Reblogged from: http://io9.com/the-history-of-the-english-language-in-one-chart-1641158929
Here are a few websites I found that discuss the history of English and may be good resources for ESL students.
http://www.englishclub.com/english-language-history.htm a summary of the readings.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3r9bOkYW9s History of English video
Here’s a very interesting and short video (5 minutes) about the English language
History of English (combined)