Dave's ESL Cafe

Whether you know it as Dave's ESL Cafe, Dave's Cafe or The ESL Cafe, chances are you've heard of it.

Dave Sperling's ESL Cafe, is a popular resource for the ESL community and is well known among ESL/EFL professionals. The website, which has been in existence since 1995, has slowly grown to be one of the largest resources for ESL/EFL teachers far and wide. Dave can be credited with creating one of the first substantial resources for ESL/EFL teachers and creating a benchmark for the newer ESL sites that are joining the ESL community online.


Dave's ESL Cafe ease of access is no doubt one of the main reasons for the website's success over the past 8 Years. Looking for an ESL Job? The ESL Job center has many jobs from all over the world to browse. Want the latest opinions and information on teaching conditions? Make your way over to Dave's ESL Cafe job discussion forum. Need information on what preparation you need before teaching ESL? Drop in on the ESL Teacher training forum for some advice. Need ideas for ESL Lesson Plans visit any one of the various ESL Teacher discussion groups to discuss the latest trends and ideas.

Being one of longest running ESL sites, Dave's ESL Cafe has one of the largest job boards, heavily favoring Asia and other non-US based positions. Dave's ESL Cafe has also accumulated many active posters in its discussion forums. Although this is a great resource for the ESL/EFL Community, one must be careful and read the posts with caution as they are sometimes based on opinion and not fact. The site has a large amount of data, and it can be a chore at times to weed through the information to get what you are looking for.

In short, Dave's ESL Cafe offers something for every ESL teacher and despite it's basic look and feel, it still draws ESL Teachers from far and wide.

By Michelle Simmons