TEFL Materials for Teaching English to Beginner

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        Taifu education is a TEFL examination institution officially authorized by American TESOL/TEFL Institute in China, and it has focused on TEFL training for more than ten years.   So we often get asked for links to free or affordable lesson material for teaching English. So in this final blog in a three part series, we have outlined our favourite websites, books and resources for teaching beginners and why we like them. Learn how to use materials like this with our Spotlight Live TEFL course on Teaching Beginners. Enjoy browsing and we hope you find these links useful for your classes.

        1. Springinstitute.org

        PDFs for teaching asylum seekers and refugees. Includes working with preliterate and non-literate learners:


        2. iteslj

        A 1-page overview on approaches to teaching ESL beginners here at iteslj.org:


        3. OnestopEnglish

        A great site, with 10 step-by-step lessons for absolute beginners free online with teaching notes:


        Each plan is split into 2: for learners with and without knowledge of the Roman script.

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        4. Excellence Gateway

        Stepped curriculum for ESOL entry level 1, 2 and 3 (elementary, pre-intermediate and intermediate levels learners), some excellent beginner material: colourful and vivid but you have to click on a link to each individual unit, which is rather cumbersome:


        5. Minnesota Literacy Council

        Simple ESL lessons for everyday activities. Free and online: at work, calling in sick to a child’s school, at the clinic. Each lesson starts with pictures/photos to outline the concept. The story or dialogue follows with questions underneath. Useful ideas at the start of the document and there is a sample plan at the end:


        6. Skills workshop

        Printable and ready-to-use lessons for ESOL classes. At the drop-down, select (E1 which is entry level, meaning low ‘elementary’ level Ð above beginner) and at the ‘subject area’ drop-down, select what you want to practise. Some good lesson ideas with accompanying worksheets here:   https://www.skillsworkshop.org/esol

        7. Skills Workshop (again) – 100 most frequent words in alphabetical order:


        8. ESL flashcards

        Free, downloadable and printable flashcards:


        9. Pictures of English Tenses Elementary

        All the above links are websites/materials for teaching those with little or no English. Do you want to know more materials for differential stages of English learners? Come to TEFL in China right now!

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