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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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  • Guess the Story Behind the Photo
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    By Funda Nediceyuva | 07 Oct 2021
    Resource Description: This speaking activity aims to help students use their imagination to guess the story behind a photo. 
    Resource Type: Activities
  • A Speaking Lesson on Unusual Jobs
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    By Funda Nediceyuva | 04 Oct 2021
    Resource Description: This lesson plan aims to help the students practice their discussion skills using the topic of unusual jobs.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • A Strategic Approach to Correcting Pronunciation Errors
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    By Yusuf Ozturk | 01 Oct 2021
    Resource Description: Oral corrective feedback on L2 pronunciation requires teachers to act strategically so that they don't discourage learners, and contribute to their language development.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • An Alternative Way to Provide Pronunciation Feedback in Distance Education
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    By Yusuf Ozturk | 30 Sep 2021
    Resource Description: In distance education, providing on-the-spot corrective feedback on pronunciation can be challenging and not as useful as thought. Letting learners spot their own mistakes and encouraging peer learning can be a real alternative.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Scavenger Hunt Activity
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    By Sok Saren, New Hope Cambodia | 29 Sep 2021
    Resource Description:

    This scavenger hunts activity helps students work in pairs, find hidden objects, and talk to their partner in English about the objects they found. It is a suitable activity to enhance student engagement as it promotes pair work and student autonomy and nurtures inner motivation like interest and enjoyment.

    Resource Type: Activities
  • A Writing Feedback Workshop with Whole Class
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    By Cengiz Turan | 28 Sep 2021
    Resource Description: Rather than leading a class where you as the teacher talk to the students one-to-one correcting their mistakes and giving feedback, this lesson plan gives you an alternative idea where you can give feedback to the whole class and discuss collectively.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Two Reading Lesson Plans with Writing in Focus
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    By Cengiz Turan | 28 Sep 2021
    Resource Description: These two lesson plans are a part of the reading and writing course that I teach at our school of foreign languages. They equip students with the structures and skills that they need in order to start writing the about the topic of the week.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Vocabulary Acquisition Made Interesting with the Frayer Model
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    By Aasha Rani Bendi | 08 Sep 2021
    Resource Description:

    This resource includes a vocabulary learning tool that enables learners of all levels to acquire words.

    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Task-Based Language Teaching: Asking for and Giving Directions
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    By Aasha Rani Bendi | 07 Sep 2021
    Resource Description: This lesson plan helps the teacher to facilitate the students to acquire the language expressions in the situation of asking for and giving directions in a task-based approach. The tasks suggested here are graded and easy to conduct in the classroom.   
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • 4Ps Lesson Plan on Adjective Endings
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    By Saren Sok | 07 Sep 2021
    Resource Description: This 4Ps lesson plan has incorporated the learner-centered teaching concept in each step.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Incorporating Classroom Management Techniques in a Lesson Plan
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    By F.R. Fathima Sama | 31 Aug 2021
    Resource Description: A well-planned lesson plan with a strong delivery and effective classroom management is a good technique to make the students engaged in the lesson. Attached is a sample lesson plan for teaching the present continuous tense which has got some classroom management techniques relevant to the given activities.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Effective Classroom Management Strategies to Deal with Adult Learners During Online Sessions
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    By F.R. Fathima Sama | 31 Aug 2021
    Resource Description:

    The mode of teaching and learning has undergone a transition from a physical mode to a virtual mode due to the unexpected outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Though everyone is aware of virtual classroom, before the pandemic, its actual practice was not widespread as it is now. Therefore, teachers, especially ESL (English as a second language) teachers/ instructors find this mode of teaching quite new to adapt to and rather challenging in terms of classroom management. English language teaching, unlike other subjects which are limited to content delivery, is supposed to promote student-centered learning and interaction between students and teachers or among students for better acquisition of the language being learnt. Hence, compared to other subjects, classroom management in ELT (English language teaching) becomes more difficult and it is even more difficult when the classes are conducted online as students' cooperation is much needed for the successful teaching and learning process. So, here are some tips on the strategies ESL teachers can adopt for effective teaching and learning in the virtual classroom environment.

    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • An Engaging Speaking Activity: Deciding a City to Live In
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    By Gülnihal Aytekin Yuksel | 30 Aug 2021
    Resource Description: This speaking activity helps students work in a group, ask the right questions to learn about living in a city, and discuss their ideas in a group. It is a suitable activity to enhance student engagement as it promotes group work and student autonomy, and it nurtures inner motivation like interest and enjoyment.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Question Formation Through Dialogic Pedagogy
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    By Ashani Gunawardana | 17 Aug 2021
    Resource Description:

    This lesson provides an opportunity for the students to form grammatically correct questions. This lesson incorporates dialogic pedagogical approach (with the ample use of classroom talk).

    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Online Vocabulary and Speaking Practice
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    By Begum Ece Yildiz | 17 Aug 2021
    Resource Description: This activity is designed as a follow-up to the lesson plan on Teaching Academic Vocabulary and Reading Online Using Online Tools. Taking part in this activity, the students will have the chance to activate their recently learned vocabulary together with improving their speaking skills in a competitive but a friendly environment. After preparing presentations that were previously assigned to them about their ideal cities, in this activity, the students are asked to imagine themselves as representatives of their companies who are participating in an online symposium on the "cities of the future." They are required to further explain and justify how the cities of the future should be designed focusing on the target words given to them instantly. Depending on their creativity and correct use of the target words, their performance will be evaluated by a jury composed of their classmates.
    Resource Type: Activities