Finding more information
The sites below are good comprehensive resources for general information related to ESL and
ELLs: A Support Document for Educators
This 23-page document prepared by the Department of Education in Newfoundland and
Labrador gives a good introduction to teaching ELLs in the Newfoundland context.
This site covers, well, pretty much everything related to teaching ELLs.
This website from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education presents a wealth of
resources for the teacher of ELLs.
Center for Applied Linguistics
This website from Washington is one of the main ones for ESL information in the US. It
has many useful links and resources.
Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Ontario
This one-hour webcast describes the situation for ELLs in Ontario, which is similar
across the country.
Reading Rockets: Webcasts
This website is from PBS in the US and has some excellent interviews and panel
discussions with leading researchers in the field about educating ELLs.
This website provides information to newcomers and people who work with them. It was
designed for the Ontario context.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
This is the federal government’s immigration website, which provides abundant
information for immigrants and about immigration in general.
TESL Canada is the national professional organization for ESL teachers. Its focus is on
adult ESL rather than the K12 context.
TESOL is the American equivalent of TESL Canada. Working with ELLs in K12 is a main
focus of this organization, but membership is required to access most of its resources.
Available to order
Growing New Roots: The Voices of Immigrant Families and the Teachers of their
Children/The Voices of Immigrant Teenagers in Canada
This excellent series of videos presents interviews and discussions with immigrant
parents, students and their teachers. Ordering information is available through this link.
The More-Than-Just-Surviving Handbook
This book is a good general guide for mainstream teachers on how to deal with ELLs in
This excellent book, written in Canada, gives a very comprehensive overview of issues
related to teaching ELLs.
50 Strategies for Teaching ELLs
This book gives extensive suggestions for teaching ELLs in different content areas. A
review can be found at this link.
Top Ten Resources for Teachers of ELLs
This list indeed references some of the best materials available for ELLs. Produced in
the US, the top two on the list are very specific to the US context of standardized testing,
but the others are universal. Some have to be ordered while others are available online.
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Information and content by Martha Trahey