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Resources Hub

The Resource Hub is a collection of website links, documents, videos and audios for ESOL teachers. Whilst many are specifically ESOL resources, we’ve also included those that may be useful in a general ESOL context. We are currently building this comprehensive resource and will be adding regional and local materials. Do you have a resource to share? We encourage you to contact us if you want us to consider your resource for inclusion in the Resource Hub. We also welcome general suggestions for improvement. We hope you find this page useful and discover something new to enhance your teaching, fully unlocking the potential of your ESOL provision.
As well as collecting and presenting resources created by many providers and other agencies, MESH has an ever-expanding pool of resources created by our own qualified teaching team, covering a variety of useful topics such as using Council services, accessing the NHS, and volunteering. Our resources include presentation slides, film, audio, activities and associated teacher notes. Follow the link here to visit the MESH resource collection.
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    Black Cat Graded Readers
    ENGLISH – Graded Readers for Primary, Secondary School, University and Self Learners. Choose the title that best suits your students and discover a wide choice of free resources.
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    Books Beyond Words
    Picture stories and illustrated guides to support people with autism and learning disabilities through the Covid pandemic. The format of these material,s with a focus on simple language, makes them suitable for low level ESOL.
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    Books Unbound
    This is a US based website aimed at children, but it has some useful information about different ESOL communities, and word lists in 5 different languages. (Pashto, Karen S’Gaw, Spanish, Rohingya and Dari). The word lists are free and there are links to culturally referenced books to buy.
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    Breaking News English
    ESOL resources at 7 levels, based on news stories. Uses US English.
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    BRIDGES to ESOL
    Included in the current BRIDGES to ESOL programme are: • 12 fully interactive lessons with vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading and writing skills sections. Each lesson ends with a knowledge check quiz to consolidate learning. • Downloadable 128-page learner workbook to help learners review, repeat and reuse the language learnt in the interactive lessons – there is also a teachers’ book to with answer keys. • Downloadable learner dictionary to help learners not only review key vocabulary but also to learn alphabetical order which becomes a core component on accredited classes.
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    British Council Business English
    Videos, podcasts and articles at a higher level.
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    British Council ESOL
    Website for learners and teachers with videos, audio, worksheets and interactive resources
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    British Council IELTS
    Free materials for IELTS preparation.
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    British Council Teaching English
    General resources for teaching adults.
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    British Council Teaching English Resource Books
    This website provides a wide variety of books, self access guides and resource books for you to download in pdf format. It also has several practical activity books full of ideas and photocopiable material for you to use in the English language teaching classroom and teacher training room.
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