Links I Like
An excellent US government journal with extensive back issues available
Internet TESL Journal
A superb, free online journal, published in Japan.
Yet another excellent journal from Japan. Published by the Japanese
Association for Language Teaching, this is more academic/theoretical
Learning & Technology
A fairly "academic" journal on Computer Assisted Language Learning.
A growing bank of ESL lessons based on Reuters newspaper articles. One
free lesson every week, but for access to the archives you must pay a
An excellent collection of resources from Macmillan English.
- Better: evidence-based education
A collaboration between York University and John Hopkins University.
A superb site, run by Reuters, with IELTS-style vocabulary and reading
comprehension tasks. Tick boxes and gaps for text, a clock to keep you
on your toes, feedback on your current score... and a wide range of
topics, updated weekly (unfortunately, to access their Library of
earlier lessons you must be a fee-paying member of English-to-Go).
Superb study notes on numerous titles.
Notes (Harvard University)
Excellent notes on a wide range of novels.
Very thorough study guides for a long list of novels and plays.
There's no end to these high quality literature guides ...
Yes - more great study guides!
Like the name says ...
Sperling's ESL Cafe
Probably the most famous ESL site on the Internet.
A large collection of lesson plans, handouts and ideas: very good on
writing and literature.
Excellent writing resources from Purdue University, USA
Impressive, downloadable software from the University of Victoria,
Canada that allows you to create your own cloze exercises, word puzzles
Not a TESOL site per se but a great place to create quizzes that will have students hopping in their seats.
Make your own crosswords, word searches etc! (Saving your work can be
complicated, so I've written my own set
This takes you to the N.I.'s superb index of back issues. Many of the
articles are unsuitable for ESOL learners, but there are very good
"Facts at a Glance" pages, lots of human interest stories,
opportunities to write protest letters and links to relevant websites. NI:
Global Issues for Learners of English has simplified some NI
articles and added learning tasks.
Times Educational Supplement (TES)
A weekly UK publication aimed mainly at British state school teachers.
However, there are occasional features of interest to TESOL people and
a comprehensive Jobs sections that includes international schools.
A vast site containing links to cross-curricular resources, TV/radio
programmes, audio files and other educational sites.
Online version of "The Guardian", my favourite UK newspaper, with very
useful archives and a "printable version" facility.
A simply but elegantly presented site run by the devoted Kristine
Howard. The best one-stop site for Dahl resources (and I'm not just
saying that because you can find my work there!).