Lesson-Swap was first developed in late 2011 as way for ESL teachers in Hunan, China(province) to share lessons they'd created while teaching in public high schools in rural and urban Hunan. Two years later, the website has seen a change of face with a new design and new features are continually being developed to improve the lesson sharing process.

Our Goal

First and foremost, our goal is to increase the overall quality of ESL education around the world. It's a lofty goal but we believe that by fostering an exchange among great teachers and promoting teacher-tested lessons, success can be achieved one lesson at a time. If you found a lesson particularly helpful in your teachings, we only ask that you contribute a successful lesson of your own for the ESL community.

The Team
Loring Dodge
Loring is currently an English teacher in Changsha, Hunan as a volunteer in the WorldTeach non-profit program. Born in Canada but raised in Dallas, Loring originally created Lesson-Swap as a vehicle for teachers in the WorldTeach Hunan program to share lessons. Having not always been a teacher, Loring previously graduated with a BBA in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.
Ari Hock
Ari was born and raised in southern New Jersey. He studied marketing and supply chain management at the University of Maryland. Currently, he is an ESL teacher in Zhuzhou, Hunan, China with WorldTeach. In his free time, Ari enjoys playing basketball and attempting to learn Chinese.
Tommy Held
Originally a native of Michigan, Tommy moved to Changhsa in 2013 with WorldTeach China as a volunteer English teacher. He enjoyed the experience so much that he decided to stay an extra year and join Lesson-Swap as a contributor to improve the lesson sharing for the newest volunteers in China.
Contact Us
If you have any questions, send an email to Ari: