TESOL Journals & Articles

TESOL journal articles available online

Journal articles will help you to gain a deeper and broader understanding of TESOL, TEFL, English language teaching (ELT), second language acquisition, classroom methods, etc. These TESOL articles provide in-depth discussion and understanding of important theoretical issues with practical implications for the classroom teacher of English to speakers of other languages. They report on TESOL research and discuss the implications for practising teachers of English around the world.

English Teaching & Training Journals

English in Australia
Journal of AATE – the Australian Association for the Teaching of English.

The Teacher Trainer
A practical journal for those who train, mentor and educate TESOL teachers.

The Internet TESL Journal
Articles, research papers, lessons plans, classroom handouts, teaching ideas & links.

For items marked ETP, please visit English Teaching Professional where you may need to subscribe to gain access to the actual articles.

Language Acquisition

Asian EFL Journal
The Asian EFL Journal is published monthly and presents information, theories, research, methods and materials related to language acquisition and language

Business English

Linking up with native speakers
Jim Drobinske, Paul Heinemann and Vince Walencik use geometry to teach communication skills. (ETP *)

Language and Learning Policy

White Paper on Education & Training
Teaching & Learning – Towards the Learning Society. (EU)


‘How to be a boring teacher’
Luke Prodromou gives a crash course in ‘BTM’. (ETP *)

‘Language awareness in the English classroom’
Rod Bolitho adds an extra dimension to the process of learning English. (ETP *)

‘Community language learning’
Simon Marshall and Judith Baker on humanistic language teaching. (ETP *)

Songs have a serious purpose for language learning, says Akis Davanellos. (ETP *)

‘Up-front feedback’
For Angela Rogers, motivation breaks the vicious circle. (ETP *)

‘Total Physical Response’
Robin Cain introduces a brain-compatible, stress-free approach to language learning. (ETP *)

‘Personalisation and Pairwork’
Paul Seligson shows how he keeps students involved in the learning experience. (ETP *)

Reading and Writing

‘My 100 most mispronounced words in English’
Steve Norman offers some fun activities to overcome the most problematic words. (ETP *)

‘Getting the most from your graded reader’
Peter Watkins tenders 25 top tips. (ETP *)

‘In the beginning’
Frankie Meehan teaches his students how to begin and end informal letters. (ETP *)

‘RU Tching eEnglish 2?’
John Hughes looks at a new type of writing. (ETP *)

ICT, Internet and technology

‘Problem-free ICT’
Andrew Stokes says that what happens before the lesson may hold the key to success. (ETP *)

‘Playing with computers’
Andrew Stokes uses computer-based games to enliven his classes. (ETP *)

‘Image streaming’
Tim Murphey asks his students to close their eyes and describe what they see.(ETP *)

Classroom practice

Jon Taylor is in no doubt that it’s the students who should do the work in the language classroom. (ETP *)

‘Motivation – Where does it come from? Where does it go?’
Andrew Littlejohn tries to break the spiral of declining enthusiasm. (ETP *)

‘Low-risk activities’
Dick Edelstein identifies the real risk in the language classroom – the risk that the students are not learning. (ETP *)

‘Perpetuum mobile’
Chris Sion turns a distraction into an attraction. (ETP *)

For Lesley Painter homework is not confined to the home. (ETP *)

‘The teacher’s voice’
Mario Rinvolucri wants teachers to make more conscious use of a principal teaching asset. (ETP *)

‘Multiple intelligences’
Jim Wingate investigates the seven intelligences and enables you to discover your own intelligence profile. Adapting the questionnaire for use with your students will help you to identify their intelligences and learning styles. (ETP *)

‘What makes a teacher special?’
Paul Bress researches the qualities we should be aspiring to. (ETP *)

‘The brain-friendly revolution’
Mark Fletcher explains what every teacher should know about the brain in order to participate in a revolution that offers teachers and learners a ‘lifeline’ and a ‘launch pad’. (ETP *)

‘Search and re-search’
Julian Edge reflects on an attitude to life, theory and action. (ETP *)

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For items marked ETP, please visit ETP – English Teaching Professional where you can subscribe to gain access to the actual articles.

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