Coursework Resources

A Guide To Locating Linguistics Materials
Created by Julie Hansen of Lovejoy Library to help SIUE TESL/Linguistics students at all levels quickly find the scholarly resources they need.

LLBA: Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts.
Over 1500 journals, selected books, monographs, dissertations, bibliographies, and Web sites. (At Lovejoy Library's website; login required.)

Lexicon of Linguistics
Hyperlinked definitions of terms used in linguistics, from A-bar binding to Zero crossing.

Style sheet for LANGUAGE
Detailed information regarding the LSA format from the Journal of the Linguistic Society of America. [PDF]

A resource-sharing system for the 44 ILCSO Libraries.

Blackboard logon page at SIUE

Resources for TESL

Language teacher resources
From Ohio ESL at Ohio University

Electronic Journal for Teachers of English

Many Things for ESL Students
A fun study site for students. Word games, puzzles, quizzes, exercises, slang, proverbs and much more.

Dave's ESL Cafe
Omniscient. Omnipresent. Omnipotent.

The Internet TESL Journal.
Well worth exploring. For example, see ITESL-J Discussion Questions for convo class.

From San Francisco State U.

Syllabi Archive
From FLTEACH Foreign Language Methods

Grammar Resources for Teachers
From Ohio University

A broad-ranging general resource for ESL

Linguistics Resources

Blackwell Linguistics Resource Center
Recently revised and updated.

The Linguist List
The most important mailing list for linguistics. Website has searchable list archives (slow, but worth the wait), over 100 sub-lists, Ask A Linguist, job listings, post your dissertation abstract, etc.

CAL: The Center for Applied Linguistics
The mother lode. If you enjoy spending hours looking at websites, start here.

International Journals for Language Studies

Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights
Know your rights, and the rights of those you teach!

Employment Resources

Job Maze
Lots of ESL/EFL jobs.

Dave's ESL Cafe Job Center
Another of Dave's helpful links.

Employment Resources for Language Teachers.

Job issues
Although this TEFLChina Teahouse subpage is geared specifically toward finding jobs in China, halfway down are detailed instructions on how to subscribe to the absolutely invaluable TESLJB-L email list.

ESL Jobs Resource
Well worth exploring.

O-Hayo Sensei:Teaching Jobs in Japan.

ESL Teachers Board
View and post ESL job offers and resumes.

ESL Worldwide
Another good job search website.

Professional Organizations

AAAL:American Association for Applied Linguistics.

AERA: American Educational Research Association.

CALICO: Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium.

IATEFL: International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language.

ISBE: Illinois State Board of Education: English Language Learning.

ITBE: Illinois TESOL & Bilingual Education
Professional development, legislation, government issues, and special interest groups.

LSA:Linguistics Society of America.

MLA: Modern Language Association. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Miscellaneous Resources

NCELA: National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instructional Educational Programs.
Geared toward bilingual education, the NCELA website has many valuable resources for student researchers, prospective teachers, etc.

Five Standards for Effective Pedagogy

The Joy of Watching Others Learn
An Interview with Diane Larsen-Freeman.

The Linguistics Funland
Lots of fun, and serious, resources.

SIL International
SIL (formerly the Summer Institute of Linguistics) studies, develops, and documents the world's lesser-known languages. For the outreach-minded; very strong community service aspect, partners with UNESCO, etc.

The ELT Two Cents Cafe
This home page of an alumnusi, Tim Nall, contains FAQs for teaching in various countries, useful links for ESL teachers, etc.

ESL/ESOL Reflections
A blog of professional reflections by George Haynes, an alumnus who is now an ESL teacher.

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Last Update: March 1, 2012 by TESL/Ling Webmaster