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October 16, 2006

Living on a Budget- BBC Learning English

Dear Readers,

Do you walk past ESL resources in the bookstores and wish you could afford to buy them? Do you spend hours on the internet searching for up-to-date lessons? Well, look no further. BBC has a special section online devoted to ESL teachers. And the best part about it? It's FREE.

So, where can you find it? Just go to...


There are lots of resources there for you, so you might want to spend some time playing around with the website.

Two very useful sections for teachers, under the "For Teachers" section (see the toolbar on the left), includes:

* Words in the News (a new lesson plan based on a current news story that's updated every Wednesday)
* Quiznet (a mulitple choice quiz that can be taken online, complete with answers, updated every Thursday)

You'll also find a section for Business English, Grammar and Vocabulary and Watch and Listen, among others.

Have a look and see how you can use these resources in the classroom. Feel free to comment on any other useful websites that you use.


Carol Rueckert
Writer, ESL Lesson Plan
E-mail: crueckert@eslemployment.com
Blog: www.esl-lesson-plan.com

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

Looking for MORE articles about living on a budget as an ESL teacher? Click HERE!

About the author of this entry:
Carol, a native English-speaker who hails from the small town of St. Joseph in Minnesota, USA, and lived and worked in China for more than 7 years. During that time, she worked with students that range in age from three to more than sixty years old. She worked in universities, private language schools, grade schools, international schools, as well as private tutoring. Besides teaching, she also worked as a head teacher, an education manager, and a material development manager. In addition to working on this newsletter, she currently writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing. Carol is also currently working on her MA in TESOL at the Oxford Brookes University in England. Look for her posts on the ESL-Jobs-Forum discussion boards!

Posted by crueckert at October 16, 2006 07:05 AM

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