The TESOL Ron Chang Lee Award for Excellence in the Implementation of CALL Technology in the ESL/EFL Classroom

Who’s Eligible?

Any TESOL member in good standing.


Sponsored by Ron Chang Lee, this award was created in 2018 to honor three TESOL members who have achieved excellence through the implementation of technology in teaching ESL/EFL.


First Place: $1000
Second Place: $750
Third Place: $500


Submit a lesson using original, innovative CALL pedagogical materials directly applicable to ESL/EFL teaching and appropriate for the teaching context within which they have been implemented.

Submissions specific to English language learning should demonstrate CALL technology in teaching, for example, lessons using computers, software, websites, classroom tools, mobile devices, apps, digital resources, augmented reality, or online games.

All submissions must contain implementation guides (directions or lesson plan), and demonstrate principles of language pedagogy or methodology. The technology lesson must have been used in teaching within two years of the award application. The work will be evaluated using the following criteria.

Pedagogical Innovation

  • Lesson features the latest in CALL technology or an innovative use of existing technology
  • Materials or techniques are engaging and unique in the field of ESL/EFL teaching
  • Lesson represents a practical application of current language learning research or teaching methodology

Classroom Context

Directions include a clear indication of language level and target population

Clarity and Successful Use

  • The directions/lesson plan are clear for teachers and learners
  • The technology lesson has been used in the classroom (include dates) at least one cycle (unit, semester, term, etc.) within two years of award application
  • Lesson materials have been edited or improved based on teacher reflection of expected and actual results

Download the Evaluation Rubric

To Apply

Please submit the following information:
  • An anonymous copy of the lesson materials (no more than 4 pages)
  • An anonymous statement (1000 words maximum) describing the following:

Application Deadline

Accepting applications starting 1 July. All applications and materials must be received by 1 November.


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