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ESL Assistants

Here, you’ll find a compilation of resources specifically for ESL Assistants to help you better communicate with students, provide helpful learning tools, and learn more about the academic topics that learners will discuss in class.


Tips for Teaching ESL  

Conversation Questions for the ESL Classroom
http://iteslj.org/questions
Conversation topics for group discussion. 

Teaching ESL
http://www.everythingesl.net/inservices/tipsoncommunicating.php
Tips on communication skills for teaching adults in an ESL environment. 

“Building English Fluency”
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/getting-the-ESL-student-talking-marc-anderson
Ways to make students feel more comfortable speaking English in the classroom.

Academic Resources for Learner Development 

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary
http://www.m-w.com
Audio dictionary. 

Academic Writing and Coaching
http://www.academiccoachingandwriting.org/categories/academicwriting/categoty/good-academic-writing
Pointers for academic writing and presentations. 

Sozo Exchange
http://www.sozoexchange.com
Professional English language development resource. 

Perception of Spoken English (POSE) Test
http://www.posetest.com
Information about POSE test subject matter, including a practice test. 

American Accent
http://www.americanaccent.com/index.html
Accent training in American English. 

Vocabulary by Subject Area 

Mathematics
https://www.msu.edu/~teamprog/mathtech.htm

Statistics
https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/459488
https://www.typesofgraphs.com

Chemistry
http://antoine.frostburg.edu/chem/senese/101/glossary.shtml
http://www.ptable.com/

Biology
https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/33819
https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/1086383

Physics
http://www.english-for-students.com/Physics-Vocabulary.html

Computer Science 
http://whatis.techtarget.com/glossary/Computer-Science

Civil Engineering 
https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/268455

Business and Economics 
http://www.learn-english-today.com/business-english/A-business-english-contents.html

Medicine
http://www.hospitalenglish.com

 

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