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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]A Guide to Implementing Extensive Reading in ESL/EFL Classrooms
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    By Namhee Suk | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: This session provides guidelines for incorporating extensive reading into existing intensive reading classes drawn from the findings of the presenter’s research, which investigated the effects of extensive reading in a Korean EFL university setting. The presenter shares instructional techniques and insightful tips for promoting extensive reading.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Preparing L2 Writers for College/University Content Courses
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    By Gena Bennett, Jan Frodesen, Diane Schmitt and Margi Wald | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: How can L2 writing teachers design curricula, courses, and assignments that best support multilingual students writing across and within the disciplines? The presenters discuss possibilities from a variety of perspectives, including interviews with students and faculty, corpus-based and genre models, and their own experience with materials and course design.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Finding Our Voice in the Academic Dialogue: Empowering Advocates
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    By Vivian Leskes and Eileen Kelley | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: Dialogue is a discussion between equal partners. Although EFL has long been a legitimate academic discipline worldwide, ESL is often left out of campus dialogues in the United States. This presentation demonstrates a three-pronged approach to strategic advocacy in order to strengthen the voice of academic ESL on college campuses.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Creating Classroom-Based Events to Strengthen Student Learning and Family-School Partnerships
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    By Debbie Zacarian | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: Classroom-based events co-created with students, colleagues, and families can powerfully strengthen students’ learning outcomes and family-school partnerships. Participants interactively explore, see the rationale, and be guided in creating events for social purposes, making learning transparent, drawing on the rich resources of families, and building a home-school culture of learning.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Supporting Teacher-Researchers Through the Development of Research Literacy
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    By Daniel Xerri | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: This presentation reports on findings from an investigation into the support that teachers require for them to develop their research literacy. It highlights the views of teacher educators, teacher association leaders, and academics working in a broad range of international contexts. Implications and recommendations for those supporting teacher-researchers are discussed.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Creating a Course Your Students Will Never Forget
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    By Michael S. Renehan | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: An IELP instructor shares how he incorporates Kolb’s experiential learning theory and Kuh’s high impact educational practices to integrate offcampus trips, service learning, student learning assistantships, intensive written work, team teaching, and student-faculty collaboration to create an enriched learning environment that leaves a lasting memory.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Language Teacher Education in the Digital Age
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    By Radmila Popovic and Kara McBride | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: How can we prepare English language teachers to face the challenges of the 21st-century classroom? Drawing on World Learning’s face-to-face, blended, and online teacher education programs, participants look at effective ways of helping teachers develop knowledge and skills they will need in the digital age.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Intercultural Competence: ELLs, TESOLers, and the Greater Educational Community
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    By Ariadne D. Miranda and Susan Brown | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: Many colleges and universities in the United States are incorporating globalization efforts into their strategic plans. In this dialogue session, participants share their organizations’ internationalization initiatives as well as any contributions their English language programs have made to help raise the intercultural competence of their greater educational community.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]The Impact of Defining Assessment Constructs in Teaching Target Language Skills
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    By Ahmet Dursun | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: This presentation highlights the need for language assessments that measure the ability to use language and curriculum designed to fit these assessments (i.e., reverse design). Recently developed assessments and courses from the University of Chicago will be used to demonstrate examples of putting theory into practice.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Creating a Literacy Vocational ESL Curriculum for Adult Refugee Learners
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    By Phan Ly, Steven Chinnavaso, Maria Jose Bastias, Jessica Marcela Racca | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: There is a gap in employment-related materials specifically for teaching literacy-level adult ESL learners. This presentation describes the development of a curriculum created to fill this gap focusing on contextualized lessons that target two specific skills: filling out a job application and answering questions in a job interview.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Turn Left or Go Straight? Creating Interactive Graded Readers
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    By Joanie Andruss | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: Interactive graded readers with multiple story paths encourage ELLs to build reading fluency through motivating situations wherein they make choices while rereading passages in pursuit of alternative endings. This session guides participants in developing and implementing these readers through exploration of a pilot project in Timor-Leste.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Building a Good EFL Teaching Foundation: Seven Essential Elements
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    By Brock Brady | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: Based on teaching observation data from 21 EFL countries, some teacher practices occur with alarming regularity—practices that are counter to the fundamentals of good EFL teaching. Consequently, returns on time invested are low. Participants learn seven ways avoid these pitfalls and establish a sound foundation for EFL teaching.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Whose Agenda? Whose Priorities? Revisiting and Re-Envisioning TESOL's Research Agenda
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    By Fauzia Shamim, Kathleen Bailey, Donald Freeman, Judy Sharkey, Harry Kuchah, Tabitha Kidwell, Heather Linville, Polina Vinogradova, Beverly Troiano | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: The changes our world has seen since TESOL’s 2014 Research Agenda have created daunting yet exciting challenges for the profession. How has the agenda served us? What’s missing? A panel of leading TESOL scholars and mini-grant awardees share insights, challenges and invitations for input on the 2019 TESOL Research Agenda.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Developing Language Practices: Engaging ELs' Sense of Social Justice
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    By Aida Walqui | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: This presentation reports on the design and implementation of “high challenge/high support” units of study developed for Chicago Public Schools. The work prepares ELs to be community, college, and career ready while growing their autonomy, voice, and agency. Guidelines for the construction of well-supported, stimulating lessons are offered.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Innovative Collaborators in Campus Internationalization and Faculty Support
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    By Kathy Larson, Christina Gamino, Jason Schneider, Mark Lazio | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: Internationalization is a strategic goal for many universities. The presenters describe a campus-wide Global Classroom initiative to support university faculty teaching international students. The project team includes collaborators from the IEP, academic departments, and teaching/learning and technology centers who developed a faculty survey, workshops, centralized teaching resources, and peer consulting.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions