TEFL Resources

TEFL Organisations | General Websites for Teachers | English Teaching Blogs | TEFL Online Magazines

TEFL Organisations

IATEFL – International association based in the UK. Has a large conference annually and also smaller events mostly organised by their SIGs (Special Interest Groups), onine and face to face.

TESOL Spain – The Spanish association of English language teachers. They organise a weekend conference annually in Spain as well as other smaller events.

FECEI – Spanish federation of language schools. The organisation is holding its first teacher development day in Madrid on 17th February 2012.

ACEIA – Association of language schools in Andalucia. Organises an annual conference for teachers with a range of interesting and motivating talks and workshops.

TEFL del Sur – Locally based organisation which organises teacher development events three times a year within the Cadiz area.

Spainwise – Cordoba-based organisation with a helpful website offering information on living and working in Spain. They hold an annual recruitment fair in May in Cordoba.

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General websites for teachers

One Stop English – Free materials to download plus lesson ideas, games and competitions and professional support.

Teaching English (British Council) – Classroom materials and lesson plans, articles on aspects of teaching as well as professional support and development.

ESL Base – TEFL jobs worldwide. Information, advice and resources for teachers.

Trinity College London – Trinity have been testing English language students for more than 50 years, offering certificates that are accepted by universities and employers worldwide.

Dave´s ESL Cafe – For ESL/EFL students and teachers from around the world. Includes resources for bilingual educators.

ESL Party Land – ESL students and teachers can find loads to do here! There are quizzes and on-line exercises, lesson plans, e-mail exchanges, 25 discussion forums, a job center, ESL links, a bookstore, and more!

TEFL.net – TEFL Course Database, ESL Jobs Centre, TEFL Help Desk, ESL lesson plans and other teaching resources to teach English as a foreign or second language.

Chris Roland.net – Website packed with ideas, materials and resources for teaching. Lots of great stuff for young learners. Chris is one of our teachers here at Active Language.

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English Teaching Blogs

Close up by Ceri Jones – reflections and teaching ideas from one of our teacher training team.

Views from the Whiteboard by Teresa Bestwick – regularly updated blog with great lesson ideas. T is one of our trainers here at Active Language.

I’d like to think I help people to learn English – thoughts and reflections on English teaching with a few lesson ideas thrown in, written by Richard former teacher at Active Language.

Learner Coaching ELT – blog focussing on sharing experiences and ideas about how teachers can help students become more independent learners, partly written by ex-Active teacher/ trainer, Dan.

A-Z of ELT – Weekly articles on aspects of language teaching by one of the industry’s best known writers, Scott Thornbury.

Nik’s Learning Technology Blog – Regularly updated with articles, links and guidance in the use of web tools and apps for language teaching.

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TEFL Magazines Online

English Teaching Professional – Popular monthly magazine providing practical tips, reviews, competitions and advice on professional development.

It’s Magazines – Formerly a magazine, now digital. Full of downloadable resources, interviews and articles, plus theme-based activities and a community site for students.

EL Gazette – Free downloadable resources and lesson plans, information on ELT events, a course search engine and advertising and job info.

ITESLJ – Free online journal featuring articles and research papers, but also lesson plans, resources and games.

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