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Welcome to the TESOL Resource Center! Need a lesson plan? An activity? How about ideas for what to do in class tomorrow morning? Well, you've come to the right place. The TESOL Resource Center contains lesson plans, teaching tips, activities, assessment tools, and much more. Can't find what you need? Be sure to check back: New resources are posted frequently.

Latest Resources

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
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    By Susanna Fawkes | 22 Sep 2014
    Resource Description: This is a warm-up activity for a lesson on environment. It can be adapted for different levels of language proficiency.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • [S]Integrating Language and Content: Issues and Options
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    By Donna Brinton | 20 Aug 2014
    Resource Description: Content-based language teaching (CBLT) has emerged over the past three decades as one of the primary approaches used in teaching second and foreign languages. At its heart is the integration of language and content. This webinar traces the historical and geographical diffusion of CBLT, discusses ways in which the approach is adapted to local needs and contexts, and examines its applicability to a wide variety of second and foreign language teaching contexts.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]Providing Enlightened and Effective Corrective Feedback on Language Issues in Student Writing
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    By Dana R. Ferris | 16 Jul 2014
    Resource Description: This seminar will present the whys and hows of providing corrective feedback on language issues in student writing. Teachers will learn about how to work smarter—not just to correct student errors but to help students develop competence and confidence as self-editors.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • Sounds IELTS
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    By Geoff Taylor | 23 Jun 2014
    Resource Description:

    “Sounds IELTS” is an iPhone/iPad app for English language learners. It provides interactive pronunciation training for students English as a foreign language at intermediate (B1) level and above. It is based on the Academic Word List (AWL). This version provides British English models.

    Resource Type: Activities
  • [S]Changes in the Expertise of ESL Professionals in the Era of New Standards
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    By Guadalupe Valdés, Amanda K. Kibler, and Aída Walqui | 18 Jun 2014
    Resource Description: This era of new standards will require educators to make deep changes in expertise – including both knowledge and action – to address the needs of English learners. Using vignettes of existing and envisioned teaching, the presenters will discuss diverse conceptions of language, pedagogy, the learner, and educators to show how you can reconsider theoretical stances and pedagogy in light of the new standards.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]Bringing Peacebuilding into the English Language Classroom
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    By Alison Milofsky | 04 Jun 2014
    Resource Description: Content-based language instruction (CBLI) opens a space in the English language classroom to engage youth in conversation around peace and conflict and help them
    *develop critical thinking skills
    *develop the ability to manage conflict
    *understand how they can participate in peacebuilding

    In this webinar,participants will be introduced to the Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators, explore their own understandings of peace and conflict, and engage in skills-based exercises that they can use their own classrooms.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • Creating multimedia annotations while reading a text in order to build vocabulary
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    By Summer Dickinson | 19 May 2014
    Resource Description: Lesson plan for Beginner/Intermediate Language Learners. Students create multimedia annotations while reading a text in order to build vocabulary.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Using Yola to create a website .
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    By Rowaida Yasin Crimly | 16 May 2014
    Resource Description: Create your own website using Yola. you can add whatever you want such as, texts, pictures, videos, Froms, HTML codes and  many other things that may be helpful for your students.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Create a Video using Alice
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    By Maha Ibn jumah | 15 May 2014
    Resource Description:

    Create your own 3D video using Alice. Update whatever you want such as, characters, themes, 3D texts and many other things that may be helpful for your students.

    Resource Type: Activities
  • Using Alice to teach the weather
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    By Nauf Alfahad | 15 May 2014
    Resource Description: Alice is a free, easy to use educational 3D programming website. Anyone can create animations for storytelling or interactive gaming. Alice teaches the fundamentals of programming but can also be manipulated into becoming a teaching tool for other areas of study, such as teaching ESL. 
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Grammar and Adjectives
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    By Randah Albasha | 15 May 2014
    Resource Description:

    This is a grammar lesson plan for 3rd grade students. It focuses on using adjectives and contains a variety of different activities that keep students attentive.

    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • [S]How Can We Know If Pronunciation Techniques and Activities Have Been Successful? Assessing Pronuncia
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    By Luke Harding | 14 May 2014
    Resource Description: In a webinar in January, Char Heitman introduced a range of useful techniques for incorporating pronunciation instruction across the curriculum. This webinar provides a response to this topic by asking, “How can we know if pronunciation techniques and activities have been successful?” This question, necessarily, leads to a consideration of learner assessment.

    In this talk the presenter provides a range of options for assessing pronunciation and demonstrates some practical steps in constructing and scoring pronunciation assessments. Throughout, the presenter draws on key principles of language assessment to guide practical decisions. Some general challenges for pronunciation assessment are also discussed.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • Teaching Writing
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    By Noura AlSaud | 13 May 2014
    Resource Description: That the teacher gives her student the tips of how to write a paper: 1) Type the skills, 2) Search for websites to support your paper, 3) Describe in your own words, and 4) Revise your paper before submitting.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • How to create a video using Alice
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    By Salma AlEdaili | 12 May 2014
    Resource Description: This educational software, named Alice, teaches users computer programming in a 3-D environment. Young people can easily create animations to tell a story, produce an interactive game, or make videos to share on the web. A free teaching tool, Alice introduces fundamental programming concepts in the context of making media.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • [S]Deferred Action (DACA) and Higher Education Access for Undocumented Immigrant Students
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    By Camila Bortolleto, Laura Bohórquez | 23 Apr 2014
    Resource Description: This webinar will explore the intersection between the DACA program and higher education for immigrant students. Undocumented students face many challenges in pursuing higher education, even those approved for DACA. In addition, many youth have difficulty meeting DACA’s education requirements.

    This webinar will provide participants with the tools and knowledge to help immigrant youth apply or re-apply for DACA and to help students who are undocumented or who are eligible for DACA navigate the college application process. 
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars