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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 Acquisition Made Interesting with the Frayer Model
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    By Aasha Rani Bendi | 08 Sep 2021
    Resource Description:

    This resource includes a vocabulary learning tool that enables learners of all levels to acquire words.

    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Task-Based Language Teaching: Asking for and Giving Directions
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    By Aasha Rani Bendi | 07 Sep 2021
    Resource Description: This lesson plan helps the teacher to facilitate the students to acquire the language expressions in the situation of asking for and giving directions in a task-based approach. The tasks suggested here are graded and easy to conduct in the classroom.   
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • 4Ps Lesson Plan on Adjective Endings
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    By Saren Sok | 07 Sep 2021
    Resource Description: This 4Ps lesson plan has incorporated the learner-centered teaching concept in each step.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Incorporating Classroom Management Techniques in a Lesson Plan
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    By F.R. Fathima Sama | 31 Aug 2021
    Resource Description: A well-planned lesson plan with a strong delivery and effective classroom management is a good technique to make the students engaged in the lesson. Attached is a sample lesson plan for teaching the present continuous tense which has got some classroom management techniques relevant to the given activities.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Effective Classroom Management Strategies to Deal with Adult Learners During Online Sessions
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    By F.R. Fathima Sama | 31 Aug 2021
    Resource Description:

    The mode of teaching and learning has undergone a transition from a physical mode to a virtual mode due to the unexpected outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Though everyone is aware of virtual classroom, before the pandemic, its actual practice was not widespread as it is now. Therefore, teachers, especially ESL (English as a second language) teachers/ instructors find this mode of teaching quite new to adapt to and rather challenging in terms of classroom management. English language teaching, unlike other subjects which are limited to content delivery, is supposed to promote student-centered learning and interaction between students and teachers or among students for better acquisition of the language being learnt. Hence, compared to other subjects, classroom management in ELT (English language teaching) becomes more difficult and it is even more difficult when the classes are conducted online as students' cooperation is much needed for the successful teaching and learning process. So, here are some tips on the strategies ESL teachers can adopt for effective teaching and learning in the virtual classroom environment.

    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • An Engaging Speaking Activity: Deciding a City to Live In
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    By Gülnihal Aytekin Yuksel | 30 Aug 2021
    Resource Description: This speaking activity helps students work in a group, ask the right questions to learn about living in a city, and discuss their ideas in a group. It is a suitable activity to enhance student engagement as it promotes group work and student autonomy, and it nurtures inner motivation like interest and enjoyment.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Question Formation Through Dialogic Pedagogy
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    By Ashani Gunawardana | 17 Aug 2021
    Resource Description:

    This lesson provides an opportunity for the students to form grammatically correct questions. This lesson incorporates dialogic pedagogical approach (with the ample use of classroom talk).

    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Online Vocabulary and Speaking Practice
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    By Begum Ece Yildiz | 17 Aug 2021
    Resource Description: This activity is designed as a follow-up to the lesson plan on Teaching Academic Vocabulary and Reading Online Using Online Tools. Taking part in this activity, the students will have the chance to activate their recently learned vocabulary together with improving their speaking skills in a competitive but a friendly environment. After preparing presentations that were previously assigned to them about their ideal cities, in this activity, the students are asked to imagine themselves as representatives of their companies who are participating in an online symposium on the "cities of the future." They are required to further explain and justify how the cities of the future should be designed focusing on the target words given to them instantly. Depending on their creativity and correct use of the target words, their performance will be evaluated by a jury composed of their classmates.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Teaching Academic Vocabulary and Reading Online Using Online Tools
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    By Begum Ece Yildiz | 17 Aug 2021
    Resource Description: This lesson plan that focuses mostly on vocabulary development and improving reading skills is prepared for teachers/instructors teaching online who would want to spice up their lesson utilizing some online tools/apps. This lesson plan also aims at arousing interest and increasing student talking time in class by trying to keep them active as much as possible.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Active Voice into Passive Voice through Dialogic Pedagogy
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    By Ashani Gunawardana | 10 Aug 2021
    Resource Description:

    This lesson provides an opportunity for the students to identify the basics in verb phrases in passive voice sentences. This lesson incorporates dialogic pedagogical approach (with the ample use of classroom talk) by changing the stereotypical approaches of teaching grammar, which are considered dull and tedious.

    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Mindset Scale for Learning English
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    By Gülbin Özdemir Altıgöz | 06 Aug 2021
    Resource Description: This assessment tool was developed to help learners find out about their mindset for learning English. The tool has been adapted from the reference book Mindset: The new psychology for success by C. S. Dweck (2006). It is a 4-Point Likert Scale and has 10 items about mindsets and learning English. The responses to each item go from a complete agreement to a complete disagreement and there is no neutral choice option. By using this tool, learners can figure out what kind of a mindset they have and finally reach a particular decision on their path to learning English.
    Resource Type: Assessments
  • Understanding Mindsets through Writing in an EFL Classroom
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    By Gülbin Özdemir Altıgöz | 03 Aug 2021
    Resource Description: This lesson plan has been designed to help the EFL teachers to raise their students' awareness and knowledge on mindsets through reading and writing. 
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Lesson Plan on Mentoring and Regrets
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    By Fulya Çolak | 30 Jul 2021
    Resource Description: The main focus of this lesson is on speaking which is supported with reading to lay necessary target language ground for the learners to be able to use fluently at the performance stage of the lesson.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • An Inclusive Freewriting Lesson
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    By Kivilcim Somuncuoglu | 29 Jul 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
  • Speaking Onions
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    By Fulya Çolak | 28 Jul 2021
    Resource Description: For all type of the speaking lessons, this teaching tip can be used to create more opportunities for the learners not only to practice speaking but also to bring about motivating and engaging lessons.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips