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TEFL Resources

  • Annie Altamirano's Blog
  • Carol Read's webpage 
  • Scott Thornbury - An A - Z of ELT
  • Ryan Gornall's blog 
  • Kieran Donaghy's Film English offers practical ideas and lesson plans based on short films, adverts and videos that could increase interest and motivation, and provide the variety needed in an ELT classroom. Kieran Donaghy also offers a course: 'Film and Video in Language Teaching'. For information about the course click here. For information about payment click here.
  • Visual Arts Circle is a community of teachers with interests in visual literacy and language learning
  • EFL Notes is written by Mura Nava and has a strong academic voice.
  •  Sandy Millin's blog comes highly recommended by most ELT blog-readers 
  • How I See It Now contains many profound reflections and also countless practical teaching ideas and recommendations for useful technology tools that can add value to your teaching.
  • Rising Stars An online guide that provides a useful insight into phonics, with advice for both teachers and parents in regard to how to use them with children. This guide also provides a FAQ and more resources for an in-depth look at phonics.
  • EF Standard English Test  A free, online English test designed to meet the high technical standards of the TOEFL, IELTS and other tests in the field. Give it a try and test your English today.
     A practical site with ideas for using activities with teens by the British Council.
    Another popular site for help with teaching young learners by the British Council.
  • Dave’s EFL Café
    One of the most successful English language sites on the Internet, lots of content in many different areas.
  • Guardian Education
    A varied collection of news and articles from around the World and related to ELT. There’s also a section with lesson plans at lower and higher levels. From one of the U.K.’s more popular newspapers.
  • A varied collection of articles and sub-sections of interest to the teaching profession in general. From one of the UK's most repsected newspapers. 
  • Songsforteaching.com
    This site is not only for ELT but also to promote learning through using music. Well worth a look though.
  • Free online dictionary 
    Blog English around the world
    Buzzword: Words in the news
    Open dictionary: Crowdsourced dictionary
  • Free online dictionary English - Spanish - Catalan
    Free translator
    Bab.la
    An online translation dictionary for a variety of different languages. It also has practical activities to use in the classroom to revise and practise vocabulary.
    GRU Languages
    The website is designed to be easy to use, easy to navigate and all the resources are easily downloadable and printable in PDF format. It is now home to over 800 engaging and interactive activities, games and crafts for young learners.