Friday, March 29, 2013

English Teaching Resources

World Association for Online Education The World Association for Online Education is a free membership organization and consists of individual educators concerned with e-learning.
Exam Resources
BULATS Practice The Business Language Testing Service (BULATS) is a multi-level test designed for companies and organisations. It is used to test English as well as French, German and Spanish.
Free TOEFL Practice The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand North American English as it is spoken, written and heard in college and university settings.
IELTS Exam Preparation IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication.
Grammar Resources
English Grammar Grammar lessons, exercises, and rules for everyday use.
English Page Free online English lessons & ESL / EFL resources.
Grammar Slammer! Grammar Slammer, the help file that goes beyond a grammar checker.
Grammar Tutorials In these tutorials, you can learn about and practice the use of the passive voice, different verb tenses, or articles like a, an, or the.
HyperGrammar HyperGrammar electronic grammar course at the University of Ottawa’s Writing Centre.
Mary’s Grammar Exercises 28 chapters of grammar exercises.
Punctuation Made Simple In “Punctuation Made Simple,” we discuss several of the most useful punctuation marks that you will use as a communicator. Instead of listing many rules, as a grammar book does, we discuss these various marks in general so that you can get a sense of how to use them in your own prose.
Lesson Plans
Apples English Innovative ways to use the internet in ESL classrooms.
Breaking News English Free, 13-page, ready-to-print EFL/ESL lesson plans on current events.
ESL Flow Lesson plans and ideas for teachers.
Famous People Lessons EFL / ESL lesson plans using biographies and profiles.
TES Lesson Plans Save yourself preparation time by downloading free lesson plans. To find the most recent resources, simply select ‘Primary’ or ‘Secondary’ then click on the ‘phase’ e.g. ‘KS1’, followed by ‘newest’ and ‘subject’.
All Words English dictionary with multi-lingual search.
Dictionary Reliable, free online access to millions of English definitions, synonyms, spelling, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and translations from
OneLook OneLook dictionary search.
Thesaurus Reliable, free online access to millions of English definitions, synonyms, spelling, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and translations from
Student Resources
BBC Learning English An excellent online resource courtesy of the British Broadcasting Corporation.
British Council Learn English Learn English online with the help of this free website from the British Council with games, stories, listening activities and grammar exercises.
Many Things This web site is for people studying English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL). There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer assisted language learning activities.
Teacher Resources
Culture Shock! Guidebooks A range of Culture Shock! books published by Marshall Cavendish which are perfect for getting to know more about the culture in many popular TEFL destinations.
Developing Teachers A website for the developing language teacher.
E.L.Easton English materials for teaching and learning.
Fair Languages A source for trends, tips, resources and information for language learners and teachers & tutors.
Guardian TEFL TEFL news from one of Britain’s finest newspapers.
Teacher Printables Hundreds of free printable teaching resources for teachers to quickly print off and use in their classrooms
Teaching English in Italy Advice and FAQs from TJ Taylor Language Training.
TES TES Teaching Resources is where teachers share and download free lesson plans, classroom resources, revision guides and curriculum worksheets.
VipEnglish TEFL resources, activities and lesson plans for teachers of advanced English.
XE Currency Converter  The world’s favourite currency and foreign exchange site.
A Word A Day Come, explore the world of words, share, and delight in the joy of words.
Acronym Finder With more than 1,000,000 human-edited definitions, Acronym Finder is the world’s largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms.
Irregular Verbs All the irregular verbs of the English language. Conjugation, pronunciation, translation and examples.
My Word – Prefixes The purpose of this project is to develop, demonstrate and promote a better way for people to clear up the meaning of a word.
BBC Radio Learn English with audio courtesy of the BBC.
British Council Podcasts Practise your English language listening skills with Elementary Podcasts. Listen to them on your computer, or download them to your mp3 player or smartphone.
English Listening Listening is a natural way to learn a language. We offer a very easy way
to learn English: Just Listen. Enjoy!
ESL Podcasts ESL Podcast is designed to help you continue to improve your English.
Focus English Enjoy learning conversational English online.
Fonetiks Online pronunciation guides to 9 varieties of the English language and 9 other languages.
Learn English Now LearnEnglishNow offers 265 free audio English lessons. Learn English with video and games.
Randall’s ESL Lab Listen to everyday conversations with adult and children’s voices.
TEFL Iberia A collection of video activities – they consist of 2-3 minute videos followed by the script and some comprehension check questions.
Voice of America News Read, listen and learn with news and more.
Aesop’s Fables An online collection of Aesop’s Fables includes a total of 655+ Fables, indexed in table format, with morals listed.
Bartleby Unlimited access to great books online.
English for Everyone Printable reading comprehension worksheets.
ESL Fast 365 short stories for intermediate ESL learners.
Literacy Net Comprehension activities with multimedia features.
News in Levels Easy English reading and listening.
Project Gutenberg Project Gutenberg offers over 40,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.
Public Literature Only the finest in online classics.
Soon The magazine with the answers! Advice on visiting Britain and visa problems, learning English, interviews, problems of life, sex, science, religion and stories.
ESL Galaxy ESL communicative lesson plan resources.
ESL Gold English speaking and conversation practice.
Academic English Café Learn English online at your own pace! Take free English language quizzes, practice academic vocabulary, find great books on learning English, read model essays, listen to authentic English language programs and more!
ESL Gold English writing and composition help.
Guide to Writing an Essay An essay can have many purposes, but the basic structure is the same no matter what. You may be writing an essay to argue for a particular point of view or to explain the steps necessary to complete a task. Either way, your essay will have the same basic format.
WritingDEN WritingDEN is designed for students Grades 6 through 12 seeking to improve their English reading, comprehension, and writing skills. WritingDEN is divided into three levels of difficulty: Words, Sentences and Paragraphs.
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