English Teaching

English Teaching Forum Online: a quaterly journal published by the U.S. Department of State for teachers of English as a foreign or second language.

Forum Electronic Journal: the two electronic journals, “Language and Civil Society” and “Language and Life Sciences) offers teachers of English as a foreign language background reading on these topics, classroom-ready activities, and related resources and references.

Zoom In On the USA is a new publication aimed to help English language students. Zoom in on the USA is produced by the American IRCs (Information Resource Centers) in Poland.

Language and Civil Society: the “Language and Civil Society” journal contains volumes on civic education, business, ethics, environmental education, and peace education.

Language and Life Science : advances in biotechnology journal contains chapters on : mapping the human genome, controversial issues in gene research, cloning, biotechnology and crop engineering, and drugs of the future.

The Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary, 1706-2006: the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary is a private, non-profit alliance established to mark the three-hundred-year anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s birth (1706-2006) with a celebration dedicated to educating the public about Franklin’s enduring legacy and inspiring renewed appreciation of the values he embodied. The Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary represents a consortium created in 2000 by the American Philosophical Society, The Franklin Institute, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the University of Pennsylvania. The consortium is supported by a $4 million gift to the nation from The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Tercentenary’s projects will form the official national celebration for America’s first founding father to reach 300.

Publications and online courses

“Teaching pragmatics” is the first book published exclusively online by the Office of English Language Programs. It is a collection of 25 lessons to instruct English Language students on the use of socially appropriate language in a variety of informal and formal situations.

“Internet for English Teaching” in conjunction with the authors (Mark Warshauer, Heidi Shetzer, and Christine Meloni) and Tesol, Chapter 7 of this office of English Language Program Publication is available online.

“The Great Preposition Mystery” : chapter one of this book provides readings and exercises on the use of prepositions. Ordering information for the complete book is located at: