ESL Teacher Resources

Everything You Need to Become a Better ESL Teacher

About Our Teacher Resources

Describing an ever-growing list of teacher resources is difficult, but I’m going to try.  Everything you find in this section of ESL Authority is designed to make you a better ESL teacher – many posts cover things I wish I had known prior to teaching or topics that can help you get more out of your lessons.

From tips to equipment, we’ve done our best to include resources that are valuable to all teachers, no matter what age, level, or location.  Don’t see something?  Just ask!

Popular ESL Teaching Resources

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64 Free ESL Lesson Plans and Templates

Planning lessons is hard – here are 51 free ESL lesson plans and templates to use in your next class or as inspiration for your next lesson.
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77 Free TEFL and ESL Worksheets You Can Use Today

Nearly 80 ESL worksheets and PDFs that your class can use today – subjects range from kids and adults to reading and grammar.
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25 Sets of ESL Flashcards to Use in Your Lessons Today

Need help with a lesson? Try these ESL flashcards – we’ve listed 25 sets in categories like animals, food, vocabulary, as well as flashcards just for kids and adults!

Teaching Tips & Materials

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How Volunteering as an ESL Teacher Serves Everyone

Thinking about volunteering as an ESL teacher? Here are some great reasons why you should as well as some tips on getting started.
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Overcoming 2 of the Most Common ESL Teaching Challenges

Worried about your huge class size or dodgy technology? Teacher Julia looks at how to overcome these common challenges in your classroom.
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Creating a Life Off Campus: Get More from Your Teaching Experience

Advice from Todd Squitieri on making the most of your time abroad by getting off campus, chasing experiences, and interacting with your community.

Supplies for the Classroom & Teacher

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11 of the Best Pencil Sharpeners for the Classroom (with Reviews)

Pencil sharpeners have come a long way – here are 11 of our favorite sharpeners for the classroom + advice on which is best for you and your students.
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Winter Door Decorations

Looking for some ideas for your winter classroom door decorations? Click here to see our favorites + what other teachers are doing1
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Christmas Door Decorations

Looking for ideas to decorate your classroom door for Christmas? Look no further – here are some our favorites + some inspirational pics!