Websites for ESL teachers
Need some inspiration for your TEFL Classes?
You've come to the right place if you're looking for some fresh ideas for your ESL Classroom. There are so many sites out there to help you in your ESL Lesson Planning. However, there are so many that it can be overwhelming to search through them all, only to come away with nothing useful. This site will show you the ones that are helpful, and free so you won't waste your time. Games, activities, handouts, teacher training: it's all here! You could spend days exploring these sites and still have more to discover.
ESL Cafe is the ultimate Teaching ESL Website
ESLcafe is the best site for ESL Teachers. Their job boards are the most popular in the world. Their country-specific forums are very popular. I also use the "Idea Cookbook" once in a while if I'm looking for games or ideas for my class. And I've referred students to the "student forums."
The Wealthy English Teacher
Teach, Travel and Secure your financial future. Perfect for beginners.
MES English: Everything ESL Handouts
MES English is a fabulous site if you're looking for handouts/printout for your classes. The handouts range from coloring to phonic to certificates, flashcards and games. I always look here before making up my own thing.
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ESL Speaking: Board Games
Puzzlemaker is by far the best site that I've found for making puzzles. Crosswords and word-search as well as a variety of other ones. It's fully customizable and easy to use.
Breaking News English
Breaking News English is the site for you if you teach adults. They have current news stories in 2 levels, easy and difficult. They also have lots of engaging activities to go along with them
EFL Classroom is a most helpful site from David Deubel. It has everything you could possibly want from teacher training to practical resources for your classroom. My description won't do justice so you should really just check it out.
ESL Speaking: Activities, Games, and Resources
ESL Speaking is the site for you if you teach any speaking or conversation classes. There are games and activities for kids and adults, as well as links to other resources and conversation or speaking textbook recommendations.
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Heads up English
Lots of good stuff on here, with professional development and excellent lesson plans so that your class is all ready to go with minimal preparation.
ESL Speaking: Role Plays
Are you Looking for an ESL Job? - My favorite job site boards
Are you Looking for a University Job in South Korea?
- My Life! Teaching in a Korean University
Trusted advice from a long-time Canadian expat in Korea.
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ESL Writing by Rob Whyte
ESL Writing.org is an excellent site from a university teacher in Busan, South Korea. The author, Rob Whyte also happens to be a Lonely Planet author and has written for lots of other publications as well. There are lots of ideas for writing, speaking and listening activities. He also has a nice link section, where you can explore other quality sites for even more ideas for your ESL lesson planning.
Be sure to check out his fabulous teacher's resource pack which contains word puzzles, logic puzzles and trivia on a variety of topics especially designed for ESL students from beginner to advanced.
Learning For Life by Andrew Finch
Learning for Life is a helpful site from Andrew Finch, a long-time professor in Korea. He is a popular presenter at TESL related conferences around the world. I like his site best for its alternative-style assessment ideas and his teacher development section.
ESL Speaking Activity: Just a Minute
Task Based Teaching-David Nunan
This is an excellent site from world-renonwed David Nunan on task-based teaching. It's part of a course he's offering and he's graciously posted it online for public use.
Genki English: teaching ESL to Kids
- Genki English
An excellent site for kids.
If you teach presentations and public speaking, this is the ultimate resource! Videos, tips, and plenty of other good stuff.
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