classroom ideas on all subjects as well as discussion forums.


Free English courses for speakers of Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Hindi,Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish,Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. Start at the basic level or take tests to move to higher levels. Practice vocabulary and grammar with short lessons that are like playing a game. You will need to sign up with an email address or a Facebook account.


Easy World of English
An attractive, user-friendly website including grammar, pronunciation, reading and listening practice and an interactive picture dictionary.


ESL Bits
Audiobooks, news stories, short stories, songs and radio dramas. Choose between faster or slower listening speeds and read along with the texts of the stories and songs. For intermediate and advanced learners.


GCF Learn Free
A well-designed site with interactive tutorials for everything from operating an ATM machine to reading food labels. This link will take you to the section on reading which has resources for English language learners as well, including stories to listen to and read along, and picture dictionaries.


Language Guide
This is an online picture dictionary, with everything from the alphabet to parts of the body to farm animals.


Learning Chocolate
Vocabulary exercises organized by theme.


Many Things
This website includes matching quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer-assisted language learning activities. The site also includes a special page on pronunciation, including practice with minimal pairs. Not the fanciest or most beautiful website, but with lots to see and use and no advertising.


Oxford University Press
This site from Oxford University Press has activities to practice spelling, grammar, pronunciation, and listening. A bit difficult to navigate, so more suitable for advanced learners and savvy internet users.


TV 411
This site includes videos with native speakers explaining key reading concepts like critical reading, summarizing and scanning, and key life skills like signing a lease and reading a medicine label. Following each video is a comprehension quiz. Click on the blue tabs across the top lead for lessons on reading, writing, vocabulary and finance.


Ventures Arcade
An online supplemental tool to the Ventures textbook series to practice vocabulary and grammar in theme-based contexts.


VOA English
Multimedia source of news and information for millions of English learners worldwide.


Six ideas to help beginners learn English faster:


1. Listen to English every day.

Listen to English radio.
Watch English TV.
Go to English movies.


2. Speak English with others.

Speak English with your friends as much as possible.
Practice speaking as much as possible.

3. Read English stories

Start with children's books.
Use Readtheory
Read advertisements, signs and labels.


4. Write down new words

Start a notebook for new words.
Write words in alphabetical order (A, B, C).
Make example sentences.


5. Keep an English diary

Start with one sentence.

  • How do you feel?
  • How is the weather?
  • What did you do today?

Write another sentence tomorrow.

Written practice

Helps students better their English vocabulary and grammar through the context of learning about current news and global affairs.

For ESP students focused on building their business vocabulary, VBE has an extensive list of words commonly used in this arena.

Want to test your knowledge of vocabulary? There are dozens of categorized quizzes provided on this website.

Operating as the globe’s biggest network of ESL learners and English speakers, this dynamic forum allows non-native speakers to ask any grammar questions they may have while learning English.

This website provides helpful guides and examples for learning English grammar concepts like adverb, relative clauses and verb tenses.

With a focus on vocabulary expansion and spelling, students can review thousands of words – including those commonly missed on TOEFL exams.

Whether trying to master homonyms, grammar, or slang, this website has a range of quizzes to help.

Verbal practice

Great for students with limited amounts of time to study, these short audio lessons are broken down by specific categories.

This daily email teaches subscribers a new word every day, including its definition and pronunciation.

The BBC provides a roundup of common topics that frustrate non-native English speakers, including lots of tips about vocabulary.

English is filled with inconsistencies when it comes to pronunciations, but English Leap offers help by focusing on how letters combine to form different sounds.

  •  English Teacher Melanie

This YouTube channel is run by an actual teacher who focuses heavily on different sounds and pronunciations, specifically within an American context.

This weekly podcasts tackles common topics in English language learning and discusses them in simple English to help listeners comprehend and retain the lessons.

The beauty of this podcast is its arrangement into different levels, making it easy for students just beginning lessons or polishing the finer points to find helpful content.

  •  Voice of America’s Learning English

This YouTube channel features many of the same news and human interest stories found on other news outlets, but it’s broadcast at two-thirds the regular speed so non-native listeners can follow along more easily.