140 English Language Learning (ELL)

English Language Learning (ELL) is also known as English as a Second Language (ESL).
Also see English Language Learning OER in development.
Last update: Jun 9/21


American Engish Speech (CC BY-NC-SA)

Learn how to communicate with the sounds and music of American English. Improve your pronunciation in Standard American English by dealing with the sounds of the words that you speak. NOTE: This is a course on speaking American English, not learning the English language.

This is a Canadian created resourceMobile ESL (CC BY)

From Athabasca University in Alberta, this is a course of lessons and practice on the system of English. It is divided into eighty-six sections. Each section covers an area of basic grammar and contains a number of exercises.

The Integrated Digital English Acceleration (I-DEA) program teaches English language skills in the context of college and careers for learners who face the largest language gaps. Unlike traditional approaches — in which learners are expected to learn English before pursuing college or job-training — I-DEA teaches English in tandem with college and career skills. Students quickly learn skills relevant to their lives and careers.


WAC and Second-Language Writers: Research Towards Linguistically and Culturally Inclusive Programs and Practices (CC BY-NC-ND)

This book looks at the differing perspectives, educational experiences, and voices of second-language writers. The chapters within this collection not only report new research but also share a wealth of pedagogical, curricular, and programmatic practices relevant to second-language writers. Representing a range of institutional perspectives—including those of students and faculty at public universities, community colleges, liberal arts colleges, and English-language schools—and a diverse set of geographical and cultural contexts, the editors and contributors report on work taking place in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.


Global Storybooks Portal (CC BY)

Global Storybooks is a collection of 40 stories from the African Storybook available with text and audio in English, French, and the most widely spoken immigrant and refugee languages in countries all over the world. This resource was created in order to promote literacy and language learning in homes, schools, and communities.

Supplementary Materials

Study Zone (CC BY-NC-SA)

The Study Zone is for students of the English Language Centre (ELC) at the University of Victoria. ELC teachers create English language lessons and practice exercises. The site is designed for our adult English language learners, but all are welcome to read the lessons and use the exercises.

Writing with Grammar (CC BY-SA)

Practice grammar with authentic writing and speaking activities.


Academic ESL Grammar Books: Levels 1-5 (CC BY-NC)

A collection of English-grammar books ranging in levels from beginner to advanced.

Advanced Community College ESL Composition: An Integrated Skills Approach (CC BY-NC-SA)

This textbook is for advanced ESL writing classes. It takes a theme-based approach, with content from professional writers, and gives students the opportunity to delve deeply into the readings, learn annotation strategies, and apply critical thinking to their assignments.

B.C. Open Textbook Collection: English Language Learning This is a Canadian created resource(Various CC licences)

A collection of open textbooks used with students learning English.

ESL Grammar The Way You Like It, Levels 1-5 (CC BY-NC)

These books were created by Don Bissonnette for students and teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL). These grammar based books also include vocabulary, some pronunciation, punctuation, capitalization, and model paragraphs.

Explorations 1: Grammar for the Experienced Beginner (CC BY-NC-SA)

This English grammar textbook was designed for a class of Clackamas Community College (CCC) ESOL students who need only a review of the BE verb and are ready to learn the simple present and present progressive tenses.

Transition with Purpose: Pathways from English Language to Academic Study (CC BY-NC)

This Open Access Textbook will guide students through their English language to academic degree studies. Part one of this textbook is a guide for moving from ESL study to academic study at a university. Part two focuses on how academic skills are used across various disciplines and is comprised of activities and assignments designed to practice these skills.

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