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a group of crafts designed to help teach children their ABC's. Go to the individually-linked alphabet pages (example: "The Letter A") to find tracer pages for handwriting, etc. Lots of activities, and (as far as we checked) everything is free.

American teen who spent several years in Japan going to Japanese schools presents a unique video teaching method designed for Japanese teens.

Discovery School's Clip Art Gallery has hundreds of images organized by general topic. Free download, and be sure to read the Terms of Use.

This is not a free resource; you have to pay a subscription fee. The searchable library includes clip art, illustrations, photos and sounds. The search works well, making it easy to find illustrations for flashcards and materials. Recommended.

Conversations for basic-level students to listen to. The target student is the student who probably knows some English, but is baffled when a native speaker talks. The conversations are recorded both normal and slow. They are not fast, nor are they unrealistically clear.

Online vocabulary topics (with audio) for intermediate and advanced ESL learners. Exercises on idioms, phrasal verbs and collocations. Teacher blog and worksheets.

Over 800 original flashcards and hundreds of worksheets for ESL kids teachers.

A membership based site. Over 2000 flashcards and images for language teachers. Has has vocabulary image sets and grammar image sets. Includes some ready-to-print lesson plans. Note that you must join as a member before you can download.

Print Clearly BV is a set of two fonts, Print Clearly and Print Clearly Dashed. The dash version is for making tracer exercises (where students copy the letters). Available in Windows True Type and Mac True Type and Post Script. Free download, but read the terms of use for any commercial usage. (This link brings you to the page listing the font, but if it doesn't, try the next button. Fonts listed alphabetically.)

The online home of Grammarman comic. Free reading materials, puzzles, games, jokes, comics and lots more.

Japan-based educational materials store carries all the teaching materials you need to open and run your school. They are also able to advise on texts and resources.

Quote from the site: "Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers. Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection."

The Internet TESL Journal \'s directory page of podcasts for language learners.

DLTK's Crafts for Kids features a (free!) variety of fun children's crafts, coloring pages and more including projects for holidays, educational themes. Lots of printable templates suitable for ages 2 and up (for native speakers; appropriate for older children in EFL classrooms).

Teacher resources shipped worldwide.