The following are links to websites and resources related to the teaching of English, including the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), English as a Foreign Language (EFL), and English as a Second Language (ESL).
ESOL Scotland http://www.esolscotland.com
The website of the panel created to help monitor and support ESOL provision in Scotland, this is of professional interest to teachers as it includes the reports of the working parties set up to investigate various aspects of Scottish ESOL teaching. It also includes listings of useful internet resources and upcoming events, as well as material of use to learners of English, such as potential sources of funding.
Scottish Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language http://satefl.org.uk
Provides a forum for teachers and student-teachers to meet and exchange ideas on ELT and holds regular meetings throughout the year. Also includes a useful links page to other EFL/ESL resources and sites.
British Council Teaching English http://www.britishcouncil.org/learning-teaching-english-gateway
An excellent place to begin for ESOL teaching, the British Council is a major contact for the subject. It helps to arrange language assistant placements abroad, as well as offering advice on relevant qualifications and careers.
Cambridge ESOL Exams http://www.cambridgeesol.org
The website of the highly respected Cambridge qualifications for both teachers and students of English as a foreign language. This offers advice on the routes to take depending on level of knowledge, as well as news and support for candidates and teachers.
Oxford University Press: http://elt.oup.com
Contains links to further resources, tips and links for teachers of ESL/EFL, including information on ESOL funding, qualifications and teaching standards.
Guardian TEFL website http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/tefl
Part of the Guardian newspaper's Education website, this digest of their tefl-related articles is a good way of getting up-to-speed with current events surrounding English language teaching. It also includes a directory of contacts arranged by country and area of expertise.
Professional English Online http://peo.cambridge.org
For those interested in teaching English to professionals, this is a high quality resource maintained by the University of Cambridge, whose English proficiency teaching and examinations are some of the best respected in the world. It includes, among other things, interesting blog articles and podcasts by professionals.
An 'English Language Teaching Career Portal', this website offers a centralised listing of job opportunities for ESOL teachers, as well as extensive help and advice for those starting out in the field.
The Internet TESL Journal http://iteslj.org
An online journal for the subject, this site has built up a large database of articles and advice for teachers, as well as lesson plans and even games. This is a great resource which also helps bring out the fun side of English teaching.
ESL/EFL Job and Employment Resource Site http://www.eslemployment.com
This site includes links to ESL/EFL jobs by geographical location (Europe, North America, Middle East, Asia etc.), alongside the latest ESL/EFL news and articles from the field. It includes information on teaching ESL/EFL in specific countries and what to expect, combined with information on the types of jobs available in each country. The site also includes a forum in which to discuss teaching issues, and links to information on writing CVs and covering letters and registering for an ESL/EFL course.
Teaching English, British Council/BBC http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk
The home for English teaching on the web, this site brings together everything teachers need, from classroom materials to ideas for development. The search function also brings up useful discussion forums and further resources for EFL/ESL/ESOL teaching.
Resources for English Language Teachers http://www.its-online.com
The site includes the online edition of a magazine for teachers (its-teachers) that contains downloadable topical classroom activities, interviews and articles; classroom activities for every day of the year; interactive theme-based activities (its-english) for all student levels; and a community site for students (its-myworld).
How to Learn English http://www.howtolearnenglish.co.uk
Provides help and advice for those learning English, including English as a second or foreign language. The site includes links to specific pages on English grammar, punctuation and spelling, along with a list of learning resources designed to help students learn English.
One Stop English http://www.onestopenglish.com
Contains over 6,500 resources for teaching English, including lesson plans, worksheets, audio, video and flashcards. The site search tool also locates useful resources for ESL/EFL teaching.