Resources for language trainers and tutors
LINGUALEARN TEXTS (in alphabetical order)
- Advice on careers
- Advice on finding jobs and useful links
- Attendance: Avoiding Poor Attendance and Coping with Irregular Attendance
- Homework (and some ideas to improve completion rates)
- Professional associations
- Tips for new language trainers
- Tips for writers of language teaching materials
- Useful links and resources on language testing
- Using music in the language classroom
- Using newspapers and news sites to assist with language learning
ESL Teacher’s ToolKit
An excellent resource for teachers of English as a Second Language.
Includes 6 CD’s.
RRP: $49.99 USD
USEFUL LINKS (in alphabetical order)
DAF Portal - very useful for trainers of German who want to be kept up to date on news and services; they provide trainers with useful material and suggestions for all the main skills: ideas and exercises, grammar rules, suggestions for pair work, worksheets etc.
Developing Teachers - weekly teaching tips, a newsletter, lesson plans, articles etc
The ELT Forum from Longman: resources, bibliographies, links and online discussion.
ELTeCS is a network of over 12,000 ELT professionals
English-to go - it has photocopiable lesson plans based on Reuters news stories
ETProfessional - practical magazine for ELT teachers
European Schoolnet - online resource centre for schools, supported by the European Commission
Humanising Language Teaching - an excellent collection of articles for teachers
ICT4LT - Information and Communications Technology for Language Teachers
Internet Resources for Language Teachers and Researchers from Reading University
Internetraining - useful resources for designing web-based training
Languages ICT from CILT and ALL provides a gateway to information and guidance for teachers of languages on using Information and Communications Technology in the classroom
Nancy Thulene's Site - German for undergraduates from the University of Wisconsin. Contains sections on grammar, essays, vocabulary, writing, culture, videos, lyrics ...
Ohio ESL - from the University of Ohio
Onestopenglish.com from Macmillan Heinemann: lesson plans, jobs, games, professional support and articles
Online University - a good collection of links for learning French, Spanish, Italian and German
OUP Teachers' Club - photocopiable resources, placement tests, practice files, listening scripts, wordlists, reading and writing files, cloze makers, DVD worksheets, author articles, teacher development materials and more
Schubert Verlag für Fachliteratur - German Publisher - very useful for trainers of German who want to be kept up to date on news and services; they provide trainers with useful material and suggestions for all the main skills: ideas and exercises, grammar rules, suggestions for pair work, worksheets etc.
Teachers.net - ESL/EFL Chatboard
Teachitworld.com - funky and whizzy resources!
TWB - Teachers Without Borders
The Teacher Trainer Journal - A practical journal for those who train, mentor and educate TESOL teachers