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Fun lessons with quizzes and games for learning grammar. Tests and tips on reading and fun topics like sports, movies and music for building vocabulary. ESL podcasts for listening plus spelling and pronunciation rules and games. Writing and speaking tips, idioms and slang references and so much more. All for fun and all for free


Free resources including lesson plans, printable ESL worksheets, grammar and vocab classroom handouts and fun ESL activities and games. You’ll also find teaching tips, advice and resources for TEFL training, a TEFL forum and ESL job offers from China and around the world. Free for all teachers


ESL Store useful ESL resources for learners and teachers, including ebooks, games and software
MyEnglishClub: your own page with blogs, photos, videos, discussion, chat, audio and more
This Week in History
World Cups and World Wars, space flights and more. Read or listen, with vocab and quizzes
Word of the Day
Don’t be in the dark! Learn a fun new idiom every day. With easy examples and quizzes
Listen to News
Listen to News
Listen to Tara’s latest news stories. With vocab, quizzes and more
Free downloads
Free Downloads!
ESL stickers, ringtones, eBooks, wallpaper, videos and more. All free!!
Learning English Video Project
7 films about people learning English all over the world. Watch online or download free
7 Secrets for ESL Learners
7 Secrets for ESL Learners
Get a secret a day for 7 days, then weekly tips. By email for free!
ESL World Sayings Best ESL videos Improve your listening here Speaking For teachers
TALKING POINT Discussion and Homework
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ESL or EFL? What do ESL and EFL mean? ESL stands for English as a Second Language. EFL stands for English as a Foreign Language. ESL is used when people learn English in an English speaking country. EFL is used when people learn English in a non-English speaking country. Is this important? Not very, if you are a student. But there are some important technical considerations for teachers.