Sifting through teaching resources

I have been spending a lot of my time getting electronic resources organised for my trip next year. After all, there are only so many favourite books that you can carry on plane trips and there is so much available online.  I am spending heaps of time sifting through it and trying to focus on speaking and listening as those are the skills that  institutions often seem to want from native English speakers.

I would like to share a few of the best free teaching resources that I have found.

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Tiny Texts  This is a great blog created by a Scottish teacher called Annette. She says she got bored with the “Hi. How was your weekend?” scenario at the beginning of every lesson. It’s not for very young learners but I love this blog and if you scroll through the texts there is plenty of variety.

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Tutor Trove  I like this one because Tina has collected some great sources, including some real treasures, and categorised them for us.   Tina is a Canberra friend. Thanks Tina!

Screen Shot 2013-12-07 at 8.07.44 pmFun with Grammar is on Betty Azar’s grammar site. It is a book from the US written by Suzanne Woodward that is full of communicative grammar activities with downloadable chapters.

I recommend all of these. Let me know what you think!