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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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  • Vocabulary and Linkers Production Activity
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    By Saadet Sahin | 14 Jun 2021
    Resource Description: A production activity that can be used after teaching vocabulary or linkers.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Vocabulary Exercises
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    By Mujde Akmenek | 14 Jun 2021
    Resource Description: Vocabulary exercises for beginners
    Resource Type: Activities
  • A Cup of Coffee with TESOL Experts: Copyright & OERs
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    By Dawn Rogier (USA), Juan Carlos Rivera (Panama), Diego Boada (Colombia) | 10 Jun 2021
    Resource Description:

    https://youtu.be/R1RNEF1MvCs

    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Building Up a Thesis Statement
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    By Fulya İçöz Narlı | 08 Jun 2021
    Resource Description: This is a part of essay writing exercises that I developed for my ENG 101 classes. 
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Paraphrasing Activity
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    By Fulya İçöz Narlı | 08 Jun 2021
    Resource Description: This lesson provides an opportunity for the students to use paraphrasing as a writing skill and later integrating this skill into their essay writing. 
    Resource Type: Activities
  • ‎ Review of the Present Continuous (Game)
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    By Ramin Hosseinpour Milaghardan | 08 Jun 2021
    Resource Description: This is a game that teachers can use to review the present continuous tense and have fun with their learners.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • How Can Classroom Seating Arrangement Be a Way to Encourage Speaking?
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    By Bilal Naboulsy | 08 Jun 2021
    Resource Description:

    In a teaching session, there are lots of opportunities that teachers can make use of to encourage students to apply what they have learnt. In some instances though, teachers might miss on other opportunities which might seem negligible to them. Periods of time like the minutes students spend walking into their classrooms, the time teachers spend arranging students’ seats for a pair/group activity and etc. can turn into a boring routine.

    In a task-based/supported language teaching (TBLT/TSLT) classroom though, a teacher might be particularly interested in the following tip that gives ideas about how to encourage students to speak while changing their seats to find their pair or group.


    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Teaching Second Conditionals through Think-Pair-Share
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    By Serhat Aşık | 08 Jun 2021
    Resource Description: Language Hub B1+ Course Book
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Teaching Reported Speech within the Context of Art
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    By Serhat Aşık | 08 Jun 2021
    Resource Description: Language Hub B1+ Course Book
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • B1+ Level Lesson Plans for Speaking-Vocabulary and Reading
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    By Mehmet Saraç | 08 Jun 2021
    Resource Description: This lesson plan covers 3 subsequent lessons and it is prepared for B1+ level classes. 
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Stepping inside the Role of a Character
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    By Natalia Pieres | 01 Jun 2021
    Resource Description: Zoom activity based on a thinking routine
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Pronunciation Drilling Activity for Native Speakers of Arabic
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    By May Salameh | 01 Jun 2021
    Resource Description: The activity takes a brief look at some of the difficult sounds Arabic native speakers face when they learn English. It also includes a drilling activity for some of the challenging sounds the students face.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Group Activity for Strengthening Writing Skills
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    By Dr. B.S. Selina | 01 Jun 2021
    Resource Description: The activity is designed for practicing writing. Students are divided into groups where they first work in groups, then individually and later read out their work to their group members.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • A Haunted House
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    By Ramin Hosseinpour Milaghardan | 01 Jun 2021
    Resource Description:

    The story is about a haunted house. The activities are for pre-intermediate learners. The Lesson includes:

    a reading test, a vocabulary activity, a reading comprehension true and false activity, describing different rooms in a house, creating an ending to a story, making a poster, and a fun game.

    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Motivated Autonomous Writers: Using Dialog Journals in the EL Class
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    By Joanna Machinska | 28 May 2021
    Resource Description: It is sometimes difficult to encourage EL students to write. As most of the students prefer speaking, teachers can motivate them to write by using a tool called the Dialog Journal. Here is more about what it is and how to use it with students.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips