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Useful Sites for Teachers

Here's a list of websites for teachers and schools.

Dictionaries | EFL | ESL | Forums | Idioms | Lesson Plans | News | Organisations | Quotes | Reference | Software for Teachers | Teaching Children | Teacher Training

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top Dictionaries


Dictionaries provide easy access to words, definitions, synonyms, acronyms, etc.

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
Includes definitions and example sentences for advanced level speakers of English and above.

Cambridge Dictionaries
Includes these dictionaries: Advanced Learner's, Learner's, Phrasal Verbs, Idioms, American English, French - English and Spanish - English.

Search many dictionaries from one place. Includes a unique 'Reverse Dictionary'; type in a definition and they suggest the word.

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top ESL & EFL


Access to pre-prepared lesson plans, exercises, grammar rules and more.

Bob's Grammar & Topic Songs
A teacher who uses the Teacher's Pet to create teaching materials about song.

English Corner
English grammar exercises, grammar rules, vocabulary games, interactive crossword puzzles, ESL reading exercises, collocations, and more.

LearnEnglish.org.uk (British Council)
LearnEnglish is a portal which links to all the British Council's websites for teachers and learners of English

Daves ESL Cafe.com
The internet's meeting point for EFL and ESL students and teachers around the world.

An extensive library of adaptable ELT lesson plans, worksheets, ideas, and activities.

The Internet TESL Journal
Articles, Research Papers, Lessons Plans, Classroom Handouts, Teaching Ideas & Links

Gives free access to hundreds of ESL lesson plans and materials that can be used for communicative English lessons in the classroom.

English Banana.com
Offers more than 750 free printable worksheets for teachers and students of English and Drama.

EFL Worksheets.com
Free worksheets and online exercises.

This site was put together by Visi Alaminos for learners and teachers of English and Spanish.

Designed to offer interesting activities for all learners of English.

Mark's ESL World
ESL portal which includes job postings, forums and links.

Happy Cats TEFL
TEFL blog with jobs, country and city guides, TEFL book reviews and other resources for teachers.

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top Forums


Share thoughts and ideas with other teachers:

A to Z Teacher Stuff

Teacher Focus.com

Daves ESL Cafe

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top Idioms


Find idioms relating to any topic:

Cambridge Idioms Dictionary
Comprehensive list of British, American and Australian idioms, complete with example sentences.

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top Lesson plans


Lesson Planet
150,000 searchable lesson plans reviewed and rated by teachers.

Free Lesson Plans, Templates, Worksheets, Rubrics, Themed Units, and more! 

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top News


Cover a topical issue or an subject related to your students interests.

BBC News
News and more. Includes extensive audio and video resources

BBC - Newsround
News for children. Includes audio resources.

Free lesson plans based on the day's news

Simple English News
Learn English With The News

ElizabethClaire (Easy English)
Easy English NEWS is a tabloid-size (11" x 17") monthly newspaper for adult and high school readers whose native language is not English.

Google News
Search most English-language news portals from one place.

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top Professional Organisations


Information & Communications Technology for Language Teachers (ICT4LT)
A free collection of training modules in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for Language Teachers.

[email protected]

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top Quotes


Search for famous quotes relating to a given topic...

The Quotations Page
25,200 quotations online from over 3,000 authors.

Over 15,000 quotations and famous quotes. quotes and quotations.

Brainy Quote.com

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top Reference


Source of easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works.

Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free content encyclopedia project.

Advice on almost any subject provided by experts.

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top Software for Teachers


The Teacher's Guide
List of free software for teachers.

Hot Potatoes (for the web)
The Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web.

Simple Virtual Learning Environment (for the web)
SimpleVLE is a virtual learning environment that includes web-based access to class content, grades, assessments, and other class tools.

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top Teaching Children


Rising Stars Phonics Guide
An introduction and brief history on the subject, as well as offering lots of useful resources like phonemes and graphemes that educators and parents can use in developing children's phonetic awareness.

Music Town: Children's Songs and Lyrics
Kids' Music Town presents a large selection of children's songs, along with their lyrics.

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top Teacher Training


Advancing the use of technology in the EFL classroom.

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