Teaching Online Resources

Welcome to our limited collection of online resources that have been successfully used by the NM TESOL board members in their online teaching.  Just click on the title to explore these resources. If you have a favorite, please email it to nmtesol@gmail.com for inclusion on the page. Stay healthy!

Essential Digital Citizenship Lessons

K-12, ELL

You may find lesson plans, videos, and activities to help students transition to distance learning.

Agenda Web

All skills

There is a collection of exercises.

Amazing educational Resources

All skills

This vast VAST collection of educational resources was assembled for TESOL members to use. It is overwhelming at first, but it may be worth pursuing especially for those teachers looking for a specific topic for K-12 students.

Blue Canoe

Speaking & Pronunciation

The #1 recommended app for Spoken English by ESL teachers is now available for free for classrooms for this fall semester. Help your students maintain their speaking and pronunciation skills while learning remotely. Blue Canoe uses brain science and a virtual AI teacher to help students learn the sounds and rhythm of English in a revolutionary way. Here’s how to get it free for your classroom: https://bluecanoelearning.com/free-for-classrooms-program/

English Club

All skills

Teachers can find a variety of resources such as worksheets, quizzes, activities, videos, and news reports.


All skills

LANTERNFISH contains printable teaching resources for language arts, TESOL, TEFL and ESL, including worksheets, games, and more.



Epic is the world’s leading online children’s subscription book service offering immediate, on-demand access to over 40,000 high-quality illustrated books and chapter books for children ages 12 and under. Epic!’s ever-expanding library also includes thousands of Read-to-Me books, Audiobooks, educational videos, and fun educational quizzes. Partnerships with leading publishers, including HarperCollins and National Geographic, bring age-appropriate, award-winning fiction and non-fiction books to your child’s fingertips (Spanish books, too!) Free access until June 30.

ESL Fast

Reading, speaking

An easy-to-navigate website with teaching resources for beginning and intermediate level students. Students can use it for reading practice (read and repeat), vocabulary, dictation, cloze activities etc.

Read Works


This free site allows teachers to set up a classroom where students enter with a classroom code and a 1234 password.  Teachers then select readings for the students based upon level and topic.  The students can read and listen to the audio of the story and then complete comprehension questions and read about the vocabulary.

Book Creator

Writing, teaching tool

Book Creator is a simple tool for creating awesome digital books. Create your own teaching resources or have your students take the reins.



Students may use this website to practice their listening skills through music. They may choose among artists and levels, and the students’ task is to fill in the missing words in the lyrics while they listen to the song.

Randall’s ESL Listening Lab


A collection of listening activities including video and vocabulary quizzes in three levels.


Speaking, presentation skills, teaching tool

Students can use Screencastify to demonstrate what they’ve learned or how they solved a problem, give presentations, catch up their absent peers, make and read ebooks, or practice reading aloud in a foreign-language class.



SoftSchools.com provides free math worksheets, free math games, grammar quizzes, free phonics worksheets, and games. Worksheets and games are organized by grades and topics. These printable math and phonics worksheets are auto generated.


Listening, speaking, pronunciation

YouGlish is a website where you can type in any word and it will show you YouTube videos where it’s said with transcription. Great for hearing how a word is said and the context.

Activities for ESL students

Grammar, vocabulary

This website has bilingual quizzes as well as English only activities for improving grammar and increasing vocabulary.  It is not the best designed site but there are certainly many activities for students to complete that are automatically graded.  It is a collection of activities collected by the internet TESL Journal.

myTESOL COVID-19 Resources Group

Teacher community

Within myTESOL, browse and add resources to the COVID-19 Resources Group library items that would be most useful to educators and their learners (you need a FREE myTESOL login to access, but this is an open forum that anyone can join and participate in).

ACTFL Resources


Webinars are available for transitioning to online instruction.