Dictionaries and Corpora

British National Corpus

A 100 million word collection of samples of written and spoken language from a wide range of sources, designated to represent a wide cross-section of current British English, both spoken and written

Cambridge Online Dictionary

Cambridge Online Dictionary

Corpus of Contemporary American English

Contains 410 million words, data ranges from 1990 – 2010. Registration is needed after a certain number of inquiries.

Longman Online Dictionary

Longman Online Dictionary

ELT resources

BBC Learning English

The BBC’s website for English learners. Includes lessons on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation; quizzes and resources for teachers.

English Club

Free resource site for ESL teachers. Includes lesson plans, jobs and forums.

English Zone

This website contains a variety of exercises on grammar, vocabulary and spelling, as well as printable worksheets. Some materials are available to members only.

ESOL Teachers Resources

Cambridge ESOL Teaching Resource section. Lesson plans, worksheets, classroom activities and teaching ideas from Cambridge ESOL and teachers registered on the site. Registration is free.

Learn English

British Council website with games, quizzes, grammar exercises, chat, songs, competitions, podcasts and magazine.

One Stop English

A number of resources for teachers, including Business English, English for Special Purposes, young learners, teenagers. Some resources are only available to Staff Room members (paid subscription).

Teaching English

British Council and BBC website with a variety of teaching resources.

TEFL.NET

Another site with links and resources for ESL teachers. Also contains worksheet generator.

The Internet TESL Journal

A number of resources: articles, research papers, lessons plans, classroom handouts, teaching ideas & links. New EFL/ESL Lesson Plans every month and a monthly journal for teachers. You may submit your own EFL/ESL lesson plan, too.

English for Academic Purposes

Using English for Academic Purposes

An excellent skills-based site for revising and practising many aspects of academic English and study skills.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Useful study skills information, grammar presentations and exercises. The site also provides information on citation formats (MLA and APA), as well as plagiarism.

Guide to Grammar and Style

Jack Lynch, a professor at Rutgers University English Department offers an excellent guide to grammar and style in writing.

Getting an A on an English Paper

Jack Lynch, a professor at Rutgers University English Department provides a collection of his advice on writing good English papers.

Organisations

ALTE

The Association of Language Testers in Europe

British Council

United Kingdom's international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations

EALTA

European Association for Language Testing and Assessment

HUPE

Croatian Association of Teachers of English

IATEFL

The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

TESOL

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc.

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