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Reference Sites for Teachers

Learner's Dictionary

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary for English Learners. Easy and clear definitions, audio pronunciations, Word of the Day, vocabulary quizzes and more.

Bilingual Glossaries

NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development provides content- and level-specific glossaries for PK-12 content areas in many languages as well as lists of English cognates for French, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.

Spanish Cognates

Colorín Colorado is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of bilingual, research-based information, activities, and advice for educators and families of ELLs. Cognates are words in two languages that share a similar meaning, spelling, and pronunciation. 30-40% of all words in English have a related word in Spanish and this guide provides a helpful list of cognates in Spanish and English.