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The Best Free English Learning Sites for Kids

written by: Khaye Mydette Sy Cardenas Macalinao • edited by: Linda M. Rhinehart Neas • updated: 9/11/2012

Still spending too much time in front of the computer creating ESL materials for your students? Take a look at this goldmine of free sites for kids to learn English!

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    Resources and Materials for ESL Kids

    Gone are the days of working until late hours creating materials and activities for ESL kids. There are now hundreds of highly effective worksheets and activities, which teachers can readily use and download online when teaching English as a Second Language.

    So, are you still stumped creating your lesson plan? These are the recommended sites, which offer extensive range of free English listening, speaking, reading and writing exercises. These free sites for kids to learn English will help you create engaging and relevant lessons, no matter what topic you want to cover! Check out the following resources which are excellent aids for teaching English:

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    Top 6 Sites That Make You Rock, Teacher!


    This is a refreshing site to use when teaching ESL. It has a lot of news and games that are highly recommended to use in class. It also has hundreds of printable quiz questions in graded sets and many sample questions, which are free to download, print and photocopy. The site includes instructions for all the games and activities included and are all in printer-friendly versions. This is a two-tumbs-up site for ESL learneners of all proficiency levels.


    This non-commercial site is highly recommended for ESL learners. There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer assisted language learning activities found on this site.


    Looking for speaking activities that have varied themes and controversial issues? This site has 13,020 conversation questions and 651 discussion topics to choose from. Engage your class in various speaking drills and activities! This site will make all your ESL students speak, guaranteed!


    This "100 Free Short English Stories for ESL Learners" site is an outstanding site to develop students' listening, speaking and reading skills. The site has a good collection of listening exercises, speaking drills, reading comprehension strategies, grammar lessons, story-telling ideas and crossword puzzles. It also has a broad range of free English listening exercises that this is sure to become one of your favorite sites to use in class.


    This site is created by a small group of teachers who aim to improve the professionalism of those who teach ESL to children. The site has professionally-created worksheets, flashcards, games and songs that will definitely hook ESL kids and adult learners alike to learn English.


    If you want to put the fun back into your teaching and take the stress out, then this is the site for you. This site has hundreds of ideas as well as inspirational lessons to make teaching fun, In addition, it also offers several read-to-use activities which you can apply in class!