Having worked informally with international students for the past 8 + years, I have discovered a few resources that are helpful. The following is a list of resources I most often turn to.
1. English Grammar Helps
This site is written by Seonaid (pronounced “shona”) She is a linguist from England. She has lots of grammar exercises that are easy to use. The student I am currently working with loves them.
2. ESL Exercises
Recently, I met a young woman who in one year became fluent in English using this site and the VOA site. It is worth checking out!
3. Discussion Question Resource
This site has lists of topics for conversations. Click on a topic and you will find a page of questions that are useful in leading discussions.
4. Voice of America
This is VOA website has a truly many things to offer a person learning English. I have directed you you my favorite page which offers idioms and slang used in a short paragraph. The sentences explain the idioms, which is very helpful.
5. Scripture and Art
Combining the Scriptures with works of art is one of my passions. This site offers twelve studies that do just that. This is especially helpful with art students.
6. International Student Fellowship
International Student Fellowship in Sacramento, California, has a great resource for all sorts of discussion guides with themes ranging from character, Bible, and topics of general interests. They also have pages with advice about job hunting and maintaining a car.