Resources recommended by members of TESOL’s Teacher Education Interest Section (TEIS)

American English,

A U.S. Department of State website

Recommended pages within this site include:

Annenberg Learner

for free video resources, such as "The Teaching Foreign Languages workshop"

Cambridge University Press

free online methods books in PDF format include:

Colorin Colorado

free information and professional videos

Coursera MOOCs


Directory of open-access journals:

  • Caveat emptor: some open-access journals are probably not reputable, though those listed on this directory are vetted for quality and integrity.

ELT Journal

provides a list of Key Concepts in ELT with links to downloadable articles.

English for the Workplace blog, Open Access Resources page

Simon Borg's blog

contains a helpful list of free language teaching research sources

Stephen Krashen's books, articles and handouts,

some available free with permission to copy "for all reasonable, non-commercial educational purposes, provided no alterations in the text are made":

Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching

a free online journal.

TESL Canada Journal

a free online journal.


the Electronic Journal for [Teaching] English as a Second [or Foreign] Language

TIRF: The International Research Foundation for English Language Education,

a nonprofit organization, provides a huge list of topics in applied
linguistics, SLA and ELT.

University of Texas at Austin's professional development modules for foreign language instruction

Resource Contributors:
Nikki Ashcraft, University of Missouri, TEIS Chair
Lety Banks
Heather Benucci, EFL Teacher Educator & Materials Development Specialist
Patrick Bolger, Ph.D., California State University - Monterey Bay
Evan Frendo
Dr. Gilda Martinez-Alba, Towson University
Christopher Stillwell, University of California, Irvine
Hiro Yoshida, Hyogo U of Teacher Education, Japan