NOTE: Be sure to look in the comments for more great suggestions!

There are quite a few very good ways for ESL/EFL/ELL teachers to get online professional development.

I’ve already shared some of those ways in previous “The Best…” lists, including:

The Best Ways ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers Can Develop Personal Learning Networks

The Best Online Videos Showing ESL/EFL Teachers In The Classroom

The Best Videos For Content Teachers With ELLs In Their Classes – Please Suggest More (including videos of our students presenting at professional development sessions)

The Best Sites For Learning Strategies To Teach ELL’s In Content Classes

Here are four other resources that are worth considering and, if you know of others, please let me know:


The Electronic Village Online
is the annual online professional development series done in conjunction with the TESOL Convention.

The International Teacher Development Institute is a new project that I have written about previously and looks pretty impressive.

The American TESOL Institute has free Friday Webinars.

Here’s an explanation of professional development opportunities from the British Council which offers a wealth of language-teaching research and online professional development.

EFL Talks has lots of useful videos for ELL teachers.

Great Saturday Opportunity For Free ELL Teacher Professional Development!

Check out the ELL Chat Book Club

Exploiting online CPD is by Sandy Millin.

Again, please share other places I’ve missed.

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