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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

  • 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
  • SPORTS & GAMES IDIOMS
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    By Jean Henry | 17 Apr 2014
    Resource Description: This site contains over 275 idioms derived from terms used in the sports and games played in the United States.  For each sport or game idiom a learner is given the following:  the original meaning of the term and the idiom derived from it.  Each of these has a sentence using, for instance, the idiom "step up to the plate" in a baseball format and in a business or personal format.  "Rolling the dice", a gambling term is again used in its primary sense and in its idiomatic or metaphorical use.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • [S]Complexity Theory: Renewing Our Understanding of Language, Learning, and Teaching (2014)
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    By Diane Larsen-Freeman | 29 Mar 2014
    Resource Description: The famous physicist Stephen Hawking has called the present century "the century of complexity." But what could this possibly mean for TESOLers? Dr. Larson-Freeman thinks it means a lot. In this keynote, she proposes that complexity theory has the potential to renew our understanding of language, its learning, and its teaching.
    Resource Type: Convention Plenary & Keynote Sessions
  • [S]Next Generation ELT: Voices of TESOLers (2014)
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    By Deena Boraie | 28 Mar 2014
    Resource Description: It is important to explore key issues affecting English language teaching and learning today and, in the future, globally as a means to bridge theoretical research to practice in context. Dr. Boraie presents the results of a survey to TESOL members in different contexts and discusses the similarities and differences identified.
    Resource Type: Convention Plenary & Keynote Sessions
  • [S]Five Megatrends Shaping the Future of TESOL (2014)
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    By David Graddol | 27 Mar 2014
    Resource Description: English has become a centerpiece of education reform in many countries. Graddol shows how this is often in response to developments in economics, demographics, and technology - which are reshaping the nature of teaching and learning English around the world.
    Resource Type: Convention Plenary & Keynote Sessions
  • Engage, Support, Connect: Leveraging Digital Tools to Meet the Needs of our Diverse Learners
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    By Jennifer Boyle | 27 Mar 2014
    Resource Description: Attendee Handout National TESOL 2014

    Thurs., Mar. 27, 2014

    Session Title: "Closing the Achievement Gap with Technology-Enriched Instruction for Diverse Learners"

    Description:  This resource packet provides websites categorized by language domain to promote technology integration and support especially our English Learners.

    Most of the sites researched are free of charge with registration.

    Session Presenter: Jennifer Boyle
    Director, Technology in Teaching and Learning
    Benchmark Education Company
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • [S]Saving This Generation of Students: In-Service Training Strategies in Africa
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    By Brock Brady, Ousmane Sadio, Michaeline Thandiwe Dlodlo, Emmanuel Batungwanayo, and Abdellatif Zaki | 26 Mar 2014
    Resource Description: In many African nations, teacher education programs are underresourced from years of neglect or social disruption; repairing these institutions will take years. To adequately educate today's students, decision makers are turning to in-service training for untrained or poorly trained teachers. Presenters share their countries' strategies for delivering successful in-service training.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Eyercize, Chunking, and Comprehension: Blending Web 2.0 With Reading Fluency
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    By Jana Moore and Daniel Ferreira | 26 Mar 2014
    Resource Description: In this presentation, the presenters show how to blend a free speed reading web tool, Eyercize, with components of reading fluency development focusing on repetition and visual speed chunking of text, towards enhancing fluidity of processing.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions