Welcome to TeachingEnglish – a site for teachers and teacher educators who are working in schools, colleges, universities or language academies. On TeachingEnglish you’ll find lesson plans, tools and activities for your classroom. We have a range of resources to help with your professional development, including training courses, webinars, articles, blog posts, videos, publications, information about events and much more. Our site is free of charge.

Here are two ways to find a page where you can get started:

  • Use the menu links at the top of every page to explore the site and see what materials we have.
  • Use the search button at the top-right of every page to find topics or teaching areas of interest to you.

Where to start

Explore the site. Our practical teaching resources are divided into three main areas, which you’ll see in the top menu: Teaching kids, Teaching teens and Teaching adults. Go to the resources page for each area and just above the first resource you’ll see that they are divided into activities, lesson plans and other categories.

Resources for teachers of primary

There are more than 100 lesson plans and activities specifically designed for the primary classroom for you to choose from. All our lesson plans and activities are divided by level and you’ll find a range topics – from seasons and festivals to ideas for using flashcards and a focus on grammar.

Our resources for primary teachers also include ideas for using songs, stories and poems and CLIL. You’ll find a range of activities to help bring you bring your primary classroom to life.

In our teaching tools section for primary, we have classroom rules posters in four different designs, badge builders and star charts to motivate your students and a range of board games.

Resources for teachers of teenagers

There are more than 200 lesson plans and activities specifically designed for the secondary classroom for you to choose from. All our lesson plans and activities are divided by level and you’ll find a range topics – from a series of plans to develop higher level thinking skills to online safety.

Our resources for teachers of teens also include ideas for using stories and poems from our BritLit series. We also have resources in our UK culture section will that help you teach your students about famous British authors, including Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and Dylan Thomas.

In our teaching tools section for teens, we have classroom rules posters in four different designs, badge builders to motivate your students and a range of skills posters with top tips.

Resources for teachers of adults

There are more than 150 lesson plans and activities specifically designed for adult learners of English for you to choose from. All our lesson plans and activities are divided by level and you’ll find a range topics – from a series of activities around rants and raves to cooking!

Our English for business section has 15 lesson plans to help you with your business English classes. With lesson plans around the themes of meetings, negotiations and socialising, you are sure to find what you need.

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