www.eslfast.com is another new ESL website to help people learn English. There are 365 short stories written for ESL learners. Students can read one story a day to finish reading the online book within a year. They can also listen to the stories and do the exercises such as word puzzles and sentence dictation.
The “365 ESL Short Stories” website (http://www.eslfast.com) can help ESL instructors use the Internet to present ESL materials. The intermediate-level stories are short and interesting. They are about 200-300 words long, and cover many different topics. The stories can be printed out for classroom use, listed as an online textbook in a syllabus, or given as extra homework.
Online ESL materials complement traditional textbooks. Such materials are easily accessible, easy to update, and free. Students can read a story and listen to it simultaneously. In fact, the eslfast website can be used as an entire online textbook. Students can look up definitions of any new word in each story with just one click. They can hear the pronunciation of any individual word, search for a picture of it, or even watch a video clip of it online, all with ONE CLICK! Stories online can supplement or stand alone as valuable ESL instruction material. -Ron Lee