Here are a range of websites to help with lesson planning or to recommend to students

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TESOL Academic

TESOL Academic is an excellent website from Huw Jarvis linking TESOL theory and practice through recorded lectures and links to research papers. Highly recommended.
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Succeed at Solent

Succeed at Solent is an excellent resource of interactive study skills materials from Solent University to help you write, present, speak, listen and read better. Just use the index to find the topic you are interested in.
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Voyant Tools

Voyant tools is a rather fabulous site for entering text (from either a webpage or your own text) and getting corpus data back about it. Very visual and easy to use, recommended by our own Anastasios Asimkopoulos.
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Wordnik

Wordnik is an excellent reference site for finding more out about words, think of it as a dictionary on steroids! Type in a word and find out more about it than you thought possible.
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Expresso Text Analysis

Expresso is a fascinating site where you can paste in your essay and get an analysis of your language use, such as the complexity, range and sophistication of your vocabulary and grammar. Please read the guide carefully before using it.
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Purdue Online Writing Lab

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a really useful online resource for information about academic writing with a huge resource of articles and exercises to look through.
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British Council Discipline Writing

Discipline Writing is a collaboration between the British Council and Coventry University to provide useful information drawn from their academic corpus about essay types. A lot of very useful information to read through.
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Acknowledging, Paraphrasing and Quoting Sources

An excellent PDF guide here from the University of Wisconsin on effective techniques for integrating other sources into your essays and avoiding plagiarism.
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Leicester Plagiarism Tutorial

The Leicester Plagiarism Tutorial is a great way to look into how to avoid plagiarising in your subject.
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Academic English Online

Academic English Online is a site that has a huge number of exercises to help develop a range of academic skills.
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Academic Collocations List

The Academic Collocations List is a researched list of the most common academic phrases/word combinations that you'll need at university. Very useful for writing.
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Develop your writing — University of Leicester

Develop your writing — University of Leicester has extensive resources to help you develop better as an academic writer.
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Linking Words And Phrases - Academic Writing

Linking Words And Phrases - Academic Writing gives a lot of useful advice about essay writing and some of the language needed to write effectively.
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Grammar Flip

Grammar Flip is a website to help you 'flip' the classroom, by that we mean providing engaging and interactive content outside the classroom so you can focus more on helping the students inside. This website focusses specifically on grammar.
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Academic English Online

Academic English Online is a site that has a huge number of exercises to help develop a range of academic skills.
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Internet Grammar of English

The Internet Grammar of English is a useful reference site for checking your knowledge and understanding of English grammar.
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English Grammar Explantions

English Grammar Explantions is an excellent grammar reference site as well as a place to do grammar practice activities  
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Succeed at Solent

Succeed at Solent is an excellent resource of interactive study skills materials from Solent University to help you write, present, speak, listen and read better. Just use the index to find the topic you are interested in.
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Academic English Online

Academic English Online is a site that has a huge number of exercises to help develop a range of academic skills.
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Succeed at Solent

Succeed at Solent is an excellent resource of interactive study skills materials from Solent University to help you write, present, speak, listen and read better. Just use the index to find the topic you are interested in.
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TEDxESL

TEDxESL is a collection of lesson plans for the efl classroom using TED talks as their basis.
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Voice of America: News for English Learners

VOA: Learning English is a news site designed for English language learners with readings at different levels as well as downloadable audio versions of all the stories.
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University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures

University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures has loads of academic podcasts to listen to on a range of topics.
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TED: Ideas worth spreading

TED is a really useful website for practising your academic listening skills.  
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Succeed at Solent

Succeed at Solent is an excellent resource of interactive study skills materials from Solent University to help you write, present, speak, listen and read better. Just use the index to find the topic you are interested in.
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Voice of America: News for English Learners

VOA: Learning English is a news site designed for English language learners with readings at different levels as well as downloadable audio versions of all the stories.
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Academic English Online

Academic English Online is a site that has a huge number of exercises to help develop a range of academic skills.
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Succeed at Solent

Succeed at Solent is an excellent resource of interactive study skills materials from Solent University to help you write, present, speak, listen and read better. Just use the index to find the topic you are interested in.
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Lynda.com

As a member of the university, you have free access to Lynda.com, a video learning platform that offers tutorials on everything from creating better Microsoft Word documents to effective marketing. You can access it via the A-Z list of services in MUSE, or by going to the website and logging in with your Sheffield ID.
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Wordnik

Wordnik is an excellent reference site for finding more out about words, think of it as a dictionary on steroids! Type in a word and find out more about it than you thought possible.
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Leicester Plagiarism Tutorial

The Leicester Plagiarism Tutorial is a great way to look into how to avoid plagiarising in your subject.
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Internet Grammar of English

The Internet Grammar of English is a useful reference site for checking your knowledge and understanding of English grammar.
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Academic Collocations List

The Academic Collocations List is a researched list of the most common academic phrases/word combinations that you'll need at university. Very useful for writing.
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English Grammar Explantions

English Grammar Explantions is an excellent grammar reference site as well as a place to do grammar practice activities  
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FLAX library

FLAX library is an excellent vocabulary resource for finding the most common collocations in the language.
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Just the Word

Just the Word is a really useful site for helping you find the words that go together naturally in English.
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Academic Phrasebank

The Academic Phrasebank is an excellent website for discovering common phrases used in academic writing.
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Voyant Tools

Voyant tools is a rather fabulous site for entering text (from either a webpage or your own text) and getting corpus data back about it. Very visual and easy to use, recommended by our own Anastasios Asimkopoulos.
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Wordnik

Wordnik is an excellent reference site for finding more out about words, think of it as a dictionary on steroids! Type in a word and find out more about it than you thought possible.
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Academic Collocations List

The Academic Collocations List is a researched list of the most common academic phrases/word combinations that you'll need at university. Very useful for writing.
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FLAX library

FLAX library is an excellent vocabulary resource for finding the most common collocations in the language.
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Just the Word

Just the Word is a really useful site for helping you find the words that go together naturally in English.
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Academic Phrasebank

The Academic Phrasebank is an excellent website for discovering common phrases used in academic writing.