Resources for the Classroom

for Instruction 

This section includes resources (lesson plans, curriculum, readings, videos, podcasts, etc.) to use in class.
General and 4 Skills

Alberta Health Services. (n.d.). Newcomer nutrition education toolkit.

Algonquin College. (2009). LINC 1–4 classroom activities. (Access through Tutela)

BBC. (2021). Learning English.

British Council. (n.d.). LearnEnglish teens.

Calgary Public Library. (2021). Rosetta Stone library solution.

Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks. (n.d.).  Multilevel modules. PBLA Practice Guidelines.

EAP Foundation (n.d.).

ISS of BC. (2021). Janis’s ESL.

Liveworksheets. (n.d.). English as a second language (ESL) worksheets and online exercises.

NorQuest College. (2016). In the community: An intermediate integrated skills textbook.

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. (2020). Real world assessment task bank modules.

Rural Routes. (2020). Multi-Level Handbook.

The Immigrant Education Society (TIES). (2020). PBLA module bank for LINC online.

Toronto Catholic School Board. (2010). LINC 5–7 classroom activities, volumes 1–2.

Tutela. (2021).


Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES). (2019). Newcomers and the workplace [Video playlist]. YouTube.

British Council. (n.d.). Listening. LearnEnglish Teens.

EAP Foundation (n.d.). Listening.

English Listening Lesson Library Online (ELLLO). (2016).

Historica Canada. (n.d.). Passages to Canada [Video].

Learning English with CBC. (2020).

Live & Learn: An Online Community for New Manitobans. (2021). iEnglish – The world of English [Video].

Nichols, S. (n.d.). My Canadian English with Shona Nichols.

Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab. (1998–2021). Boosting your English listening skills.

TEDEd. (n.d.)

TED. (n.d.).


British Council. (n.d.). Reading. LearnEnglish Teens.

Clicklaw Wikibooks. (n.d.). Law-related lessons.

Community Adult Learning Program (CALP) Portal. (2018). English express.

EAP Foundation (n.d.). Reading.

Ereading Worksheets. (n.d.).

Government of Alberta. (2021). Improve your English

National Geographic Learning. (n.d.). Interactive reading practice.

The Westcoast Reader. (n.d.). Best of the Reader.

University of Victoria ELC Study Zone. (2021). 

Speaking and Writing

EAP Foundation (n.d.). Speaking.

EAP Foundation (n.d.). Writing.

ESL Discussions. (2008–2018).

British Council. (n.d.). Writing. LearnEnglish Teens.

British Council. (n.d.). Speaking. LearnEnglish Teens.

Nichols, S. (n.d.). Write 365: A daily Writing activity for English Language Learners. My Canadian English with Shona Nichols.

The Learning Network. (n.d.).

Purdue Online Writing Lab. (1995–2020). Purdue University.


BBC Learning English. (2021).

British Council. (n.d.). Grammar. LearnEnglish Teens.

Easy English (n.d.). Grammar and English tenses [Video playlists]. YouTube.

elfnet. (n.d.). Free English (ESL/EFL) learning resources.

Engvid. (n.d.). Free English video lessons. (2021).

English Learner. (2021). Learn English online with English Learner.

Simmons, R. L. (1997–2021). Grammar bytes.

Pronunciation & Vocabulary

EAP Foundation (n.d.). Vocabulary.

ESL Flow. (2017). Pronunciation exercises and worksheets.

Flax Interactive Language Learning. (n.d.). Learning collocations.

Games to Learn English. (n.d.) (2021). English vocabulary.

Learning Chocolate. (n.d.).

Live & Learn: An Online Community for New Manitobans. (2021). Canadian Idioms.

Rachel’s English. (2021).

Thomson, R. (2012–2021). English accent coach.

Word Hippo.


See also voice recording tools such as VoiceThread,, Soundcloud, and Moodle Forum tools, and voice recognition tools such as  

Intercultural Communication

Adichie, C. N. (2009). The danger of a single story [Video]. TED.

ATESL. (2016). Enhancing intercultural communicative competence: A resource based on the ATESL Adult ESL Curriculum Framework.

Bourrelle, J. S. (2015). How culture drives behaviours [Video]. YouTube.

Hofstede Insights. (n.d.). Compare countries.

NorQuest College. (2011). Online workplace integration language resources (OWLs).

NorQuest College. (2015). Critical incidents for intercultural communication in the workplace.

NorQuest College. (n.d.). Pragmatic patterns for business: Resources for EAL instructors.

Safdar, S. (2012). Everything you’ve always wanted to know about culture. TEDx Talks [Video]. YouTube.

Transinter. (2017, January 10). Cross cultural communication Pellegrino Riccardi TEDx Bergen [Video]. YouTube.


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