Ebrahim Tahasoni

TESOL News & Material

Professionalism in ELT Conference
17 May 2016, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

Stages in the Development of Professional Language Teachers - Ebrahim Tahasoni (1.27MB)

Module One:

Material from Module One Workshop (12-14 July 2010, Tehran):

Presenting a New Grammatical Concept:

Sample lesson plan: simple past (PDF, 230 KB)
Sample lesson plan: past perfect (PDF, 221 KB)


Essay organisation (PDF, 128 KB)
Academic language for the essay (PDF, 166 KB)
Sample essay (PDF, 280 KB)
Sample introduction paragraph (PDF, 199 KB)
Sample conclusion paragraph (PDF, 169 KB)


Module One Assignments
(Submitted Friday 31 July, 2010 - Result: Pass on first submission)

NEW: Module 1 Assignment Questions (ZIP, 31 KB)
My answers for module one assignments 1, 2 and 3 (PDF, 265 KB)
Tutor's feedback on my module one assignments (PDF, 131 KB)


IELTS public band descriptors (for essay assessment):

Writing task 2


Module Two:

Material from Module Two Workshop (18-20 September 2010, Tehran):

Skills Activities:

Sample activities for practicing language skills by Saeed Nouri and Ebi Tahasoni (PDF, 118 KB)
Tape script for the activities (from Headway Upper-Intermediate) (JPG, 665 KB)

Resources for the Assignments:

Michael Swan and Bernard Smith - Learner English (for question 1 error correction


Module Two Assignments
(Submitted Sunday October 3, 2010)

NEW: Module 2 Assignment Questions (PDF, 505 KB)
My answers for module two assignments 1, 2, 3 and 4 (PDF, 433 KB)
Marker's feedback on my module two assignments (PDF, 156 KB)


Module Three:

Resources for Module Three Assignments

Suggested Guidelines for Assignment 3 (PDF, 333 KB)


Module Three Assignments
(Submitted Monday December 13, 2010):

NEW: Module 3 Assignment Questions (PDF, 108 KB)
My answers for module three assignments 1, 2 and 3 (PDF, 307 KB)
Marker's feedback on my module three assignments (PDF, 160 KB)


Final Exam
(Saturday January 15, 2011):

NEW: TESOL Final Exam Questions (PDF, 68 KB)


Useful Books:

Teacher's Guide to the Common European Framework (Download: PDF, 318KB)
How to Give Effective Feedback
Learning Teaching (By Jim Scrivener)
Oxford Natural Grammar
Practical English Usage (Michael Swan)
The CELTA Course (Cambridge)
Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching

Useful online resources:

EL Gazette-Free ESL Resources
TeachingEnglish-Lesson Plans, analysis and more from BBC and The British Council

Happy House Material:

Happy House Documents (1.73 MB)


Ebrahim Tahasoni is a merit-grade certified TESOL from Sussex Downs College. He has been mentor to many teachers over the past years and has taught various TESOL or TKT preparation schemes in various prestigious schools.



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