MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, searchable collection of peer reviewed, higher education, online learning materials created by registered members, and a set of faculty development support services. MERLOT's vision is to be a premiere online community where faculty, staff, and students from around the world share their learning materials and pedagogy.
Free thematic curriculum units for download, teaching materials, virtual picturebooks, videos links, realia, and more - all for teachers and learners of English (ESL/EFL), Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Thai, and Indonesian.
News for Beginners provides simple news articles which teachers can use in class and students can read online. The articles are followed by questions which the student can answer and submit to us online. Or, the teacher can go over the articles with students in class.
Free lesson plans every five days, based on current news stories.
Each lesson plan comes complete with texts and dozens of exercises that you're free to mix and match to suit your group of English learners.
The Open Educational Resources Archive is a collection of educational content including coursework, study guides, exercises, and recorded lectures. It is meant for students, teachers, and self-learners at all levels.
The aim of this site is to offer teachers a varied range of classroom activities for practising oral English. Most are commmunicative activities designed to give students conversation practice, although a few have other aims. The activities are drawn from this site's author's experience teaching oral English in a Chinese university.
PIZZAZ! is dedicated to providing simple creative writing and oral storytelling activities with copyable (yes, copyable!) handouts for use with students of all ages. Permission is given to use these resources for in-class, non-profit use only.