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Teaching in China: The Basics
A look at the burgeoning Chinese ESL market, visa processes and where to work

Risks of being an ESL Teacher abroad
David Buckley outlines some of the points that ESL teachers should be aware of when working in other countries. Some of the risks and situations they may encounter.

Is Teaching English Abroad for Me?
Should I go or should I stay? 7 Questions to ask yourself when deciding whether to teach abroad.

Tabletop Games as Teaching Aids
In this article Hamed Lorestani briefly introduces advantages of playing tabletop games with language learners.

Garden/Backyard vocabulary poster
Specially designed for English learners, these free British and American vocabulary posters are ideal for classroom use or at home in the bedroom
Garden / Backyard

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS English Language Teaching Global Blog
This blog from OUP is “intended for teachers, trainers, lecturers, authors and anyone else with an interest in keeping up with what’s happening in the world of ELT and what we’re up to.” And while it is inevitably based around OUP’s impressive list of ELT publications, it nevertheless offers a broad range of additional resources […]

Started in the UK in 2018, is a site made by TEFL teachers for TEFL teachers. eslactive is a cleanly formatted site with really practical resources for teachers, including a Warmer of the Day and a very handy Vocabulary Image Generator which instantly creates images for you from categories such as animals, daily routines, […]

could would should Modals
Listen as German-born actress and singer Marlene Dietrich demonstrates her perfect command of English modals.
could, would, should modals

Tips for Teaching Prepositions
Some of the key points to understand when teaching prepositions, with tips to make your teaching even more effective

Please don’t say “OK?”
And especially don’t say “Do you understand?” or “Does everybody understand?” or, even worse (if that’s possible), “Does anybody not understand?” OK?

Written Comprehension Level Test (EC002) PDF
20-question, multiple-choice, paper-based test that evaluates a learner's level in English Written Comprehension (how well they understand English that they read). They have 15 minutes to do this test. There are 20 questions.

A Lesson Plan Suggestion to Teach Academic Comparison and Contrast
In this article, I want to share a lesson plan that worked for my college-level English for Academic Purpose course. I hope to get feedback.

How to Influence Students to Entertain Themselves
This is an article that I wrote about my teaching experience. It's about how to influence students to entertain themselves.

Survey: bilinguals' use of their languages, emotional experiences & identity
I'd like to hear from bilingual teachers about the use of their languages and emotions they experience when talking to other bilinguals.

Teach English Online – Introduction
Teaching English (or any language) online is increasingly popular and will only continue to gain popularity. This introduction to the concept of online teaching—whether you're self-employed or working for a school—looks at one-to-one teaching in particular.

Creating the Best Mindset for Lesson Feedback
The article explores how to create the best mindset for giving constructive oral lesson feedback to a teacher whose lesson you have observed.

A Philosophy of ESL Teaching and Learning
A comprehensive ESL philosophy relative to what is needed on the road toward "successful" teaching and learning

Why use ‘endanger’ when ‘kill’ is more fun?
LinkedIn makes WIRED's case

Free TEFL Video Downloads
Free downloads for TEFL teachers to let you play videos to your students direct from your device

Top 10 Things for an ESL Teacher to Pack
Don’t forget your toothbrush helps Teachers of English as a Foreign Language with pages that include lesson plans, worksheets, TEFL courses, tips, job boards, FAQs, articles, forums and more — all free!

Skill-based ESL Worksheets
Each of these worksheets has been designed to print out on a single sheet of A4 or US Letter size paper. Each worksheet may be downloaded, printed, photocopied, used and distributed freely for non-commercial purposes provided you do not modify its content.
Skill-based ESL Worksheets

ESL Worksheets
Welcome to ESL Worksheets where you'll find free worksheets that you can print to paper or PDF and use in class as you wish. Each worksheet may be downloaded, printed, photocopied, used and distributed freely for non-commercial purposes provided you do not modify its content.
ESL Worksheets

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

Teaching Approaches Quiz
You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests terms in the TEFL Glossary related to teaching approaches and methods.

Finding the Perfect ESL Job
Tips to help avoid the nightmare jobs and land that dream position

Avoiding the First ESL Lesson Blues
Some of the things you can do to make the first lesson less painful and the experience enjoyable

Job Applications: Chris’s 10 Tips
How to apply for the jobs you really want to get. A practical guide to filling out those (automated) application forms

Helping ESL Students Become Computer Literate
Increasingly, our daily lives involve computers

Battling Burn-Out for Teachers
Your life force is running out.