Today I’m gonna share with you teachers some websites and online resources that I usually use to prepare classes, as I’m currently a private teacher and I always make use of ESL websites. They are extremely helpful and the best thing is: you can (and should) be creative and use many different techniques to teach a lesson. For instance, if you find an online podcast, you won’t ask students just to listen to it and tell you what they could grasp. You can go further than that and teach specific grammar topics, prepare a conversation class and several other things. Just be creative and think about what you would like to do in that activity if you were the student 🙂
- Busy Teacher
I would say this is a card up our sleeve! You just have to register and it’s done. When you have to teach something in a more fun way, such as a game or when you have no idea how to make it more dynamic, you can download files from this website by looking for the topic you want.
This is an ESL podcast website developed exclusively for ESL/EFL learners. You will find the audio file, the transcript, some words in bold in order to work with vocabulary and many other stuff.
If you enjoy working with news in class, this is a complete website with lots of resources: audio files, transcripts, videos with idioms and expressions, quizzes etc.
- Pearson ELT
This website provides us with several kinds of teachers’ resources, such as PDF lessons, guidelines according to topics that will be taught and so on and so forth. It’s necessary to register first.
Probably all of you have already checked this website because of the Youtube channel. Sometimes, having students listen to a long grammar explanation is not always effective. Try out these videos and have fun! Also, there are quizzes and other resources on the website.
I hope you like it!