Adult Literacy Resources

5 Minute English

ESL Lessons for all areas including pronunciation

Activities for ESL

Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles

Adult Learning & Literacy

National Center for the Study of Adult Learning & Literacy – policy & research

Breaking News English

ESL lesson plans & podcasts of current events & news

Cambridge Dictionary

Includes audio pronunciation

Citizenship Study Guide

Interactive with games, activities, flashcards, all 100 USCIS questions

Cyber Listening Lab

Listening exercises for all levels

Daily Grammar

Definitions of grammar terms

Dave’s ESL Cafe

Ideas & activities for tutors and students

Daily crossword & word games

Learn a language completely free, without ads or hidden charges. It’s fun, easy, and scientifically proven.

English 4 U

Grammar & vocabulary exercises – all levels

English Club

Activities and resources

English Page

Reading includes free online newspapers, magazines & books; also vocabulary & grammar


Subscription needed but free monthly lesson

ESL Desk

Grammar, vocabulary, spelling, list of podcasts


Lesson plans and activities related to specific topics.

El Civics

Many free activities and printables for ESL with an emphasis on history and Civics

Grammar Online

Includes ideas for business English plus many other activities

ISL Collective

Free, printable worksheets on every subject in a variety of formats. You have to register to download, but there is no cost.

IXL Language Arts

Skills practice

Language Guide

An online picture dictionary with grammar, pronunciation, and listening exercises

Learning Chocolate

Vocabulary for beginners with big variety of exercises and quizzes

Many Things

Quizzes, speaking and listening activities, word games and puzzles for all levels

Oxford Dictionary

Includes a better writing section


Create word search, criss-cross puzzles using your own vocabulary list

TESOL Online!

International TEFL and TESOL Training (ITTT)

The Ultimate Grammar Resource Guide

Online Grammar Resources

USA Learns

Free site for adults to learn English


Citizenship information & resources for teaching citizenship test skills

Using English

Handouts & quizzes, PDF lesson plans, collection of English idioms A-Z

VOA English

Multimedia source of news and information for all levels of learners