My Post-TESOL Reading List


I know I just got back from the TESOL Convention in Portland last night (to encounter a flooded backyard and happy ducks because I didn’t get enough rain in Portland), but I feel like if I don’t do this now, I’ll never do it. I met a lot of new people and saw so many new books and got a million new ideas. In short, I have a huge new to-do list!

So I’m putting up my list of books and articles and blogs that I discovered at TESOL that are going on my to-read list. I’d love to hear your comments on my list and your own lists too! I’ll also keep updating this list as I meander through the catalogs and all that I brought back with me.¬†Fair warning, I dug pretty heavy into the materials writing side of things. I’d also like to note that this is a DREAM list, not what I will actually have time to get to. And a lot of these are edited volumes so it’s not like I plan to read every single essay and article!

Materials Writing Stuff

Language Teaching

Coursebooks to Check Out

Teacher Resources and References

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About the Author

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I've taught English in the South Pacific, Central Asia, and Coastal Connecticut. I have taught everything from Business English for Russian oil executives to Academic English for Afghani high school students. I currently do free lance materials writing and work as a part-time nanny/live-in chef to my son. I particularly enjoy discussion lessons, student led activities, and teaching grammar for communication and not as a set of dry rules!