TESOL Thoughts

Reflections on Teaching and Learning



Academic English Corner – a page I created as a language resource for independent advanced English language learners.

Dream Reader – A website with many interesting articles (free) for ELLs to practice reading. Handouts and quizzes included.

Free and Fair ELT – Resources and materials shared regularly on their Facebook group.

ELT Pics – An incredible range of images shared by teachers around the world. Free to use. Please attribute.

GrammarBytes – Explanations, practice activities, handouts, and PPTs. Even their own MOOC for students!

NYTimes Learning Blog – Engaging content, ideas for class projects, and stunning photos.

Purdue OWL – A great resources for writing classes.

Radio Lab – Public radio program with interesting and unconventional shows.

StoryCorps – Interviews students can listen to. Great for them to create their own!

The Other Things Matter – Short stories for English language learners.

This I Believe – Personal essays shared on many different topics. Resources for educators available. A great writing idea!

Voice of America – Language adapted to ELLs when reporting current news.


Professional Development

Adrian Underhill on YouTube

Blended Learning Toolkit

Electronic Village Online

Tyson Seburn’s ELT Calendar of Events

iTDi – International Teacher Development Institute

TESOL Virtual Seminars

TESOL Academic

RSCON/The Future of Education


EdTech Tools 


Create Cartoons – writing practice

EdPuzzle – Take a video and easily edit it, adding questions or room for students to comment.

Google Drive – word processing and PPT without installing programs. Collaboration.

Kaizena – for writing feedback

Polls Everywhere – polls can be used for class activities 

Quizlet – for vocabulary review

Textivate – to create interactive activities

Word and Phrase – from BYU Corpus







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