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English Teaching Forum Magazine

The English Teaching Forum online is a quarterly journal published by the U.S. Department of State for teachers of English as a foreign or second language. This site contains articles from issues of the Forum dating back to 1993. To find a particular article or issue, click on the year it appeared, or search by subject, title, or author. The ETF also welcomes submissions from English language teachers around the world. Most of the authors published in English Teaching Forum are classroom teachers.

Online English Language Center

This web site is sponsored by the Office of English Language Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, and maintained by the American English Institute, University of Oregon. The purpose of this site is to introduce educators and learners to resources available through the World Wide Web for English teaching and learning, and to services and resources available through the Office of English Language Programs (OELP). These resources have been recommended by English language educators and learners worldwide, and are available free of charge.

Go to --> Teach English
Go to --> OELP Publications à Teaching Pragmatics
Go to --> OELP Publications à Internet for English Teaching (Chapter 7 of print publication)

Megasites with Teaching and Reference Materials: BUBL LINK Catalogue of Internet Resources on English language education and English as a second language


Selection of links and resources for students and teachers of English as a foreign language. Includes interactive English exercises, student and teacher message boards, dictionary interfaces, word of the day, quotation of the week, quizzes and crosswords. It also features general reference resource, searchable directories, sample test …  

Example of reference material for English Language education: The Elements of Style (William Strunk, Jr.)

Asserting that one must first know the rules to break them, this classic reference book is a must-have for any student and conscientious writer. Intended for use in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature, it gives in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated.  [Also have a look at the whole website at]

Example of Searchable directory:

Offers original articles and features about English as second language, plus annotated links to selected relevant Internet resources, compiled by a subject specialist, a subject-specific bulletin board, and details of related news and events. Topics include bilingual education, computer assisted language learning, ESL software, grammar, pronunciation, reference sources and teacher training.

Search for online free course for TESL.

Librarians’ Internet Index English as a Second Language Resource

Search for English Second Language

Librarians' Internet Index (LII) is a publicly-funded website and weekly newsletter.  You can subscribe to the newsletter by email or RSS, or read on the Web. Includes many reliable websites on English as a Second  Language.

Example: The Internet TESL Journal: For Teachers of English as a Second Language

A monthly, online journal with teaching techniques, lessons, Web-based textbooks, projects, classroom jokes, games, and conversation questions, as well as related links for both teachers and students. Site is searchable and archived.

Other Sites: EduFind: The Website for Language Learner

Language learning tools, courses, materials, resources and news.  Includes: Online English Grammar/Games, Test and Exercises/Online English Courses.

OneStopEnglish: Solutions for English Teaching

A site for teachers created by teachers, OneStopEnglish is a teacher's resource site organized and run by Macmillan Education in order to help EFL, ESL and ESOL teachers. They aim to provide practical help and to provide a forum for teachers to help each other with lesson plans, ideas and solutions to classroom problems.  Currently they have around 150,000 registered users in over 100 countries. They have already published lesson plans, letters, warmers, anecdotes and problems and ideas from hundreds of teachers. They aim to continue to publish the materials developed by teachers in the classroom in order to provide a platform for sharing classroom experience. You may register online to receive they monthly update email and for free access to the free resources section and the forum.

Language Teacher Resource

Developed by the University of Ohio.

OWL English as a Second Language (ESL) Resource

The site has many different materials for English as a Second Language (ESL) students and teachers, which include resource pages, handouts, and exercises. Over 60 other handouts and exercises concerning grammar are also available in our grammar handouts section. For teachers, the site has a page with links to various pedagogical resources, including online journals, lists of other online resources, and an annotated bibliography for ESL instructors.

English Club is divided into various main sections. Some of the most popular are: Special Interest (Business English: Business English resources including money matters, news and professional seminars on subjects like CVs/resumes or presentations), ESL Lesson Plans and Teacher Forums.

Learning English [BBC] Recommended for students.

The site is intended to help you improve your learning of the English language. Throughout the site you will find short courses, quizzes, grammar, vocabulary, audio and video that will help you to improve your English. We are not able to offer personalized tuition.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language Electronic Journal

TESL-EJ began as the brainchild of a group of scholars who saw the need for a freely-distributed electronic academic journal. It has grown to become an internationally- recognized source of ESL and EFL information for people in scores of countries.