Free ESL Writing Worksheets For Your Lessons

Struggling to find ESL writing worksheets for your class?

Fret no more! We’ve compiled a list of free worksheets with exercises and practices that’ll turn your students into writing pros in no time — no matter what age or level they are!

Free ESL writing worksheets for your lessons

Why Should You Spend Time Teaching Writing Skills?

Writing skills are crucial to being a well-rounded speaker of any language. We write every day when we send emails and text messages.

Your students will need good writing skills so that they can write essays and responses to texts as they advance in their English studies.

They’ll also need to be able to write well if they plan on taking the IELTS, the TOEFL, or standardized tests like the ACT or SAT.

Putting words to paper forces students to think about the components of language — how everything fits together and how words are spelled.

How Can You Incorporate Writing Skills Into Your Lessons?

There are a number of ways to incorporate writing exercises into your lessons if you don’t already.

You can of course assign reading and writing to your students as homework, but it’s also a good idea to have students do timed writing in class.

This gets students into the habit of just sitting down and writing without procrastinating too much or worrying about whether they’ve said the right thing.

And you’ll love hearing the classroom go silent for 20 minutes or so while everyone’s hard at work.

You can do mini writing assignments throughout each unit, and then devote half or all of a class to a longer assignment (be it an essay, a speech, or a fictional story) at the end.

Use these worksheets for assignments throughout the semester. They’ll help your students develop their voice, learn about rhetoric, and help them better organize their writing.

Free Printable ESL Writing Worksheets

Download, edit and print all of the following worksheets for ESL teachers – completely free!

Our worksheets archive is currently under development.
Please get in touch if you want to contribute resources to share with your fellow teachers.

Worksheet TopicFile Download
Sample academic essayWord | PDF
Writing practice: Creating complex sentencessee worksheet
Writing practice: Creating concise sentencessee worksheet
Writing practice: Using transition wordsWord | PDF
Sample cover letterPDF
Sample emailsWord | PDF
Creative writing practice: Newspaper articlessee worksheet
Creative writing practice: Restaurant reviewWord | PDF