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Teach them English
In all the excitement leading up to and during the IATEFL conference, one thing that almost passed me by was the fact that my little blog was chosen as the TEFL.net websites of the month. For those of you who don’t know, TEFL.net is one of the longest running and best sites in our profession. Despite the fact that they’ve been running a ‘best of’ monthly section since 2008, they don’t give away the award lightly. As a consequence, it’s something of an honor to have been chosen. While I admit this post is a blatant opportunity to blow my own trumpet, this seems like too good an opportunity to miss to showcase ten of my favourite TEFL.net websites of the month from down the years. Here, then, is my pick of the best of the best:

http://www.teachthemenglish.com/

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