Dictionaries / Glossaries / Translators


  • Multilingual Glossary
    If you have ELLs in your math classes, you will want to bookmark this site. It is a multilingual math glossary. Spanish, Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Hmong, Khmer, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese
  • Visual Thesaurus
    The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps. The Visual Thesaurus has over 145,000 English words and 115,000 meanings. Find the word you need and discover related meanings.
  • Spanish English MATH Glossary
    Do you have Spanish speakers in your classroom, this Spanish-English math glossary might be a great teaching tool to have handy.
  • Babblefish
    A translation site.
  • Classroom Clipart Class clip art can be use in any classroom activity. Here you find pictures for 22 areas from BEACHES to WETLANDS. SCIENCE, ART, ESL/ELD, GEOGRAPHY will truly enjoy this one.
  • The Internet Picture Dictionary
    If you have beginners, you will want to bookmark this one. For very basic beginners, they can practice survival English vocabulary with minimal assistance from the teacher. It is free.
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus
    Merriam Webster’s dictionary is free online. You can also add it to your toolbar for quick access. It will pronounce the word in a human voice (alternating between male and female). It offers games, word of the day activities, etc.
  • Free Online Dictionaries
    Free online bilingual dictionaries for Dutch, Swahili, + 14 more languages.
  • Translations This site provides translations for slightly over 40 languages.
  • Free Translation For ELLs especially, there are times when they just can’t grasp a firm understanding of an assigned reading.  Dictionaries fail to clear the fog no matter how long they spend trying to make sense of the text.  This is a free translation site that might cut through some of the language debris.  I inputted a passage in English and then had it translated into French (which I speak).  It was well done!