Thursday, December 27, 2007

TESOL Resource Center

The TESOL Resource Center (TRC) is an online collection of lesson plans, activities, tips,papers, presentations, and other resources for the ESL/EFL professional. According to their web site, the TRC is sponsoring a contest to win two free nights hotel stay for the 2009 TESOL Convention in Denver, Colorado, or a gift certificate for TESOL publications. If you are a TESOL member, all you have to do to enter the contest is to have two of your original resources approved for inclusion in the TRC by June 2008!

This year, I participated in the TRC's New York, New York contest by submitting two lesson plans. They are titled "A Sentimental Object" and "Expressing an Opinion: Marriage or Cohabitation". I submitted the lesson plans using the template provided on the TRC web site, and after some time I received feedback on my lessons from the peer reviewers. After revising my lesson plans, I resubmitted them, and they were included on the TRC web site. The entire process took about three months. This experience was valuable not only because I was able to share my lessons and learn a bit about having my materials peer-reviewed, but also because I was lucky enough to be one of the recipients of two free nights lodging for the TESOL Convention in New York! Just give it a try and you'll never know what will happen!

More lesson plans
Reading is Interesting! (an EFL/ESL reading lesson plan using K-W-L and combining reading, surveys, and fun)
Superstitions (an EFL/ESL reading lesson plan incorporating multiple learning styles)

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Mary,

My fiance and I are looking to take an intensive TESOL certification course in NYC very soon. We would ideally like to teach in Japan and I see that you have been doing just that. I was wondering if you could provide me with help/advice on finding jobs there. You can reach me at