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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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  • Lesson Plan of Response Task Writing
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    By Ayse Yonkul Kocak | 26 Mar 2021
    Resource Description: This lesson plan is developed to be an introduction to response task writing at intermediate and upper-intermediate levels of CEFR. The skill is used by this group of students to pass the proficiency exam at the university. 
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • A Cup of Coffee with TESOL Experts: Professional Associations
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    By Nikki Ashcraft, Ivonne Gonzalez, Naduni Dinesha, Diego Boada | 22 Mar 2021
    Resource Description:

    https://youtu.be/BYtQoAiAu_o

    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Presenting Culture and Traditions (Present Continuous vs. Simple Present Simple Tense)
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    By Aybüke Uzunca | 22 Mar 2021
    Resource Description: This task-based lesson plan can be utilized in online classrooms either to introduce or to revise the forms and functions of present continuous and simple present tense while it also allows students to compare these both tenses within the frame of an authentic context. 
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Postcard Writing (A Task-Based Approach to Present Continuous Tense)
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    By Aybüke Uzunca | 22 Mar 2021
    Resource Description: This lesson is designed to teach or revise Present Continuous Tense by making use of a task-based instruction in a blended classroom setting. The lesson is designed to apply in an online classroom. 
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Paragraph Writing
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    By Sangita Sapkota | 22 Mar 2021
    Resource Description: This resource is a lesson plan that I made to teach paragraph writing for my business undergraduates. In Nepali, the writing culture varies than of writing in English. Nepalese students are prone to write indirectly and lengthy paragraphs than writing a precise academic paragraph. Therefore, with a general aim at introducing them to an academic paragraph in English, I have developed this lesson plan.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Peer Review of Writing Online
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    By Richard Giles Smith | 17 Mar 2021
    Resource Description: An example activity for implementing online peer review of writing amongst students.  Peer review is when a student’s output is reviewed by a student in the same class or cohort.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • How to create opportunities for learner-to-learner interaction in online classes
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    By Gulcin Cosgun | 08 Mar 2021
    Resource Description: This resource aims to provide some tips to create opportunities for learner-to-learner interaction and constructive collaboration.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Establishing teacher presence in online teaching
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    By Gulcin Cosgun | 08 Mar 2021
    Resource Description: This resource aims to provide some hints for teachers to have a stronger teacher visibility and presence in online education.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • A Cup of Coffee with TESOL Experts: Social-Emotional Learning
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    By Armen Kassabian, Brenda Gonzales, Diego Boada | 08 Mar 2021
    Resource Description:

    https://youtu.be/VLr4562h5Pc

    In this video, Armen Kassabian, Brenda Gonzales, and Diego Boada discuss how to incorporate social-emotional learning (SEL) into online teaching. Armen explains what SEL is about and why we should care. Then they share four suggestions to help your students develop SEL and some websites/apps that can help you.

    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Tips for effective peer review of writing amongst students
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    By Richard Giles Smith | 01 Mar 2021
    Resource Description:

    Peer review is feedback given by another student from the same class or cohort.  These are points to consider when incorporating peer review from students as part of teaching writing.

    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Implementing Jigsaw on Zoom
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    By Nahla Nassar | 23 Feb 2021
    Resource Description: The aim of this resource is to describe how the Jigsaw Method can be implemented on Zoom
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Using Zoom and Google Docs for Collaborative Writing
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    By Nahla Nassar | 22 Feb 2021
    Resource Description: This resource describes the procedure for using Google Docs in a Zoom session to engage students in collaborative writing activities. 
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • A Cup of Coffee with TESOL Experts: Online Communities
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    By Tuyen Van Nguyen, Cecilia de Nava, Diego A. Boada | 22 Feb 2021
    Resource Description:

    https://youtu.be/FRc1ByW_ccQ

    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Blended learning and listening skills
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    By Priyanwada Jayarathne | 16 Feb 2021
    Resource Description:

    Blended learning means integrating traditional face-to-face classroom with a virtual classroom (Osguthrope & Graham, 2003; Williams, 2002). The resource will share some of the best practices to enhance students’ participation, motivation and listening skills through blended learning approach.

    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Teaching Poetry: Students teach their peers poetry
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    By Charmian Abelson Lezmy | 09 Feb 2021
    Resource Description: Students present poetry to their peers.
    Resource Type: Activities