Teacher Training Resources

Basic TEFL Qualifications
For those interested in starting a teaching career in TEFL, this page gives a useful overview of the most usual TEFL training qualifications required and the TEFL courses available to achieve them.

TEFL Course Database
Searchable database of different kinds of TEFL/TESL/TESOL courses worldwide. Includes Certificate courses, Diploma courses and weekend courses, onsite and online.

TEFL Course FAQs
Frequently asked questions and answers about all kinds of TEFL courses

Liz Regan Liz Regan's 20 Teaching Tips
These tips will be of general help to new ESL teachers or others who simply wish to brush up on their technique.

What's the difference between English as a Foreign Language and English as a Second Language?

TEFL Quizzes for TEFL teachers

TEFL Quizzes for TEFL Teachers
Have some fun and brush up on your teaching theory with these multiple-choice quizzes for teachers.

Mirroring - the Unfair Advantage
Using body language to make your language classes go more smoothly.

Teacher Talking Time
Why the last thing your students need is your TTT.

Silence in Language Teaching
Have you ever seen a TV interview where the interviewer asks a question, lets the interviewee answer, and then says nothing?

Dressed to Spill
How what you wear can help or hinder your students.

Online Surveys for Language Teachers
Tips for designing effective surveys, writing the questionnaire, analysing data and sharing the results.

Preparing for the CELTA etc
15 practical suggestions on what you should do prior to taking any CELTA or similar TEFL certificate course.

15 reasons to avoid a TEFL course
Although it is hard to judge the quality of less well-known TEFL courses, it is comparatively easy to spot the ones that can be instantly dismissed. This article gives you some quick and easy methods to do just that.

Teacher Training Forum
Discussion about teacher training issues

ELT Terms, Abbreviations and Acronyms - some of the terms used in English Language Teaching

Teacher Training Articles

TEFL Glossary
A comprehensive list of terms used in teaching English as a foreign or second language

TEFL Help Desk
When students have a question about a grammar point they come to you. But where do you go when you have a question about teaching? Now you can go to the TEFL Help Desk, a service from TEFLnet just for ESL teachers.