Publications to Help You Get Started

TESOL publishes nearly 90 titles for English language teachers. Here are several to help get you started on a career in teaching English.

  • From Language Learner to Language Teacher, by Don Snow
    This volume focuses on the challenges faced by nonnative-speaking English teachers as they make the transition to teaching. Four themes receive special emphasis: communicative language teaching, proficiency, language learning, and practicality.

  • More Than A Native Speaker, Revised Edition, by Don Snow 
    This book accelerates the process of learning English language teaching by offering a nontechnical introduction to ELT geared toward native-English-speaking teachers working outside their home countries.

  • PACE Yourself: A Handbook for ESL Tutors, by Teresa Dalle 
    This easy-to-follow guide for inexperienced and volunteer tutors of nonnative speakers of English includes reproducible forms, resources, terminology, and professional organizations to enable successful tutoring.

  • PreK–12 English Language Proficiency Standards, by TESOL International
    These standards provide an invaluable resource for all English language educators and a model for states and districts. They represent a starting point for developing effective and equitable education for ESOL students.

  • Standards for ESL/EFL Teachers of Adults, by TESOL International
    Standards for ESL/EFL Teachers of Adult Learners offers performance indicators, vignettes, and evaluation tools to help instructors identify the qualities and practices to pursue in their teaching of adults.