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Top 5 Resources for the TESOL Student

Alliant International University
Published 02/14/2018
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As a TESOL teacher, you can make your impact through enabling students to communicate, express and advocate for themselves. TESOL teachers give the gift of voice, and online resources complement classroom learning, so here are our 5 favorite resources for TESOL learners.

1. Lanternfish

TESOL learners of all ages will enjoy Lanternfish, which offers vocabulary flashcards, crossword puzzles, worksheets for young learners, vocabulary-boosting videos, quizzes, phonics, and even role-playing lessons to build interview and job search skills.

2. Dave's ESL Cafe

Here's a resource for students and teachers. At Dave's ESL Cafe, you can find TESOL jobs all over the globe, network with other teachers, and interact with English language learners. Your students will find comprehensive lessons plus student forums.


With's daily updates of ESL lessons, you'll always have something new to show your students. teaches American culture through history and biography lessons, so you can help your students learn about American culture while teaching them the language.

4. Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab

You can have fun, prepare TESOL students for everyday life in America, and help learners master their conversation skills with audio lessons. Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab provides audio clips and quizzes to reinforce comprehension1. TESOL learners not only boost their English comprehension, they can better comprehend topics that are pertinent to their lives.

5. How Do You Do?

Interact with TESOL learners, improve their English skills, and maybe even earn some cash with How Do You Do?, which is a free social network for language learners. Already, there are nearly 400,000 language learners using How Do You Do? With a background, you can put your TESOL skills to use as a tutor and make some money in the process.

Interactive lessons can help the English language come alive and provide you the opportunity to connect with your curious learners on so many levels. Let these technologies help you explore your passion for teaching from new perspectives.

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Interested in pursuing a TESOL graduate degree online or at our San Diego, California campus? Take the first step toward earning your degree, call 1 (844) 582-4927 or click here for more information.


  1. Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab, "English Listening," Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab, September 05, 2021. Accessed November 29, 2021.

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