Phil's EFL Support Site

for English Language Teachers studying for Masters or Diplomas




Distance Education
The first introductory unit to this module from the Aston University MSc in TESOL/TESP by Keith Richards.

The Foundation module
The first study module taken by all students on the Aston University MSc in TESOL/TESP by Julian Edge.

Designing and Using Questionnaires
Excerpts from Survival Statistics by David Walonick with links to the StatPac website and their software.

Distance Learning Resources
A page full of rich DL resources by Keith Richards.

DELTA - Contents
The most successful contents page I've used on DELTA courses over the last few years.

DELTA booklist
The full recommended booklist for the RSA UCLES Diploma.















ERIC database
The world's largest source of education information.

Richard Watson Todd's Big Applied Linguistics Database that focuses mainly on books and includes a review on the entries.

Bobbi's Qualitative Research Place
One of the best resources I have found on Qualitative Research.

McREL Educator Resources
Not aimed at ELT, but excellent sources if you are looking at anything cross disciplinary - e.g. the social sciences.

Qualitative Research
A guide to reference materials for social science and qualitative research. Very useful.

How to do Research
The most comprehensive web guide to research and approaches that I have found. Full of good tips and links to recommended reading. An excellent site.

Smart Tools, Smart Research
Link to the Noodle Tools free downloadable suite of research tools. Not my cup of tea, but I know several people who say they have found them invaluable while doing their reading and research online.

Costas Gabrielatos' site
A website with articles, materials and links relevant to English language teaching, applied linguistics and language teacher education.

The Academic Word List
The list contains 570 word families and does not include the most common 2000 words. Developed at Victoria University in N.Z.

The E-server: Accessible Writing
A unique website where 281 writers, artists, editors and scholars gather to publish and discuss their works (currently 31812 of them in all). A fascinating resource.

Web Concordancer
An interesting site that includes a link to the program which can be downloaded in a WinZip file containing the full setup program for free.

Resources Room
From the University of Birmingham with a lot of useful links.

Distance Learning and Cultural Considerations
A synchronous live chat hosted by Vance Stevens and Michael Coghlan with a wealth of good links.