TESOL / ESL Resources
TESOL – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages is a global association for English language teaching professionals. TESOL is a worldwide network of over 60,000 language educators.
TESOL provides academic publications, books, and electronic resources on current issues, trends, and opportunities in ELT.
IATEFL – In Europe, teachers of English can join this organization which has a focus on teaching abroad specifically. There are also some great publications, discounts, and focus groups (SIGs) that you can join if you are interested in particular regions of the world, or particular areas of ESL.
Agencies, Jobs and Vacancy Ads.
There are many agencies in ELT across the world, and many specialize in in-country assignments. So decide which country or region of the world you are interested in before you start. You may also consider volunteer work with an organization like Voluntary Services Overseas. For general jobs, visit TEFL.net‘s jobs boards and Dave’s ESL Cafe. Also, look for regional forums that focus on one area of the world or even one country or city/region.
Downloadable Worksheet standard-worksheet for homework for ESL kids.
The Internet TESL Journal – Articles, Research Papers, Lessons Plans, Classroom Handouts, Teaching Ideas & Links. A wonderful resource for all things ESL.
Resources for Teachers and Students – ESLPartyLand – They say “You’ll find loads of ideas and printable materials to use in class here, discussion forums, and employment opportunities.” Recommended by Abby.
Resources for Study Abroad Students
If you are looking to study abroad, you should check out the Language School Secrets web page.
If you find a great resource, why not drop me a line! I’ll gladly review it.