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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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  • Listening Lesson (Using flipped learning activities)
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    By Saadet Sahin | 27 May 2021
    Resource Description: This is a listening lesson plan adopted for B2 Level Contemporary Topics 3, Unit 8. Please see the attachments for the full lesson plan and presentation.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Act Out a Sentence (Game)
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    By Ramin Hosseinpour Milaghardan | 26 May 2021
    Resource Description: This is a game that I have developed for practice of the target language. You can adapt this game to different levels, practice grammar, vocabulary, phrases, structures and chunks of the target language. 
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Teaching Writing Online
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    By Catherine Baydar | 26 May 2021
    Resource Description: I've put together some of the sites I like to use in my lessons and what I have used them for. They are tried and tested with thumbs up from students.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • A Cup of Coffee with TESOL Experts: Social Media
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    By Gwynn Mason, Jesús E. Lisboa, Diego A. Boada | 25 May 2021
    Resource Description:

    https://youtu.be/bv1glJpIK_g

    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Lesson Plan on Creative Writing
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    By Dr. B.S. Selina | 25 May 2021
    Resource Description: The lesson plan on creative writing is for UG students of I year who are at an Intermediate level of language proficiency which is part of course work for students of semester-I. The lesson plan is in PPPP format.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Better Questions To Teach Students
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    By Denise Krebs | 25 May 2021
    Resource Description: Sometimes my students ask questions like "Will this be on the test?" and "Do we have to know this?" Instead of focusing on these questions, I teach metacognitive questions for them to ask themselves, questions which encourage strong lifelong learning to develop. Here are seven rich questions from Eduptopia and a sketchnote of them that I've created. 
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Instagrammatical Inspiration
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    By Denise Krebs | 25 May 2021
    Resource Description:

    Millions love Instagram, so let’s use it for learning. Instagrammatical Inspiration is when students post photos of their vocabulary words with a caption or audio narration about the words they are learning. My grade 5 English learner students in Bahrain have had lots of fun practicing vocabulary words by posting pictures on this popular social media platform.


    Resource Type: Activities
  • Collocation Group Analysis
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    By Le Tan Cuong | 25 May 2021
    Resource Description:

    This activity is used to boost groupwork in my grammar course.  

    Students are required to produce their group-made essay and exchange it with another group. 

    This activity has also been applied to courses entitled advanced writing and advanced speaking.

    Resource Type: Activities
  • Cohesive Devices: Peer Correction
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    By Le Tan Cuong | 25 May 2021
    Resource Description:

    This activity is used to boost peer feedback in my grammar course.  

    Students are required to produce their own writing work and conduct peer correction with their partners.

    This activity has also been applied to courses entitled presentations, academic writing and advanced speaking  

     

    Resource Type: Activities
  • Adjectives Describing Emotions
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    By Merve Güler | 25 May 2021
    Resource Description: It is a lesson plan on adjectives describing emotions for A2 level students. 
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Micro and Macro discussions
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    By Natalia Pieres | 21 May 2021
    Resource Description:

    Micro and Macro discussions will take place in breakout rooms after reading "The Marble Crusher" by Michael Murpurgo chapters 3, 4 & 5.

    The triggering point will be a thinking routine.

    Resource Type: Activities
  • Effect Essay Writing Practice
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    By Catherine Baydar | 21 May 2021
    Resource Description: This is a NEARPOD link to a lesson I developed to revise effect essay body paragraphs. It is suitable for use when teaching online or in class.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Talking About Festivals
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    By Merve Güler | 21 May 2021
    Resource Description: This is a speaking activity for culturally diverse classes. The level of the activity is between A1-A2 (CEFR). However, teachers can adjust the activity considering their students' levels.
    Students are required to prepare a short presentation about festivals, celebrations and special events in their country or culture. The activity can be held as a group or whole class activity. The target language is frequency adverbs and quantifiers, yet more complex structures can be used for upper levels.
     
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Developing a Paragraph
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    By Nilakshi Herath | 21 May 2021
    Resource Description: This lesson provides an opportunity for the students to use prewriting models to develop a topic into a paragraph including a proper topic sentence, supporting details and a concluding sentence.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Flipped Learning: Extensive Reading Test
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    By Fulya Kurtulus | 14 May 2021
    Resource Description:

    The test is designed for a flipped learning class for multicultural education. The article is about cultural differences. The students study the article on the webpage before the class and take notes about it. In class, the teacher delivers this test and students answer the questions. This assessment tool can also be used as an extensive reading activity. 

    Resource Type: Assessments