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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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  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears: A Fairy Tale
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    By Linda New Levine | 23 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: students use the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears for Language Arts retelling and reading comprehension

    Resource Type: Activities
  • Getting to know wiki
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    By Katya Nemtchinova | 23 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: To familiarize TESOL students with wiki technology and its possible applications in an ESL/EFL classrooms, and to discuss its benefits and shortcomings.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Getting to Know Me-Collage Making
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    By Ameena Kidwai | 23 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: Collage making activity is designed to provide an opportunity to use English Language for communication and to stimulate students’ thinking to promote positive self concept. This activity is beneficial in providing confidence to the students in spoken English and peer to peer learning.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Getting Back on Track
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    By Jennifer Recio Lebedev | 23 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: To practice common expressions used for interrupting a speaker and regaining the floor. The speech acts are contextualized and personalized to make the learning experience meaningful and memorable.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Find Your Contact
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    By JoAnn Miller | 23 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: This activity has been designed to give zero-beginning students an opportunity to use their limited resources to interact and communicate ideas in English, both in realistic and pedagogical activities. This particular activity gives students an opportunity to practice asking for and giving personal information (How do you spell your last name? What’s your last name?) and spelling. The activity can be used for highschool, adult and college level students.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Fables in the Foreign Language Classroom
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    By Marcela Quintana-Lara | 23 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: This activity consists of having students read a fable, interpret its meaning, select those passages that are crucial to the understanding of the story, and present them to their classmates in the form of a skit. The activity is designed for college level students.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Everyday chores
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    By Pattie Trebus | 23 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: The purpose of the activity is to help the learners use the modals (has to/have to, must, doesn’t have to/don’t have to) to talk about classroom chores.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Design Your TV Advert
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    By Denise Seok-Hoon Quah | 23 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: This activity is designed to practice adjectives and persuasive language, encourage cooperative learning and develop creativity and thinking skills. The activity is for secondary, high school and adult students in intermediate and advanced levels.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Just Like Ebert and Roeper
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    By Susan Kelly | 23 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: In this lesson students will watch a movie, brainstorm, plan a brief film review and present their opinions based on evidence from the movie. The lesson focuses speaking skills and is mainly designed for intermediate and advanced university students.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Introduction of Japanese Nobel Laureates
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    By Robert Taferner | 23 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: Introduce the topic and give the students the Internet research handout for homework. In the next class the students will be asked to take notes while listening to the other students' summaries.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Identifying the Main Idea
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    By Rachna Rikhye & Heidi Alpert | 23 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: The lesson focuses on teaching high beginning elementary ESOL students how to use a variety of strategies to identify the main idea and details in informational text.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • How to Write an Email Message to an Instructor
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    By Estela Ene | 23 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: The purpose of this lesson plan is to familiarize students with the appropriate structure of an email message in professional contexts.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Group Lesson Plan Using Wiki
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    By Katya Nemtchinova | 23 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: To integrate group work into an online class and to increase student collaboration and involvement while practice lesson planning skills.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Fishing for Nursery Rhymes
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    By Sarah Sahr | 23 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: One of the greatest things about teaching really young learners is how they are just like sponges, soaking up huge amounts of information, especially when it comes to songs and rhymes. Nursery rhymes are a great way to not only teach speaking patterns but also a little bit of culture. This reading and listening lesson assumes students already understand the concept of rhyming and a little bit about fishing…
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Expressing your Health
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    By James Treece | 23 Aug 2013
    Resource Description: Using the Mainstream English Language Training Project (MELT) standards, this lesson is designed to help students understand basic terminology related to their health and how to communicate it to medical personnel.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans