ESL & Foreign Language Center

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL Language Arts is a course designed to be an introduction to grammar for students who are second language learners. A new lesson is provided each week, which is broken down into the background of the principle being studied, guided practice, independent practice, and extension exercises. Answer keys are available as well.

ESL Vocabulary is designed to assist English language learners to achieve basic proficiency for an English language class. Each level addresses different activities to continue the learning process. Each weekly unit is a collection of tips and resources that are provided to help parents who are teaching ESL in their homes. Online games, printable worksheets, and more are included.

ESL Resources from World Book

Early Learning: Basics is a collection of interactive activities that are useful in learning basic English alphabet and counting skills, along with simple eBooks and songs which can be listened to using the audio button while the words are highlighted. Select the Early Learning library on World Book Online, then click the Basics button at the top.

Early Learning Videos is a series of videos that are useful in learning basic vocabulary related to sea creatures and land animals, trucks and transportation, parts of the body, telling time and counting, colors, weather, plants, and more. Select the Early Learning library on World Book Online, then click the Videos button.

The Discover Library is filled with thousands of articles that are designed for ESL students. Find by Topic allows you to look for articles by topic visually so it is more engaging with less reading. Select the Discover library on World Book Online, then pick a topic at the top or scroll down the page for more options.

The Kids Dictionary in World Book Online is excellent for building vocabulary. Navigate to the Kids library and select the dictionary button.

Foreign Languages

Bible Adventures is a series of illustrated Bible stories for elementary children. The full-color files are styled like a picture book and can be easily viewed on the computer. Each has a printable packet of related activity sheets such as coloring pages and word searches. Many of the English stories are also available in Bengali, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

World Book Online encyclopedia articles can be translated into dozens of world languages, from Afrikaans to Zulu. Find the article you wish to view in the Kids, Discovery, Student, or Advanced libraries. At the top of the article, click the gear icon to change the settings. Select the option to translate and click on the desired language.

American Sign Language

American Sign Language (ASL) Adventure is an introductory course that presents learners with a beginning vocabulary of approximately 350 basic signs, including greetings, introductions, numbers, time, holidays, and more; the manual alphabet; grammar; and a basic understanding of the Deaf Community and culture.


French for All Ages course is a multi-level program for teaching the French language to all ages from kindergarten through adult. Vocabulary, grammar, conversational skills, reading, and writing provide a solid foundation in using the French language.

Bible Adventures in French is a series of illustrated Bible stories for elementary children in their native French language. The full-color files are styled like a picture book and can be easily viewed on the computer.


Basic Conversational Korean

Basic Conversational Korean Are you intrigued by Korean culture, landmarks, and celebrations? Would you like to be able to read the menu at a Korean restaurant? Basic Conversational Korean guides students through learning the Korean alphabet, as well as phonics, handwriting, vocabulary, grammar, conversational skill, and historical cultural facts..


Beginning Latin is a full-year course that introduces students to basic vocabulary and grammar of this language we use everyday. Twenty-four lessons teach nouns, verbs, verb tenses, adjectives, and adverbs, as well as noun declensions. Videos, worksheets, quizzes, and answer keys are included.designed to be taken by children of any age

Latin II

Latin II is for middle and high school students who have taken Beginning Latin. This twenty-six week Latin homeschool curriculum includes a video or PowerPoint with audio option that covers advanced topics, such as first, second, and third conjugations; adjective and noun declensions; irregular verbs; and more. Quizzes and answer keys are also included.


Latvian is full-year course that introduces students to the Latvian language, culture, and history through weekly video lessons and printable worksheets. It begins with the Latvian alphabet and then moves into words and phrases which are built upon as the year progresses. Periodic reviews and tests are included.


Elementary Spanish is an introduction to Spanish for elementary students. This video-based curriculum continues for thirty-four weeks and teaches basic vocabulary, Bible verses, animals, colors, days, weather, seasons, and more. Worksheets are included.

Spanish 1 is a high school Spanish course that includes thirty-seven lessons, quizzes, and exams. Downloadable weekly lessons with written assignments and audio instruction cover a large amount of vocabulary and conversational phrases, indefinite articles, and verb conjugation.

Spanish 2 includes thirty-six lessons plus quizzes and exams. It continues synthesizing Spanish by combining a large amount of vocabulary and many different verb conjugations. It emphasizes what are considered 55 essential verbs with the goal of using these with ease by the end of the course. Audio files are included to teach correct pronunciation, and answer keys for all worksheets, quizzes, and exams are also included.

Advanced Spanish Fluency This advanced Spanish course is designed to help students begin to “think” in Spanish by listening to 15 simple stories and poems read aloud in Spanish. A full vocabulary guide of more than 2,000 words and their pronunciations (with audio) is included for help with words the student is unfamiliar with, but this course is not designed to teach vocabulary.

Bible Adventures Spanish is a series of illustrated Bible stories for elementary children in the Spanish language. The full-color files are styled like a picture book and can be easily viewed on the computer.

Everyday Copywork includes a number of copywork sheets in Spanish that are helpful for students who wish to practice their Spanish language skills or Spanish-speaking students who wish to practice their handwriting skills.

Trek’s Travels is a series of preschool and early elementary books that can be read to the student (by a parent or the computer) or by the student in Spanish. Select the Early Learning library on World Book Online, and then select the Stories button. Click the scroll arrows to find the icon Ñ to view the stories in Spanish.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is a Spanish-language encyclopedia directed at students in K-4th grade or students learning Spanish. It includes thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, and interactive maps, as well as links to related English articles in the Kids library. It also includes multiple browsing options, links to world newspapers in English or Spanish, a visual dictionary, activities, and the World of Animals center.


For a complete list of courses available in Spanish, click here.