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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.

Latest Resources

  • [S]Variability in Ultimate L2 Attainment: A Tale of Two Learners
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    By Md. Mijanur Rahman | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: This session investigates the individual factors involved in variable L2 learning experience of two Bangladeshi EFL learners currently living in the U.S. Based on two structured interviews, this presentation studies their L2 learning history to compare the varying individual factors affecting their levels of L2 attainment in English.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Building Plurilingual and Pluricultural Competence in TESOL
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    By Christina D. Cole and Angelica Galante | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: Though the new 2017 CEFR calls for a shift in language teaching suggesting the inclusion of plurilingual and pluricultural competence in TESOL, practical application is still a challenge. This practice-oriented session invites participants to explore tasks that have proven to be effective by ESL/EAP teachers (N=7) in a Canadian university.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]That's My Story! Young Immigrants and Refugees in Children's Literature
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    By Anne Sibley O’Brien | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: Author-illustrator Anne Sibley O’Brien shares her award-winning book about three immigrant children, I’m New Here, followed by a review of recent, recommended fiction titles—picture book through young adult—about contemporary immigrants, and how books can be used to support new arrival students and their mainstream classmates.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]An Activity Theory Study: ESL Undergraduates, Plagiarism, and Academic Writing
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    By Warren D. Merkel | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: This presentation reports on findings from a study that investigated five ESL undergraduates’ concerns with plagiarism as they engaged in sourcebased writing assignments. Findings revealed that students struggled with both discipline-specific paraphrasing and a lack of clarity in assignment guidelines. Implications for source-based writing assignments are discussed.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Translingualism in Bilingual Education: A Research-Based Lesson on Poetry
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    By Kyung Min Kim and Gloria Park | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: The presenters (1) report on a poetic inquiry about a Korean-American scholar’s experiences from early childhood to K–12; (2) share her Sijo, Korean poetry, and the translanguaged dialogue for the poems; (3) highlight the possibility of teaching translingual poetry in classrooms. The session concludes by introducing a Sijo instructional unit.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Culturally Responsive Teaching for Students With Limited/Interrupted Formal Education
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    By Andrea DeCapua | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: Students with limited or interrupted formal education struggle greatly in school, making culturally responsive teaching essential. This requires that educators develop deep awareness of their own and their students’ culturally derived learning priorities. The presenter examines key contrasting priorities and presents a culturally responsive instructional approach to promote learning.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]A Guaranteed, Humanistic, Four-Step Process to Help Prevent Plagiarism
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    By Patrick T. Randolph | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: The act of plagiarizing can destroy the student-teacher bond of trust. How can this perennial problem be permanently solved? The answer lies in four simple steps. This interactive session guides participants through a humanistic, useful, and effective process that guarantees to reduce plagiarism and cheating in the ELL classroom.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Preparing TESOL Teachers as Resource Teachers for PK12 Schools
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    By Kate Mastruserio Reynolds, Cathryn R. Crosby and Cott Lehrman | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: The TESOL 2017 draft standards include an objective to prepare future ESL/ELL educators as Resource Teachers. This interactive session will share the knowledge and skill sets needed by ESL/ELL Resource Teachers based upon surveys and interviews. Participants develop their abilities to meet the standard and needs of TESOL students.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]#Covfefe Anyone? Cracking Trump Code on Language Learning and Policy
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    By Aria Razfar | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: From the elimination of Spanish websites to California’s passage of Proposition 58, the United States has come to a critical crossroads in language education. Drawing on the NIDALS sociocultural framework and semiotic data visualization of Twitter use, the presenter examines the challenges and possibilities for language learning and policy in the age of Trump.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]The 6 Principles in Action
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    By Deborah Short, Helene Becker, Nancy Cloud, Andrea B. Hellman and Linda New Levine | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: Explore The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners: Grades K–12, a new book from TESOL Press that describes effective instructional and assessment practices and optimal conditions for L2 learning. Join the writing team for an overview of these six core principles and their applications for Grades K–12.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Get Published! Writing a Book for TESOL Press
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    By Gilda Martinez‑Alba, Ke Xu, Myrna Jacobs and Meghan Moran | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: Want to write a book? Move your idea from proposal to publication with TESOL Press. Learn tips and tricks from experienced authors as they share their publishing stories. Get advice and consultation in this workshop-style session, and take advantage of the rare opportunity to receive one-on-one feedback from TESOL Press representatives.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Shaping Educational Policy: What Role Does Research Play?
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    By Fares Karam, Diane August, Amy Heineke, David Johnson and John Segota | 29 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: This colloquium addresses the role of research in shaping educational policies related to English learners. More specifically, panelists share their perspectives on how research impacts the decision making processes of both macro-level policymakers and micro-level educators and provide examples and suggestions of how researchers can be more involved in language policy and planning for English learners.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Writing EAP and ESP Materials: What to Learn and Unlearn
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    By Lawrence Zwier | 28 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: Materials writers have much to learn—not just a publisher’s intent with each project but, (especially with EAP or ESP), the arcana of many pursuits. But unlearning is necessary too, lest books be dull and error persist.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Reading and Writing Translanguaging Strategies for Secondary ELLs
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    By David Freeman, Yvonne Freeman and Mary Soto | 28 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: Secondary ELLs often struggle with reading and writing. Drawing on students’ home languages and cultures helps students build literacy and affirms their identities. The presenters demonstrate ways secondary teachers can use translanguaging strategies, including cultural graffiti boards, cultural Venn diagrams, bilingual texts, and I Am From poems to motivate students.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Application of Artificial Intelligence in English Language Teaching and Learning
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    By Jun Liu, Qifeng Zhu and Zhihong Huang | 28 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: Using artificial intelligence in English language teaching and learning is the future of TESOL. This session, jointly presented by experts in artificial intelligence and TESOL, shares the results of a longitudinal study among 14 million students in 13,000 schools in China. Technological guidance and pedagogical suggestions are discussed.
     
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions