Resources for Parents of English Language Learners

Supporting your child’s English language development

It is a widely accepted truth, that one of the most important factors of student success is parent involvement. Yet, many times parents may find it difficult to be involved in their child's education,or unsure of how to support their child, or unaware of what resources are available. This webpage is designed to offer some resources to parents. Links to various websites that provide information on how to support your child’s language learning, and links to sites that can be used supplemental instruction can both be found here.

* *Remember:As a parent whose child is learning English, one of the most crucial ways to support your child's English language development is to continue to speak and read to your child in your native language. **


Colorín Colorado is a free web-based, bilingual service that provides information, activities, and advice for educators and families of English language learner.

Star Fall is a free interactive website for students to practice phonics and beginning reading skills

The Internet Picture Dictionary is a picture dictionary available in 5 languages

EGlossary is a website that offers a huge glossary of mathematical definitions including visual examples. Choose from14 languages for grades 6-12

ESL Games Plus offers interactive online games for learning and teaching English as a Second Language.

Listening activities which are designed for older students but pronunciation and listening activities could be used for students grades 4 and up.*

An audio concentration game for Grades 4-12.