There are many areas of English communication that will cause extra problems for ESL students. Pauline Crawford: DEDC Literacy site includes a range of resources including teaching English as an additional language (EALD). Some are still in draft form.

Here are some resources that may be useful:

** Subject-verb agreement

General Grammar Sites

Brodie West says:

On my travels around the Wiki, I have noticed a large number of quality resources being uploaded in all areas of study. But one field has been neglected, and that is English as a Second Language (ESL). I have decided to rectify that in some small way.
English as a Second Language is becoming increasingly important in the contemporary Australian classroom. Due to the large number of international students and the diverse cultural nature of Australia, ESL is now an integral part of almost every Australian classroom. As a result it is vitally important that teachers (make that all educators) are appropriately prepared for educating students of different cultural and language backgrounds. However, many pre-service teachers/current educators have never been exposed to ESL training or situations, and often University topics do not appropriately address the skills and strategies necessary to effectively educate students from different language backgrounds.
I recognised this early on in my university life, and so, as part of my ongoing attempts to increase my ability as a teacher, I undertook to further my understanding of ESL in the classroom by completing a 150 hour online ESL course. Throughout the course I learnt an incredible amount. Almost everything you need to be an effective teacher (in general, not just of ESL students) was covered in the 8 modules of the course including:
  • Correct grammar, syntax and punctuation;
  • How to structure a lesson;
  • Fun and engaging learning activities;
  • Error correction;
  • Language skills, including speaking, writing and listening skills;
  • ESL writing levels (e.g. basic, intermediate, advanced) and their associated material that could be covered;
  • Classroom management;
  • C.A.L.L. (Computer Aided Language Learning) and;
  • Lesson planning and;
  • Much more.

The course is offered in several different levels, beginning with an Introductory Course (40 hours), a Foundation Course (60 hours), an Advanced Course (120 hours) and a Master Course (150 hours). I completed the Master Course over the last year, but you could easily do it in less than a month. Assessment of the course is conducted through a Grammar Test, Classroom Management Assignment, Lesson Planning Assignment, and a Final Examination. With the guidance of my trainer, I completed the course in the top 10%, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I gained a wealth of knowledge that will serve me well in future years and I also have the opportunity to pursue ESL jobs through the corporation that runs the course. I would highly recommend pursuing one of these courses for yourselves.
As with all good things however, it does have its downsides and, like many things in life, cost is a considerable issue. I was lucky enough to purchase my course when it was on special, for 75% less than the standard rate of $475. I understand this is a severely limiting factor for many people, but I still 100% endorse this course, and the organisation that runs it, as being very worthwhile.
I have attached a link to the outline of the Master Course, including descriptions of all 8 modules, and what each module covers:
Course Outline

Additionally I have attached my lesson plan assignment for teaching the verb tense ‘simple past’ to a middle school age group.

I hope that some of you find this information interesting and relevant. J