What is TEFL?
What exactly is Teaching English as a Foreign Language?

The Definitive Guide to TEFL
Frequently asked questions about TEFL, TEFL courses and TEFL jobs

TEFL Jobs 🧳

Employment-related resources, articles and tips

International Jobs ✈️ Board
Hundreds of job offers for English language teachers. Updated 24/7

China Jobs 🇨🇳 Board
World's biggest jobs market for ESL teachers year-round

The Definitive Guide to TEFL Jobs

TEFL Jobs Discussion Forums

TEFL Courses

TEFL/TESOL courses worldwide and online, where you can learn to teach English as a foreign language

ESL Lesson Plans

Ideas and resources to help you animate any class

ESL Worksheets

Ready-made, copyright-free worksheets that you can print and use with classes of all levels

TEFL Forums

Discussion and help for TEFL teachers, from teacher-training and jobs to special needs and ELT management

TEFL Resources

Useful resources for TEFL teachers from free downloads and articles to TEFL FAQs and glossaries, including terminology, teaching methods and links

Teacher Training

Articles, advice and other resources on teacher training and development, including frequently asked questions and quizzes for teachers

ESL Admin

Practical advice on matters such as setting up a school, staff employment and relations, school resources and marketing

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Word Stress Rules - UPDATED
This page gives you the rules for word stress, with audio. Two simple rules and five more complicated rules for which syllable to stress in English.

Minimal Pair /əʊ/ and /aʊ/ as in KNOW and NOW
Below is a list of words that vary only by one having the vowel sound /əʊ/ and the other the vowel sound /aʊ/.
minimal pairs

The Strange Language of Journalists: A Brief Introduction To Journalese
‘BOSSES BLAST CHIEFS’ — or so a typical, tabloid headline might read. It is technically an English sentence. As in, it has a subject, a verb and an object, but the meaning is obscure. That’s because it is a sentence written in journalese: the language of newspapers.
journalese

History of Rock Music - UPDATED
This page looks at the vocabulary of Rock Music through its history, people and songs.
Neil Young

Symbols Picture Quiz
Can you name these symbols?
ESL Picture Quizzes

Minimal Pair /ɒ/ and /ɔ:/ as in COT and CAUGHT
Below is a list of words that vary only by one having the vowel sound /ɒ/ and the other the vowel sound /ɔ:/.
minimal pairs

Minimal Pair /æ/ and /ɑ:/ as in HAD and HARD
Below is a list of words that vary only by one having the vowel sound /æ/ and the other the vowel sound /ɑ:/.
minimal pairs

What is TEFL?
A brief explanation of the world of TEFL

About TEFL.net
An independent site with resources and objective advice for TEFL teachers

TEFL Guide
A comprehensive series of Frequently Asked Questions about TEFL

TEFL Links Directory
Websites of interest to TEFL teachers

TEFL Downloads
Free resources for TEFL teachers to download

Post Job Ad
Recruit TEFL teachers free on one of the web's most popular TEFL job boards

15 Ways to SHUT UP
Required reading for all teachers

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TEFL or TESL? What do TEFL and TESL mean? TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. TESL stands for Teaching English as a Second Language. TEFL is used when people teach English in a non-English speaking country. TESL is used when people teach English in an English speaking country. Is this important? Not very, for students. But there are some important technical considerations for teachers. See The Definitive Guide to TEFL.

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