The internet is bursting with sites offering lesson plans, handouts and tips for TEFL. Here are some of the best sites I have come across while trawling Google’s pages.
With a yearly subscription fee of just $22, and more handouts than you can shake a textbook at, Handouts Online is a premium resource. It has not only handouts but fully devised lesson plans – perfect if you are in a rush for a quick lesson, or you need some exercises to drive home a grammar or language point. Well categorized into Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced sections, with a separate area for Flashcards. I highly recommend this site – give their free downloads a try at least.
If only for the sheer volume of its contents, this site gets an honorary mention. Kenneth Beare is the main man behind this site, and you have to admire his ability to come up with endless lesson plans, tips, and advice. Very useful site when looking for ideas for your lessons, or when you want to clarify a grammar point in your own mind.
If you’re looking for a last minute lesson plan, which really is when the internet proves to be the most valuable teaching tool there is, then TEFL.net’s Teaching section is a godsend. The worksheet generator is a very useful tool, but there are also many preset lesson plans and materials.
These are the main sites I use when planning lessons, but I’d be happy to hear your suggestions. Leave a comment below!