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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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  • Classroom Interactional Competence to Promote L2 Interactions in Online L2 Classrooms
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    By Esra Yatağanbaba | 07 Apr 2021
    Resource Description: This teaching tip is provided for describing a concept, which is Classroom Interactional Competence, and its relevant principles to recommend it as a means to promote L2 interactions in online L2 classrooms. It is hoped that L2 teachers will benefit from this teaching tip and improve their teaching.  
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Strategies for Effective Online ESL Teaching
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    By Pramod Subedi | 06 Apr 2021
    Resource Description: This resource aims to provide some strategies or activities for ESL teachers to teach online classes effectively.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • How to Write an Opinion Paragraph
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    By Didem Bilen | 05 Apr 2021
    Resource Description: This lesson will help students to learn how to write an opinion paragraph.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • How to Write an Informal E-mail
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    By Didem Bilen | 05 Apr 2021
    Resource Description: This lesson will help students to learn how to write an informal e-mail.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • A Cup of Coffee with TESOL Experts: Online Engagement
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    By Dawn Bikowski, Franco Cook, Diego Boada | 01 Apr 2021
    Resource Description:

    https://youtu.be/knu1f2AYD4I

    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Living with Coronavirus
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    By Elif Yasin | 29 Mar 2021
    Resource Description: This assessment tool is prepared for those learners who have a level of A2/B. It could be used to test learners' reading skills. For advanced level learners, the content might be too easy, so it should be decided according to the profile of the learners.
    Resource Type: Assessments
  • Telecommuting is not the Future
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    By Elif Yasin | 29 Mar 2021
    Resource Description: This assessment tool is prepared for those learners who have a level of B+/C. It could be used to test learners' listening skills. For low level learners, it might not be appropriate due to vocabulary and use of language. 
    Resource Type: Assessments
  • Lesson Plan of Summary Writing
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    By Ayse Yonkul Kocak | 29 Mar 2021
    Resource Description: This lesson plan is developed to be an introduction to summary writing to be used at intermediate or above levels of CEFR. 
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Lesson Plan of Response Task Writing
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    By Ayse Yonkul Kocak | 26 Mar 2021
    Resource Description: This lesson plan is developed to be an introduction to response task writing at intermediate and upper-intermediate levels of CEFR. The skill is used by this group of students to pass the proficiency exam at the university. 
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • A Cup of Coffee with TESOL Experts: Professional Associations
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    By Nikki Ashcraft, Ivonne Gonzalez, Naduni Dinesha, Diego Boada | 22 Mar 2021
    Resource Description:

    https://youtu.be/BYtQoAiAu_o

    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Presenting Culture and Traditions (Present Continuous vs. Simple Present Simple Tense)
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    By Aybüke Uzunca | 22 Mar 2021
    Resource Description: This task-based lesson plan can be utilized in online classrooms either to introduce or to revise the forms and functions of present continuous and simple present tense while it also allows students to compare these both tenses within the frame of an authentic context. 
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Postcard Writing (A Task-Based Approach to Present Continuous Tense)
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    By Aybüke Uzunca | 22 Mar 2021
    Resource Description: This lesson is designed to teach or revise Present Continuous Tense by making use of a task-based instruction in a blended classroom setting. The lesson is designed to apply in an online classroom. 
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Paragraph Writing
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    By Sangita Sapkota | 22 Mar 2021
    Resource Description: This resource is a lesson plan that I made to teach paragraph writing for my business undergraduates. In Nepali, the writing culture varies than of writing in English. Nepalese students are prone to write indirectly and lengthy paragraphs than writing a precise academic paragraph. Therefore, with a general aim at introducing them to an academic paragraph in English, I have developed this lesson plan.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Peer Review of Writing Online
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    By Richard Giles Smith | 17 Mar 2021
    Resource Description: An example activity for implementing online peer review of writing amongst students.  Peer review is when a student’s output is reviewed by a student in the same class or cohort.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • How to create opportunities for learner-to-learner interaction in online classes
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    By Gulcin Cosgun | 08 Mar 2021
    Resource Description: This resource aims to provide some tips to create opportunities for learner-to-learner interaction and constructive collaboration.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips