* Blogs and Websites


Scott Thornbury A-Z of ELT. One of the most popular blogs. Always entertaining; often informative. http://scottthornbury.wordpress.com/

The Secret DOS Very interesting general observations about ELT http://thesecretdos.wordpress.com/

ELT Rants… Another, always interesting, slightly off-the-wall blog very worth reading, IMHO. http://eltrantsreviewsreflections.wordpress.com/

Hugh Dellar’s Thoughts on ELT. Very popular, lots of good threads. http://hughdellar.wordpress.com/about/

Alex Grevett The Breathy Vowel. Very interesting blog from a Leicester Uni. MA student. http://breathyvowel.wordpress.com/

The International Teacher Development Institute blog. Including contributions by the great John Fanselow and many others. http://itdi.pro/blog/

OUP Blog. Some good content here. http://oupeltglobalblog.com/

SurveyMonnkey Blog: LOTS of interesting stuff about doing questionnaires. http://blog.surveymonkey.com/blog/2011/09/15/how-many-people-do-i-need-to-take-my-survey/

That’s life. Gavin Dudeney’s blog. THE It expert! http://slife.dudeney.com/

The Teacher James Blog Very popular http://www.theteacherjames.com/

Five Against One Blog New Teacher bares his soul http://fiveagainstone.wordpress.com/

Web sites

Doing a Dissertation. Excellent site (thanks to David Tiley for recommending it): http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~martins/sen_sem/thesis_org.html#FandT

CUP Applied Linguistics Zone: Great selection of podcasts, articles, videos. http://www.cambridge.org/gb/elt/teachers/zones/item2325595/2325595/Applied-Linguistics/?site_locale=en_GB&currentSubjectID=2325595

TESOL Academic Excellent selection of keynote talks and paper. http://www.tesolacademic.org/

SLA Issues. Vivian Cook. http://homepage.ntlworld.com/vivian.c/SLA/index.htm

New Trends in SLA. Lourdes Ortega makes some excellent points. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/geoffjordan-1776265-newtrends-sla/

SLA and Teaching. Florence Myles does a good job of quickly summarising SLA research’s impact on teaching. https://www.llas.ac.uk/resources/gpg/421

British National Corpus. http://www.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/

Applying SLA Research. http://tesl-ej.org/ej20/a2.html

The Linguist List. http://linguistlist.org/

CILT. http://www.cilt.org.uk/home.aspx

Mohammad Ali Salmani NodoushanPhD in Applied Linguistics; Founder & Editor-in-Chief at International Journal of Language Studies

The International Journal of Language Studies: you can download free PDF copies of papers that interest you. http://www.ijls.net/issues.html

David Brett’s Pronunciation website http://davidbrett.uniss.it/index.htm

ESOL Academic web site. http://www.tesolacademic.org/

How to Write an Academic Paper Very good links. http://www-e.uni-magdeburg.de/hkersten/WritingPapers/Writlink.htm

How to Write a Literature Review http://library.stkate.edu/pdf/litreview.pdf

Another page on writing a lit. review http://www.duluth.umn.edu/~hrallis/guides/researching/litreview.html

And another! http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/careers/pgrd/resources/literature-review

Writing a Dissertation http://www.learnerassociates.net/dissthes/#5

Andy Gillet’s Academic Writing web site. Recommended http://www.uefap.com/

The Purdue Online Writing Lab. The best of the lot! Add to Favorites!! http://owl.english.purdue.edu

SPSS Essential if you use this for your study. http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ithelp/my-computer/programs/home/spss?searchterm=SPSS

Keeping track of things you’ve read: http://endnote.com/

Language Testing: Glenn Fulcher’s great website. http://languagetesting.info/

Convert text to Phonetic Script http://upodn.com/phon.php

Intute. Some good stuff here. http://www.intute.ac.uk/linguistics/

Bilingualism. http://www.naldic.org.uk/eal-initial-teacher-education/resources/ite-archive-bilingualism

Yahoo list of sites for linguists. http://dir.yahoo.com/social_science/linguistics_and_human_languages/

ELT links. http://eltarchive.com/links-resource/

Here’s a link to some good CALL stuff: http://edvista.com/claire/call.html

And here’s EuroCALL: http://www.eurocall-languages.org/

Russell Stannard on Teaching with Video http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/

All about Dogme http://www.thornburyscott.com/tu/sources.htm

Interviews from Iatefl 2013 Conference http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2013/interviews/all

Teacher Development through Exploration: Principles, Ways, and Examples. Very interesting, humamistic reflections. http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume9/ej34/ej34a4/

John Faneslow: Rules for Teaching. John is, IMHO, along with Earl Stevick, the best teacher educator we’ve ever had. This is a brief summary of his views in a “NEVER do this” format. http://www.teachingvillage.org/2012/10/28/xxiii-rules-for-student-centered-language-teaching-by-john-f-fanselow-2/

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