- American Factfinder
This statistical database from the U.S. Census Bureau contains tables that give, for example, Place of Birth by Language Spoken at Home and Ability to Speak English, Household Language by Household, and Language Spoken at Home by Ability to Speak English.
- Center for Applied Linguistics
The Center for Applied Linguistics is dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of research-based information, tools, and resources related to language and culture.
- Country Studies
Find basic information about your students' countries of origin in this U.S. Department of the Army database.
- Dave's ESL Cafe
This site, for teachers and learners, lists jobs, lesson plans, games, exercises, audio files, quizzes, and student forums.
- EL Civics for ESL Students
Ebooks, worksheets, PPTs, and other materials to teach Civics to English Language Learners.
- English Literacy and Civics Education Curriculum
Developed by the Jefferson County, KY Public Schools and Continuing Education Program, this curriculum set contains 24 lesson plans to help immigrants learn about America.
- ESL Galaxy
Find lesson plans, PPTs, ebooks, games, exercises, video lessons, and much more on this excellent resource for ESL instructors.
- ESL Resource Center
Fabulous site with lots of lesson plans and activities.
- Internet TESL Journal
The Internet TESL Journal published articles from 1995 through 2010.
This website is now an online resource book for EFL and ESL teachers.
- Kentucky TESOL
Kentucky TESOL, Inc. (KYTESOL) is a statewide professional organization for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. Our purpose is to distribute information, to discuss current issues, and to improve the teaching of English to speakers of other languages.
- Linguist List
The LINGUIST List is dedicated to providing information on language and language analysis, and to providing the discipline of linguistics with the infrastructure necessary to function in the digital world.
- Linguistic Resources on the Internet
Lots of links to excellent Linguistics resources.
- NALDIC - National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum
Get the UK perspective on EAL - English as an Additional Language. Includes lots of teacher resources.
- OWL Purdue - ESL Instructors and Students
Excellent resources for grammar and mechanics, plagiarism, workplace writing, and more.
- Resource Center for English Teaching and Learning
Lots of ideas for ESL teachers.
- Second Language Acquisition Topics, Vivian Cook
Vivian Cook is chiefly known for L2 learning research, in particular multi-competence, for his book on Universal Grammar, and for popular books on spelling and words. This page gives some of his original work and his favorite links.
- Stanford's Linguistics Meta-Index
A guide to the best linguistic resources on the web.
The major professional association for those who teach ESL. They also offer online courses and seminars for continuing education.
- U.S. Department of State, Office of English Language Programs
The Office of English Language Programs creates and implements English language programs in specific regions and countries of the world. Activities include the development of English teaching curricula, textbooks, and teacher training workshops.
- World Factbook
Learn about the people, society, and government of your students' home countries.