This website uses cookies. A cookie is a small piece of code that gives your computer a unique identity, but it does not contain any information that allows us to identify you personally. For more information on how TESOL International Association uses cookies, please read our privacy policy. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can opt out by changing your browser settings.

TESOL Publications and Directories

Directory of Degree and Certificate Programs

List your program or search for a program to fit your needs.

Read more

English Language Professionals Resource Guide

Find the products and services you need for your teaching and program.

Read more

The TESOL Blog

Read and comment on what your colleagues have to say about issues of the day.

Read more

Connect with Colleagues

Search for and connect with TESOL members in the TESOL Community.

Read more

TESOL Resource Center

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.

Latest Resources

  • AR Vocabulary Lesson (Because of Winn-Dixie)
    NaN
    By Scott Foresman Reading Street Fourth Grade | 11 Sep 2018
    Resource Description:

    This is a famous story. This lesson plan introduces the vocabulary words using digital resources.

    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Reading Selection: Seeker of Knowledge
    NaN
    By Scott Foresman Reading Street Fourth Grade | 11 Sep 2018
    Resource Description:

    This selection deals with Jean-Francois Champollion’s deciphering the hieroglyphs. The comprehension skill is using graphic sources to help understand information. This lesson plan introduces the comprehension skill and the new vocabulary of the story.

    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Teaching SUBJECT and OBJECT QUESTION Forms
    NaN
    By Insights to English | 11 Sep 2018
    Resource Description: A video on how to present Subject and Object Question Forms to students.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Transportation: What to do if you are pulled over by a police officer?
    NaN
    By Diana C. Cooper, PhD | 04 Sep 2018
    Resource Description:

    Handouts of activities for Adult Lesson: What to do if you are pulled over by a police officer? 

    Resource Type: Activities
  • Transportation and Reading Traffic Signs
    NaN
    By Diana C. Cooper, PhD | 04 Sep 2018
    Resource Description: This lesson is designed for adult beginning or Intermediate English learners learning about transportation life skills and road signs.

    Textbook: Future 1: English for Results, D. S. Pittaway, 2010, Pearson/Longman.  Unit 10, Lesson 1., pp. 186 - 187, and  Lesson 4: Forms of transportation and traffic signs, pp. 191 -192

    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Vocabulary Warm-Up
    NaN
    By Songul Tomek Batcioglu | 07 Aug 2018
    Resource Description: This is a 5-minute end of class or warm-up activity. It is a fun activity to learn words by heart. The words are randomly chosen by each student.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • What's the Difference between PROGRESSIVE and CONTINUOUS tenses?
    NaN
    By Insights to English | 07 Aug 2018
    Resource Description:

    In English, we use 'Progressive' and 'Continuous' interchangeably.  But did you know that in general linguistics, there is a slight difference?  The two are very similar, but it's helpful to know what those differences are.

    Check out this video for more on Progressive/Continuous tenses.

    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • [S]Taboo or Not Taboo? It's All in the Question
    NaN
    By Hugh Dellar | 02 Aug 2018
    Resource Description: In writing and training, the presenter has found that so-called taboo subjects and language are often censored in the name of cultural diversity. In this thought-provoking session, he will argue that this is often the result of cultural stereotyping and the infantalization of students. The presenter will claim that ‘taboos’ are not taboo when teachers’ primary focus is on language (not issues) and when teachers help students express their own ideas.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • Traditions, Interrupted
    NaN
    By Natalie M. Ferguson | 25 Jul 2018
    Resource Description: In this activity, students practice interrupting politely as well as story-telling and culture sharing. Students are asked to tell a story about a tradition in their family or culture, and other students are tasked with interrupting politely to ask for clarification or details. This activity always has my class completely attentive and excited to listen and share! It can also be a great "icebreaker" activity to help students learn about each other. 
    Resource Type: Activities
  • How to Teach INDIRECT QUESTIONS
    NaN
    By Insights to English | 18 Jul 2018
    Resource Description:

    Here's how to teach the 3 parts of Indirect Question sentence structure, whether they are reported questions or polite or formal requests or inquiries.

    The full resource is a seven-minute video.

    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Writing Revision Stations
    NaN
    By Lisa Tyrrell | 18 Jul 2018
    Resource Description: This resource can be used as a way to teach students how to revise and edit their own writing.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Grammar Treasure Hunt
    NaN
    By Lynne Clark | 18 Jul 2018
    Resource Description: This is a lesson I use with advanced level learners as a cumulative review of all grammar points. 
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • [S]TESOL 2019 Proposal Rater Training
    NaN
    By | 09 Jul 2018
    Resource Description:
    Resource Type: Convention General Sessions
  • Frames and Reframing Recent Discussions on Communicative Competencies
    NaN
    By Teacher Educator Interest Section | 26 Jun 2018
    Resource Description: The communicative competencies have been foundational principles in TESOL/Applied Linguistics for several decades. They are included in theoretical and methodological textbooks for teacher candidates with little modification over the years. Yet, conversations on the construct of communicative competencies have continued to evolve since Canale and Swain (1980) proposed the organizational model; Celce-Murcia, Dornyei & Thurrell (1995) made some notable modifications. In recent years, Richards (2012) proposed a reconceptualization of the model by adding ideas of communicative capacity and complexity. Lotherington and Ronda (2014) posited the need to consider the communicative skills in light of digital and multimodal technologies. Lui, Ortega and Bryam (2015) explored the notions of critical intercultural competence and empowerment. Hall (2018) reasserted the importance of interactional competence. For such an important guiding principle, teacher educators and researchers need to reconsider what communicative competencies look like today and how our teacher preparation courses and materials should be evolving with these conversations. This session will review recent developments on the model of communicative competencies and facilitate an interactive conversation on how teacher educators can use this information.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Introduction to Persuasive Letter Writing
    NaN
    By Lisa Tyrrell | 14 Jun 2018
    Resource Description: This lesson plan should be used to introduce ELD 3 (English Language Development) students to writing persuasive letters.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans