TEFL Resources

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.

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.

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.

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.