Wednesday, August 26, 2009

15 of the Best Blogs for EFL and ESL Teachers




Blogs are a great way to find free resources, tips, and tools from ESL and EFL teachers around the world. Here is a list of 15 of the best blogs for ESL and ESL teachers to explore:

Becoming a Better EFL Teacher - This blog provides links, resources, and tools that EFL teachers can use to improve their teaching skills. Becoming a Better EFL Teacher also features language learning news to help teachers stay up-to-date on the latest information.

English Conversation - Designed for teachers and learners, English Conversation offers resources for teaching and improving your English. Teachers can use this blog to find resources, lessons, information on learning styles, and several other useful tools.

Burcu Akyol's EFL Blog - This EFL teacher's blog features reflections, tips, reviews, and resources for English teachers. Throughout this blog, teachers can find information on EFL and ESL blogs, associations, professional development, podcasts, lessons, exercises, and teaching ideas.

My ESL Corner - My ESL Corner is a blog created to provide and share opinions, resources, and news about ESL and EFL topics to both English and Spanish visitors. Within this blog, teachers will find useful worksheets, flashcards, learning songs, clipart, e-books, readings, and much more.

English, ESL…and more - This great blog for teachers and students provides tools, tips, and resources for ESL learners. Throughout the blog pages, teachers can find classified links, writing workshops, GLBT resources, literacy links, multicultural resources, and ESL guides.

The English Blog - The English Blog is an instructive blog for English learners and teachers. The blog features Internet resources, tips, news, trivia, and reviews that can be used for English teaching and studying purposes. Just a few of the resources ESL teachers might find helpful are lesson plans, exams, reference, software, and video.

Nik's Learning Technology Blog - Nik's Learning Technology Blog was created by Nik Peachey, a learning technology consultant and teacher trainer. The blog provides teaching material, tips, and resources for ESL and EFL teachers to use new technology. Within this blog, teachers can find information on teaching English in Second Life, picture phrases, using video in language learning, animated vocabulary, and much more.

An ELT Notebook - This blog, created by an EFL teacher with over 30 years of experience, provides resources to teachers of all levels. Posts include topics on activities, career development, classroom management, lesson planning, teaching skills, and many more subjects that EFL teachers will find useful.

Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day - This blog, specifically for teaching ESL, EFL, and ELL, offers daily websites that will help educators improve their teaching. Teachers can search this blog by category or browse the archive.

Blog-EFL - The Blog-EFL looks at the use of high tech tools in English teaching and learning. This language technology blog also provides tips and resources that can be used in the classroom and out.

ESL Daily - This blog, created by teachers for teachers, features information and news for ESL and EFL teaching. ESL Daily also provides resources and tips for teaching, technology, employment, and other useful resources.

ESL Lesson Plan - ESL Lesson Plan has resources, lesson plans, and tips for novice to veteran ESL teachers. This regularly updated blog also provides articles on a wide range of topics, including ESL activities, jobs, certification, lesson plans, budgeting, time management, and workplace issues.

Teaching ESL to Adults - This short and to the point blog from an experienced ESL tutor features articles on grammar, lesson plans, and other resources that teachers can use with ESL students. Teaching ESL to Adults also offers handouts, experiences, ideas, and tips.

Joey's ESL Room - Joey's ESL Room is a frequently updated blog created by several ESL teachers from across a dozen countries. This blog offers different approaches to teaching as well as information about different countries to ESL teachers and those thinking of becoming an ESL teacher.

ESL Teaching Resources - The ESL Teaching Resources blog features a list of resources and websites that ESL/EFL/ESP/EPA teachers can use with students.

Guest post from education writer Karen Schweitzer. Karen is the About.com Guide to Business School. She also writes about top online colleges for OnlineCollege.org.


Prof. Larry M. Lynch is an EFL Teacher Trainer, Intellectual Development Specialist, author and speaker. He has written ESP, foreign language learning, English language teaching texts and hundreds of articles used in more than 100 countries. Get your FREE E-book, “If you Want to Teach English Abroad, Here's What You Need to Know" by requesting the title at: lynchlarrym@gmail.com Need a blogger or copywriter to promote your school, institution, service or business or an experienced writer and vibrant SEO content for your website, blog or newsletter? Then E-mail me for further information.


13 comments:

Classroommng1 said...

Wonderful blog for teachers! I know of a wonderful website which speaks about classroom management. This site provides resources for teachers which includes the amazingly simple methods of gaining class control, building relationships with difficult pupils and de-escalation strategies.

Convert Your Scanned Pages to Text said...

Nice post for teachers...........
This blog is too good enjoyed a lot.

Generally everybody feels that teacher’s job is easy but I feel this job is very difficult like making class plan, question papers etc.

However you can use old plans, question papers which could be in pdf or scanned format (tiff/jpg). You can directly convert by clicking www.onlinedocumentconversion.com and edit for fresh use.

I feel even if you have to pay a little bit it’s worth it, because paid sites are definitely better then unpaid sites.

Caution!
Avoid free sites or sites with no after sales support a NO NO.

Convert Your Scanned Pages to Text said...

Nice post………
This blog is too good enjoyed a lot.

Generally everybody feels that teacher’s job is easy but I feel this job is very difficult like making class plan, question papers etc.

However you can use old plans, question papers which could be in pdf or scanned format (tiff/jpg). You can directly convert by clicking www.onlinedocumentconversion.com and edit for fresh use.

I feel even if you have to pay a little bit it’s worth it, because paid sites are definitely better then unpaid sites.

Caution!
Avoid free sites or sites with no after sales support a NO NO.

learningenglishway said...

good blog

Kevin Cozma said...

Great list. Thanks a lot.

Kev

Speak, Read and Write English said...

Thanks for the list of sites. I know you have retired the blog, but this post might be worthwhile to update, particularly with teaching online resources.

Universal Teacher said...

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MEHMET GÜL said...

I would recommend www.englishwsheets.com

شقق مفروشة said...

great
i love your blog a lot.

Bryan Johnson said...

Nice and informative post you have shared with us which is interesting and knowledgeable.

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Cathryn Arden said...

Wow great websites, I just started a blog for ESL too if anyone wants to take a look http://www.kidsesl.blogspot.jp/

ESL Made Easy said...

Great sites! I have learned a lot! Just launched an ESL blog full of resources and links for ESL teachers. Please check it out at www.eslmadeeasy.ca

Feel free to add your favorites ESL links too!


John Miller said...

Great list. Really useful.

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