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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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  • Preparing Mainstream Elementary Pre-Service Teachers to Work with ELLs: Observations from Florida
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    By Teacher Education Interest Section | 13 Oct 2016
    Resource Description: In this webinar, Dr. de Jong (TESOL President-Elect) shares several innovations she has implemented at her college of education to deepen the knowledge base of mainstream educators about effective ELL instruction in K-12 schools.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Voter Education Guide
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    By NASP | 13 Oct 2016
    Resource Description: This is a Voter Education Guide Related to Mental Health and Education, Natural Disaster Handout, and Social Justice Material shared with TESOL from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS. 
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Time Saving Tips for Video Editing
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    By Video and Digital Media Interest Section | 07 Oct 2016
    Resource Description: In this video by the Video and Digital Media Interest Section chair, Julie Lopez shares her process for making a film and how she saves time in post-production (editing). Please feel free to leave a comment or question below!
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • The Sphinx without a Secret - Oscar Wilde - Text and Questions
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    By EFL Classics | 30 Sep 2016
    Resource Description:

    A classic short story by Oscar Wilde, especially adapted for English learners. The download also includes a glossary of unfamiliar words, general understanding questions, and detailed grammatical analysis of the text, as well as some literary questions to consider.  Some ideas are including on how short stories could be used by language learners. Audio material is also available. This is one in a series of 60 books for English language learners.

    Resource Type: Activities
  • SLWIS: Teaching Effective and Varied Summarizing
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    By Second Language Writing Interest Section | 30 Sep 2016
    Resource Description: This conference call is part of a Second Language Writing Interest Section (SLWIS) discussion series. This discussion is facilitated by Ann Johns and focuses on teaching summarizing in Second Language Writing.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • [S]Generation 1.5 - Reaching Them, Teaching Them
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    By Eileen M. Cotter | 21 Sep 2016
    Resource Description: While the success of Generation 1.5 students has been recognized as a growing challenge for our colleges and universities since the term was first applied to these L2 US high school graduates in 1999, how higher-education institutions can respond to their needs most effectively has not been widely understood. This seminar will cover questions in defining, assessing, supporting and teaching this significant population.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • Guess Who
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    By Pragati Sharma | 13 Sep 2016
    Resource Description: This is a simple yet very impactful board game which can be used to actively involve the learner and energize the learnig environment. The game is called - GUESS WHO .Its a mystery face guessing game with pictures of 24 very different looking people. The aim of the game is to guess the person which the opponent has selected. This is to be done by asking questions (both close ended and open ended). The game can be customised as per the age group of the learners.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • What Fashion Means to You
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    By Pragati Sharma | 13 Sep 2016
    Resource Description: What fashion means to one person will be completely different from the next. Fashion, has always been a fascinating and almost relaxing subject in my class. It is especially popular amongst my female students (trying not to be stereotypical here) . This activity is a step towards a session on ‘Fashion’ for ESL learners with an aim to learn plenty of vocabulary ,adjectives and to be able to confidently present one’s personal views and opinions about fashion and dressing up styles.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • English with Kris Amerikos
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    By Kris Amerikos | 29 Aug 2016
    Resource Description: This is a YouTube channel with free English as a Foreign Language videos lessons: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJDPZQ3ykSD4qM2boqah8rw?sub_confirmation=1

    Here you can find grammar lessons, pronunciation lessons, vocabulary lessons, and even a daily video on phrasal verbs.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • VDMIS: Create Different Videos (with filming tips)
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    By Elke Stappert | 29 Aug 2016
    Resource Description: An overview of videos teachers and students can create for the English classroom and for outside of class practice. Plus: Basic filming tips from framing to zooming.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • [S]Flipping the ELT Classroom With Technology
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    By Christel Broady | 24 Aug 2016
    Resource Description: In this webinar, participants reflect upon the reasons why flipped classrooms make sense for language teaching classes in the context of language teaching methodologies.  They further learn how flipped classrooms can assist teachers to connect better with their learners.  Participants also learn about essential steps of flipping their language classrooms for better language mastery and student motivation. 
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • Linguocultural competence assessment
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    By Maria Shanina | 24 Aug 2016
    Resource Description:

    The test can be used both for assessing and building the linguocultural competence of ESL students. We understand this competence as the ability and readiness to interact with representatives from other cultures, formed on the basis of knowledge about the own and foreign linguocultures, capacity to interpret cultural information in language and skills of communication in accordance with social norms, that all serve to attain the aims of interpersonal communication.

    Resource Type: Assessments
  • Colorful Words
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    By Akiva Lane | 04 Aug 2016
    Resource Description: A website www.colwords.com with 1200 English Colorful words. Colorful words are common words that sound just a bit funnier that other words. Words such as babble, grunt, cringe, fidget, lurk, and scorch.  Each word is illustrated with one or more sentence and picture.  
    Resource Type: Activities
  • [S]Incorporating Human Rights Education (HRE) into the EFL Classroom
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    By Daniel Lopez | 03 Aug 2016
    Resource Description: During this innovative seminar, the overlap between Language and Social Justice will be explored. The presenter introduces the theory behind Human Rights Education (HRE), and also demonstrates how the practice of teaching human rights can enrich and empower English Language Learners of all ages. Participants acquire creative ideas for making their classroom instruction more relevant to real-world events.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • Teachers' Video Set-Ups
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    By Video and Digital Media Interest Section | 06 Jul 2016
    Resource Description: In this video, veteran video makers from the Video and Digital Media Interest Section (VDMIS) share the equipment they use to make videos.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips