Whether you're teaching a formal class or just trying to help a friend or family member learn the game, you'll find some valuable ideas and handouts on these web sites:
From the ACBL web site:
Free software: Learn to Play Bridge I & II -- Designed for those who have never played bridge, these interactive programs offer a great introduction to basic bidding and play. They're highly recommended as a first step for all learners.
ACBL bridge teachers page -- Teachers' newsletter, handbooks, online teaching tips and lesson plans for several different courses.
ACBL teaching materials -- Complete course outlines, teacher manuals and handouts.
EasyBridge "soundbites" -- Mini-lessons and handouts for beginners.
NABC Celebrity Speaker presentations -- Handouts on a wide range of topics. These are helpful for club managers who present mini-lessons before their games.
Many specialized resources are available if you're teaching children or teens:
ACBL School Bridge
Program -- Instructions, tips and lesson plans for teaching youth and setting up group lessons at
schools. It includes the complete 116-page
teacher manual with lesson outlines, practice hands and worksheets. Use the email link on this page to request a free school bridge packet.
More assistance is available from District 8's Education Coordinator Chris Shaw (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Bridge Teachers for Youth -- Lesson plans, handouts, promotional materials and the complete text of the "Bridge: A Path to Math" curriculum and lessons.
WBF Youth -- A youth bridge blog for players and teachers. Published by the World Bridge Federation.
Nextgenbridge.com -- Bridge tips and information on ACBL programs for grade-school through college-age players.
Kitty Cooper -- Comprehensive lesson materials for teaching in schools and introducing students to Minibridge.
More materials for teachers, learners and bridge clubs are available on these sites:
American Bridge Teachers Association
Karen's Bridge Library -- Bidding summaries and handouts for beginners through experts.
Fifth Chair Foundation -- An archive of articles, handouts and tutorials for beginner and intermediate-level players.
Discover the Fun & Challenge of Duplicate Bridge -- Online booklet for new-to-duplicate players.
WBF Teachers Program -- Complete outline and lesson materials for the World Bridge Federation course (23 lessons).
Richard Pavlicek -- Pavlicek offers a free package of tips and handouts for teachers of beginning players. Also on the site is a page of advanced lessons on a wide range of topics.
Eddie Kantar -- Hundreds of quiz hands to teach bidding, defense and declarer play.
Northern Colorado and Richmond VA bridge clubs -- Topics, outlines and handouts for mini-lessons.