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ELA / AESL English Language Aquisition: For Faculty

Guide to resources in the library and on the web for students learning the English language.

Assistive Technologies for Library Resources

Library resources offering  text-reading, captioning for video, or language translation  features.

  • Academic Search Premier  -  Text-reading. Language translation
  • Credo Reference  -  Text-reading. Language translation
  • CultureGrams  -  Text-reading
  • Encyclopedia Britannica  -  Videos have captioning
  • Environment Complete  -  Text-reading. Language translation
  • ERIC -  Text-reading. Language translation
  • Facts on File Issues & Controversies  -  Videos have captioning.  Some "audio" segments
  • Films on Demand  -  Captions
  • Gale Virtual Reference  -  "Listen" feature reads the articles and highlights words   Language translation
  • ProQuest  - Text-reading
  • Science Direct  -  Text for videos explain what is being shown, not captions


Online Journals

  • English Teaching Forum
    Published quarterly by the U.S. Department of State and distributed in over 125 countries, this refereed journal focuses on current theory and practice in English language teaching. Articles from issues back to 1993 are available on this site. English Teaching Forum also has a Facebook Page.
  • ESL Magazine Online
    ESL Magazine provides ESL / EFL professionals worldwide with industry news, calendars of events, feature articles, reviews of the latest products, and practical articles for teachers. Articles from the latest edition and a sample issue of the magazine are available on this site.
  • Language Magazine
    Language Magazine presents ESL and bilingual research, reviews language-learning software, and offers practical teaching advice. It also features JobShop, a list of language teaching jobs in the United States. In addition to the current issue, several years of back issues are accessible on this site.
  • TESL-EJ: The Electronic Journal for English as a Second Language
    TESL-EJ is a refereed electronic journal published quarterly. Articles cover ESL / EFL pedagogy, second language acquisition, language assessment, applied socio- and psycholinguistics, and related areas. Past issues are available online.
  • Topics: Online Magazine for Learners of English
    Topics gives learners of English the opportunity to write about a variety of subjects, such as globalization, foods, festivals, dances, superstitions and proverbs. The magazine also includes a description of class projects from around the world. Back issues are available on the Topics web site.

Websites of the Day

CAELA Network Professional development resources and information for ESL teachers

Kenneth Beare, experienced ESL teacher and guide to the English as 2nd Language section of, is the author of this blog.  In it he provides ideas and materials for teachers, along with information on language and culture.

Larry Ferlazzo  His blog posts useful websites for ESL teachers

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