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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.

Latest Resources

  • [S]A Commonly Overlooked Aspect of Teaching Verb Tenses
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    By Cynthia DeRoma and Jelena Runic | 27 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: Why are the sentences, “I’ve eaten lunch” and “I’ve been eating lunch” very different, but not “I’ve worked here since 2005” and “I’ve been working here since 2005”? Why is “I’ve met John since 2003” strange? This session explores how lexical aspect can help students better understand English verb tenses.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]ELLs, Reading Disabilities, Differences, and Common Core: Research and Complications
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    By Lía Kamhi-Stein, Luciana C. de Oliveira, Catherine Collier, Esther Geva, and Miao Li | 27 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: Presenters describe CCSS expectations in relation to ELLs identified as having reading disabilities, discuss research and practices designed to distinguish reading differences from reading disabilities, present instructional intervention practices, and discuss the role that parents can play in supporting and advocating for their children.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Don't Only Flip — Make the IEP Brain-Friendly
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    By Daniela Wagner-Loera | 27 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: Combining reading, writing, and grammar in one class without overwhelming students can present a great challenge to IEP instructors. Learn how a basic understanding of cognitive science can help instructors create a better flow and promote effective learning. These components can be easily and quickly implemented in any classroom.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]How to Hook Your Learners with Screencast and Video Technology
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    By Dawn Kane | 27 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: The flipped classroom is often viewed as a panacea for extending learning beyond school walls; however, it is only successful to the degree that students participate. This session explores strategies for using videos, screencasts, and cell phones in a way that connects to student preferences and provides for accountability.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Finding Grammar Fascinating: A New Edition of The Grammar Book
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    By Diane Larsen-Freeman and Marianne Celce-Murcia | 27 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: One of the best gifts that you can give your students is to show interest in what you are teaching. However, not everyone finds grammar interesting. In this talk, the presenters share the results of recent investigations to demonstrate that grammar is not only interesting; it is fascinating!
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Assessing the Development of Languacultural Competence in ESL/EFL
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    By Katya Nemtchinova and Adriana Diaz | 27 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: Competence in a target culture depends on achieving an intermediate level of proficiency in the target language. However, in line with languaculture proficiency, students in the age of globalization need also to grow in intercultural communication competence. This session addresses issues in the assessment of competence in these three dimensions.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]The Role of Multiliteracies in Language Pedagogy and Research
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    By Mario López-Gopar, Bonny Norton, Christian Chun, Saskia Stille, Jim Cummins | 27 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: This colloquium illustrates the role of multiliteracies in language education and research, especially now that diverse classrooms are being recognized as the norm and as spaces where different epistemologies and ontologies converge. The panelists connects multiliteracies with language use, literacy development and identity negotiation in diverse schools and societies.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]TESOL and Blackness: The Return of the Repressed
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    By Awad Ibrahim and Othman Barnawi | 27 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: This session explores the antagonistic relation/ship between TESOL and Blackness. Using examples from across the globe, our aim is to see the impact of TESOL on Blackness, but also of Blackness on TESOL. From Hip-Hop to classrooms, we explore the cultural-politics of Blackness in TESOL, thus making the invisible visible.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]'Hotel Pennsylvania': Mediatized Representations of Teachers and Students in TESOL
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    By Brian Morgan, Carla Chamberlin-Quinlisk, and Christian W. Chun | 27 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: Representations of English language teachers and learners in films, television, and social media have important sociopolitical and pedagogical implications for the TESOL profession. This session begins with a viewing of the short film “Hotel Pennsylvania” followed by critical analyses from presenters and an open discussion with audience members.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Helping Multilingual Writers: A Biliteracy Perspective
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    By Guillaume Gentil | 27 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: In keeping with TESOL’s position statement on multilingualism, this presentation builds bridges among bilingual education, literacy, and L2 writing studies to identify ways in which TESOLers can help their students become better writers in both first and additional languages. Examples are drawn from Canadian, the USA, and other world contexts.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Building an Adult Education System That Better Serves Adults Immigrants
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    By Pauline McNaughton | 27 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: In theory, adult immigrants should be able to access a continuum of programs and services to address their language and learning needs and achieve their employment and career goals. Ontario is working hard to carry out system innovations that improves its responsiveness and flexibility to meet the needs of adult immigrants.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]An Introduction to the Canadian Language Benchmark
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    By Anne Senior | 27 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: The Canadian Language Benchmarks describe the language proficiency of adult immigrants for living, studying and working in Canada. Since 1996, CLB have become the backbone of federal and provincial training, assessment and related tools. CLB are increasingly used in wider and higher-stakes contexts such citizenship and entry into regulated professions.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Multilingual Language Education: Righting Historic Wrongs, Adapting to Linguistic Realities
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    By Shelley Taylor, Wayne Wright, Barbara Burnaby, Andrea Nicholas, Ester de Jong, and Ajit Mohanty | 27 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: There is more to multilingual language education than integrating indigenous/immigrant children into mainstream schools. Past wrongs (language loss) must be redressed and adaptations made to educational systems for them to be accountable in complex linguistic times. Presenters discuss opportunities seized to bypass dominant/official language-only roadblocks, change perspectives, and transform schooling.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Building Bridges in Language Planning, Teacher Development, Research, and Assessment
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    By Kathy Bailey, John Knagg, Nick Saville, MaryAnn Christison, Kerri Hannan, and Andy Curtis | 26 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF) hosts this interactive panel presentation on building bridges for English teaching and learning in under-resourced countries. Key issues in English language assessment, language planning and policy, mentoring researchers, and professional development for teachers are discussed by representatives of five different organizations.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Redefining Communicative Competence and Redesigning ELT in the 21st Century (2015)
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    By Jun Liu, Lourdes Ortega, and Michael Byram | 26 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: The early model of communicative competence as an instrumental approach to ELT no longer captures the breadth and depth of ELT in the 21st century. Focusing on research and observation of failures in ELT based on this model, the panelists challenge both its conceptual framework and pedagogical implication with examples from different angles.
    Resource Type: Convention Plenary & Keynote Sessions