Once you get going, you very quickly build up your own excellent TEFL
resources that you tend to revert back to in time of need.
In the internet-for-all serenity [sic.] of the modern TEFL staff room,
you'd think that the only cutting and pasting going on would be ctrl-x
and ctrl-v. However a few well-worn paper copies of something from Communication
Games can usually be spied in the schools we visit, and Pritt &
scissors still seem to come in very handy.
The St Giles Educational Trust (a NPO) runs an open and free ELT Library in their London Central School. It’s designed as an open and accessible resource centre for all ELT professionals, including existing teachers, trainees, and visiting teachers from overseas.
The St Giles Education Trust was established in 1970 with the sole purpose of raising standards in the ELT profession. It is a registered Charity.
The ELT library includes a reference section, journals and periodicals, multi-media facilities and samples of the latest materials in English language teaching. It also houses an ELT bookshop which is run by St Giles College. The ELT Library is a non-corporate resource, and was altruistically established in 2000 as a meeting place and resource for all EFL professionals, and a gesture of the Trusts’ commitment to ongoing development and support in this profession.
Online TEFL resources are far more common than they ever used to be,
and organisations seem to bend over backwards to thrust online grammar
book after handy hint into your virtual hands - and who are we to argue?
Here are some of our favourites:
Articles about TEFL
We liked this lot so much that we now work in collaboration with the
Guardian. The site is full of quirky and edgy articles on TEFL - from
the cynical to the sycophantic.
http://www.eslpod.com/website/index.php These are recorded in California by Dr. Jeff McQuillan. You can
use them for free, and they're very accessible. Great if you're a UK
teacher needing some authentic US English accents too, although it's
much more for students to use alone, as his chatty style is a bit of
a "letter from America".
This is as much for your students as it is for you. There are plenty
features that you can either paste into Word and print, as well
as a huge list of Language
Quizzes, from Question tags to Holiday English.