Here is a collection of all the useful websites that I have come across in my quest for good ESL resources. I keep this updated as and when I find something new. If you think I’ve missed out something, leave a comment and let me know!
Busy Teacher – probably my favourite website for worksheets and lesson plans. There are also top tips for teaching and articles.
ISL Collective – this site comes in a close second with a huge amount of worksheets and an easy to navigate search format.
Using English – more suitable for adult learners and business English.
Boggles World ESL – a good collection of flashcards among other things.
British Council – click the link to be taken straight to their teaching resources.
BBC Bitesize – not specifically for ESL learners but a huge amount of resources including online activities that can be really useful both in the classroom and in private 1:1 lessons.
Film English – a fantastic collection of complete lesson plans based on short films, covering a range of topics and levels.
Wilderdom – huge collection of groups for large groups; ice breakers, warm ups, team building and leadership challenges.
Sparklebox – the saviour of all Primary teachers
Primary Resources – lesson plans, activities, PPTs and interactive whiteboard games for Primary ages
TES (Times Educational Supplement online) – lesson plans and activities shared by Primary and Secondary teachers