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There are many great Web sites on the Internet relating to TESOL:  sites of professional organizations, sites of ESL resources, etc.    Below is a list of some useful/popular TESOL/ESL sites.  

 

PROFESSIONAL SITES

TESOL- The Web site to TESOL, the national professional organization for TESOL.
www.tesol.org

CATESOL- The Web site to the state chapter of TESOL.
www.catesol.org

CALICO - The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium.
http://calico.org/

IATEFL - International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language.
www.iatefl.org

NCBE - National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition
https://ncela.ed.gov/

NCESLL - Center for Applied Linguistics  (has ESL subpages)
www.cal.org

TIRF - The International Research Foundation for English Language Education
(This site has a huge bibliography of research articles under the "Resources & References" tab, and the "Reference lists" choice.)
www.tirfonline.org

FREE-ACCESS TESOL E-JOURNALS

TESL-EJ (TESL Electronic Journal) - free-access peer-reviewed e-journal of articles on TESOL research/ practice. 
http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/

Language, Learning, & Technology - free-access peer-reviewed e-journal on technology issues in language learning.  Hosted by Michigan State University.
http://llt.msu.edu/

Internet TESL Journal - submitted articles by/for ESL teachers; some research articles, but more classroom/application topics: lessons, activities, etc. (Note: despite the title "journal", not a peer-reviewed journal).
www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj

CALL EJ Online - free-access peer-reviewed e-journal on topics of Computer Assisted Language Learning.  Hosted by Japanese & Australian universities.
http://callej.org/

Asian EFL journal - free-access peer-reviewed e-journal on issues of teaching EFL in Asian / to Asian students.
http://www.asian-efl-journal.com/

Web Journal of Modern Language Linguistics (WJMLL) - free-access peer-reviewed e-journal on linguistics topics.  Hosted by U. of Newcastle on Tyne (UK).
http://wjmll.ncl.ac.uk/

RESOURCE SITES

Dave's ESL Cafe - Popular ESL resource site for both students and teachers.
www.eslcafe.com

Aardvark's English Forum - compilation of wide variety of ESL resources for teachers.
www.englishforum.com

ESL Gold - a resource site offering activities, exercises, lesson plans, links, etc. for both students and teachers.  Has a wide variety.
www.eslgold.com

ESL Flow - resource site for teachers on creating ESL/EFL lesson plans...including grammar, pronunciation, role plays, listening activities, etc.
www.eslflow.com

English Club - large site of resources...activities, lessons, etc.
www.englishclub.com

Manythings.org - large site of resources...activities,  lessons, etc.  Hosted/compiled by EFL Instructors at Aichi Inst. of Tech., Japan.
www.manythings.org

Lesson Plans & Resources for ESL Teachers - a good compilation of ESL links created by emeriti ESL teacher at Cal State Northridge.
www.csun.edu/~hcedu013/eslindex.html

The Linguist List - site maintained by Eastern Michigan U. & Wayne State U.; impressive amount of links to ESL resources
http://linguistlist.org/

TEFL.Net - Site especially dedicated to links & resources for teaching English as a Foreign language.
www.tefl.net/

1-Language.com - Multiple resource site.  For students: quizzes, chat, activities, etc.; For teachers: job bank, lesson ideas, etc.
www.1-language.com/

Slangcity.com - Informative for ESL students on American slang words, expressions, and song lyrics, including gradations of offensiveness.
www.slangcity.com

ESL LISTENING SITES

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab - allows students to hear audio and take listening comprehension quizzes
www.esl-lab.com/

Real English - Interactive Online Video - allows students to see streaming video clips of conversations and take accompanying comprehension quizzes.  (Some clips are free; others require $ subscription).
http://www.real-english.com/

The Listening Lounge
www.Englishlistening.com/

Manythings.org Listening
http://www.manythings.org/e/listening.html

Internet TESL Journal: Listening
http://iteslj.org/links/ESL/Listening/p2.html

EMPLOYMENT SITES

ESL Employment.com - Large, free database of jobs (over 4500) for ESL instructors, posted by employers from all around the world.
www.eslemployment.com

Tesall - A search engine of worldwide ESL job postings on the Internet.  It searches job postings at many websites (based on your keywords), and then displays the links.
http://www.tesall.com/

ESL PUBLISHERS SITES

Brokers (offer various products from multiple publishers)

ALTA ESL
(located in bay area; largest & most comprehensive broker)
www.altaesl.com

Delta Systems
(large broker, competitive with Alta; all types of materials and age ranges)
www.deltapublishing.com

Saddelback Educational
(located in Orange County; strong in Elementary ESL)
www.sdlback.com

Multi-Cultural Books & Videos
(offers ESL materials, but also materials for learning OTHER languages)
www.multiculturalbooksandvideos.com

Publishers (publish various products: textbooks, dictionaries, resources, etc.)

Pearson
(large ESL publisher; the following publisher names are affiliated/synonymous with Pearson: Longman, Prentice-Hall, Scott-Foresman, Addison-Wesley, Penguin)
www.pearsonelt.com

Cengage
(large ESL publisher; the following former publisher names are under the Cengage umbrella: Heninle & Heinle, Newbury-House, Thompson Learning)
www.cengage.com/s/developmental-english

Oxford University Press
(large ESL publisher; Picture Dictionary set is their most famous product)
www.oup.com/us/esl

Cambridge ESL
(various products, but strong in academic/linguistic materials)
www.cambridge.org/esl-efl

TESOL
(various products, but strong in TESOL teacher training)
www.tesol.org/pubs/catalog/index.html

University of Michigan Press
(all products)
www.press.umich.edu/esl/

Ballard & Tighe
(strong in testing materials)
www.ballard-tighe.com

New Readers Press
(strong in literacy, reading, & vocational/CBE ESL)
www.newreaderspress.com

Pro Lingua Associates
(strong in Elementary and Activity books)
www.prolinguaassociates.com

Barrons
(consumer-oriented publisher; strong in test-prep)
http://www.barronseduc.com/english-language-arts.html

Multimedia Publishers (includes videos, cassettes, software, etc.)

Slangman Publishing
(Dictionaries, videos, texts on American slang)
www.slangman.com

Educational Testing Service (ETS)
(Authoritative TOEFL test-prep materials)
www.ets.org/store.html

Sunburst Media
(multimedia materials on ESL pronunciation, accent reduction, etc.)
www.sunburstmedia.com

Video Language Products
(multimedia materials on ESL pronunciation, accent reduction, etc.)
www.videolanguage.com

Transparent Language
(software on learning different languages, including ESL)
www.transparent.com

Rosetta Stone
(software on learning different languages, including ESL)
www.rosettastone.com

Audio Forum
(cassette tapes on learning different languages, including ESL)
http://www.audioforum.com/

SELLERS OF ESL MATERIALS IN NATIVE LANGUAGES

Online Yellow Pages exist for several language communities in the USA.  By going to these and doing a search for "bookstores," you can find local, retail bookstores that carry ESL books in native languages.

Chinese
Chinese Yellow Pages USA: http://www.ccyp.com/

Korean
KoreanYellowPages.com  (can limit to L.A.; Korean font needed) www.koreanyellowpage.com

Vietnamese
Vietgate Yellow Pages USA: www.vietgate.net/marketplace/yellow_pages/
 

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