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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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  • Deserted Island - Writing/Speaking Activity with Practicing Critical Thinking Skills
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    By Joanna Machinska | 28 May 2021
    Resource Description: This activity is designed for practicing writing and speaking with critical thinking skills and teamwork. Students are asked to first work individually, then in small group to cooperate and negotiate. Students have a discussion in a small group, and at the and produce the dialog between all group members.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Simple classroom activity for strengthening writing process with speaking activities in the EL class
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    By Joanna Machinska | 28 May 2021
    Resource Description:

    Simple writing-speaking classroom activity.

    This activity is great to encourage students to write.  It is simple enough to be successfully completed by the beginners; as well it gives more advanced students an option to write more. They can use informal language while answering, and following discussions also motivates them to use communicative language. Whether in class, or as homework, the activity should provide students with enough time to structure the sentences correctly. Students might be encouraged by the teacher to write more sentences to explain their main point.

    Resource Type: Activities
  • Tips for Teaching Pronunciation to Native Speakers of Arabic
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    By May Salameh | 27 May 2021
    Resource Description: This resource includes some pronunciation problems Arabic speaking students face when they learn English. It also includes some suggested tips and ideas for teachers to help their students.  
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • 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