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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

  • [S]Building an Adult Education System That Better Serves Adults Immigrants
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    By Pauline McNaughton | 27 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: In theory, adult immigrants should be able to access a continuum of programs and services to address their language and learning needs and achieve their employment and career goals. Ontario is working hard to carry out system innovations that improves its responsiveness and flexibility to meet the needs of adult immigrants.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]An Introduction to the Canadian Language Benchmark
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    By Anne Senior | 27 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: The Canadian Language Benchmarks describe the language proficiency of adult immigrants for living, studying and working in Canada. Since 1996, CLB have become the backbone of federal and provincial training, assessment and related tools. CLB are increasingly used in wider and higher-stakes contexts such citizenship and entry into regulated professions.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Building Bridges in Language Planning, Teacher Development, Research, and Assessment
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    By Kathy Bailey, John Knagg, Nick Saville, MaryAnn Christison, Kerri Hannan, and Andy Curtis | 26 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF) hosts this interactive panel presentation on building bridges for English teaching and learning in under-resourced countries. Key issues in English language assessment, language planning and policy, mentoring researchers, and professional development for teachers are discussed by representatives of five different organizations.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Redefining Communicative Competence and Redesigning ELT in the 21st Century (2015)
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    By Jun Liu, Lourdes Ortega, and Michael Byram | 26 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: The early model of communicative competence as an instrumental approach to ELT no longer captures the breadth and depth of ELT in the 21st century. Focusing on research and observation of failures in ELT based on this model, the panelists challenge both its conceptual framework and pedagogical implication with examples from different angles.
    Resource Type: Convention Plenary & Keynote Sessions
  • [S]Federal EL Program Monitoring: Results Vs. Compliance
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    By David Holbrook and Charlotte (Nadja) Trez | 26 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: This presentation examines available U.S. Department of Education Title I, Title III, Title I 1003(g) School Improvement Grants, and ESEA Flexibility monitoring reports from 2008-2009 to the present, focusing on monitoring findings and recommendations specific to EL issues. Analysis and recommendations on how to avoid these findings are provided.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Towards a Pan-Canadian Language Strategy
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    By Yves Saint-Germain | 26 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: The government of Canada’s language programming for newcomers continues to develop and evolving needs of society and language learners. The presenter discusses how Citizenship and Immigration Canada is moving towards a pan-Canadian Language Strategy whereby newcomers to Canada have access to language learning opportunities they need.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Examining Identity, TESOL, and Cosmopolitanism: EIL and ELF Perspectives
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    By Le-Ha Phan and Peter De Costa | 26 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: An increasing interest in the connection between identity, TESOL, and cosmopolitanism is evident in much English as an international language and English as a Lingua Franca literature. This session examines this connection and discusses how it is influenced by globalisation and neoliberalism. Questions surrounding “constructing the cosmopolitan” are raised.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]International Trends in ELT Policies and Practices: Challenges and Possibilities
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    By Jose Villafuerte, Francinah Magoro, and Aycan Yaman-Esen | 26 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: As educators, our work depends largely on educational policies and practices, which can foster or hinder success in ELT and modify international student mobility patterns. Presenters discuss educational policies from different regions in the world and explain their impact on ELT, thus providing a global vision on current trends.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Hong Kong, Canada: A Performed Ethnography for TESOL
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    By Tara Goldstein | 26 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: A performance and discussion of the ethnographic play “Hong Kong, Canada” by Tara Goldstein. The play tells a story about students and teachers at a multicultural high school who must work through issues of multilingualism, language choice, linguistic discrimination, and xenophobia. The performers are students at the University of Toronto.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Hot Topics in Enrollment, Visas, SEVP, and Advocacy for IEPs
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    By Jack Sullivan and Elizabeth Driver | 26 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: This session update U.S. IEPs on trends in enrollment, visa issuance, SEVP policy, and advocacy efforts. Through interactive discussion, IEP teachers and administrators gain insight on how they can assist with the latest advocacy efforts.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Building Bridges: Teaching Email Correspondence for the 21st Century
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    By Lisa Leopold and Danielle Pelletier | 26 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: Ever wonder how to teach the most common type of professional writing– email correspondence? In the 21st century, this skill is a necessity. Discover how research on authentic emails informed email correspondence lessons for international graduate students; learn how to scaffold instruction; and receive detailed lesson plans using authentic emails.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Teacher Educators Transform Practice for Preservice and Inservice Teachers
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    By Yvonne Freeman, David Freeman, Craig Hughes, Ann Ebe, Mary Soto, and Sandra Mercuri | 26 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: As the number of ELs continues to grow, all teachers need to understand how to support academic success for ELs. Teacher educators report on their research preparing preservice and inservice teachers to teach ELs successfully by using annotated lessons plans, culturally relevant texts, strategy demonstrations, and preview/view/review.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Critical Pedagogies in ELT: Classroom Applications and Lessons
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    By Christian W. Chun, Suhanthie Motha, Mario Lopez-Gopar, Stephanie Vandrick, and Brian Morgan | 26 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: This colloquium provides five concrete examples of critical ELT pedagogy practices, emphasizing the challenges of implementation across classrooms and the specific opportunities for transformative pedagogy and critical insight that arise in each setting. Examples range from EAP classrooms to teacher education programs in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Hong Kong.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Resuscitating Your Listening and Speaking Class
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    By Debra Abrams, Lisa Harris, Kyla Masciarelli, and Kari Redmond | 26 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: Do you want to breathe new life into your listening and speaking classes? Music, games, and social networking are often relegated to amusement status. In this dynamic workshop, participants learn to incorporate these activities into their curriculum to encourage automation of L2 skills while nurturing cultural awareness and learner autonomy.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • [S]Providing Culturally Relevant Advising Experiences: What Arab Students Expect
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    By Alyssa Swanson, Karen Dundon, and Lauren Harold | 26 Mar 2015
    Resource Description: This presentation discusses a mixed-methods study that assesses the perceptions of the advising relationship from the viewpoint of Gulf Arab IEP students and IEP advisors. The research conducted bridges the gap in the current literature regarding advising practices and the academic success of Gulf Arab students in higher education.
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions