Publications and Resources, Online Libraries and Courses

This page is a compilation of English language online materials, mostly provided by the Department of State Office of English Language Programs. These online resources are for English language teachers and program administrators to support the teaching of English, American studies, civic education, and democratic classroom practices. These resources are in the public domain and can be used for both research and classroom teaching.

Teaching Tolerance Magazine
The Teaching Tolerance magazine, which is put out by the Southern Poverty Law Center to accompany its free Teaching Tolerance educational program, is available online via the website dedicated to the Teaching Tolerance program. The magazine is loaded with wonderful information and creative ways to teach tolerance.

Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork
Researchers and educators designed, implemented, and tested a partnership process called Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS) Interactive Homework. With TIPS, any teacher can regularly keep more families informed and involved in their children’s learning and help more students complete their homework.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and they provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.

Visu Words: Online Graphical Dictionary
This online graphical dictionary looks up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. It produces diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. You can learn how words associate.

Visual Dictionary Online – Merriam-Webster
The Visual Dictionary is designed to help you find the right word at a glance. Filled with stunning illustrations labeled with accurate terminology in up to six languages, it is the ideal language-learning and vocabulary dictionary for use at school, at home or at work.

The Web 2.0 for EFL Teachers
An excellent guide for teachers to become familiar with the latest in Web 2.0 educational technology and how it can be integrated in the language classroom.

WebPaint To Create your Own Free Website
This is a terrific site that helps you create your own free website that you can share with others, for example, your students!

ePals …
Is an online resource that teachers can use to connect their classrooms with other classrooms around the world.  Teachers can find learning partners for their students, chat with other teachers, share successful lessons and resources, and find projects and instructional materials on this website.

50 of the Best Websites for Writers
There are tons of reference sites on the Web that can help you land a
job or write that poem, essay or story. Here is a list of the best 50
websites for writers. Helping Children Learn to Read in English
The Starfall reading program is designed to be fun, exciting, and to instill confidence in young children as they learn to read. The website and companion printed materials are clear and effective tools to help you implement proven teaching methods.

ARCALL (Argentine Computer Assisted Language Learning)
The main objective of ARCALL (Argentine Computer Assisted Language Learning) is to foster collaboration and provide professional development opportunities among English Language Teaching practitioners in Argentina. It was founded in September 2008 by professors Jennifer Verschoor and Nelba Quintana.