Internet Resources

Dave’s ESL Cafe
A web page for ESL students to practice English skills.

Illinois State Board of Education
A source of information on the state level for teachers and parents of second language learners.

Parent Guidebook in Spanish
Guia para las escuelas de sus hijos.

Colorín Colorado
Reading resources for parents/para leer con sus hijos en español.

WIDA Consortium
The WIDA Consortium is a non-profit cooperative of multiple states working together to meet the requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) for English Language Learners (ELLs) with innovative standards and assessments.
English language reference, tests, quizzes, and resources.

International Children’s Digital Library
Online books written in English and many other languages.

National Center for Family Literacy
Creating a literate nation by leveraging the power of the family.

English Language Learning resources.

Center for Applied Linguistics
CAL conducts projects and offers a variety of research-based resources related to the education of English language learners in a variety of settings.

Many Things ESL
A fun study site for English Language Learners

ESL Gold
English Study and Learning Materials

Breaking News English
ESL Lesson Plans for Current Events

Free Rice Vocabulary Practice
For each vocabulary answer you get right, they donate 10 grains of rice through the UN World Food Program to help end hunger.

Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund Reading and Language
An article about learning two languages.

Reading Rockets
Teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle.

The cornerstone of Verizon Foundation’s literacy, education and technology initiatives, this digital learning platform’s goal is to improve student achievement in classroom settings and beyond.

¡Aprende inglés en 28 días!

A nonprofit social service agency provides caring, compassionate, multilingual assistance to Chicagoland residents. AAFS offers support in the areas of public benefits, immigration, domestic violence, mental health, education, and elderly services.  All language backgrounds are welcome.  AAFS also provides free translators for school conferences.

Illinois College Savings Program