This page links to several resources to assist in your teaching. Just click "Edit" at the top of this page to add your own resources!
- Manythings: like it says, many things... in this case, related to learning English.
- MS ClipArt: Microsoft has tons of clip art available for free.
- Lined Paper: For practicing hand writing. Good for elementary and junior high school students.
- New Crown ALT Guide: our own guide to the New Crown series of textbooks used in junior high schools.
Lessons / Games / Activities
- Englipedia: A large online resource for games, activities, worksheets, etc. that was specifically created for ALTs in Japan. A lot of the materials are indexed by the textbooks many of us use in our classrooms.
- Lesson Plans: Plans uploaded to and shared on this site.
- Genki English: Site run by a former JET. A huge amount of games and lesson plans are available here, many with Japanese translations.
- ESL Well: Activities, lessons, and various JET communities can all be found on this site.
- Oshieroo: Created by a JET in Saitama as a resource for sharing lesson plans and activities.
- EFL Sensei: Free activities, worksheets, games, and game boards created by a former Kitakyushu ALT.
- ESL Cafe: A very large and fairly active forum.
- Teaching Forum: Discuss teaching and ask questions in our online forum.
- Google Dictonary: Google can be searched as a dictionary (it gives you multiple definitions) using the "define" operator. Click the link to see how it works.
- Strunk's Elements of Style: Not a true grammar reference, per se, but a very useful book that was written for students of English composition courses. It is not exhaustive, but covers many core issues in English writing (American English).
- Wiktionary: The Wikipedida version of the English language dictionary.
- Etymology Dictionary: Where do words come from? Look that information up here.
- Thesaurus: For learner's of English, new words are often best learned by simply defining them using a synonym.
- STEP Eiken (日本語 English): Many of your junior high and high school students will take this English proficiency test.
- Simple English Wikipedia: The simple English version of Wikipedia can provide your students with relatively simple materials to read.
- Generate Bingo Cards: Use this online tool to generate custom bingo cards.
- News in Simple English: The Voice of America Special English program provides news in simple English, using a reduced vocabulary of 1500 words.