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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.

Latest Resources

  • Teaching Elementary ESOL Students through the Silent Period
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    By Jeffrey Chandler, Arleen Folorunsho, Mae Wlazlinski | 27 Apr 2017
    Resource Description: Activities for newcomers to assist through the silent period and beyond. This activity was presented ​at the 2018 TESOL convention, Seattle, Washington.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • SLWIS: Teaching to Read as a Writer
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    By Second Language Writing Interest Section | 18 Apr 2017
    Resource Description: Dr Christine Tardy, Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Arizona, discusses strategies teachers can use to exploit reading in order to improve students' writing.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • [S]Developing an Open Educational Resources EAP Corpus
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    By Brent Green, Dean Huber, George Ellington | 24 Mar 2017
    Resource Description: This presentation focuses on the development of an open educational resources EAP corpus. Presenters demonstrate how the corpus can be accessed and downloaded, reused in a variety of ways, revised, remixed, and redistributed to other interested teachers, researchers, and/or students.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Engaging, Enriching and Empowering Learners Through Peacebuilding in ELT
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    By Cheryl Woelk, Sarina Molina | 24 Mar 2017
    Resource Description: This workshop explores integrating peacebuilding practices in English language teaching. Following an introduction of peacebuilding practices, participants reflect on peacebuilding and group dynamics through an experiential learning task and consider its implications for the classroom. Participants receive theoretical and practical resources to employ in their own contexts
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Conflict Resolution and ELT: Win-Win Approaches for All
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    By Barrie Roberts, Sybil Marcus, Jennifer Burton, Michael Clark, Melody Noll | 24 Mar 2017
    Resource Description: Lessons in conflict resolution and English can be integrated to teach academic, professional, language, and life skills in authentic and exciting ways. Workshop participants learn specific techniques for incorporating mediation and negotiation into ESP (law, business, social science, literature), CBI, and general ESL/EFL courses
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]New Perspectives in Content-Based Instruction
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    By William Grabe, Donna Brinton, Anne Ediger, Lynn Goldstein, Fredricka Stoller, Ann Snow | 24 Mar 2017
    Resource Description: CBI is a widespread approach to teaching second/foreign languages across age and educational levels. Presenters focus on five key areas: background of CBI models and current classification, theoretical support and current research, curricular issues, designing lessons integrating language and content objectives, and challenges in course development and implementation.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Teaching Pronunciation in the Real World: Focus on Whole Courses
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    By John Murphy | 24 Mar 2017
    Resource Description: This session depicts 10 contemporary pronunciation specialists’ ways of teaching whole pronunciation–centered courses in the real world. The presenter applies a unifying, analytic lens to discuss and compare the separate courses these specialists teach. Attendees learn how 10 specialists offer pronunciation-centered ESL, EFL, and ELF courses.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Fear Not the Virtual Classroom: Student Engagement in Online Learning
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    By Gena Bennett, Meredith Bricker, Maggie Sokolik, David Wiese | 24 Mar 2017
    Resource Description: Gain practical ideas for keeping students engaged, verifying the authenticity of their work, and establishing effective learning environments online. Design interactive activities that stress student collaboration, lessen instructor workload, and harness online resources and information as tools for self-assessment rather than for plagiarism. Bring your laptops—and your questions.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Retirement with TESOL 2.0: Engaging, enriching, empowering ourselves and others
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    By Leslie Barratt, Zakia Sarwar, Betty Ansin Smallwood, Beth Witt | 24 Mar 2017
    Resource Description: Are you nearly or newly retired? TESOLers’ experience and knowledge gained over a career can help the next generations. After retirement, you can continue your professional involvement and make a significant difference in teaching and learning for ELLs and others. Panelists and participants share experiences and suggestions.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]High school ELLs at risk: Neither college- nor career-ready
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    By Yasuko Kanno | 24 Mar 2017
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    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Engaging Pre-service Teachers Through ESOL Fieldwork: Becoming Mainstream Teachers 2.0
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    By Ester de Jong, Yong Jik Lee | 24 Mar 2017
    Resource Description: What messages do ESL field experiences send to elementary preservice teachers about what it means to be a teacher of ELLs? Through a survey and course artifact analysis, the study discussed considered the strengths and challenges of preparing elementary preservice teachers as future teachers of ELLs.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Empowering Teachers and Students Through Critical Culturally Responsive Teaching
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    By Hemamalini Ramachandran, Kakhramon Gafurov | 24 Mar 2017
    Resource Description: Critical culturally responsive teaching (CCRT) can empower teachers and students to engage in dialogues that reveal their unexamined cultural positioning and lead to the transformation of that positioning toward a more global and socially responsible stance. Participants learn about CCRT and how to apply it in the ESL classroom.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Teaching and Responding to L2 Writing: What the Research Shows
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    By Michelle Cox, Dana Ferris, Ann Johns, Christina Ortmeier-Hooper, Christine Tardy | 24 Mar 2017
    Resource Description: In this colloquium, five well-known SLW specialists highlight current research findings on response, genre, identity, and graduate student writing, focusing on the pedagogical implications of this research. The final panelist synthesizes findings and best practices and discusses how practitioners can inform further research.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Recommendations for Online Master's TESOL Students and Faculty
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    By Burcu Ates, Mary Petron, Baburhan Uzum | 24 Mar 2017
    Resource Description: Through reflections of graduates who completed a fully online MA TESOL program, this presentation offers recommendations for students and faculty on how to be a successful graduate student and how to be an effective instructor online. The audience leaves the session with important tips on online learning/teaching.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Authentic Assignments: Expanding Audience and Purpose to Increase Student Engagement
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    By Melanie Baker, Diego Hernandez | 24 Mar 2017
    Resource Description: Increased student engagement results in positive gains in learning and language proficiency. This session explores how teachers can increase student engagement by expanding assignment audiences and purposes beyond the classroom to create more authentic tasks. Presenters describe and share materials for three assignments involving blogs, student-led tours, and poster presentations.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions