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Fantastic though my website is, it can't cover everything and there is some great, free stuff out there. So, here are some other useful links to websites.


ILT related activities

QuizBusters Quiz Generator This creates beautiful, professional looking blockbusters quizzes to play online. Use them in the classroom, or add them to your VLE (virtual learning environment).

ESL activities Various activities to choose from, including a free crossword creator.

Tarsia: A free programme to download which will let you make dominoes/jigsaw type puzzles as handouts for your students. It's aimed at maths teachers, but also works for language. My favourite is the pyramid puzzle.


Handouts

Teach-This This website has saved me on a number of occasions. There are handouts organised by topic and by level, and I love that you don't have to login or remember a password.

English Banana.com - 750+ Free Printable Worksheets for Better English Lessons Again, you don't have to login which is lovely if your memory is like mine!


Other useful sites

Agenda Web This website has loads more grammar practice exercises for students.

ESL Galaxy - ESL Lesson Plan Portal This website has ESL lesson plan materials, printable worksheets & games for teaching English, speaking, ESL kids materials, grammar exercises, reading and writing materials, interactive grammar & vocabulary exercises for students.

English with Jo Learn to speak English naturally and confidently with online English conversation lessons tailored to your level and interests. The site offers many useful resources including Idiom of the Day, Phrasal Verbs, Grammar Exercises, Vocabulary Quizzes, Downloadable English topics and more.

English Raven Educational resources and materials for teachers of EFL and ESL, particularly aimed at young learners and teenagers.

Perfect English Grammar This is a website with lots of detailed information about grammar and practice exercises for students.

English Portal - The Better Way to English This is particularly useful if you want business English.

ESL Teachers Board: Free teaching materials, ESL jobs and resumes.

Teaching ESL to Adults An ESL tutor's website with resources for teaching adults ESL, including lesson plans, grammar tips, cloze exercises, English pronunciation tips, and ESL textbook evaluations.

Learn English Open English World provides free activities to help you speak English fluently in daily life. Learn English online free and improve your conversation, pronunciation and vocabulary.


EFL blogs

An A-Z of ELT This blog is by Scott Thornbury and is absolutely fascinating for both new teachers and those with more experience. It sounds like he's planning to close down this blog soon, so have a look and make notes while it's still there!

Jimmy ESL This is a fairly new blog which has articles of interest for EFL teachers and extra practice for EFL students.

Teacher Training

Future Learn This website has a huge range of free online courses from top universities. I've followed courses in studying for the IELTS exam and how to teach students with dyslexia - I just wish I had time to sign up for more.

Teaching Degrees On this website you can search hundreds of accredited online degrees for educators. Masters, Doctoral and certification programs.


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