EAL Resources from the Ministry of Education
A Guide to Using the CFR with EAL Learners
EAL Middle Years Modules 1-5
- Oxford University Press: www.oup.com/elt (“Catalogue”)
- See “Graded Readers” for reading material aligned with the CFR (CEFR) levels http://elt.oup.com/cat/subjects/graded_reading/?cc=ca&selLanguage=en&mode=hub
- See “Dictionaries” (search for Picture Dictionaries and Bilingual Dictionaries) http://elt.oup.com/teachers/opd/?cc=ca&selLanguage=en&mode=hub
- Pearson ELT (Canada). Penguin Readers: www.penguinreaders.com (“Catalogue”)
- See “Graded Readers” http://www.pearsonelt.com/products
- Heinle Cengage Learning – Affiliated with National Geographic and Nelson Education
- Academic Vocabulary Toolkit (Dr. Kate Kinsella, author)
- In Canada Volumes 1 & 2 (Language & Literacy for English Language Learners)
Coelho, Elizabeth. 2004. Adding English. A guide to teaching in multilingual classrooms. Pippin Publishing. Don Mills, ON
Some Resources I Like...
Azar Grammar - Love these grammar books and just discovered a great website that complements the texts. I am excited to try out some of the songs with my students.
Dave's ESL Cafe - This website has it all...lots of ideas for lesson plans on every topic related to teaching English as an Additional Language.
Busy Teacher - This website has a variety of others listed that are useful for teaching EAL including many that encourage the integration of technology in learning.
ESLPoint - Has a number of activities available online at many different levels.
Learning English with CBC Manitoba - This website is fantastic. They discuss relevant newsworthy topics, provide audio, lesson plans, and lots of great ideas. It is well worth a look if you teach EAL at the high school level in particular.
Oxford University Press English File - This is possibly the best quality website for EAL learners to play all sorts of games online to practice English. Students can choose their level and do a variety of activities and games to practice English skills. I have used this a lot in the past especially at the elementary level.
Shakespeare in Bits - This is an Ipad App that I just discovered and absolutely love. They have taken Shakespeare plays, created cartoon animations along with dialogue, summaries, notes, definitions, character lists, etc. and made Shakespeare a lot easier for EAL students to understand. I downloaded a play for my students this semester and the app really helped them understand what was happening in the play and of course they were much more engaged because they got to use an IPad! The downloads are a bit pricey at $14.99 but worth it and likely not much more than the cost of a book.
Hope that was hopeful for someone out there in the blogosphere. Please feel free to add more great websites in the comments and I will edit the list.