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  • ESL Holiday Lessons.com: Lessons and activities on holidays, anniversaries, commemorations and other notable days in the world calendar. Free Word and PDF downloads plus MP3 listening.
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Recommended ESL/EFL Blogs and a Ning

  • Free ESL Materials - Blogs: A page outlining 130+ (May, 2011) ESL and ELT blogs.
  • Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day: A constant source of very informative posts, links and updates on all things ESL, ELL and EFL from one of ESL's best bloggers.
  • Teaching Life: A not-to-be-missed blog for 21st-Century teachers on teaching, language, testing, tech.... Written by 21st-Century teacher and blogger Chris Cattaneo.
  • EFL Classroom 2.0: An extremely comprehensive ning for teachers and students. Check out the impressive site map for anything and everything EFL/ESL. From David Deubelbeis - "When one teaches, two learn".
  • Teacher Reboot Camp: Shelly Terrell's posts on the latest developments and tools available to educators, from Twitter to Second Life.
  • Kalinago English: Musings, information, ideas and reviews on ESL teaching and educational technology from blogger Karenne Sylvester.
  • Burcu Akyol's Blog: Impressions, reflections, reviews, tips and resources from an extremely entusiastic and hardworking English teacher and pioneer of using technology in the classroom. Tales of real-life, ambitious projects.
  • Ozge Karaoglu's Blog: About teaching, learning, reflecting and being a 21st century learner & teacher. Contains excellent reviews of the very latest digital tools for the classroom.
  • TEFL Matters: From Marisa Constantinides - Thoughts on language teaching, language teacher education and new technologies.
  • ESOL Courses: Well crafted and imaginative lessons from Sue Lyon-Jones using YouTube videos and other interactive technology.
  • The Educator's PLN: From Tom Whitby - A ning site dedicated to the support of a Personal Learning Network for Educators. 6,000+educators (as of May, 2011) ans growing.

Sites for Teachers and Students

  • ELLLO: English Language Listening Lab Online. Listen to English speakers from all over the world. Over 400 listening activities that include quizes and texts. New listening every day.
  • Teacher Training Videos: Videos to help teachers to incorporate technology into their teaching. Easy step-by-step screencast guides to the latest classroom technologies. From Russell Stannard.
  • Activities for ESL Students: Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles. Has thousands of contributions from teachers.
  • Interesting Things for ESL Students: Quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer assisted language learning activities.
  • Using English.com: Online ESL resources for students and teachers - for ESL, EFL, ESOL, and EAP.
  • eslflow.com: Acollection of links to lessons sorted by theme and level.
  • ESL Topics Magazine: Online magazine that offers learners of English an opportunity to express and publish their ideas in English.
  • Teachers-Pet.org: A free tool that quickly and easily creates many vocabulary activities from MS Word texts. An add-on to the Word menu bar.
  • EnglishClub.com: A compendium of resources for teachers and students, plus information on international schools and ESL worldwide.
  • Bee Oasis.com: Over 1,000 stories graded at 5 levels in the Arts and Sciences. Many of the stories have audio. Classic fiction brought up to date. For extensive reading.
  • Simple English News.com: Daily news headlines and very short articles behind the headlines.
  • NewsFlashEnglish.com: Weekly lessons on news of Slovakia. Word and PDF handouts.
  • Global Issues in Language Education: Excellent newsletter (click "Back Issues") to "promote global awareness, international understanding, social responsibility and action to solve world problems through content-based language teaching...."

My Favourite School in Japan

  • Princeford English College: Located in Umeda, Osaka, Princeford provides a very personal, at-home and fun learning experience. Private and group lessons available as well as TOEIC, TOEFL and speaking classes.

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