I’ve started 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:
ELLs and Their Peers: What They Teach Each Other in the Classroom is an Ed Week post about an interesting upcoming research study.
Study calls for standardizing English fluency definition is from The San Francisco Chronicle.
Districts Told Not to Deny Students Over Immigration is from The New York Times. NPR also has a report on the announcement. If you want to know one reason they made this warning, check out The Best Resources To Learn About Alabama’s Awful Immigration Law (& Its Impact On Schools). Ed Week also wrote about it, as did Vox.
Embracing opportunities in easy-access professional teacher development is by Adam Simpson. I’m adding it to The Best Ways ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers Can Develop Personal Learning Networks and to The Best Places For ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers To Get Online Professional Development.
Six Cool Tropes in ELT EdTech is by Lindsay Clandfield. I’m adding it to The Best Sources For Ideas On How To Use Technology With English Language Learners to provide a slightly different perspective.
Homophones dictation is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How To Use The Dictogloss Strategy With English Language Learners.