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This pdf outlines the 1500 words of "Globish". These words, and their inflected forms, can be combined to express nearly any thought without overwhelming learners with the entire vocabulary of the English language.
These tips cover professional development as well as practical advice for classroom teaching. It is useful for any teacher, whether new or experienced, to read over the suggestions and advice within.
Many useful tips for teachers approaching an ESL classroom. Tips range from classroom management ideas to specific lesson activities.
Contains lessons and ideas for teaching beginner and intermediate adults, as well as non-literate ESL students.
Adult Education ESL Teachers' Guide (Print Version)
[+-] Orientation, lessons, and tips for teaching ESL to adults.
Link to pdf print version of the Adult Education ESL Teachers' Guide. It contains the information from the site, but in printable format. Contains lessons and ideas for teaching beginner and intermediate adults, as well as non-literate ESL students.
Idioms are non-literal phrases or expressions, and as such can be very difficult to teach. Intermediate and advanced students are usually quite interested in learning the meaning and appropriate use of English expressions.
The British Council runs English language schools around the world. This lengthy manual is a worthwhile read for any prospective or current ESL/EFL teacher.
Props can be incorporated into just about any lesson. They provide a useful connection to the real world and provide structure to speaking and writing lessons. This site gives tips for appropriate prop selection and use in the ESL classroom.
Links to free, printable game and puzzle makers, plus other handouts and resources.
ESL Club offers explanations of the differences between and the purpose of tests such as the TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, and Cambridge ESOL, among many others.
ESL Club offers discussion forums where ESL teachers and students can help one another with questions and difficulties. Vocabulary, grammar, creative writing, and travel advice are just some of the forums available.
Software to assist beginner and intermediate students. These programs can also be used by teachers to assist with tutoring or to be incorporated into lessons or units. NOTE: the software is not free.
Links to articles on many different aspects of teaching English to children, from one-on-one teaching, to large classes, to using games effectively. A good starting point for any new teacher.
Downloadable and printable reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar tests. Also includes examples of placement tests and level-advancement tests for ESL students.
A variety of resources to help ESL teachers. From quick lesson starters to using computers in the classroom, and choosing appropriate materials to speaking activities, teachers of any ESL subject and level can find something useful here.
A wide range of printable materials for use in ESL classes. Resources include stories, posters, printable books, and many others.
As non-literal phrases and expressions, idioms are usually best taught in context with their common usage. Students typically have to memorize the meanings of idioms as they cannot be deduced from the words in the expression. Each idiom as a whole has a different meaning than its component parts.
Games are great for ESL students of any age. Having fun is the best way to learn. Over 20 printable games of various types can be found on this site.
Printable resources divided into the following categories: Grammar, Vocabulary, Spelling, Reading, Speaking & Listening, and Research.
Contains tips and suggestions for effectively teaching English pronunciation. Also includes a link to a full PDF manual on teaching pronunciation.
Placement tests, lessons and exercises, games, images, and many more resources that can be used in an ESL classroom can be found on this site. There is also a club with forums and chat rooms for teachers to discuss lessons, activities, and teaching in general.
Includes lesson ideas, conversation starters, classroom management tools, and other tips and hints for language teachers.
This resource is helpful for ESL teachers and more advanced students. It can help identify common errors as well as give some explanations of the rules in play.
Report cards, comments, certificates, awards, spelling lists, and lesson ideas are just some of the resources available on this site. All of them are printable, and many are customizable.
Sentence scrambles, graph makers, puzzle makers, worksheet generators, and a variety of other useful tools for teachers.
ESL Club offers information, tips, and job resources for countries around the world.
Job postings and articles about teaching overseas. Updated daily, this site has links to news articles pertaining to ESL teachers and schools, as well as discussion forums.
Information about the nuts and bolts of ESL teaching. Testimonials, accounts of experiences, tips for living and teaching abroad, as well as job and career listings make this a valuable resource for prospective and current ESL teachers.
Teaching positions all over the world for TESOL graduates. Positions are throughout Asia, the Americas, and the rest of the world. Both paid and volunteer positions are listed.
Mark's ESL world contains job postings and discussion boards for new and experienced teachers. The forums are an excellent place to get advice and suggestions on teaching ESL as well as practical tips for living abroad.
Lonely Planet's online guide to the world. Includes travel advice, detailed maps, travel news, message boards, health information and more. A valuable resource for any traveller.
About.com provides a wealth of lesson plans, ideas, tips, and strategies, as well as classroom and language acquisition theory. Many of the sub-pages are categorized and linked to directly from the Oxford Seminars ESL Teaching Resources page.
A website designed to connect ESL teachers with specific teaching positions around the world and to allow teachers to connect with one another through forums.
A huge number of lesson plans and activities as well as an ESL job search and links to teaching and educational theory.
A wide range of ESL-related websites.
Not all phrases and expressions can be understood by learning the individual words. Idioms are phrases that have a specific meaning when taken as a whole. This site gives explanations of some of the more commonly spoken expressions in American business English.
This page contains activities and lessons to help students master business English, including vocabulary specific to advertising, banking, stocks, human resources, and the legal profession, among many others.
Idioms and expressions can be very hard to understand, so students must be taught the specific meaning and appropriate context and usage for each one they encounter. Business idioms are no different, but there are certain phrases that are more likely to arise in a business environment. ESL teachers of business students would be wise to become familiar with the more common business idioms.
Speaking and writing lessons gear toward business English students. The contexts and vocabulary are specific to business and the exercises are intended for adults who need to practice specific skills.
ESL Club offers sample activities and lessons for teaching Business English. Specific skills such as resume writing and emails are covered, as well as vocabulary related to the business world.
ESL Club offers lessons and activities to teach the language specific to particular work environments. English for cashiers, housekeepers, police, and tour guides are a few of the job categories covered.
Lessons and activities for interview skills, formal greetings, workplace etiquette, and resume writing. Designed for adolescents and adults.
Useful for health care professionals and students interested in health and safety language, these lessons teach common health and safety vocabulary as well as the words and expressions associated with dangers and health risks.
Global Student Experience has contacts in Spain, France, Italy, England, Australia, Argentina, and Mexico for students to travel and study abroad. While there, students may find supplementary work as ESL teachers or tutors.