ESL Classroom Resource Links: Vocabulary 1
LangCanada.ca - provides access to information and resources related to second official language teaching and learning.
Gapfillers : Word of the Day - Learn a new word or idiom or phrase every day.
Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary — Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate.
Shahi - A visual dictionary – Enter a search term to see various possible definitions and associated images from Flickr, Google and Yahoo.
The Visual Dictionary - The Visual Dictionary is a collection of words in the real world. Photographs of signage, graffiti, advertising, tattoos, you name it, we're trying to catalogue it. There are now over 7500 images of over 4000 words in this online application.
Flickr: The Dictionary Of Image – Images posted on this Flickr® group “include a definition as part of the finished piece which is appropriate to the image.”
Simple English Wikipedia is one of the Wikipedia encyclopedias. Articles in the Simple English Wikipedia use fewer words from the 1000 most commonly used words and easier grammar than the English Wikipedia.
Vocabulary and Activities – ESL Resources: For each of hundreds of themes listed alphabetically, this Web site proposes various online resources that can be used in an ESL context.
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: search for words or phrases in Shakespeare, fables, classic literature and more.
wow19 – Sentence building flash game: Use words to build sentences and earn points to win.
Little Chefs Program – This is a guide for groups that want to offer the Little Chefs program, a literacy-based cooking program for children. The authors have included ideas for guiding discussions about food and cooking; suggestions for kitchen tasks for children of different ages; a list of kitchen tools; and a glossary of cooking terms.
Learning Chocolate – This web site aims to help students to memorize English vocabulary in an easy and efficient way, by using pictures, sounds and games.
Word Picture Match - Printable activities where students match the word with the correct picture.
iVocabulary - A collection of vocabulary activities for ESL and SAT practise.
100 Most Commonly Misspelled Words - There is a mnemonic you can use with each one of them to help you remember how to spell the word.
Pictorial Vocabulary Guide – English: This (mostly) visual dictionary is organised by themes (les expressions; the body; food; animals; nature; the house; transportation; art.) Students can read the words or expression and hear them pronounced as they place their mouse over the illustrations.
Drag-and-drop tests – This site offers over 40 visual interactive thematic vocabulary activities.
ArtLex Art Dictionary - Definitions for more than 3,600 terms used in discussing art / visual culture, along with thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, great quotations and cross-references.
Online ESL Flashcards - Online ESL Flashcards is a collection of 138 high-quality cards that are free and can be used to brighten up your class! Our flashcards are grouped under the following categories: animals, children's things, food, actions and Halloween.
UVic’s Language Teaching Clipart Library - This library consists of about 3000 images which is hoped will be useful in the teaching of basic vocabulary in a variety of languages. The characters and objects depicted are as culturally neutral as they could be made.
The Times Spelling Bee – Students can practise their spelling skills with online spelling bee challenges and games.
Same Difference – Make pairs of antonyms or synonyms. Click a word, and then click the word that is a synonym or an antonym.
Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press - Search the following dictionaries online: Learner's; American English; Idioms; Phrasal Verbs.
Bembo's Zoo - This website contains a flash version of Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich's book "Bembo's Zoo", an abecedary of animals created from Bembo letterforms and punctuation marks.
Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary - Specifically designed for English as second language learners, this website allows students to save their own dictionary of words, look through a list of 3000 most commonly used words, do pronunciation exercises with the help of sound files and create their own flash cards.
Online Spelling Program - This Web site has over 37,000 spelling words and eight spelling games, a real person who says each word and sentence, and thousands of free spelling lists. Registered users can also enter and save their own lists of words!
howjsay.com - An English pronounciation dictionary with instant sound. Enter a word or phrase and hear an audio file for that expression. There are currently 71328 entries in the dictionary.
Businessdictionary.com - Over 20,000 clear, concice definitions.
ELC Study Zone: 200 Vocabulary Exercises - A series of interactive online exercises on specific themes: Furniture - School and Office - Home Appliances - Kitchen Utensils - Clothes - Animals - Canadian Coins - Food
eslHQ - Download and print close to 2000 flashcards. You can easily edit the text of the flashcards to match the language you are teaching.
OneLook® Dictionary Search - Search definitions of words in over 100 dictionaries in a single form.
Crossword Puzzles for Studying English Vocabulary - "Approximately 215 puzzles cover nouns, verbs, opposites and so on. See an image associated with the word you're trying to solve, get one letter and check for errors."
Dolch Word Lists - beautifully illustrated printable pdf files containing the most frequently found words in the English language.
Alien Language - a fun way for youth to learn the parts of the body. Designed for school children aged 11-14, although it can be used by any age.
Learn English - is a free, on-line, educational resource that incorporates 40 topics, along with over 1,500 English words and phrases. Click on a word or phrase to hear it spoken.
Can you name the two letter words - In this online game students have 4 minutes to write down as many 2 letter English words as they can.