Recursos Digitales para Inglés

This section has been  created for English teachers to find free resources for professional growth in the field of English teaching.                 

By accessing these resources to teach young learners, teens and adults, teachers can improve their linguistic skills and their teaching strategies. There are materials for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners.     

The vast variety of videos, audio recordings, transcriptions, webinars, lessons, worksheets, exercises, texts,  explanations, examples, activities, games, exams, magazines, courses, teaching tips, worksheet makers, Apps, and more will give teachers tools for good practices.

Teachers may also share with their students the material they consider appropriate, according to their particular contexts.

In the following table of contents, you will find the information available. You will see the type of content, a brief description and the link to access the information.

We hope you enjoy it.

Type Description Link

AMERICAN ENGLISH

The American English website provides resources for teaching and learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL), exploring American culture, and encouraging conversation within the global EFL community.

Working and Learning Online During a Pandemic

Pearson offers free webinars and podcasts for English teachers.

Free Teacher Resources

By creating an account teachers get free access to different audio and video from different textbooks. They can get free classroom and teacher resources

Free Student Resources

English learners can get free access to courses, audio and video materials and free student resources.

Randall´s ESL Cyber Listening Lab

Free access to listening materials organized by levels: easy, intermediate and advanced, with their corresponding exercises.

            ESL Fast                           a huge free on line English learning resource

Learners will find listening passages with their corresponding transcriptions and exercises, in easy, intermediate and advanced levels.

ESOL Courses  Free English Lessons Online

Free different lessons and activities by levels: beginners, elementary, intermediate, advanced. Besides, there is a section for listening lessons about holidays, times of year, and special days.

Online Professional Development Resources

 

Teachers get free access to webinars by experts in English learning. The topics are very updated and useful for teaching young learners, teens and adults. Teachers can also download the corresponding webinars´ slides.

TALKENGLISH.com

Learn English Speaking FREE with TalkEnglish.com

Teachers will find:

Speaking English Lessons: audios from beginning to advanced,on many different themes, with transcriptions, and expressions that help learners to understand spoken English.

English video lessons organized in three categories:

-English conversation video lessons: conversations in different contexts to improve the areas of English.

-Business English conversation video lesson: For work and business related topics, with the option of subtitles and comprehension exercises.

-English grammar and speaking video lessons: These videos use simple explanations and give many examples to help learners improve their English quickly.

Also, there is a section of Listening Lessons with basic, intemediate and advanced comprehension exercises  and transcriptions.

Besides, there is a section of Extra English Lessons of pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. 

There is also an Index  for an easier access to all the lessons.

Finally, there is a section with EXTRAS with articles and very useful Apps about English learning.

 

Agenda WEB


Hundres of free English exercises

 

It offers verbs, grammar and vocabulary exercises and handoutst to practice the language.                        Teachers will find Listening comprehension exercises, podcasts, songs (nursery rhymes) phonetic exercises and audio stories.

Learners will find complete video lessons (pdf lesson, transcriptions, exercises)

Cambridge Assessment English

85 free online activities for children teenagers and adults to practice English. These activities are organized according to the  CEFR levels.

The section More Free Resources offers more practice to improve your English.

In the Games and Social Media section teachers find English Apps, English Facebook and Instagram  pages, Youtube English Channel and more.

BRITISH COUNCIL

 

Learners can practice the four skills with exercises that are organized according to the CEFR levels. There is a section for grammar and intermediate videos as well as beginning and advanced vocabulary videos and exercises.

In order to improve the listening skills, there is a section with listening exercises for B2.

We encourage you to check the exam, study break and magazine sections for updated content.

LearnEnglishFeelGood.com

 

Video based exercises (with answers) from movies and TV shows.

The TOEIC Exam

Free practice test for English learners.

USA Learns

Learn English Free

Register in order to have access to free English courses that will take you through different scaffolded units and levels.

British Council               

Learn English Kids

This is a very useful site for teaching children. Teaschers will find poems, songs, short stories, video, reading and writing practice, sounds (phonemic awareness), speak, spell, grammar, games, flashcards, worksheets, tips for parents and Apps for learning English.

ESL: English as as Second Language

 

Free English learning resources, for beginners and intermediate learners. It has variety of exercises and audios for the four skills, grammar and vocabulary. It has an English section for children.

ESL Tower

free esl resources

Great resource for children: games for practicing English grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, lessons for children, and great materials for phonics.

ESL Video.com

Free quizzes, lessons and online conversation classes for English language learners.       Many videos organized by levels: beginners (A1), low intermediate(A2), intermediate, high intermedite and advanced.

 

teAchnology                        

The online teaching resource

 

 

TeAchnology has been providing free and easy to use resources for teachers dedicated to improving the education of today's generation of students.

It features thousands of lesson plans, free printable worksheets, rubrics, teaching tips, worksheet maker, web quests, and  thousands of other great teacher resources.

It is designed to help busy Kindergarten through High School teachers.

     
TCU-501 Universidad de Costa Rica
This is the site of TCU-University of Costa Rica, whose puerpose is to design didactic materials and activities to support the teaching and learning of English in public schools.
You will find:
  • Image gallery
  • Activities and handouts for the different units in first and second cycle.
  • Worsheets
  • Audios (short stories, Costa Rican legends)
  • Apps
  • Games and activities
  • Boardgames
  • domino maker
  • Oral activities
  • useful websites for teachers
  • And much more

Busy Teacher

This site offers thousand of  free printable worksheets and lesson plans for teaching English. It also includes articles on how to teach the different skills, warmers and flashcards. It has different filters to find the information.

Using English.com

UsingEnglish.com  is a general English language site specialising in English as a Second Language. It hosts a large collection of tools & resources for students, teachers, learners and academics, covering the full spectrum of ESL, EFL, ESOL, and EAP subject areas.
The ILE Post
Monthly Magazine
The ILE MAgazine is a great teaching resource designed with the contribution and edition of Professors from the English major of Universidad Tecnica Nacional. This electronic newsletter keeps the university community informed of activities, events, original articles, news, bulletin boards, entertainment, history and more within our Costa Rican context. It enhances the learning and teaching of the language since students and teachers may benefit from it.
Resource Site for Primary school
New Syllabus

This site offers pedagogical resources to enrich the implementation of the new English curriculum in elementary school. It includes videos and audio material to complement the development of all the units in first and second grades.

Resource Site for Eighth Grade
New Syllabus

 

This is a site to help teacher develop learning environments in their classroom, in the context of the new syllabus. There are useful videos with their scripts for phonology. Furthermore, there are audios with their scripts for the differente units.  In order to make your lesson more interesting, motivating and enjoying, you may use the supplementary material section. 
Resource Site for Seventh Grade
New Syllabus

 

If you are teaching seventh grade with the new syllabus, here you will find a kit of resources to use with your students. You will find videos for phonology and audios with their corresponding scripts.

Cyberlab Teens

This website was developed by Dr. Allen Quesada Pacheco, UCR, to practice reading comprehension skills and MEP bachillerato test. It is suitable for high school students who are in tenth and eleventh grades at MEP. It is intended to help students with reading comprehension, vocabulary exercises, and reading strategy exercises.

A major strength of the software is the integration of skills, into the practicing and the learning of reading comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, and English grammar.

 
There are lots of of Reading, Listening and Speaking exercises such as
*Multiple choice
*Fill-in the blanks
*Drag and drop
*Matching
*Listen and speak
*Sequencing
*True-false
*Read and write
*Vocabulary acquisition
*Reading comprehension skills
*Games
Video: Explanation of body idioms This is a video explaining the meaning of six body idioms in English.

Webs and Apps to learn English

These are son Apps and websites, most of them free, to improve grammar and vocabulary.

Speaking Activity:

Ask-Answer-Add

This is a speaking activity to help learners maintain a natural conversation. It works for different levels and it doesn´t require any resources in class.
Video: Sounding like a native In this video, you will be given  some tips on how to sound like a native speaker as well as how to understand what you hear by breaking down expressions into their individual word and sound.

TED Talk

"Every Kid Needs a Champion"
An inspirational talk.
Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don't like.'" A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.

Website:

eslpod.com

On this Web site, you may find hundreds of podcads related to English learning. They are classified according to several themes. It addreses many different topics and explains phrases and vocabulary. It is very useful for teachers and students. Teachers may use it to support their lessons, or they can use it to improve their linguistic competence.

Use of videos:

Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals

 

It contains a series of movie segments and activities to assess or practice grammar points through fun, challenging exercises. Here you will find the movie segments, the lesson plans and printable worksheets with answer key for each activity. New activities are posted regularly. Teaching grammar with movie segments is inspiring and highly motivating.

Songs:

Learn English with Songs.

 

Practise your English listening skills and improve your pronunciation with fun song quizzes!

Pronunciation:

 /ə/

 

Remember how to pronounce the schwa in unstressed syllables
     

 

 

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