Originally posted on aplinglink:
Using a materials bank as an alternative to coursebooks doesn’t mean ripping off published materials. There is a wealth of materials available online which don’t infringe copyright laws. A few examples are listed below. I’m not endorsing any of them, except One Stop English, just replying to the objection that if teachers don’t use a coursebook they risk breaking the law.
I’m sure readers can suggest more and better sources than these. Any search on “Materials for teaching English as a second language” or something similar will give you dozens of websites to explore – as if you didn’t know!
Of course, this is just one way to find materials. You can also do searches for video and audio material, grammar stuff, reading texts, case studies, simulations, games, quizzes, tests, etc.. too, and, respecting copyright laws, use them with learners, making worksheets where necessary. And there…
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