Materials for teaching english


Your TEFL course will teach you how to lớn create amazing lesson plans, fun-filled activities, và engaging content, but you might still feel a little nervous about teaching your first online English lesson – don’t worry, that’s completely normal! Having some top-quality online teaching resources lớn hand will help lớn ease those nerves. Khổng lồ get you started, we’ve put together our top 30 miễn phí resources for teaching English online. From apps and worksheets to virtual classrooms and document sharing – we’ve got you covered!




We’re sure you’ve heard of Kahoot and you’re already using it in your lessons but, if you’re not, you definitely should be! Kahoot is a learning platform centred around games – great for keeping both adults and children engaged. You can create your own quizzes based on the curriculum you’re teaching, và your students can play along using their điện thoại cảm ứng thông minh or tablet. What’s more, the basic plan is completely không lấy phí – yes please!


Need help keeping yourself organised? Evernote can vị that for you! Designed for note-taking, organising, task management, và archiving, Evernote allows you to keep track of everything across multiple devices. Their miễn phí version allows up lớn 60MB of new uploads per month & can be synced across 2 devices.

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Educreations is an excellent tool for creating & sharing multimedia lessons with your students. Their miễn phí app allows you lớn record và share lessons, use basic whiteboard tools, and create và join classes. If you’re working with adults, they can use the ứng dụng within your lessons for presentations/projects, & if you’re working with children, they’ll love using the whiteboard feature to lớn demonstrate their writing abilities or play games lượt thích Pictionary.


Socrative is an amazing tool for communicating with students và assessing their progress. You can interact directly with your students và the ứng dụng provides tips for determining the best way lớn progress with each student, based on their ability và learning style – easy! Their miễn phí version allows you to easily create quizzes, polls, exit tickets & more, khổng lồ use within your lessons. Pro-tip: start or end your lessons with a game or quiz to keep your students engaged and to help them learn/remember the topics you are about to teach/have just taught.


Are your students struggling with their vocabulary? Get them on Memrise! A great aid for vocabulary learning for all ages. Memrise uses flashcards, đoạn phim clips, và memory techniques to help with language learning.

Vocab Victor

Vocab Victor is a super fun phầm mềm for beginner to intermediate-level students. If you’re looking for something different lớn flashcards, Vocab Victor is a great alternative! Their software allows students to lớn play word games to lớn learn vocabulary in a fun way.

LearnEnglish Grammar

We love the British Council, their website has heaps of useful tools for English teachers and they haven’t stopped there! LearnEnglish Grammar is the British Council’s Grammar app, that allows students to practice their English with thousands of không tính tiền questions available. It’s perfect for intermediate to lớn advanced English learners.

Lesson plans

British Council

An absolute must for every TEFL teacher! British Council have been around as long as we can remember. Although they might not have as many free lessons plans as other websites, what they bởi vì offer is of the highest quality. Their lesson plans are a great place khổng lồ start if you’re new to lớn teaching English online, as they’ve got all of the basics for beginners through khổng lồ advanced learners.

Busy Teacher

An oldie, but a goldie – Busy Teacher has been around for a while! Their website boasts over 17,300 completely free, easy-to-use, printable or virtual worksheets for TEFL teachers. Whatever the level, topic, or age, you’ll definitely find what you need here.

My ESL Corner

My ESL Corner offers TEFL worksheets, lesson plans, và games galore! They’ve got heaps of ideas that will get your students excited about learning và make lesson planning a doddle!

The mạng internet TESL Journal

At first glance you might be put off The internet TESL Journal, but what it lacks in fancy designs, it makes up for in amazing content! They’ve got lesson plans for all different levels, ages, topics, và types of English, from conversational English, khổng lồ exam prep. They’ve also separated their lesson plans into different sections lớn make it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for.


Much like The mạng internet TESL Journey, TEFLtastic isn’t the most attractive website, but don’t let that put you off! They offer over 2,000 free printable worksheets covering a wide variety of subjects & levels.




Pinterest is just one of many great không lấy phí resources for teaching English online. You’ll be able lớn find thousands of không tính phí lesson plans, worksheets, props, games, and more khổng lồ use in your online English lessons, at the click of a button.

Tiny cards

Tiny cards is an online system by Duolingo that allows teachers to create their own flashcards, or use the ones already provided. Flashcards are a great prop khổng lồ use in your online lesson, as they can provide visual sida that will help your students learn.

Your ESL Journey

Although the teaching props on Your ESL Journey are aimed at VIPKID teachers, that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate them in your lessons. They’ve got heaps of miễn phí printable props for a variety of subjects that are great for young learners.

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Teach Starter

Teach Starter offers hundreds of không tính phí downloadable resources for you lớn use. From posters & worksheets, khổng lồ classroom games và props, their resources will ensure your classroom is fun và engaging!

Virtual Classrooms


Google Classroom

With Google Classroom you can easily share và grade the assignments you give khổng lồ your students. Plus, their handy integration system means if you’re already using other Google services, such as Docs, Drive and Calendar, everything will be synced together.


Edmodo is an all-round classroom management app. Their system allows you to mô tả content, give real-time feedback, communicate with your students, and set assignments. Edmodo also has the additional benefit of allowing teachers to communicate with the parents of their students – super helpful if you’re teaching young children. Plus, you can chat with other teachers and share resources – winner!


Interested in creating your own online courses for students to take? WizIQ is the one for you! As well as offering a virtual classroom, WizIQ also gives teachers the ability lớn create their own professional-looking online courses, that you can then market và sell – winner!


LearnCube offer a user-friendly virtual classroom with lots of useful features such as virtual whiteboards, video clip recording, & custom branding. You can also upload lesson materials và resources for your students too.

Video conferencing


Zoom offers a completely không tính tiền version lớn absolutely everyone, and has a ton of useful features that you can use lớn enhance your online English classes. Their miễn phí version includes features such as video clip and audio calls, group calls (max 40 minutes), unlimited one-to-one calls, screen sharing, whiteboards, break-out rooms, & Zoom effects.


Skype is easily one of the biggest names when it comes to đoạn clip conferencing software. However, even though it’s a huge name, Skype has limited features on their không lấy phí version. The upside? These ‘limited’ features are probably all you will need for teaching! Features include clip calling to lớn anyone who has a Skype account, instant messaging, & screen sharing.

Google Hangouts

Much like Zoom, Google Hangouts offers heaps of free features và all you need lớn sign up is a Gmail account – easy! They offer teachers the ability lớn host đoạn clip calls, chat using the chat box, screen share, embed YouTube videos, virtual white boards, lesson recording, và Google effects.



If you’re looking for videos to incorporate into your lessons, YouTube is probably the first place you’ll think of, & for good reason! With hundreds of dedicated channels to lớn learning and teaching English, you’ll be able to lớn find videos lớn suit all of your students’ needs.

ESL Brains

If trailing through YouTube seems lượt thích too much of an effort, ESL Brains allow you khổng lồ quickly browse lesson plans based on topics and levels. They publish worksheets based around various videos, including many TED talks, that you can incorporate into your online lessons. Because of this, it’s especially useful if you’re teaching teenagers or adults.

Looking lớn bring some excitement and fun into your lessons? Look no further than Their trang web takes engaging videos và creates quizzes, based on the content, for language learners – a great way khổng lồ bring pop culture into your lessons!


engVID boasts over 1,500 videos, recorded by experienced TEFL teachers. You can send these to your students to lớn use directly from the website, or you can source inspiration & tips from the videos.


Document sharing

Google Drive

Google Drive is a great không tính phí tool that allows you to upload và share documents with your students. Their không tính phí version offers a 15GB storage, with the option to buy more. You can also create Google Docs within your drive that are great for homework or group workbooks, as multiple people can edit at once.


Much lượt thích Google Drive, Dropbox offers teachers the ability to chia sẻ photos, documents, và other files from any device, although they only offer 2GB for free.


Continuing on the theme… Wetransfer is lượt thích Google Drive and Dropbox, with the added benefit is that it’s very simple & quick to use (you don’t even need a login). The same rules as Dropbox apply though, as you can only transfer up khổng lồ 2GB at a time for free, and an added challenge is that you need to make sure the person is going to tải về the files soon, as the download link times out after 7 days using the không tính phí option.

So what are you waiting for?! Get out there and make your teaching experience even easier with all these wonderful resources!

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