ESL / EFL Teacher Blogs
English, ESL - and More!
Neil Whitfield’s English and ESL site with plenty of great practical tips on improving English, learning English, as well as a wealth of information on closely related topics including diversity and literacy.
Jamiekeddie.com - An English Language Teaching Site
Jamie Keddie has excellent posts on teaching English with a variety of techniques. I found his posts on learner-friendly corpora very insightful and helpful.
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…
…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL. Larry says it best in his byline. Larry Ferlazzo provides an incredible source for websites that can be used to enhance teaching.
The English Blog
This blog is maintained by Jeffrey Hill, English teacher at the Ecole de Management de Normandie (Normandy Business School) in Le Havre, France. The blog is extremely well-written and provides a host of English language learning resources.
An ELT Notebook
An ELT Notebook is written by an EFL teacher and teacher trainer for over thirty years now who has lived and worked in a variety of European and Asian countries. She's the author of a number of published courses, and runs a small language training business in Italy. This blog is for EFL teachers of all levels of experience.
Ted Landphair's America
Ted writes about American people and culture, and his blog focuses on some of the thousands of places he has visited and written about as an international broadcaster and author. The blog includes a "wild words" section explaining unusual English words and phrases.
English Studio Lessons
Great blog that offers practice exercises for your students. If you are looking for a blog that provides opportunities to practice listening, reading and watching video in English, then check this out.
University English is dedicated to helping English learners with academic English required at university level courses. The blog is provided by Patrick McMahon a university lecturer in the UK teaching English for Academic Purposes to overseas students.
This blog is run for Portuguese learners of English and offers a wide variety of quality bilingual learning materials.
Listen to English - Learn English
The podcasts on this site will help you to improve your English vocabulary and pronunciation and your listening skills. There are two short (3 to 5 minutes) podcasts every week, in clearly spoken English. Many of them are linked to grammar and vocabulary notes, or to exercises or quizzes.
How can a fat chance and a slim chance mean the same thing? Is there a difference between He has gone and He is gone? Join Richard Firsten, TESOL Grammar Guy, in his cyber-living room to find out and exchange ideas about the English language. Richard promises you a stimulating, innovative, anything-but-ordinary experience at The Grammar Guy Blog. He's waiting for you. So surf on over and join in!
English Rules is a blog for Polish learners of English providing discussion of English resources in Polish. The site appears to have quite a wealth of materials and is sure to be of help to speakers of Polish.
ESL Lesson Plan
ESL Lesson Plan provides information on everything in the ESL teaching industry: lesson plans, certification, information on industry events and much more. It's a great blog to stay up to speed on what's going on in ESL / EFL around the world.
English360's blog provides the personal thoughts of Cleve Miller a business English teacher and consultant who runs a software start-up. He's very well connected and offers a great overview of what's happening in the online English teaching world.
English Experts is a bilingual site for Portuguese speaking English learners. The site has a wealth of resources for learning English and is well worth exploring if you speak Portuguese.
Separated by a Common Language
Observations on British and American English by an American linguist in the UK.
A Japan-based native-speaking English teacher (and compulsive diarist) blogs on the subject of autonomous EFL learning (aka angst-ridden self-doubting under the guise of professional inquiry).
Pain in the English
Not strictly an English teaching blog, PainInTheEnglish.com encourages discussions of gray areas of English language, for which you would not find answers easily in dictionaries and other reference books.
Teacher in Development
Written by Aaron Nelson a business English teacher in Mexico city. The blog is dedicated to exploring student centered learning with thoughtful posts regarding teaching in the 21st century and encouraging learner autonomy.
Dekita.org - P2P in EFL/ESL
Dekita.org highlights the Web-publishing work of EFL (English as a Foreign Language)/ESL (English as a Second Language) students, showcases the classroom Web-publishing projects in EFL /ESL and introduces links relevant to personal Web-publishing in language learning contexts.
Effortless Language Acquisition
AJ Hoge provides a detailed account of his experiences in teaching English. At times outrageous, always challenging the status quo, this blog is a great place to look into cutting edge ideas in practice from a very subjective point of view.
Institute of Visionary Language Art and Design
The Institute of Visionary Language Art and Design provides non-traditional approaches to English and language instruction in general. It's an interesting blog for new ideas to spice up your teaching.
Dear Ai provides excellent advice for ESL students - especially for students coming to Canada to study English. Well worth a visit for tips on everything surrounding your time spent studying abroad.