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How do I help the few ESOL students in my classes without having to give up hours of my time that I don't have? Are there web sites out there my students can work on without my help which are useful to them?

I recently found this site:http://www.englishspace.ort.org/launchpad/about.asp

Is it any good?

Are there any qualified ESOL teachers out there who can tell me:

a) what sites are good to put the ESOL students on to (in class or at home)?

:unsure: where I can go on the internet for help or to share resources with other mainstream teachers of ESOL students?

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How do I help the few ESOL students in my classes without having to give up hours of my time that I don't have?  Are there web sites out there my students can work on without my help which are useful to them?

Some websites you might want to take a look at:

http://www.gracelewis.org/esol/

http://bogglesworld.com/

http://www.sabes.org/resources/fieldnotes/vol10/f01esol.htm

http://www.crews.org/curriculum/esol_resources.htm

http://www.monroe.k12.fl.us/curriculum/esol/esol.htm

http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/pandp/esol/resguide.htm

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Guest Chris Sweeney
How do I help the few ESOL students in my classes without having to give up hours of my time that I don't have?  Are there web sites out there my students can work on without my help which are useful to them?

Some websites you might want to take a look at:

http://www.gracelewis.org/esol/

http://bogglesworld.com/

http://www.sabes.org/resources/fieldnotes/vol10/f01esol.htm

http://www.crews.org/curriculum/esol_resources.htm

http://www.monroe.k12.fl.us/curriculum/esol/esol.htm

http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/pandp/esol/resguide.htm

Thanks John for this. There are some brilliant sites here. Much appreciated. :D

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>where I can go on the internet for help or to share resources with other mainstream teachers of ESOL students?<

For the moment, I'll confine myself to resources on the Department for Education and Skills website which might be of use to your subject-teaching colleagues. There is a Key Stage 3 National Strategy document for each core and foundation subject to be taught to pupils with English as an Additional Language. The documents are available online:

Access and engagement in art: Teaching pupils for whom English is an additional language

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/midbins/k...%20in%20art.PDF

Access and engagement in design and technology: Teaching pupils for whom English is an additional language

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/midbins/k...%20in%20D&T.PDF

Access and engagement in English: Teaching pupils for whom English is an additional language

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/midbins/k...n%20English.PDF

Access and engagement in geography: Teaching pupils for whom English is an

additional language

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/midbins/k...AEGeography.PDF

Access and engagement in history: Teaching pupils for whom English is an additional language

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/midbins/k...n%20history.PDF

Access and engagement in ICT: Teaching pupils for whom English is an additional language

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/midbins/k...ement%20ICT.PDF

Grammar for writing: supporting pupils learning EAL

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/midbins/k...r%20Writing.PDF

Access and engagement in mathematics: Teaching pupils for whom English is an additional language

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/midbins/k...s_eng_maths.PDF

Assessment In Mathematics Toolkit To Support Pupils For Whom English Is An

Additional Language

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/midbins/k..._ma_toolkit.DOC

Access and engagement in modern foreign languages: Teaching pupils for whom English is an additional language

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/midbins/k...l_eal009004.PDF

Access and engagement in music: Teaching pupils for whom English is an additional language

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/midbins/k...0in%20music.PDF

Access and engagement in physical education: Teaching pupils for whom English is an additional language

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/midbins/k...t%20in%20PE.PDF

Access and engagement in RE: Teaching pupils for whom English is an additional language

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/midbins/k...t%20in%20RE.PDF

Access and engagement in science: Teaching pupils for whom English is an additional language

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/midbins/k...n%20science.PDF

Hope this helps.

David Wilson

http://www.specialeducationalneeds.com/

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