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World 66
An excellent open-source travel site. The articles and guides are written by people visiting the site, so encourage your students to look up the information on their own countries and to write updates, articles and suggestions on what to see and where to go. They can add information about their country or home town. Articles submitted to the site are added to the resources and and made available to everyone visiting the site. A chance for your students to use real English, give information and see their contributions published - what better motivation for getting your students to write in English?
http://www.world66.com/home

Breaking News
A very useful site for students and teachers containing plans and activities based on world news and current affairs lessons which are updated daily - making it a unique EFL/ESL resource. There are twenty or more communicative ideas per lesson, all copyright-free and 100 per cent photocopiable. Use the site to follow news stories as they develop and keep motivation high with the lesson plans and communicative activities.
http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/

Epals
An extensive and attractive site enabling teachers and students across the world to exchange ideas and resources. support to teachers, students all over the world in order to benefit from new technologies. The site includes an online classroom community offering discussion boards, chatrooms and e-mail. There are also projects in which teachers can consult files in order to find groups interested in exchange or collaboration.
http://www.epals.com

The Guardian Newspaper
The British daily newspaper with an excellent weekly Education Supplement. The Guardian Education web site is part of the much larger GuardianOnline site. From the Tefl pages linked here you can get information about jobs, articles, teaching resources, links to other sites such as the TEFL Directory and the opportunity to subscribe to the free monthly TEFL Update service which combines a full lesson plan based on a news feature, plus ELT-related jobs. All-in-all, a really useful site.
http://www.education.guardian.co.uk/tefl

The Internet Picture Dictionary
Very clear, attractively laid out and easy- to-use site. Offers online exercises - flashcards, fill in the gaps, word scramble & "stinky" spelling - with options to check your answers or show correct answers. An effective addition to the usual book-format picture dictionaries available. Works in several target languages as well as English. Encourage your students to use the site.
http://pdictionary.com

English Club
Extensive, fully-featured site with lots of resources for teachers and learners. Includes lesson plans, grammar practice materials, forums, jobs, games, downloadable worksheets and ESP materials. You can join English Club free of charge and access the members-only pages of the web site where there are are further games, forums, e-magazines, links etc. A very useful site to have in your bookmarks list and one you will want to return to for ideas and information.
http://www.englishclub.com/

BBC Learning English
The BBC pages for learners and teachers of English. Updated regularly and uses the resources of the world's leading broadcaster for content and information. Excellent site, lots of links and contacts. You can also hear the BBC World Service news and access all the other pages of one the best news and information sites on the web. It's one of the first sites to visit when you're looking for quality content and resources or just want to catch up on the news.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/index.shtml

ukstudentlife.com
A site with loads of information and links for students studying in the UK or intending to study in the UK. Everything from grammar lessons & teacher's resources to day & weekend excursions to places of interest. Has useful advice on exams and courses plus advice for students on studying and working in the UK, health, safety, visa requirements. Extensive and well-researched. Good resource for students.
http://www.ukstudentlife.com/

Teaching English
The excellent BBC/British Council site for teachers of English around the world. Lesson plans, forums, ideas for the classroom, downloads, quizzes, message boards, links to other sites.
http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/

Internet Grammar of English
The Internet Grammar of English is an online course in English grammar written primarily for university undergraduates. It is just part of the work being undertaken Survey of English Usage research unit based in the Department of English Language & Literature at University College London. The grammar is comprehensive, indexed, searchable and has a wide range of online exercises.
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/internet-grammar/

learnthings
Part of the Guardian Newspaper's online resources for teachers in the UK. Not strictly on EFL/ESOL site but with a wealth of links and materials for lesson planning and private study. There is a option for schools to subscribe to the larger learnpremium web site which has over 40,000 pages of resources and information.
http://www.learn.co.uk/learnthings.htm

Quality Teaching Resources
Easy-to-navigate site providing information and downloads for primary teachers. Not primarily an ELT or ESOL site - but the Literacydownloads will be useful in any primary classroom. Lots of downloads in other subject areas tying in with the UK National Curriculum and Keystage Levels. You can register (free of charge) and exchange ideas and teaching tips with other primary teachers as well as accessing or contributing to journals, newsletters etc.
http://www.qualityteachingresources.co.uk/

National Grid for Learning
The National Grid for Learning is a "collection of resources brought together by the UK Government to help raise standards in education and to support lifelong learning". The National Grid for Learning (NGfL) portal is a gateway to educational resources on the internet. It provides a network of selected links to websites that offer high quality content and information.
http://www.ngfl.gov.uk/what.jsp?sec=2&cat=164&clear=y

ESL Lounge
Free ESL lesson materials and ESL lesson plans. Printable worksheets for ESL classroom teaching. English grammar, pronunciation, board games, esl book recommendations, flashcards, board games, song lyrics and more.
http://www.esl-lounge.com/

Fun with Words
A site full of words games, anagrams, palindromes, etymology, oxymorons etc. Not a site for those suffering from logophobia. Lots of links to word-related pages and interesting pages on Net Lingua - the language of the Internet.
http://www.fun-with-words.com/

ELT Resources
Straightforward site with lessons, games, pronunciation activities, classroom activities, adult literacy worksheets, gap fill activities, crosswords and worksheets on phrasal verbs.
http://www.eltresources.com/

Humanising Language Teaching
The online magazine for all teachers interested in humanistic language teaching. Read and contribute ideas and articles; look at back copies going back to 1999. Edited by an ELB Publishing author and world-famous teacher & trainer, Mario Rinvolucri (The Q Book).
http://www.hltmag.co.uk/

 

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