Articles and Resources for English Teachers

Get inspired and creative with these amazing resources!

Are you an ESL teacher looking for new ideas and resources? Do you wish to enhance your teaching knowledge and improve your style? For you I have put together a list of resources. Links to articles and to resources that are free, inspiring and useful. Feel free to contribute and share! Happy teaching!

Teacher Training and Further Development

Links to blogs, articles, videos and webinars

Free Cambridge Course on becoming an ESL Teacher: Free 6 week course from FutureLearn, starting at different times throughout the year. Learn what it means to be a TEFL or English Language Teacher, and start preparing for your first teaching job.

https://www.iatefl.org/: 26 inspiring talks from IATEFL

Cambridge Webinars: here’s the schedule for Cambridge’s free webinars for teachers

Interview about Teacher Training: John Hughe’s 30 min video interview with Ben Beaumont of Trinity Exams on the subject of teacher training

Giving Feedback: Great Article with 5 tips on giving productive feedback to students by motivating them at the same time!

Reflections on Teaching and Learning – Blog: Great Blog by Lizzie Pinard on Teaching, research, Delta, material development, etc.

Copyright: What exceptions are there for teaching materials? What do you need to know about licenses and copyright?

Resources for the Digital Teacher

Resources for Teaching Online

https://thedigitalteacher.com: lots of links and infos on the digital classroom

Planning online lessons: 19 successful online teachers share their tips and resources for planning online lessons

Tools for the Digital Teacher

Platforms, software and apps for Teaching Online

Zoom: platform for video and web conferencing, the basic plan is free

Appear in: a video collaboration tool that lets you have video conversations, the basic plan is free

Realtime Board: simple whiteboarding platform for cross-functional team collaboration, free basic plan

Awwapp:  an online whiteboard app that makes drawing and sharing easy, free basic plan, simple to use

General Teaching Materials

Materials that can be used in the classroom or for online teaching

cambridgeenglish.org/teaching-english_ resources to help you prepare your students for Cambridge exams

Cambridge Free Lesson Plans: celebrating 5 years of official exam preparation materials

Teaching Creatively: Lesson plans for teaching Creative Writing

Applied Linguistics: 10 Guidelines for Pronunciation Teaching

Perfect English Grammar:  a website that clearly explains all tenses and their use including some exercises and additional “premium” material

ESL Games:  a website dedicated to ESL online games for all ages and levels

All things Grammar:  1000+ quality worksheets from A-Z, printable

Tefltastic Blog:  Everything on Tefl by Alex Case: worksheets, teaching tips, specialised vocabulary, articles, etc