Resources for English Teaching and Learning

This page provides links to English teaching and learning resources.  American Embassy Ulaanbaatar is proud to support Mongolian efforts to improve English education.

English Teaching FORUM
The English Teaching Forum is a quarterly journal published by the U.S. Department of State for teachers of English as a foreign or second language. Over 65,000 copies of the magazine are distributed in more than 100 countries. This site contains articles from issues of the Forum dating back to 1993. To find a particular article or issue, click on the year it appeared.

VOA News Special English– Learn American English and Much More
On October 19, 1959, the Voice of America broadcast the first Special English program.  It was an experiment.  The goal was to communicate by radio in clear and simple English with people whose native language was not English. Special English programs quickly became some of the most popular on VOA.  They still are. Special English continues to communicate with people who are not fluent in English.  Over the years, its role has expanded.  It helps people learn American English while they learn about American life and stay informed about world news and developments in science.  It provides listeners with information they cannot find elsewhere.

American Corners in the Ulaanbaatar Public Library and Khovd Public Library
The American Corners located inside the Ulaanbaatar Public Library and the Khovd Public Library provide an outstanding resource for students and teachers of English in Mongolia.  The libraries contain reference books, dictionaries, English teaching books, popular magazines, literature and non-fiction, as well as American movies, documentaries about the United States, free internet, and special lecture programs.

Online Resources for TEFL Professionals
This webpage provides links to English teaching resources, organizations, and textbook publishers.

The global professional association, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, in the United States, has more than 13,500 members in over 140 countries and is recognized as a nongovernmental organization (NGO) of the United Nations Department of Public Information.  Its mission is to ensure excellence in English language teaching to speakers of other languages.

A valuable tool for students who would like to study abroad in English, the TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language™) test opens more doors than any other academic English test. More than 6,000 institutions and agencies in 110 countries rely on TOEFL scores to select students with the English skills needed to succeed. The TOEFL test covers all facets of English proficiency, including a test of spoken English and grammar exercises.

Educational Advising and Resource Center – Mongolia
The Educational Advising and Resource Center (EARC) is a non-profit, non-partisan, and non-religious organization that promotes educational opportunities at home and abroad, disseminates education and scholarship information across Mongolia, and promotes multi-cultural understanding through its bridge-building initiatives between individuals and institutions.  The EARC has offices in Ulaanbaatar, Darkhan, Erdenet, Khovd, and Dornod.

Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University, which houses writing resources and instructional materials, is provided as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist them with many writing projects, during any stage of the writing process. Teachers and trainers may use these materials for in-class and out-of-class instruction.

Elllo is a free online listening resource of over 1,000 listening activities designed especially for ESL and EFL students and teachers. Most listening activities include images, an interactive quiz, transcript of the audio and downloadable MP3.