ESL Resources

Webster’s New World English Grammar Handbook

Loberger, Gordon J, and Kate Shoup Welsh.  Webster’s New World English

Grammar Handbook.  Indianapolis: Wiley, 2002.  Print.

This book covers standard English usage in a concise, step-by-step format. It provides special sections on writing, spelling, punctuation, and an appendix on “Misused Words and Expressions.”

English Grammar Demystified

Dutwin, Phyllis.  English Grammar Demystified.  New York: McGraw Hill, 2010. 


English Grammar Demystified helps students understand the parts of speech, learn to use punctuation correctly, master verb tenses, spot and avoid common grammatical errors, and improve overall sentence structures. There are self-tests and a comprehensive final exam at the end of the book for instant feedback.

Comma Sense

Lederer, Richard.  Comma Sense.  New York: St. Martin’s, 2005.  Print.

This is a humorous book that demonstrates the importance of punctuation. Grammar rules are presented through humorous stories and games that help students learn how to punctuate an essay properly.

ESL Students

“ESL Instructors and Students.”  OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab.  Purdue

University, 2013.  Web.  2013.

With specific areas of concentration, this online site offers multiple guidelines, examples, and links to help students improve English grammar and punctuation.

Activities for ESL Students

Activities for ESL Students.  The Internet TESL Journal, 2013.  Web.  2013.

This resource contains links to multiple translation and dictionary devices for various languages.  This would be helpful for students who are beginning their foreign language studies.

English Grammar the “Easy Way”

English the Easy Way. n.d. Web. 2014.

Use this resource to expand on English writing skills, punctuation, speaking English, proofreading, and other areas geared toward an ESL audience. Each section contains a list of guidelines and examples to assist the student.

Grammar Quizzes

Oliver Dennis. “Grammar.” Dave’s ESL Café. Dave Sperling, 2007. Web. 2014.

Broken into sections, this resource offers detailed assistance via multiple choice quizzes to test the viewer’s retention and understanding of various elements of grammar.

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