Five years ago I began this 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.
You might also be interested in The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2017 – So Far. and The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2017 – Part Two. Also, check out A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners.
In addition, look for our new book on teaching ELLs, which was published in the Spring of 2018.
Here are this week’s choices:
How bilinguals process language is from Science Daily.
Reverso is an online dictionary with lots of other features. You can read about it here. I’m adding it to The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners — 2008.
Mathematical Language Routines is from Achieve The Core. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners.
4 Ways Microsoft is Making Learning More Accessible is from Jennifer Gonzalez. It’s good stuff, but with so many schools moving to Google tools, I’m not really sure how many educators will actually use Microsoft’s resources. The neatest tool they offer is simultaneous translation of what a teacher is saying appearing on a PowerPoint you are showing. That would certainly be helpful if you are giving a lecture, but I’m not sure how many effective teachers are giving lectures (see The Best Research Demonstrating That Lectures Are Not The Best Instructional Strategy).
Why You Need to Try Tourbuilder with Newcomers is by Wendi Pillars.
This tool could come in handy:
— Nathan Hall (@nathanghall) April 12, 2018
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Posts & Articles About Videotaping Teachers In The Classroom:
#ELLProTip: Want to improve your craft? Film yourself & focus on one thing. More here: https://t.co/ub6LjLam7g#ESL #esol #tesol #Edchat #educhat #ELL #ELLs #ellchat #leadupchat #JoyfulLeaders #DLL pic.twitter.com/52kzlLRsEP
— Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) April 6, 2018
Our new book will be studied next in the online ELL book club discussed in this next tweet:
Check out all the amazing titles on the right side of the #Ellchat_BkClub blog.
— Katie Toppel, Ed.D. (@Toppel_ELD) April 6, 2018
3 Tips for Presenting in English When You’re Not a Native Speaker https://t.co/xXsYglFOtc
— Harvard Biz Review (@HarvardBiz) April 6, 2018