Articles on choosing and adapting materials for English language learners. If you like anything here and want more, please support TEFLtastic.
Updated 18 March 2022
Articles on using textbooks
Making bookwork fun (for young learners)
15 ways to judge an EFL textbook
15 typical textbook activities you can personalize
15 ways to adapt a textbook with too much stuff in it
15 more ways to cope with an overloaded textbook
Yet another 15 ways of dealing with a textbook that is packed full of material
15 ways of coping with a textbook that is too easy
Making textbook listenings manageable and fun
15 more ways of using a textbook that is too low level for your class
Why does my teacher skip exercises in the textbook?
Articles on using graded readers
15 ways to turn students onto graded readers
Graded readers in the classroom
Graded reader blind date (lesson plan) – LINK FIXED
Articles on using worksheets
How to find EFL worksheets on the internet
The first 15 stages of using worksheets in preschool English classes
Getting creative with worksheets
15 criteria for kindergarten worksheets
Articles on using dictionaries
Picture dictionary games and actitivies
Why your students overuse their dictionaries
Why does my teacher stop me using my dictionary?
Why does my teacher make me use an English-English dictionary?
Articles on adapting common book exercises
15 warmers and fillers for true/ false tasks
15 ways to make multiple choice questions manageable and fun
General articles on using published materials
Testing and Reviewing New EFL Materials