ESL Teaching Resources

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I spent 4 years teaching ESL: 1 in Spain, 1 in Madagascar with the Peace Corps, and 2 in L.A. through AmeriCorps.  While in L.A.  I helped a non-profit build an adult ESL program from the ground up.  My colleague, Lily, and I developed the entire program; we surveyed the community to assess need, created and distributed marketing materials, networked with local organizations, developed and administered student assessments, wrote the curriculum and taught the classes.  I also conducted an ESL workshop at the Catholic University in Cuenca, Ecuador and have been tutoring ESL on and off for the past 10 years.  I’ve worked with ages 4-70 and have taught classrooms sizes from 4-60 students.  I’ve had several people ask me about teaching resources, so I’ve created this page.  I will continue to develop this page over time.  I hope it proves helpful and I look forward to hearing in the comments what tools you use.

*Cambridge Basic Grammar in Use by Raymond Murphy
*Cambridge Grammar in Use Intermediate by Raymond Murphy
*Practice Makes Perfect English Grammar for ESL Learners-Beginner    Level by Ed Swick
*Practice Makes Perfect Intermediate English Grammar for ESL Learners  by Ed Swick
*Testing Your Grammar by Susan M. Reinhart
New Readers Press Stories Plus
New Readers Press Life Goes On
New Readers Press That’s Life
American Manners and Customers-1 by Elizabeth Claire (good for  students new to the U.S.)

*My top 5 for teaching overseas and in the U.S.

The Internet TESL Journal
Using English
English Exercises
English Discussions
University of Victoria
ESL Galaxy
Learn English, Feel Good