The ESL for Academic Purposes collects English language learning units created to help students develop their English skills for academic purposes. Done as a capstone project for ENG 662 (TESL Theory and Methods), each unit contains short readings along with instructional activities designed to help ESL students prepare for academic study in an English dominant university or college. Each unit integrates listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills providing students with the opportunities to grow their academic vocabulary and reinforce their grammar skills through discussions, comprehension activities, oral presentations, and research. Most of the units are written for students who have CEFR B2/C1 level of English proficiency. The units meet Creative Commons criteria, so they can be shared freely and openly as an Open Educational Resource for ESL/EFL teachers and learners. The units are authored by graduate students in the MA-TESL program at St. Cloud State University. Not all projects are published; only those that are considered high quality and that meet Creative Commons criteria are included.

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Submissions from 2020

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Bob Marley, Danayit Desalegn

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Superstitions From Around the World, Annie Espinal

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Comparing Human Communication and Animal Communication, Firas Ismail

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K-pop Culture: The Success of BTS, Shinjung Kim

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Music in World Cultures: Flamenco Unit, Whitney Krogstad-Yambrick

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Industrial Engineering Tools, Lucas Santos

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Salvadoran Food: Pupusas, Nelson Morales Vasquez