English Teaching Resources

General EFL

About.com.  esl.about.com/

Includes topics on pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, listening, writing, teaching, reading, lesson plans, various levels of English, tests/quizzes, TOEFL/IELTS/Cambridge 


Asia Journal of English Language Teaching. www.cuhk.edu.hk/eltu/DP/
Research-oriented journal on topics relevant to teaching in Asia. Published by the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
BBC / British Council www.teachingenglish.org.uk
Ideas on teaching, tips and lesson plans, etc.
British Council / Learning English. www.learnenglish.org.uk
Links to themes, songs, cartoons, stories, poems, etc.


Dave's ESL Cafe. www.eslcafe.com/
A long-standing top website for English teaching professionals and students.


English Teaching Forum. exchanges.state.gov/forum/
A quarterly journal on teaching English as a foreign language. Articles contributed by teachers around the world. Published by the United States Information Agency.


English Teaching Professional. www.etprofessional.com/
Selected articles from this ELT magazine are available at this website.


ESLgold. www.eslgold.net 

ESL learning materials for speaking, writing, listening, reading, idioms, et al.  


ESL Magazine. www.eslmag.com
A bi-monthly magazine serving ESL/EFL professionals worldwide.


Grammar Questions www.englishgrammar.org

Answers any question about grammar you may have.


IATEFL Newsletter. www.iatefl.org/newsletter/iatefl-voices-newsletter
The newsletter of IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language), an organization based in the UK.


Resources-Krigline.com www.krigline.com.cn

Website of JHF associates Michael and Vivian Krigline, including links and resources for teachers and students. You might find their "EFL Movie Study Guides" particulary helpful.


The Internet TESL Journal. http://iteslj.org
A monthly web journal started in 1995; includes articles, research papers, lesson plans, teaching techniques, book reviews, and links. Of particular use is the "Lesson Plans" section at http://iteslj.org/Lessons/


TEFL China Teahouse Teaching. http://teflchina.com/teach
A website to support English teachers in China. Articles, lesson plans, and informal tips and discussion by Chinese and foreign teachers.

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Teaching Speaking

The talking topics below can be used and adapted for small group discussions, speeches, debates, warm-ups, English Corner, etc. They are also useful as essay or journal topics for teaching writing.

Conversation Questions for the ESL- EFL Classroom

A Month of Discussion Topics

Argumentative Topics

Conversation Teaching Page (with links to conversation topics)

Prepare for Discussion - List of Topics - The Language of Discussion

Cambridge First Certificate level discussion course for English language learners

Eslflow's guide to communication skills

Regents' Test Essay Topics (also useful as speech and discussion topics)

Brain Candy Mind Games Collection: Questions to Make you Think

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Teaching Pronunciation

Howjsay.com – free online talking dictionary



Shiporsheep.com – pronunciation practice with minimal pairs



Fonetiks.org – online pronunciation guides – 9 varieties of English & 9 other languages


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Teaching Grammar

About.com www.grammar.about.com

also includes various topics of writing (rhetoric, style, business writing, etc.)


Dr. Grammar www.drgrammar.org  

it includes topics on writing, plagiarism, business communication and more.


English4Today www.english4today.com

it includes topics on conversation, writing, vocabulary as well as courses, tests & games


OneStopEnglish www.onestopenglish.com


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Teaching Writing

Avanced English Writing

www.krigline.com.cn/RealWorld.htm Information about an advanced English writing textbook published in China, and written by a JHF associate teaching in Yunnan.


More Than 180 TOEFL Writing Topics

Web Resources for Writing CVs and Job Applications

The following web sites contain useful career advice, especially for graduate students looking for a job. Students can use the guidelines and samples to help them compose their own CVs and letters of application. Many of the web sites give advice on job interviews and can also be used in an Oral Skills course.














Writing links & resources


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Teaching Literature

Scroll through an extensive list of writers of fiction, poetry and drama. Click on an author for study and discussion questions and writing suggestions. This index covers most any writer that would appear on a "Survey" course syllabus, but it may not cover all the texts you are teaching.



A comprehensive dictionary/glossary of English literature related terms specifically targeted at students. There are over 850 words, terms, concepts and major authors that students are likely to study that have been defined and all are cross referenced with live linking. The definitions of terms that have been included are most of the major subject-specific words that students will come across when studying English literature at secondary/senior/high school. First year undergraduates may also find it a useful reference point for topic areas that they did not cover at secondary/senior/high school.



This is a huge list of links to websites with author-specific information. Choose "Fiction", "Drama", "Poetry", "Essays", "Critical Theory" and then scroll through an alphabetical list of writers in that category.



Website for University of Virginia American Studies Department. Click on "hypertexts" to reach the actual writings of famous authors plus some critical material. Surf this site for other links and background information. It may be good for history and culture courses, too.



A pretty comprehensive site for Medieval, Renaissance and 17th Century English Literature. Some of the critical articles are kind of lame, but the historical and biographical info. is good.



The "Voice of the Shuttle" is a big online resource for humanities managed by the University of California at Santa Barbara. Click on "English" or "Literature" on the homepage and go to town. It's kind of hard to tell where the links will take you but, with so many, there must be some pretty good stuff here.

Tons of literary material -- complete works of Shakespeare and anthologies such as the Harvard Classics & Shelf of Fiction and Cambridge History of English and American Literature, which have pretty much any novel, play, poem, essay or story written before 1900 that you ever wanted to read. There is also critical material for all of that.

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Teaching Films





www.krigline.com.cn/movies.htm Information sheets on over a dozen great films, including vocabulary, dialogs from the movie, discussion questions and more. Created by a JHF associate teaching in Yunnan.

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Reference Works


The reference collection includes a complete Columbia Encyclopedia, dictionaries, most usage and style manuals, thesauri, quotation collections, Gray's Anatomy, the Columbia Gazetteer of North America, King James Bible, Farmer's Cookbook, Emily Post's Etiquette and other stuff, all in their complete forms.

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Last updated on: Thu Nov 7 15:21:53 2013 by: Lillian Lee
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