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.