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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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  • [S]Advancing the Future of the TESOL Profession
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    By TESOL Leadership | 28 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: TESOL is debuting two exciting strategic initiatives at this Convention. The Action Agenda for the Future of the TESOL Profession and The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners both advance TESOL’s role as the trusted global authority for English language teaching. Join TESOL leaders to see how these initiatives, as well as the new strategic plan, connect to you.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Adjectives, Articles, Nouns, Oh My!
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    By William J. Stone | 28 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: The presenter’s first chemistry class: three adjectives or none? In books and online we find that anything that precedes a noun describes/modifies it and is considered an adjective. The presenter demonstrates why this definition is erroneous and unhelpful while providing a grammar-based description that will work for all students.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Translanguaging Strategies for Elementary Classrooms
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    By Yvonne Freeman, David Freeman and Sandra Mercuri | 28 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: The strategic use of students’ home languages promotes the acquisition of academic language and content knowledge. This presentation uses PowerPoint slides with classroom pictures and demonstrations to show how teachers can use translanguaging strategies, including linguistic comparisons, grouping strategies, bilingual children’s literature, and preview, view with their elementary English learners.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Perspectives on EL Advocacy and Action: A Dialogue
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    By Diane Staehr Fenner, Amy Hewett‑Olatunde, Michelle Benegas and Laura Baecher | 28 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: This dialogue takes place between an EL Teacher of the Year, two university faculty, and an author on EL advocacy. Each will offer her perspective on advocating for ELs and share examples of ways in which she has advocated for ELs at the K–12, university, and national levels.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]The Persistence of Grammar
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    By Scott Thornbury | 28 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: Most TESOL curricula have a prominent grammar focus, organised around a canonical list of discrete items. There is little evidence to show this is the most effective way of organising a program, yet my research shows that it persists because of inertia and a (mistaken?) perception of what learners expect.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Embracing Multilingualism/Pluralism for Social Justice in a Globalized World
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    By Navin K. Singh | 28 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: With globalization, multilingualism has become a common phenomenon across the globe. This presentation illuminates how to embrace multilingualism, pluralism, and translanguaging in ESL/ELL program delivery and classroom teaching for social justice, diversity, and inclusion in a globalized world.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Innovative Formative Assessments That Enhance Dispositions and Motivations
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    By Lynne Diaz‑Rico and Julie Ciancio | 28 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: Cutting-edge formative assessments in ESL/EFL are most needed when motivation to learn languishes. Discover ways to use formative assessment to spark the disposition to learn English as assessment becomes the engine that propels instruction, setting an informative starting point and adding fuel along the way to the drive to excel.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Globetrotting Educators Inspire Dialogue Throughout TESOL's Worldwide Community and Classrooms
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    By John Schmidt, Rosa Aronson, Liz England, Christine Coombe, Jane Hoelker and Steven Kroman | 28 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: The Globetrotter Forum panel explores professional enrichment opportunities internationally, including extended and short-term teaching/training, conference presentations, and volunteer projects. Global educators infuse schools, classrooms, and curricula with perspectives and approaches to prepare students to develop world citizenship competencies. Share and compare your experiences as a globally minded TESOL educator.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Six Models of Flipped Learning Instruction
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    By Helaine Marshall | 28 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: As flipped learning becomes more common in the TESOL field, educators need to determine which model of this approach best suits their instructional context. Learn about six different models of flipped learning and explore how each one can be implemented for English language instruction.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Sustaining Proper Strategies to Accommodate Students With Learning Disabilities
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    By Fernanda Da Costa Melo Negrao and Luciola Dias Lima Souto | 28 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: Teachers are required to deal with an increasing number of students with learning disabilities. This session focuses on presenting teaching strategies to support learners with difficulties through elements favoring resilience. Presenters provide attendees with conceptual tools to understand students’ disorders and address sustainable accommodations.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]When Is Difficult Too Difficult? Readability Tools for Predicting Comprehension
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    By Alisha Biler and Ray Knight | 28 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: Readability tools aid in matching text levels of books to students. This session discusses three free text readability tools and how to use them to predict L2 reading difficulty. Based on a study of 475 L2 college readers, the most effective approaches to readability tools for the classroom are demonstrated.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Collaboration: Students, Curriculum, and Instruction
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    By Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria G. Dove | 28 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: Presenters offer a collaborative presentation focusing on collective teacher efficacy and the power of collaboration. Through video case vignettes, they discuss how classroom teachers and ESOL teachers engage in dialogue about their students, the curriculum, and the integrated instruction they deliver.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Whole School Essentials for Dual Language Programs
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    By Yvonne Freeman and David Freeman | 28 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: There are several whole school essentials that should be present for dual language programs at the elementary or secondary level to succeed. The presenters describe five essentials practices for effective dual language programs, supporting each with PowerPoint slides with pictures of classrooms, documents, and explanations from dual language educators.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Peer Reviewing Manuscripts for Journals: Editors' Perspectives
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    By Mary Jane Curry, Yasuko Kanno and Paul Kei Matsuda | 28 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: Peer reviewing is an essential part of the process of publishing high-quality new research articles and other types of articles. In this session, three editors of journals in the field of TESOL discuss the purposes of peer review, what goes into a good review, and how to become involved in journal reviewing.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Seventy Five Years of Assessment Innovation at the British Council
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    By The British Council | 28 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: This session explores the history of innovation in language testing at the British Council. Innovations range from using recordings to standardise speaking assessment in the 1940s to the development of the first communicative EAP test (ELTS) in the 1970s introduction of an accessible and localisable testing service in the 2010s.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions