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Resources for English Learning and Teaching


Voice of America

Voice of America – English News and Reading Comprehension: If you’re interested in working with news, or reading comprehension with your students, you can use VOA’s Learning English website. Here you’ll find up-to-date news, with quizzes at the end, video lessons, and pronunciation tips. This could be quite useful for working with reading comprehension.

Resources developed for the Dominican Republic with MINERD

The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo, along with the Ministry of Education (MINERD) and our local partners the Instituto Cultural Dominico Americano, has developed these free resources for local English teachers:

English Learning and Teaching Resources

American English Resources: These are free quality resources from the U.S. Department of State to support English teaching and learning. You can adapt these and include them in your lessons.

Professional Development Resources

For  teachers interested in always learning more, improving their practice, and growing professionally. These free resources are helpful for learning about theories, methods, strategies, and even free online courses.

  • American English Webinars: Here’s a list of webinar recordings and their presentations on topics such as pronunciation teaching, the four skills, teaching methods, fun and games, etc.
  • Teacher’s Corner: This is a hub for practical resources on topics like assessment, teaching grammar, professional development, U.S. culture, STEM, different types of learning styles, etc.
  • English Teaching Forum is the premier publication (journal) for English teachers worldwide. It includes helpful and practical articles in different topics, and is open for submissions, and you can access it for free.
  • Online Professional English Network (OPEN): This webpage provides massive open online courses (MOOCs) on different topics such as ELT methodology, English for STEM, English for Journalism, and others. These courses are free, and anyone can enroll. You don’t need to contact us, just follow the process on the website! At the end of these courses you earn a verifiable online badge.
  • American English for Educators Facebook page is a community of English language professionals from around the world. Our daily content is intended to help educators develop professionally, find new classroom material, and share experiences.
  • English Teachers Professional Development: Visit this Youtube playlist to watch videos about interesting topics for teacher development.
  • Videos about learning theories and other topics: If you’re curious about learning theories and topics such as motivation, curriculum development, classroom management, feedback in the classroom, tech, grammar teaching, and others…this is your place to learn.


Recursos para Aprende Inglés

Puedes iniciar tu aprendizaje del idioma inglés a través de los recursos American English. Estos son gratuitos, y han sido diseñados por especialistas del Departamento de Estado de los EE.UU. para su uso público. Puedes compartirlos con tus amigos.

Cursos Masivos de Inglés: Si ya sabes un poco de inglés podrías inscribirte en alguno de estos cursos que están enfocados en áreas específicas. En esta página encontrarás cursos de inglés para desarrollo profesional, para STEM, para periodistas, para negocios y emprendimiento, y otros.

También tenemos un canal de Youtube con videos que ayudarán tus habilidades en diferentes áreas:

Facebook Page: Puedes utilizar tu Facebook para aprender inglés a través de nuestros recursos. Sigue nuestra página y compártela con tus amigos.