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Course on learning English language teaching

Course: English Teaching in the First Year of School, by Vidya online

Articles by Prof Ramakant Agnihotri (retd)

  1. Multi-linguality_and_the_teaching_of_English_in_India is a must read.
  2. More articles by Prof Agnihotri

English language teaching

  1. Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA), a research and development network which aims to improve the quality of, and extend access to, teacher education in Africa.
  2. English Speaking Basics - Using common expressions for Beginners
  3. Hindu Newspaper section on English learning
  4. The Open Resources for English Language Teaching (ORELT) portal aims to support high school teachers' activities, by providing a bank of ‘open content’ multi-media resources in on-line and traditional text formats and support resources for teacher educators. The modules are:
    1. Module 1: Better Listening
    2. Module 2: Speaking for Better Communication
    3. Module 3: Success in Reading
    4. Module 4: Effective Writing
    5. Module 5: Language through Literature
    6. Module 6: Communicative Grammar
  5. TESS India Learning Materials
    1. Elementary Language and Literacy
    2. Elementary English
    3. Secondary English
    4. Video resources
    5. Key Resources
  6. OER in English (supporting language learning)
    1. Dr Seuss books - https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=EgIwAQ%253D%253D&search_query=Dr+Seuss
    2. Sesame Street - https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=sesame+street&sp=EgIwAQ%253D%253D
    3. Sesame street images - https://www.google.co.in/search?q=Sesame+street&client=ubuntu&hs=zGt&channel=fs&dcr=0&tbm=isch&source=lnt&tbs=sur:fc&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiSwOv_t5HaAhUU448KHbiyBYAQpwUIHQ&biw=1366&bih=594&dpr=1
    4. Mothers Goose rhymes - https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=EgIwAQ%253D%253D&search_query=mother+goose+rhymes
    5. Read aloud stories - https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=EgIwAQ%253D%253D&search_query=read+aloud+stories
    6. Panchtantra stories - https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=panchatantra+stories+english&sp=EgIwAQ%253D%253D
    7. Winnie the Pooh - https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=EgIwAQ%253D%253D&search_query=winnie+the+pooh
    8. Old Macdonald had a farm - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl6JYZoYjMw
    9. Goodnight Moon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XtAlhNU37o
    10. Thomas and Friends - https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=thomas+and+friends&sp=EgIwAQ%253D%253D

Idioms and phrases

Wonderful website for idioms in English

Games for grammar

  1. Grammar Games for Fun
  2. Fun games
  3. Five lessons for grammar
  4. Communicative activities

English Classics

English Classics

Tools for creating language resources

Pratham Story Weaver enables you to read, create, translate, or download an endless stream of stories

Translation of stories written in Indian languages into English

Munshi Premchand

  1. Munshi Premchand Bade-bhai-sahib
  2. Munshi Premchand Idgah
  3. Munshi Premchand 11 stories
  4. Munshi Premchand Kafan


useful link for readings of English poetry with details about authors/ poets

e-Newsletters and subscriptions

  1. Subscribe to - A Word a Day,useful daily mail with a new word to learn about. Must for English teachers and English learners!! Mail also discusses the word, its history, usage etc.

Mobile phone Apps

  1. Offline English Dictionary

Resources on language learning from NGOs (all OER)

[http://youtube.com/teacher pages CEQUE Video resources]



Language and Learning Foundation

Ek-step genie, 

The Teacher Foundation