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Where Are The Best Places To Purchase ESL/EFL Books, Software & Multimedia?


In two previous “The Best…” lists —The Best Books For Teaching & Learning ESL/EFLand The Best Resource Sites For ESL/EFL Teachers — I’ve highlighted Alta Books as the place to find ESL/EFL books, software, and multimedia for purchase.

Unfortunately, as of December, 2008 Alta stopped distributing all materials except for ones they publish themselves.

Alta does indeed publish some great stuff, but there were hundreds — if not thousands — of other materials they had in their catalogue.

With Alta’s change, It’s clearly time to create another “The Best…” list — this time on The Best Places To Purchase ESL/EFL Books, Software & Multimedia.

What places do you think should be on the list?

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. Hi Larry,

    I don’t want to toot my own horn but I will! Mostly because I’m a teacher in the trenches who has spent hours and hand picked many, many books for teachers. Both ESL / EFL and general literacy. I did this mostly just to have a place where new teachers can go to find “the best” books for a particular need (and not have to wade through piles of dross).

    Please see the EFL Classroom bookstore I also have a bookstore for reading teachers. Full of great lists I’ve compiled from literacy / reading specialists and classroom teachers. Check out the lists, they are intersting – for H.S. / best children’s books, the gifted…. Click the categories on the left.

    Happy teaching,

  2. Now we are the best distributors website carrying ESL Teacher Resources. Of course we carry Alta’s materials.

    Luis Coloma
    Spring ESL

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