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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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  • 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
  • Culture Talks: Describing a typical meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) in a culture
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    By Fulya Kurtulus | 13 May 2021
    Resource Description:

    This is a speaking activity for culturally diverse classes. The level of the activity is between A1 and A2 (CEFR). However, teachers can adjust the activity considering their students' levels.

    Students are required to prepare a short presentation about the food culture in their country or culture. The activity can be held as a group or whole class activity. The target language is food containers and quantifiers, yet more complex structures can be used for upper levels.

    Resource Type: Activities
  • A Cup of Coffee with TESOL Experts: Giving Feedback Online
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    By Elizabeth Adler, Carla Pastrana, Diego Boada | 12 May 2021
    Resource Description:

    https://youtu.be/bYI5M2CMcZE

    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Describing an ancient city
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    By Güniz Çalışkan Kılıç | 12 May 2021
    Resource Description:

    This resource is prepared for A2 level students. Technology is integrated in every part of the lesson. The students will read a text about an ancient city and learn about its location, history and main features. Then they will be able to write and speak about an ancient city by giving details about its location, history, and main features, etc.

    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • A Cup of Coffee with TESOL Experts: Work-Life Balance
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    By Qiana Gray, Gonzalo Diaz, Diego Boada | 30 Apr 2021
    Resource Description:

    https://youtu.be/1-N28JGQmz4

    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Planning a charity event
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    By Güniz Çalışkan Kılıç | 30 Apr 2021
    Resource Description: This resource is prepared for A2 level students. Technology is integrated in every part of the lesson. The students will learn what a charity organization is and they will be able to write and speak about a charity event by giving details about time, venue, aim, etc. Before this lesson, teaching how to make, accept and decline requests is important. They will ask for a favor both in the speaking activity and in homework. 
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Contingent Questions to Elicit Learner Responses
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    By Esra Yatağanbaba | 27 Apr 2021
    Resource Description:

    This teaching tip aims to guide EFL teachers to elicit and shape learner responses via asking contingent questions. By building on learner responses, L2 learners could develop their listenership and produce articulate, coherent, and socially engaged responses by answering contingent questions.  

    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • An inclusive freewriting lesson
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    By Kivilcim Somuncuoglu | 23 Apr 2021
    Resource Description: This freewriting class is designed with a wider than usual variety of learner types in mind. Oftentimes, writing plans cater to mainly visual and auditory learners given the introspective nature of writing as an act. In this plan, it was aimed to include in the needs of the kinesthetic learners as well.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Visualized Word Stress
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    By Kivilcim Somuncuoglu | 22 Apr 2021
    Resource Description:

    The resource is a step by step pronunciation exercise that can used in an online or f2f class to go over the word stress using a set of words that visualizes how the word stress functions in English.

    For speakers of languages that are not stress timed, it can be hard to figure out how word stress works; thus I benefit from the visualizations with my classes (mainly L1 Turkish - a syllable timed language where the stress often falls on the last syllable- speakers).

     

    Resource Type: Activities
  • ESL Task-Based Lesson Plan: Flying
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    By Bilal Naboulsy | 21 Apr 2021
    Resource Description: This is a sample lesson about the topic of flying. This task-supported plan follows the PPPP lesson plan format and it focuses on providing as much speaking opportunities for students as possible throughout all the stages.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • A Cup of Coffee with TESOL Experts: Limited Connectivity or Resources
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    By Heidi Faust (USA), Fatima Drifi (Morocco), Diego Boada (Colombia) | 20 Apr 2021
    Resource Description: https://youtu.be/re_3hg-MXqs
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Classroom Interactional Competence to Promote L2 Interactions in Online L2 Classrooms
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    By Esra Yatağanbaba | 07 Apr 2021
    Resource Description: This teaching tip is provided for describing a concept, which is Classroom Interactional Competence, and its relevant principles to recommend it as a means to promote L2 interactions in online L2 classrooms. It is hoped that L2 teachers will benefit from this teaching tip and improve their teaching.  
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Strategies for Effective Online ESL Teaching
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    By Pramod Subedi | 06 Apr 2021
    Resource Description: This resource aims to provide some strategies or activities for ESL teachers to teach online classes effectively.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • How to Write an Opinion Paragraph
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    By Didem Bilen | 05 Apr 2021
    Resource Description: This lesson will help students to learn how to write an opinion paragraph.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • How to Write an Informal E-mail
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    By Didem Bilen | 05 Apr 2021
    Resource Description: This lesson will help students to learn how to write an informal e-mail.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans