Sussex Centre for Language Studies

Links for teachers

  • Writing for a Purpose from the British Council's LearnEnglish website offers academic writing materials from British universities, drawing on Nesi & Garner's classification of genre families of assessed student writing and evidence from the British Academic Written English (BAWE) corpus.
  • Breaking News English - Ready-to-use lesson plans based on current affairs. Graded news articles, listenings and communicative activities uploaded daily.
  • Teaching English is a co-production of the BBC and the British Council, to act as a resource for materials, activities and ideas, and as a forum. See also the Beeb's Learning English site.
  • Book publishers often have useful sites, many with online resources, activities and magazines: Macmillan onestopenglish.comOxfordCambridge and Pearson for example.
  • Ted Power is a Brighton-based teacher who offers many worksheets and lesson plans plus lots of useful material on phonology including Common Mistakes in English by Language Background.
  • Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students includes some exercises.
  • ESL Lounge specialises in easy lesson plans for ESL teachers. There are student surveys, jigsaws, flashcards, games, discussion prompters, role cards, readings, pronunciation activities, board games, songs, grammar summaries and more.
  • The Internet TESL Journal has many articles "which are of immediate practical use to ESL/EFL teachers" rather than theory: handouts, lesson plans, teaching techniques etc., plus literally thousands of links, all categorised.
  • ESL Printables is where English Language teachers exchange resources: hundreds of thousands of worksheets, lesson plans, activities, etc.
  • InTuition offer 'English in a Teacher's Home' courses - a possible job opportunity for trained teachers.

  • There's a wealth of great literature on the Internet. The University of Sussex Library is a good point from which to dive in, or try the Online Books Page at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Literature Online is a fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources.Resource only accessible on campus

  • IATEFL - The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language.
  • BALEAP - The British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes.

Journals available to Sussex staff and students

For full-text access to subscription journals off campus, you may need to go via Sussex's Library although I have tried to allow for this in the links below.

  • ELT Journal seeks to bridge the gap between the everyday practical concerns of ELT professionals and related disciplines such as education, linguistics, psychology, and sociology that may offer significant insights. NB: The latest print copy is available to browse in the Language Learning Centre (LLC).
  • English Teaching Professional is more of a practical magazine than a journal; the current and previous issues can be accessed via the Library catalogue back to 2008.
  • TESOL Quarterly and TESOL Journal.
  • World Englishes journal is committed to the study of global varieties of English in their distinctive cultural, sociological and educational contexts.
  • The Linguistics Journal is a refereed publication which aims at providing free on-line access to all those involved in the research, teaching and learning of linguistics.
  • English for Specific Purposes journal.
  • Assessing Writing frequently publishes articles about the assessment of writing in the fields of composition, writing across the curriculum, and TESOL.
  • TESL-EJ, being the Electronic Journal of the mailing list for Teachers of English as a Second Language.
  • The Reading Matrix - an international online journal on the teaching and learning of reading, the application of technology to literacy instruction, and issues in second language learning and teaching.
  • English language CALL is catered for by the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG

See our page of general language links for teachers for more journals and organisations not specific to English.

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