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This online TEFL course handbook is a comprehensive guide to teaching English as a foreign language. It was built from the same foundation as ESLinsider's online courses.

It's for the person who is seeking some instruction and guidance to teach abroad or someone who has taken a course and still needs help. 

You'll probably find answers to your questions and solutions to your problems such as:

  • How to use respect, peer pressure, proximity, rules and consequences to squash any classroom management problems
  • Have you heard of learning styles? Well they are not all they are cracked up to be
  • How to plan fun, interesting and exciting lessons that engage your students

This guide includes links to many videos as well as text.


  • Introduction
  • Teaching methods
  • Public speaking
  • Learning styles
  • Lesson planning
  • Presenting language
  • Teaching listening
  • Teaching writing
  • Teaching reading
  • Teaching speaking
  • Teaching pronunciation
  • Grammar
  • Teaching with games & activities
  • Teaching songs
  • Classroom problems
  • Classroom management
  • Writing your resume