Teflpedia is a wiki dedicated to everything associated with teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) or second language (TESL). We are a user-generated resource for English teachers from all over the world. Take what you like for your classroom. Leave something you love for another teacher. Be mindful that copyleft is built on the foundation of copyright.
We welcome input from all those involved in or interested in the subject of English and English language teaching.
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What's in it for me?
What is a wiki?
You're reading a wiki now. It is a repository of knowledge which can be edited by anybody—including you. The most famous wiki is, of course, Wikipedia, but there are many others. This kind of collaborative venture has proved to be amazingly successful, not least because it allows us all to add a bit of knowledge to the common good.
Why use a wiki? A wiki has an advantage over a newsgroup or a forum—the wiki is continually improved and updated. In contrast, a forum may briefly excite a huge amount of passionate interest with the consequence that it will wander to untenable length and finally be unusable.
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How can I explore Teflpedia?
Namespaces keep the encyclopaedia content separate from the opinion content.
Main namespace has articles on all aspects of teaching English including: language learning activities, definitions, methodology, grammar, phonetics, TEFL qualifications, teaching in different countries, reviews etc. (see Contents).
Lesson namespace has specific lessons. You're welcome to print these and use them in class. You may later come back to edit these or create variations or entire new lessons based on your classroom experience.
Essay namespace is for you to write up your personal experiences, personal thoughts about teaching, advice to new teachers or simply moan about something. Articles in Essay namespace are for sole authorship—each essay is edited only by the user who created it. However, other users are welcome to comment about an essay on its talk page, or to create their own essays on another page.
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On June 2012 Teflpedia was named Teflnet Site of the Month by Tefl.net.