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teflclips.comhttp://www.teflclips.com

TEFLclips.com is a non-commercial project that aims to explore the possibilities that YouTube and other video sharing sites offer to language teachers and language learners. . Jamie Keddie, has won an ELTon for this excellent site.

http://www.eltnews.com

A comprehensive resource site for English Language Teachers offering industry related news, articles and guides as well as message forums and job boards.

englishclublogohttp://www.englishclub.com

English Club is a site to help you learn English or teach English as a second language. Access to all pages is free. You'll find everything from lessons for students to jobs for teachers, including interactive pages and forums.

 

 

ESL JOB BOXhttp://esljobbox.com

ESL JOB BOX

ESL JOBBOX provides you English as Second Language jobs, teaching English in Asia (Korea, China) and overseas international. Asian and international ESL job seekers - post your resume now!

 

tefl.nethttp://www.tefl.net

TEFL.Net is a site dedicated to the English Language Teacher providing lesson plans, teacher forums, book and product review, and CV posting facilities.

eslcafehttp://www.eslcafe.com

Dave's ESL Café. The original TESOL website providing teaching resources, forums and country specific job boards.

tesall.comhttp://www.tesall.com

Useful links, resources and forums for English Language Teachers.

http://www.tefl.com
tefl.com logoThe leading internet site for finding employment.

 

english job mazehttp://www.englishjobmaze.com

A TEFL job site where teachers can search jobs posted by schools, and post their CV for schools to search for teachers. Also contains a country guide, newsletter resource and advice on how to supplement your income.

el gazetteEL Gazette Online
Weekly updated, internet version of popular printed EL Gazette. Pages include downloadable materials, news, reviews, teaching tips and more.

http://www.englishdroid.com

This website lampoons English Language Teaching and includes lewd, scatological and profane humour. If any of this could offend you, please do not link through.

transitions abroadhttp://www.transitionsabroad.com/listings/work/esl

Teaching English Abroad. Overseas Programs, Jobs, Articles and Resources.

http://iteslj.org/links

One of the most comprehensive TEFL links directories providing links of Interest to Students & Teachers of English as a Second Language. There are currently 12233 registered links.

one stop english logohttp://www.onestopenglish.com

Free resources and professional support for English language teachers. Brought to you by Macmillan.

evertything esl.nethttp://www.everythingesl.net

A comprehensive site for English Language Teachers featuring more than 50 lesson plans, 30 teaching tips, 170 downloads, 450 discussion topics, and 60 resource picks.

inforteachhttp://www.inforteach.com

A comprehensive site for English Language Teachers featuring resources, courses for teachers and information about EU Funding for teacher development. Life Long Learning Programme, Grundtvig, Comenius, Socrates.

worldservicehttp://http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/

BBC Learning English. Newsletter · Podcasts · Downloads. Useful links.

http://www.english-test.net

A comprehensive resource site for English language learners. Hundreds of interactive grammar and vocabulary tests as well as other useful resources such as short stories, esl articles and interviews with business people.

guardian logohttp://education.guardian.co.uk/tef

The TEFL section for The Guardian Education website - contains news and view from the international world of English Language Teaching.

TeachingEnglish.org.ukhttp://www.teachingenglish.org.uk

The British Council & BBC joint English teaching website providing ideas on teaching, tips on lesson plans and feedback from English Language Teaching communities.

http://iteslj.org

The Internet TESL Journal for Teachers of English as a Second Language. Articles, Research Papers, Lessons Plans, Classroom Handouts, Teaching Ideas & Links plus a monthly web journal.

 

iatefl.org logohttp://www.iatefl.org

The International Association of Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Providing develop and support for English Language Teaching professionals throughout the world.

http://www.eaquals.org

The European Association for Quality Language Services aiming to promote and guarantee quality in modern language teaching institutions.

http://www.alte.org

ALTE - The Association of Language Testers in Europe - is an association of institutions within Europe, each of which produces examinations and certification for language learners.

http://www.natecla.org.uk

The National Association for Teaching English and Other Languages to Adults. A place for English Language Teachers to express views, share experiences and influence the development of teaching practice.

http://www.efltu.org/index.htm

The EFLTU is the English language speaking section of FLTU - Foreign Language Teachers United. Its aims are to provide a platform where language teachers can voice their ideas, opinions and concerns.

http://www.collegeofteachers.ac.uk

The College of Teachers aims to be at the forefront of continuing professional development and promotes the teaching profession. The College extends its membership to individuals and institutions that share the aim of advancing the interests of education around the world.

http://www.tesol.org

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Inc. a global association for English Language Teachers providing resources and support with professional development.

 

schnackejobshttp://www.schackne.com/jobs.htm

Schackne Online--Jobs Worldwide is a comprehensive database of job and employment web sites around the world, with an emphasis on language teaching.

ENGLISH PORTAL - ENGLISH IMPROVEMENT English Portal - The Better Way to English 

 

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is an official Japanese Government scheme aiming to improve foreign language teaching in schools and to promote international understanding.JET Programme

Now in its 24th year, the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) programme has placed over 50,000 participants from over 50 countries in positions throughout Japan. The JET Programme, an official Japanese Government scheme, sends graduates to promote international understanding at a grass-roots level and to improve foreign language teaching in schools.

EL GAZETTE - Journal for the ESOL TEFL INDUSTRYNews from the English Language Industry 2009

Gloom but not all doom MATT SALUSBURY in the EL Gazette writes

 
The recession has hit EFL worldwide but there are still a few bright spots for the adventurous out there!

 

How does the global recession affect the supply and demand for native speaker EFL teachers going abroad, or staying in their home country or thinking of returning to it? It’s hard to point to any specific trends, but we can still take a general look at some trends in countries around the globe. Australia, with its economy based on natural resources and a less insane banking sector than many countries, seems to be relatively resilient this time around. The US and the UK, which enthusiastically embraced the maddest aspects of the financial markets, are likely to be in deep trouble for a while to come, certainly in terms of the availability of jobs. In other parts of the world it’s less obvious how the recession affects – or doesn’t affect – your immediate job prospects. The wealthier Gulf governments are likely to continue pumping money into (Englishmedium) education to offset the social consequences of youth unemployment. But it’s not a good time to look for work in Dubai or the United Arab Emirates. Row upon row of expatriates’ cars stand dumped in Dubai’s airport car parks, the keys still in the ignition, as Dubai’s boom collapses and expatriates make a run for it. Even those supposedly recession-proof industries that always needed EFL teachers are cutting back. You thought those aviation English classes were safe for the foreseeable? Not in Dubai – they’re even laying off air traffic controllers there, as there are suddenly less flights bringing in fewer passengers. New Zealand illustrates the contradictory pushes and pulls stimulating or impeding migration. New Zealand has long had a shortage of school teachers, but faced with recession, it recently put up the quota of points – based on skills and experience – that would-be immigrants need to get a work visa to teach. New Zealand did this to protect its own workforce from competition during hard times, but they quickly found they had to put their skilled migrant points quota down again. New Zealand had to be less strict because the traditional demographic of teachers migrating to New Zealand – British nationals expecting to stay in the country for a long time or settle permanently – were facing such a tough economic climate in their own country that many could no longer afford the costs associated with relocating to the other side of the world. Most EFL teachers in the UK used to be able to find more rewarding work in other industries, but there’s suddenly a lot of lay-offs and much higher unemployment back in the UK, and jobs in all industries are now much harder to find. If you are already working in UK Tefl, your best option may be to find a way to get trained up for free to Delta or equivalent level at your current school and sit out the recession with your newly acquired Delta. (See October 2009’s Gazette on salary sacrifice schemes to pay for training.)

In the UK state further education Esol sector, many of the salaried jobs with mostly permanent contracts – but with a rigorous selection procedure to match – have now gone to agencies on short, often part-time contracts. This is because the future of state funding for Esol remains uncertain. While the contracts for state-sector Esol teachers may be less advantageous and secure for teachers, this may make such jobs easier to get.

Unprecedented numbers of British school leavers and graduates are going abroad to do dubious gap-year programmes – including EFL teaching and even some schemes part-funded by the UK government in an attempt to deal with the awful rise of youth unemployment. Many UK graduates aren’t even bothering to look for jobs at home, and are going straight into initial Tefl training and a job abroad. One Japanese EFL school which the Gazette spoke to usually has to advertise in the West each year as some of its teachers return home, but this year it didn’t have to advertise at all. None of its native-speaker staff fancied trying their luck on the harsh job market back in the Englishspeaking world.

The US seems to be even worse than the UK in terms of the job market, although the recent haemorrhage of American jobs already seems to be abating. State-sector Esol is in even bigger trouble in the US than it is in the UK. Many of the UK’s class of 1981, who graduated into an unprecedented recession with record unemployment, chose to teach abroad, many of them in Japan. I asked some of them if they had any tips for the current Tefler generation. Those that spoke to the Gazette all emphasised that they ‘blundered in and blundered out’ of EFL and other work while abroad. But they did advise becoming fluent in the local language, and keeping your eye on interesting local opportunities outside EFL – IT support, modelling work, voice-overs for films and translation, for example. Vietnam and Libya are booming EFL markets, and for EU nationals who don’t want to venture too far from home there’s Poland. The value of the zloty against the pound has doubled in the last year, as have some Polish salaries, so now expatriate Polish workers are returning to a booming Polish economy. An apparently unglamorous job in central or eastern Europe – especially with one of the chains that train, like IH, Bell or the British Council – offers another advantage for Teflers prepared to pick up the local language. These countries are now EU member states, and the EU has a severe shortage of native English speaker translators with another EU language. Sitting out the recession in, say, Slovakia or Slovenia – if you’re linguistically fluent by the end of it – may result in a lucrative EU interpreter’s job with obscenely generous perks for you in Brussels.

 

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