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TESOL Resource Center

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.

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  • [S]Evidence-Based TESOL: Teaching Through a Multilingual Lens (2015)
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    By Jim Cummins | 28 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: This presentation synthesizes the instructional implications of research for K-12 and adult students with respect to the centrality of language and literacy engagement, the relevance of identity investment, and the role of L1 in learning English for communicative and academic purposes.
    Resource Type: Convention Plenary & Keynote Sessions
  • [S]Crossing Networks, Building Connections to Inspire Always-On Learners and Teachers
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    By Vance Stevens | 28 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: This presentation covers 15 years experience with learners and colleagues in virtual spaces practicing engagement in online and blended contexts. It examines the burgeoning of connectivist learning opportunities from pioneer days to the proliferation of those available today, and explores why learning online reshapes our notions of engaging with students.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]The Complicities of English Language Teaching
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    By Alastair Pennycook, Lynn Mario de Souza, Angel Lin, and Nelson Flores | 28 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: Given the growing role of English as a medium of education, as a supposed resource, as a regulatory mechanism for flows of students and knowledge, this panel looks critically at complicities of English language teaching in maintaining an inequitable global order through its relations to neoliberal practices and discriminatory formations.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Cognitive and Metacognitive Perspectives on English Language Development
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    By Xuesong Gao, Lucilla Lopriore, Anna Uhl Chamot, Yuen Yi Lo, Xuyan Qiu, and Lawrence Jun Zhang | 28 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: Drawing on cognitive and metacognitive perspectives on language learning, presenters in this colloquium demonstrates how learner cognition and metacognition affect their oral and reading development. They also examine how language learning can be enhanced in Content and Language Integrated Learning and through in-class metacognitive training.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Transnational Refugee Camps: ELT in the Eye of the Storm
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    By Pindie Stephen, Don Dippo, Saladdin Ahmed, David Schwarzer, Farhia Abdi, and Khadar Bashir Ali | 28 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: This colloquium focuses on ELT in camps for transnational refugees, and the role English plays in resettlement and integration. Researchers andpractitioners discuss ELT provisions ranging from crippling resources to innovative programming and resettlement work, against the backdrop of unprecedentedglobal crises amidst an increasing number of transnational refugees.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Crossing Borders: Teaching and Researching English in the Middle East
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    By Silvia Pessoa and Fatima Esseili | 28 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: The presenters share their experiences teaching and researching academic English in the Levant and the Gulf regions in the Middle East. They describe their teaching contexts and on-going research projects highlighting cultural, social, political, religious, and gender issues that influence ELT in the Middle East.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Creating Campus Bridges for Increased International Student Success
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    By Rhonda Petree and Charlie Lavin | 28 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: A recent study shows that many people on campus feel unprepared to work with international students (Di Maria, 2012). This session describes three training sessions designed to help staff, faculty, and students learn more about international students and employ effective communication strategies, and how to involve students in the trainings.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Flipping the Classroom to Teach Culture in EFL Settings
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    By Fausto Puppo | 28 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: When learning a foreign language, mastering its linguistic elements does not guarantee effective communication. Knowing the culture is a must, but teaching it in an EFL setting can be challenging. However, you can make it less so by flipping your classroom. This session demonstrates several practical ways to do this.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Whadja Say? Activities for Teaching Reduced Speech
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    By Sarita Crawford and Heather Moffie | 28 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: Reduced speech in everyday English causes undeniable frustration and confusion for ELLs. Despite the importance of understanding reductions, teachers are often unsure how to help their learners. This teaching tip presents three activities language instructors can use immediately to help students anticipate, understand, and respond to common reductions.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]English for Engineering: Gamification of STEM and Project-Based ESL Curriculum
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    By Nick Einterz and Russell Moon | 28 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: This presentation offers gamification practices and online resources for designing project-based ESL curriculum, specifically for scientific content. In addition, the presenters share student engineering designs and technical writings as well as student feedback from surveys addressing student motivation, interest, and course content.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Five Practical Activities for Building Fluency with Present Perfect Tense
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    By Keith Folse | 28 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: Although English has 12 verb tenses, present perfect is clearly one of the most difficult and necessary to master for students of all first language backgrounds.This session demonstrates five practical classroom activities to help learnersdevelop fluency with this very important and frequent structure of English.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Opportunities, Engagement, and Support: the Future of Leadership in TESOL
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    By Lucie Moussu, Aya Matsuda, Ali Fuad Selvi, Kyung-Hee Bae, Brock Brady, and Jun Liu | 28 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: This presentation brings together current and past, young and old TESOL leaders to evaluate the present state of TESOL communities/entities and leadership opportunities. Presenters discuss processes and strategies that are instrumental in increasing personal and professional involvement of TESOLers and in recruiting and supporting new generations of TESOL leaders.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Word Play: Low Prep but High Energy Vocabulary Games
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    By Meg Parker and Alice Lin | 28 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: Are vocabulary games frivolous, or do they have real academic value?This energetic workshop briefly demonstrates the research basis for vocabulary games in the classroom, and participants play eight extremely low-prep yet highly interactive games including celebrity, bossy dice, Kahoots quizzes, and password.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Apps for English Language Classrooms
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    By Ann Bouma and Suzy Prenger | 28 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: Have you moved beyond chalk?Two old-school ESL instructors crossed the digital border and flipped their classrooms, embracing iPads and use of technology in the classroom. This discussion group allowd participants a chance to share their use of the power of applications in language development and assessment.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Needs Analysis: From Results to Implementation
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    By Nigel Caplan,Scott Stevens, Adrian Wurr, Kay Stremle, Neil Anderson, and Carmela Romano Gillette | 28 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: For IEP and EAP programs, needs analysis is a vital step in planning, revision, and renewal. Speakers in this session describe how needs analyses at their universities have prompted new programs, courses, and curricula to better prepare and support international undergraduate and graduate students.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions