KOTESOL’s global issues SIG also has a Yahoo email group that you can join without being a paying member.
World 727 is a global education email list moderated by Professor Merry Merryfield. To join, send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. She also oversees TeachGlobalEd.net, a website with tons of global education resources.
Larry Ferlazzo has a great website full of resources for ESL / social studies teachers. His blog (to which you can subscribe via email) is updated daily with new links, and he also offers a monthly top ten newsletter.
ELT Dogme is a stripped down, learner-centered approach that tries to use the language that the learners themselves bring into the room as the primary material. They stress the importance of content being relevant to students.
Ning isn’t an email list, but it is a site that allows users to create social networks. Each network is made up of individual pages, along with forums, group blogs and file libraries. I have joined two networks: IATEFL’s Global Issues Social Network and EFL Classroom 2.0. Both offer materials, links to resources and lots of discussion.
TESL-L – The main list has over 30,000 subscribers. There are also sublists dedicated to CALL, IEPs, jobs, young learners and ESP. Archives of each list are also available to subscribers. Full disclosure: I don’t subscribe to this one.
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