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esl-library.com

is a Shorty Award finalist!


ESL resource site for language teachers. We're here to learn what teachers want and need. Curated by head writer @tarabenwell

www.esl-library.com - 17,567 followers

Finalist in Education chosen by the nominating board

1 nomination in Esllibrary

1 nomination in Elt

Campaign Video by esl-library.com

The Shorty Interview with esl-library.com

Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?

Yes, we have unfollowed negative people in our industry who have turned out to be spammy.

What are some big Twitter faux pas?

Using an egg as your profile picture.

Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?

#nomorestandardizedtesting

What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?

We've met many teachers face-to-face at conferences after tweeting with them for years. Tweet ups are a lot of fun. Hashtags help!

View esl-library.com's complete Shorty Interview

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Biography

ESL Library is a resource site for teachers who teach English as a second language to teens and adults. We believe that teaching a language can only be effective if the students are passionate about and interested in the content of the lesson. Our team develops English lesson plans with subjects that truly connect with our everyday lives, and which are bound to provoke and encourage classroom debate and discussion among all students. Our lessons focus on local and global issues. They examine political, environmental, and social concerns, and honor artistic and scientific leaders who have influenced or helped shape our world. ESL Library is used by over 7,000 universities, high schools, and private language schools in more than 100 countries. We launched in 2002. We’re a team of just four people, and we love every minute of what we do.

How do you or your organization use social media? What makes your use unique?

ESL Library uses social media to connect with educators around the world. Engaging socially with teachers and learners inspires us to create resources that are in high demand. We also use social media to stay informed about trends and changes in our world. Our social media director, Tara Benwell, is our head writer and an online English language teacher. Tara adds a personal touch to our social media accounts by responding to education-based queries, sharing teaching tips, and getting to know the ELT community. Our editor Tanya Trusler and creative director Robyn Shesterniak play key roles in our social media strategy as well. Regardless of how short a status update may be, we understand the importance of visual appeal and accuracy. We’re living and learning tweet by tweet, comment by comment–always focusing on engagement rather than numbers.

Recent Nominations

February 18, 2014

I nominate @ESLlibrary for a Shorty Award in #education because they’re passionate about the work they’re doing.

February 17, 2014

I nominate @ESLlibrary for a Shorty Award in #education because...I could always find what I need for my lessons

February 17, 2014

I nominate @ESLlibrary for a Shorty Award in #education because they do good work.

February 15, 2014

I nominate @ESLlibrary for a Shorty Award in #education because they are realistic and open minded.

February 13, 2014

I nominate @ESLlibrary for a Shorty Award in #education because it's an endless source of high quality resources

February 13, 2014

I nominate @ESLlibrary for a Shorty Award in #education because... they have such great ESL lesson plans.

February 13, 2014

I nominate @ESLlibrary for a Shorty Award in #education because their lessons are current, well developed, interestin

February 13, 2014

I nominate @ESLlibrary for a Shorty Award in #education because the provide excellent educational material

February 13, 2014

I nominate @ESLlibrary for a Shorty Award in #education because materials up-to-dated,easy to use& interesting.

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