I’ve have a somewhat regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention:
Easy English looks like a useful current events site designed for English Language Learners. I’m adding it to The Best News/Current Events Websites For English Language Learners.
Here animal sounds in different languages at this site. Here is how it describes itself:
All around the world, animal sounds are being heard in the language of the animal’s region or country. A dog’s bark or a cat’s meow in Canada may be understood as a completely different sound or word in Turkey or China. The differences in onomatopoeia, as animal sounds in different languages are formally known as, can be striking and to prove it we got together with a group of native speakers and recorded their “animal sounds”. We had a great time doing it and hope you enjoy it too!
I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures.
55555, or, How to Laugh Online in Other Languages is from The Atlantic, and I’m adding it to the same list.
10 Principles for Effective Vocabulary Instruction is a really nice infographic from Eye On Education that I’m adding to the same list.
What’s the “trick” for motivating more L2 in our #ELT classrooms? is by Brad Patterson.