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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]Overview: Factors Influencing 2nd Lang Reading
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    By Diane Grady | 22 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: Opening a book is somewhat like taking the lid off of Pandora’s Box! Each individual will meet the flurry of information which comes from the print in a different manner. Schemata, the cognitive domain, reading programs or methods, and the affective domain are four factors which I believe are important to consider when designing a reading program for individual students. The act of reading is complex and dynamic. Our background knowledge supplies us with individual information in which to interpret print in a unique manner. As several factors which influence second language reading are discussed and analyzed, an overview of this process is presented.
    Resource Type: Other
  • OPDUL=C: A Fast and Easy Argument Analyzer
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    By Richard Bruce Stirling | 22 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: OPDUL=C (“Op-dull-see“) is an argument-analyzer designed to help teachers and students systematically identify the proficiency level of an argument-based task, such as an essay.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • [S]NNS of English and the Miranda warnings
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    By Aneta Pavlenko | 22 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: 2009 TESOL Distinguished Research Award winner presentation: This presentation discusses the Miranda warnings and why they might be difficult to understand for NNSs of English.
    Resource Type: Other
  • Motivating Adult Students: Playing Games
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    By Lorraine Hopping Egan | 22 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: Tips and strategies for playing English language learning games, including a sample phonics game using a set of reproducible letter cards.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Managing Communicative Classes of 50 or More
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    By Kitty Purgason | 22 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: This teaching tip shows how to use teams in large classrooms to facilitate classroom management, increase student responsibility, and allow for more communicative activities.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Location of States on a map and prepositions
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    By Pattie Trebus | 22 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: The purpose of the activity is to practice the prepositions of location in regard to location of U.S. states.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • [S]Linking ESP Needs Assessment with Research
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    By Margaret van Naerssen | 22 Aug 2013
    Resource Description:
    Very frequently there’s a “disconnect” between researchers in Professional Communications and those delivering English for Specific Purposes (ESP) programs. The presenter, using a research study, and an ESP project, shows how researchers and ESP practitioners can and need to connect.

    These materials can be used in workshops, a course module, or a single professional development effort. They can assist in introducing students/ practitioners to relevant research or reviewing strategies for accessing research, raising awareness of practical applications of research, and raising awareness of researchers concerning the need to be more accessible to practitioners and collaborate with them. This resource has been adapted from a 2007 TESOL Conference demonstration.
    Resource Type: Other
  • [S] Language Proficiency Testing: Defendants on Trial
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    By Margaret van Naerssen | 22 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: ESL professionals are sometimes asked by attorneys to test the English language proficiency of defendants. Problems appear in court when well-meaning ESL professionals lack knowledge of the legal issues or of the critical questions to ask before testing. This presentation provides recommendations on providing appropriate testing so that the results have some chance of being accepted in the court.
    Resource Type: Other
  • Immersion Education & Bilingualism DVD & Website
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    By Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider | 22 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: The documentary film "Speaking in Tongues follows four diverse kids on a journey to become bilingual." With study guide and video extras.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Ice-Breakers
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    By Sarah Sahr | 22 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: Ah, the first day of a new group of students. There is nothing better. If all has gone well, you don’t know anything about these people and they don’t know anything about you. Perfect! What a great time to play some ice-breakers (an “ice-breaker” is a small activity to help people in getting to know one another). However, icebreakers don’t need to be used only on that first day of school. Sometimes, icebreakers are best done at the middle of the year, even after everyone has gotten to know each other. Doing these types of activities in the middle of the year might surprise you: You just might learn something about your students that you didn’t already know.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Helping Students Use Academic Services
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    By Suzanne Donsky | 22 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: How ESL teachers can help their students become familiar with and more confident about using campus support services. This idea can be used for listening and speaking activities.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Guest List
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    By Jennifer Recio Lebedev | 22 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: To practice issuing, accepting, and declining invitations.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Graffiti Wall
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    By Nancy Hahn | 22 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: An area of the room covered with black paper can create interest, develop writing skills, and look fantastic! This area provides a new and interesting way for students to write their best examples of specific skills.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • German Center Helps Mend Broken Hearts
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    By Christine Coombe | 22 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: This is a reading quiz for intermediate and advanced students in secondary school, adult education and pre-baccalaureate programs.
    Resource Type: Assessments
  • Free Image Resource
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    By Tiiu Roiser | 22 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: Free images for noncommercial use. Great for students and teachers.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips