Cool Links for Teachers & Linguists


Associations | Bookshops | CALL | Clipart | Courses | Dictionaries

Discourse Analysis | Etymology | General | Grammar | Journals & Magazines | Linguistics

Methodology Books |Neuro-Linguistic Programming | Phonetics & PhonologySLA

Sociolinguistics | Teaching Abroad | Teaching Online  | Writing



BC Teal - Teaching English as an additional language in British Columbia

Center for Applied Linguistics

CILT - Centre for Information on Language Teaching & Research


Linguistics Association of Great Britain

TESL Canada


Bookshops & Publishers

Bournemouth English Bookshop
English Book Centre
Keltic ELT Bookshop
CANADA Chapters
ESL Resources - Canadian Resources
Vancouver Community College
U.S.A.  Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Powell's - New & used
WORLD-WIDE Cambridge University Press  
Heinle & Heinle
Oxford University Press
Macmillan Heinemann


Blackboard – Create your own free online course.

CALL-EJ – CALL electronic journal with lots of interesting articles.  

Hot Potatoes - enables you to create interactive activities for your online course.

Lessons from the Cyberspace Classroom by Rena Palloff & Keith Pratt 

Links for Teaching On-line

Teaching Online: A Practical Guide - by Susan Ko & Steve Rossen 

The Online Classroom: Teaching with the Internet by Eileen G. Cotton 

The Online Teaching Guide - by Ken W. White & Bob H. Weight 


1-Language - free ESL flashcards

Clipart Collection - especially for foreign/second language instruction

Clipart for Teachers - selected samples are free - free images to use in the classroom

Lang Pix - free photos for language teachers


CELTA - Cambridge certificate, one-month course, internationally-recognised.

DELTA - high-level exam for experienced teachers, 2-3 months course.

Online Instruction - a TESOL workshop (online) for online instructors.


Cambridge Dictionary of American English 

Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Canadian Oxford Paperback Dictionary 

Collins Cobuild English Dictionary





Discourse Analysis


Discourse Analysis - by Gillian Brown & George Yule 

Discourse Analysis For Language Teachers - by Michael McCarthy 


MooT - a Canadian etymology board game

Origin of Phrases

Where's THAT from? - an etymology game

Wilton's Word & Phrase Origins

Ye Olde English Sayings


Dave’s ESL Café - Features vocabulary lists, quizzes, chats, and more.

English Banana - Worksheets, games and quizzes 

English Forum - Interactive Exercises, Message Boards, Links, Good School Guide, Web Directory, World News, Cool Tools ... and more! 

English Made in Brazil - For Brazilian learners of English

ESL City - Over 700 free downloadable worksheets, over 1000 flashcards, ESL games and topics.  Free membership required.  

ESL Wizard - Information and resourcs for ESL teachers.

Fun English - For young learners and their teacher

GradeBook - Easy to use teacher's gradebook.  Free trial available.  

Jon's ESL Teaching English Second Language Site - especially about teaching in Asia 

Kisi's ESL/EFL Galaxy - Free teaching materials for EFL teachers and students - board games, lesson plans, children's materials, listening activities, music and video worksheets, etc.

Lingualearn - The one-stop-shop for language & culture products & services

Puzzlemaker - makes puzzles quickly and easily

The EFL Playhouse - A resource for teachers of young learners


A Communicative Grammar of English - by Geoffrey N. Leech & Jan Svartvik 

An Introduction to Functional Grammar - by M. Halliday

Introduction to the Grammar of English - by R. Huddleston

Practical English Usage - by Michael Swan

Journals & Magazines

eBooks World - free downloads of e-books for teachers  

ELT Newletter

English Teaching Professional - selected articles available 

ESL Focus - Web magazine for ESL/EFL professional & students

Humanistic Language Teaching - Pilgrims Internet Magazine

Internet TESL Journal – Class material, self-study quizzes, and articles

TESL-EJ Journal for Teachers

The Language Teacher - Sample articles available

The Vocabula Review - "A society is generally as lax as its language"

Verbatim - devoted to the English language and languages in general


Applied Linguistics Without Tears

Ask a Linguist - Q & A service

Introduction to Linguistics

Languages of the World

The Applied Linguistics WWW Virtual Library

World Wide Words - Investigating international English from a British viewpoint

Methodology Books

A Course In Language Teaching - by Penny Ur 

Approaches and Methods In Language Teaching - by J.C. Richards & T.S. Rodgers 

How to Teach English - by Jeremy Harmer 

The Language Teaching Matrix - by J.C. Richards 

The Practice Of English Language Teaching - by Jeremy Harmer 

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Brain Gym – Cool exercises to help your students to concentrate in class.

In Your Hands: NLP in ELT - by Jane Revell & Susan Norman 

Quotes to inspire both teachers and learners

Reading & Writing through NLP

Sensory Styles

Phonetics & Phonology      

American English Pronunciation

Gimson's Pronunciation of English by Alan Cruttenden

Interlanguage Phonology of Korean Learners of English

Intonation - by Alan Cruttenden 

Introduction to British Pronunciation    

Teaching English Pronunciation - by Joanne Kenworthy. Specifies problems encountered by speakers of Arabic, Chinese, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Turkish.  

Second Language Acquisition

Accent Atlas - Read a paragraph in English, and then read the IPA transcriptions of speakers from all around the world. 

Articles for Language Learners - including motivation, anxiety, learning strategies, learning styles, good language learners.

How Languages are Learned - Lightbown & Spada

Multi-Faceta - multilingualism


An Introduction to Genre Theory

Explore Linguistics - An introduction to some aspects of sociolinguistics

Language in Society: An Introduction to Sociolinguistics by Suzanne Romaine 

Language Policy

The Sociolinguistics of Language: Introduction to Sociolinguistics - by Ralph Fasold 

Teaching Abroad

Axcis Recruitment - British-based agency. 


EFL in Asia

ESL Employment  

ESL Worldwide

Eteach - Another British-based agency

Mark's ESL Jobs






Teaching English - Canadian-based agency

Teaching Jobs

Times Education Supplement

TEFL Net Jobs


Teaching Online

Online Tutoring World - Free ESL teachers resource for online tutoring.


Owl on-line writing lab

Writing Skills

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