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Resources for Teachers

The Library of Congress
An extraordinary collection of materials and programs for use by teachers and students.  Example: Poetry for High School readers

Are you interested in learning about technology and ICT in education? Check this free teacher training videos site for your professional development.

ESL Lesson Plans Resources for teachers and students, communicative ESL board games

Oxford University Press’s ELT global blog for teachers of English

Discover creative ways to use Twitter to teach English

Find free, interactive lessons and activities for differentiated instruction for English language learners

TESOL's mission is to develop and maintain professional expertise in English language teaching and learning for speakers of other languages worldwide.  They offer many teaching resources.

Voice of America
has a large selection of learning tools and teaching resources for American English, including current events, science, health, etc.

Ask Oxford: Ask the Experts
This is a database of some of the questions sent in to the Oxford Word and Language Service team, including frequently asked questions like "What is the longest English word?" and "How many words are there in the English language?" Also included is a "Jargon Buster" that "gives clear and concise definitions for grammar and literary terms."

Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary
The Visual Dictionary is designed to help you find the right word at a glance. Filled with illustrations labeled with accurate terminology in up to six languages, it is a good language-learning and vocabulary dictionary for use at school, at home, or at work.
This site provides a large collection of English as a Second Language (ESL) tools & resources for students, teachers, learners and academics. Browse our grammar glossary and references of irregular verbs, phrasal verbs and idioms, ESL forums, articles, teacher handouts and printables, and find useful links and information on English. Topics cover the spectrum of ESL, EFL, ESOL, and EAP subject areas.

One Stop English
This offers free lesson plan ideas, teaching activities, games, materials to download, and professional support for English language teachers.

BBC teaching English
This offers teaching and professional development resources for English teachers.

The Online Writing Lab (OWL)
OWL at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and they provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.

Reading A-Z
Leveled reading program for teachers of young learners with free downloadable books, lesson plans, worksheets, and assessments for differentiated reading instruction for young learners.

English Listening Lesson Library Online
Listening activities, games, videos, and songs with reading, speaking, and vocabulary activities and audio downloads for practicing listening skills

Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab
Listening tasks based on everyday conversations about topics of common interest. Listening exercises are accompanied by pre-, while- and post-listening tasks.

Grammar Bytes, Interactive Grammar Review
Index of grammar terms, interactive exercises, handouts, and a section on grammar rules with interesting PowerPoint presentations.

The National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC) 
NCLRC is a joint project of Georgetown University (GU), The George Washington University (GWU), and the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) Web site for college and university language instructors created to improve and strengthen the nation's capacity to teach and learn foreign languages.

The Encyclopedia of TV
How exactly does one create an encyclopedia about television? It's a formidable task, and one that Dr. Horace Newcomb of the University of Texas at Austin took on with great relish. He worked to assemble an advisory committee that would reduce the vast array of topics to around 1000. They did so, and in 1997, The Museum of Broadcast Communications published the fruits of their labor. Visitors to the site can browse through thoughtful and thorough entries alphabetically, and they will find entries that cover specific programs, historic moments and trends, important policy disputes, tabloid television and the quiz show scandal that rocked the industry in the 1950s. Many notable personalities are covered here, including Phil Silvers, Dan Rather, and Hugh Downs.
Samples: Talk shows | Oprah

IATEFL stands for the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language and their mission is to link, develop, and support English Language Teaching professionals throughout the world. 

National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences Kid's Pages
These pages offer many links to U.S. songs and items of interest to children and adults.

Dave’s ESL café
Resources for teachers including lesson plans, teacher forums, job postings, and material for students in English language topics

Africa Online Home Page
This 10-week online course, entitled "English Language Education: Using Web Resources to Develop Classroom Content-Based Materials," ran from October-December, 2001. This course highlights HIV/AIDS awareness, entrepreneurship, and civics education and is a rich resource that can be readily adapted for other teaching environments.

The University of Iowa’s pronunciation site
This site offers animated libraries of the phonetic sounds of English, German, and Spanish.

The Teaching Tolerance magazine
This is put out by the Southern Poverty Law Center to accompany its free Teaching Tolerance educational program, is available online via this website dedicated to the Teaching Tolerance program. The magazine is loaded with wonderful information and creative ways to teach tolerance.

Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS) Interactive Homework
With TIPS, any teacher can regularly keep more families informed and involved in their children's learning and help more students complete their homework.

Teachers and learners can use this online graphical dictionary looks up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. It produces diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. You can learn how words associate.

Breaking News English
EFL/ESL English language lesson plans and podcasts for studying current events and news.

A broad range of lesson and unit plans for teachers on a wide range of themes and subjects

Lesson Plans and Teaching Strategies 
From California State University, Northridge: large selection of lesson plans on social studies topics, holidays, history, geography, tolerance, our world, etc.

Kids’ Links from the Carnegie Public Library
Offers details on topics such as Art & Music, Ancient Civilizations, Animals, Environment, Health & Nutrition, History, Just for Girls, Literature & Language, Science, Sports.

Internet Public Librarian at Drexel University
Topics such as Reference, Health & Nutrition, Art& Music, Our World, Sports & Recreation, Computers & Internet, Reading can be found here.

Internet Public Librarian at Drexel University
Culture Quest World Tour – visit Africa, Antarctica, Asia & the Far East, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, South & Central America

Teaching Resources
From David White, an education professional in Kansas with a lifelong passion for social studies.  Topics include: Current events, Cultures, Holidays, Languages Religions, Maps, History, Archaeology, Sports.
This website is dedicated to providing teachers a single shop for educational resources.  Topics include: Reading & Writing, Languages, Making Puzzles, Critical Thinking, Social Studies

Smithsonian Museum for Education and Museum Science
Topics include: Moon Mission, Weird Stories, Mr. President, Know It All

The Web 2.0 for EFL Teachers
An excellent guide for teachers to become familiar with the latest in Web 2.0 educational technology and how it can be integrated in the language classroom.

This is a good site that helps you create your own free website that you can share with others, for example, your students!

This site is a searchable online library - part of the Web 2.0 generation. Subscriptions are free. It contains books in all subjects (find ELT materials here), in Word or PDF format.

ePals Global Community
This is an online resource that teachers can use to connect their classrooms with other classrooms around the world.  Teachers can find learning partners for their students, chat with other teachers, share successful lessons and resources, and find projects and instructional materials on this website.

Best 50 websites for writers.
A comprehensive list that claims to be the best 50 websites for writers.

The Starfall reading program
The program is designed to be fun, exciting, and to instill confidence in young children as they learn to read. The website and companion printed materials are clear and effective tools to help you implement proven teaching methods.

The Educator's Reference Desktop
This site provides access to the ERIC database, the world's largest source of education information containing more than one million abstracts of documents and journal articles. It also has a Lesson Plan Collection, a Resource Collection with over 3,000 links, and a Question Archive with answers to the most popular questions submitted to the Ask ERIC question and answer service.

TAustralian Council of TESOL Associations
The council advocates for and enhances the profile of the TESOL profession in Australia through a wide range of activities in local, regional, national, and international contexts.
The independent online resource network for teachers of English.

An online ELT journal
ELT Journal is a quarterly publication for all those involved in the field of teaching English as a second or foreign language. The journal links the everyday concerns of practitioners with insights gained from related academic disciplines such as applied linguistics, education, psychology, and sociology.

For over a decade, this website has been providing free and easy to use resources for teachers dedicated to improving the education of today's generation of students. A lingual site for families and educators of English language.

English Language Teachers' Forum
From Pearson Education, this site offers resource of live discussion forums, downloadable development packs (with articles, extracts from published books and tasks), bibliographies, message boards and online buying facilities.

Resources for teachers who teach Kindergarten though higher education.

Friendship through Education
This is a consortium of organizations committed to creating opportunities that facilitate interaction between youth world-wide, building an understanding between nations, and a bond between humanity.

ESL Printables
At this website, English Language teachers can exchange resources: worksheets, lesson plans, activities, etc.  Their collection is growing every day with the help of many teachers. If you want to download you have to send your own contributions.

TEFL Blogs
The website provides blogs that could be useful for both current and potential EFL teachers.

Language and Literacy website 
The website offers many resources for academic English.

Guide to Grammar and Writing
Guides and quizzes for grammar and writing from the Capital Community College.

English Teaching Online
A free online collection of lesson plans, online lessons, resources and links for English teachers.

Maintained by the Internet TESL Journal, this site has many Internet links of interest to students and teachers of English as a Second Language.

This site is a terrific listening resource for ESL/EFL North American podcasts.

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