Best ESL Textbooks 2021 | The Best Helping Hand for Teachers

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ESL, the best definition is- English as a second language. It's an educational approach in which the basic learners are instructed in the best way. Another similar term is ELL, the best definition is- English Language Learner. students whose first language is not English but in the process of learning English may take help from this educational approach. Lesson plans, stories, poems, quizzes, reading tests, speaking tests, writing test, digital techniques and printable lessons provide the best resources to make the lesson preparation a breeze Worksheets, audio, video, flashcards increases the activities of the professionals. Different programs are designed to meet the requirements of the learners for either initial or improving steps in this teaching approach. Here you will get some best ESL textbooks in 2021 for teachers which might be able to meet your demands.
TExES ESL Supplemental 154 Study Guide: Test Prep and Practice Test Questions for the English as a Second Language Supplemental 154 Exam
Author: Cox, J.G.
Published at: 16/04/2021
ISBN: 1637981481

Cirrus Test Prep’s Praxis English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 Study Guide includes a full REVIEW of:

  • Linguistics
  • Language Learning and Acquisition
  • Instruction
  • Assessment
  • Cultural Aspects
  • Professional Aspects

…as well as a FULL practice test.



Praxis English to Speakers of Other Languages (5362) - Praxis ESOL 5362 Secrets Study Guide, 2 Practice Tests, Detailed Answer Explanations: [2nd Edition]
Author: Mometrix Test Prep
Published at: 08/03/2020
ISBN: 1516713060

Mometrix Test Preparation's Praxis English to Speakers of Other Languages (5362) - Praxis ESOL 5362 Secrets Study Guide is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass their Praxis Subject Assessments. The exam is extremely challenging, and thorough test preparation is essential for success. Our study guide includes:

  • Practice test questions with detailed answer explanations
  • Tips and strategies to help you get your best test performance
  • complete review of all Praxis test sections
  • Foundations of Linguistics
  • Foundations of Language Learning
  • Planning and Implementing Instruction, Assessment, and Evaluation
  • Culture
  • Professionalism and Advocacy


101 Activities and Resources for Teaching English Online: Practical Ideas, Games, Activities & Tips for ESL/EFL Teachers who Teach Online (ESL Activities for Teenagers and Adults)
Author: Bolen, Jackie
Published at: 13/04/2020
ISBN: B0873BQDX9

In 101 Activities and Resources for Teaching English Online, you'll get dozens of ideas to use in your own virtual classroom. The highly detailed descriptions will show you exactly how to use the activities during your lessons. Jackie's clearly and concisely explained activities will help you add instructional variety and put the focus back on your students. The handy teaching tips will help you avoid common pitfalls.

Pick up a copy of the book if you want to...

  • Have better online English classes
  • Retain students and have them coming back for more of your lessons
  • See lots of happy, smiling faces in classes
  • Help students improve their English skills
  • Keep things fresh and interesting
  • Supplement teaching materials from popular online teaching platforms


TExES ESL Supplemental (154), 2nd Ed., Book + Online (TExES Teacher Certification Test Prep)
Author: Newman PhD, Beatrice Mendez
Published at: 16/10/2020
ISBN: 0738612677

Our comprehensive test prep contains a thorough review of all the domains and competencies tested. It also includes discussions of key educational concepts and theories. Two full-length practice tests deal with every type of question and skill assessed on the exam. Special features include:

  • Updated for the 2020 exam and beyond
  • A comprehensive review of all domains and competencies tested on the exam
  •  2 full-length practice tests (both in the book and online) based on actual exam questions
  •  Practice test answers explained in detail
  •  Proven study tips, strategies, and confidence-boosting advice
  •  Online practice tests feature timed testing, automatic scoring, and topic-level feedback


Praxis English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 Study Guide: Exam Prep Book with Practice Test Questions for the Praxis II ESOL Examination
Author: Cirrus
Published at: 28/10/2020
ISBN: 163530847X

Cirrus Test Prep’s Praxis English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 Study Guide includes a full REVIEW of:

  • Linguistics
  • Language Learning and Acquisition
  • Instruction
  • Assessment
  • Cultural Aspects
  • Professional Aspects

…as well as a FULL practice test.



Bilingual and ESL Classrooms: Teaching in Multicultural Contexts
Author: Ovando, Carlos J.
Published at: 02/01/2018
ISBN: 1475823126

This sixth edition presents updated research on and expanded coverage of key issues related to the education of English language learners in the United States such as continuing controversies and findings in demographics, the impact of globalization on K–12 public schooling, evidence-driven teaching practices, white normativity, using technologies developed for language minority populations, making sense of Census 2010, and achievement levels of ELLs in math and science. More specifically, this sixth edition includes:

  • Coverage of 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act.
  • An expanded and updated “Human Face of Bilingual Students and ELLs.”
  • A revised, co-authored student chapter.
  • A thoroughly revised assessment chapter.
  • A revised chapter on bilingual special education.


The ELL Teacher's Toolbox: Hundreds of Practical Ideas to Support Your Students (The Teacher's Toolbox Series)
Author: Ferlazzo, Larry
Published at: 24/04/2018
ISBN: 1119364965

Written by proven authors in the field, the book is divided into two main sections: Reading/Writing and Speaking/Listening. Each of those sections includes “Top Ten” favourites and between 40 and 70 strategies that can be used as part of multiple lessons and across content areas. 

  • Contains 60% new strategies
  • Features ready-to-use lesson plans
  • Includes reproducible handouts
  • Offers technology integration ideas



TExES ESL Supplemental (154) Book + Online (TExES Teacher Certification Test Prep)
Author: Jacalyn Mahler M.A.,Beatrice Mendez Newman PhD,Sharon Alverson B.A.,Loree DeLys Evans M.A.
Published at: 28/11/2013
ISBN: 0738611476

TExES ESL Supplement (154)Book+Online (TExES Teacher Certification Test Prep) is a book which will get you ready for your teaching career. This book helps the teacher candidates to master the information by the supplement exams. The goal of ESL program is to improve the students level of English. ESL teachers teach the different language skills, depending on students English abilities, interests, and needs. This book helps the students to cope with the native speakers.

This book includes: 

  • Foundations of ESL
  • ESL interactions and assessments
  • A deep review of all competencies
  • Diagnostic test
  • Step by step plan
  • End to end chapter practice
  • Teachers certification test
  • Well-balanced to include every type of question that the student can expect.


ESL Games for the Classroom: 101 Interactive Activities to Engage Your Students with Minimal Prep
Author: DiGiacomo, Michael
Published at: 11/09/2018
ISBN: 1641521090

Quick and easy to set up, these interactive ESL activities are perfect to warm up a class, round out a lesson, or teach a particular grammar or vocabulary point. Clearly organized by skill and level, ESL Games for the Classroom is the go-to ESL teacher’s companion for adding educational games to the agenda.

Improve pronunciation, strengthen vocabulary, and make learning fun ESL Games for the Classroom offers quick and easy solutions to play-based lessons with:

  • 101 ESL games that require little or no prep work for classroom-tested fun
  • A clear organization that allows you to quickly reference games based on the skills you’re teaching, classroom size, and difficulty level


The ESL / ELL Teacher's Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools, and Activities for Teaching English Language Learners of All Levels
Author: Larry Ferlazzo,Katie Hull Sypnieski
Published at: 06/08/2012
ISBN: 1118095677

The ESL/ELL Teachers Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, tools, and activities for Teaching All Levels is an engaging, practical and highly accessible book. The strategies in this book have been proven effective. Generally,  the students have difficulty applying their knowledge into practice, that's why they feel frustrated. Like they have wasted their money. This highly beneficial book handle the difficult situation like error correction, classroom management, limited access to technology, and whatever highly professionally. It is not a book on what to teach rather it is a book on how to teach. Potentially it is a carer saver for the teachers. Motivating and interacting with the students, communicating with parents, and navigating the challenges make the book highly recommendable. 

This book includes:

  • Sample lesson plan
  • Sample students assignments
  • Reachers based instructional techniques
  • Descriptions of classrooms routines
  • Well organized with relevant information
  • Interactive exercises
  • Up-to-date information


Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language, 4th edition
Author: Marianne Celce-Murcia,Donna M. Brinton,Marguerite Ann Snow,David Bohlke
Published at: 23/01/2013
ISBN: 1111351694

Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language,4th edition is the updated version that provides a theoretical background and practical application. Its a valuable reference volume to any teacher who wants to understand how to teach English better for those English is not their native language. Foundation of methodology, language skills, skills for teachers, integrated approaches, focus on the learners and focus on the teachers make this book unique for the ESL teachers.

This book includes:

  • Theoretical background
  • Practical application
  • Revised teaching techniques
  • Expanded focus on teaching in international contexts
  • Useful references
  • Expanded materials and resources
  • Developed classroom routine


ESL/EFL: The Emergency English Teacher: Quick and Easy Activities and Games for the ESL/EFL Classroom
Author: David M. Scraggs
Published at: 22/04/2016
ISBN: 1532883854

"ESL/EFL: The Emergency English: Quick and easy Activities and Games for the ESL/EFL classroom" is a best helping hand for teachers who face trouble in making notes, sheets, exam script, class routines and,  theme papers. Motivating and interacting with students and also to communicate with parents is a great challenge for teachers. But this book reduces teachers' approach to be a good teacher. This highly beneficial book takes the responsibility of the teachers at its own shoulder and completes it very quickly and responsibly.

This book includes:

  • Millions of exercises
  • Up-to-date information
  • Technology-based techniques
  • Well-skilled strategies
  • Classroom management tips
  • Filled with relevant information
  • challenge navigator


English the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language & Culture in the U.S. w/Audio CD & MP3 (English as a Second Language Series)
Author: Sheila MacKechnie Murtha M.A.,Jane Airey O'Connor Ed.D.
Published at: 14/01/2011
ISBN: 0738606766

English the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language @Culture in the U. S. is a great resource for experienced teachers and the most innovative and creative one. The added audio clips to the book can reduce great trouble for both the students and the teachers. Students can improve their listening and speaking skills by listening to the audio clips. There no emergency for preparation, no need for being tensed for the teachers. by following this book teachers can handle the classes in the easiest way. Here also no need for a photocopy. In one word to face the regular conversation from breakfast to dinner, from school to doctor chamber, from bar to funeral, from the playground to study table this book may be your best companion.

This book includes:

  • Easy to follow chapters
  • Highlighted important topics
  • Must-follow vocabulary
  • Commonly used phrases
  • Simple dialogues
  • Helpful tips
  • Huge quizzes
  • Emphasizes on teachers monitoring
  • Error correction strategies


English Made Easy Volume One: A New ESL Approach: Learning English Through Pictures
Author: Jonathan Crichton,Pieter Koster
Published at: 10/11/2015
ISBN: 0804845247

"English Made Easy Volume One: A New ESL Approach: Learning English Through Pictures" is a blessing for the readers who don't want to take any trouble for learning English. They just want to learn English with their won step. This book is ingenious in its simplicity. Anyone who just wants to learn English can simply follow this book, like go through every page very carefully and willing. Then he must follow the exercises and the simple grammatical rules given in this book. Another important thing is that if he wants to maintain the time to follow each chapter the book also includes a special class routine for those. The audio clip added in this book can be the best replacement for the teachers.

This book includes:

  • Easy to follow grammatical rules
  • Lessons for English as a foreign language
  • substitution exercises
  • Homework assignments
  • Well-planned strategies for both the students and the teachers
  • Error corrector in the audio clip




ESL Classroom Activities for Teens and Adults: ESL games, fluency activities and grammar drills for EFL and ESL students.
Author: Shelley Ann Vernon
Published at: 09/07/2012
ISBN: 1478213795

" ESL Classroom Activities for Teens and Adults: ESL games, fluency activities and grammar drills for EFL AND ESL students" is the book that is jam-packed with creative ideas. Teachers can teach English just like making fun by following this book. This book can save the time of the teachers for preparing lessons. If the teachers follow this book their class will be filled with attentive and creative students. the strategies included in this book make the students more and confident.

This book includes:

  • Pre-teaching suggestions
  • Variations for different language
  • Clear index system
  • Clear contents in every page
  • Excellent introductory system
  • Free templates
  • Highlighted important information




The Ultimate ESL Teaching Manual: No textbooks, minimal equipment just fantastic lessons anywhere (The Ultimate ESL Teaching Series) (Volume 1)
Author: Andromeda Jones
Published at: 21/09/2016
ISBN: 1537511114

"The Ultimate ESL Teaching Manual: No textbooks, minimal equipment just fantastic lessons anywhere" is that easy to follow book where no need to follow the confusing and costly textbooks.The shining knowledge and experience of the writer reflected in this book in such a manner that this book has been proven effective. This is an engaging, practical, and highly accessible book. Explanation of each grammatical topic and class discussion make this book highly recommendable. In one word this book is potentially a career saver book for the teacher.

This book includes:

  • Clear grammatical explanation
  • Attractive plays and games
  • Engaging problem- solving activity
  • Balanced vocabulary
  • Huge Explanations and guidelines
  • Simple dialogues
  • Easy to follow chapters


Practice Makes Perfect English Grammar for ESL Learners, 2nd Edition: With 100 Exercises
Author: Ed Swick
Published at: 05/03/2013
ISBN: 0071807373

" Practice Makes Perfect English Grammar for ESL Learners, 2nd Edition: With 100 Exercises" is the perfect book for its name. The phrase practice makes a man perfect came to its true color by this book because this book makes the student mentally determined for more and more practice. Another important phrase is the sooner the better. So it can be recommended to buy this book as soon as possible. And this book is the best solution for beginner.if the beginner face trouble in the basic grammatical concept such as the phrase, idioms, article, tense or any other basic topic in grammar he must follow this book.

This book includes:

  • tricky grammar areas
  • Easy to understand the language
  • Precise concept
  • Polishing strategies
  • A short introduction to each chapter 
  • A generous amount of exercises
  • strong foundation


101 ESL Activities: Games, Activities, Practical ideas, & Teaching Tips For English Teachers of Teenagers and Adults (ESL Activities for Teenagers and Adults)
Author: Bolen, Jackie
Published at: 09/03/2016
ISBN: B01CT22SFG

Whether you're a first-time ESL/EFL/TEFL teacher, an experienced but overwhelmed instructor, or an instructor without a textbook, you need more activities for your conversation & speaking, writing, reading, listening or grammar classes. If you're tired of wasting time wading through the junk on the Internet, then Jackie and Jennifer are here to help. During their decades of experience teaching English, authors Jackie Bolen and Jennifer Booker Smith have developed countless games and activities for their students.

They're sharing their low-prep/no-prep ideas with ESL teachers throughout the world. These are the activities that they use in their own classes! In 101 ESL Activities for Teenagers and Adults, you'll get a ton of ideas to use in your own classroom. The highly-detailed descriptions will show you exactly how to use the activities during your lessons. The clearly and concisely explained activities will help you add instructional variety and put the focus back on your students. The helpful teaching tips will help you avoid common pitfalls.

Pick up a copy of the book if you want to: 

  • Add some variety into English classes
  • Have students coming back for more!
  • See happy, smiling faces
  • Help students improve their English skills in a big way
  • Save time when planning lessons




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