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January 19, 2007

Living on a Budget- Free ESL Journal

Hello Readers,

When I first started teaching ESL, I had no training and no idea what I was doing. However, I was interested in learning more about the field. The only problem was, I didn't know where to look. Well, one journal that I'd highly recommend reading...

... is the ELT J (or the ELT Journal). It's published 4 times a year and covers all areas of English Language Teaching: education, linguistics, psychology, sociology, etc.

One of the best things about ELT J is that registration is free! You can find it at: http://eltj.oxfordjournals.org/

Registration will give you limited access (but access nonetheless), so if you look through a few issues and find it useful, you could also considering subscribing.

Some of the articles in the current issue include:
Mark Chapman: "Theory and practice of teaching discourse intonation"

Julia Sudo: "Teaching new tendencies in gender usage in modern English"

Yiching Chen: "Learning to learn: the impact of strategy training"

Caroline Linse: "Predictable books in the children's EFL classroom"

If you have any suggestions or comments about other free ESL resources, feel free to add your comments below.

Enjoy!

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!

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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 January 19, 2007 12:45 PM

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