eBooks for ESL Students:
Benefits and Best Practices
Discover the benefits and best practices of finding
and using eBooks for English as a Second Language (ESL) learning.
Learn how to choose, purchase and use eBooks to enhance ESL
education for students of all levels. This comprehensive guide
includes tips and tricks for teachers, students, and self-learners.
From Beginner to Advanced:
Finding the Right eBooks for ESL Students
Here are the steps to finding eBooks for ESL
1) Determine the level of English proficiency.
ESL students have different levels
of proficiency in English, and it is important to match the
material to the student's
level of understanding. Some examples of different levels of
- Beginner: These students have a very basic
understanding of English and are just starting to learn the
language. They need materials that focus on basic
- Intermediate: These students have a basic
understanding of English and can hold basic conversations. They
need materials that focus on expanding their vocabulary,
grammar, and improving their fluency.
- Advanced: These students have a good
understanding of English and can communicate effectively. They
need materials that focus on refining their language skills,
such as idioms,
grammar, and complex
It is important to note that determining the level of proficiency
may not be a one-time task as students improve over time and need
to move to more challenging materials.
Examples of eBooks for Different Levels:
It is important to keep in mind that these are examples and
different materials can be used for different learners depending
on their specific needs and goals.
2) Decide on a specific area of focus.
ESL students have different goals and areas of focus when
learning English. It is important to find materials that align
with their specific needs and goals.
Some examples of specific areas of focus are:
Examples of eBooks for different areas of focus:
3) Read reviews and see or download samples to determine if the
material is suitable for your student's level.
Before purchasing an eBook, it is a good idea to read reviews and
sample chapters to get a sense of the content and difficulty level
of the material.
- Reviews offer valuable insight into the effectiveness of the
eBook and provide feedback from other users.
- Sample chapters can give you an idea of the writing style and
format of the eBook.
On the Really
Learn English online eBook store, you can find reviews of
our eBooks at the bottom of the corresponding product page, as
well as on our homepage.
To see a sample, you can click the gray circle on the top left
4) Purchase and download the eBook.
Once you have found an eBook that meets your needs and goals, you
can purchase and download it to your computer or laptop. (At this
moment, our platform only supports desktop and laptop computers.
If you need resources that can be accessed and used on tablets and
smartphones, we recommend exploring our interactive
online courses for ESL students.)
How to purchase and download our eBooks:
- On the product page for the eBook, select the type of usage
license you need and the number of devices on which the eBook
will be used.
- Click the ADD TO CART button.
- Review your cart and click CHECKOUT.
- You can securely make a payment using a credit card or PayPal.
Please note that even if you don't have a PayPal account, you
can still use PayPal as a payment method by entering your credit
- Once the payment is processed, you will be directed to a
download page where you can download your new eBook(s)!
5) Using the eBook (for teachers)
If you are a teacher, you can use the eBook to review and prepare
for lessons, and of course to create lessons and activities for
Here are some examples of how you can use them to create
engaging and effective lessons for your ESL students:
- Use the eBook as a primary resource: Use the
content and exercises in the eBook as the main focus of your
lessons. For example, if the eBook focuses on grammar, use the
exercises and quizzes in the book as the main activity in your
- Supplement with additional activities: Use
the eBook as a starting point and then create additional
activities to supplement the material. For example, if the eBook
focuses on reading a story, use the themes in the book as a
jumping-off point for stimulating class discussions and
- Use the eBook for homework: Assign exercises
or reading from the eBook as homework for your students to
complete outside of class.
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5A) Using the eBook (for learners)
After purchasing and downloading your ESL eBook, you can start
reading and using it to enhance your English skills. You can
choose to read it on your computer screen or print it out if your
computer is connected to a printer. You have the flexibility to
print out specific pages or the entire eBook as per your
preference and convenience.
It is important to set aside dedicated time to read and practice,
whether it is a few minutes a day or longer sessions.
Here are some examples of how you can use an eBook to improve your
- Self-study: You can use the eBook on your
own to practice grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, idioms,
and reading comprehension.
- Study with a teacher or tutor: You can use
the eBook with the guidance of a teacher or tutor who can
provide feedback and support, and also create lesson plans and
activities based on the material.
- Use with a study group: You can use the eBook
with a study group of other ESL learners and practice together,
share tips and strategies, and discuss the material.
These ESL eBooks may not be suitable for learners who:
- Do not have access to a printer to print the included stories,
exercises, and worksheets.
- Have no prior knowledge of the English language
- Are looking for a course that offers live instruction or
In such cases, it may be more beneficial to turn to a learning
center or a personal tutor who utilizes the Really Learn English
eBooks and resources. They can provide step-by-step guidance and
lessons to maximize your learning results.
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