Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

June 24, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Two 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 2015 – So Far and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – So Far.

Here are this week’s choices:

Here’s another nice review of our book on English Language Learners and the Common Core.

The impact of BREXIT on ELT is from TEFL Geek.

What English-Language Learners Wish Teachers Knew is an excellent article by Wendi Pillars.

My favourite end of term activities is from Lesson Plans Digger. I’m adding it to What Do You Do On The Last Day Of Class (Part Two)?

Ten Lessons for Language-Immersion Programs is from Ed Week.

Dual Language Learner Toolkit is from Head Start.

June 17, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Three 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 2015 – Part Two and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s choices:

ELL Teacher Shares Strategies for Teaching Common Core is from Learning First (the ELL teacher is me :) ).

Why Getting a Student’s Name Right Is Important for All School Staff is from Learning The Language. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The Importance Of Correctly Pronouncing Student Names.

The U.S. takes in thousands of refugee children each year. There’s no friendlier school district for them than Anchorage, Alaska. is from Slate.

This helpful tool makes Netflix an easy way to learn a new language is from Business Insider.

Experts weigh in on states’ English language learner policies is an article in Ed Source about a national report (it includes a link to it) from a year ago. I don’t believe I’ve shared it before, which was an oversight because it’s an important one.

The Seven Best Silent Short Films for Language Teaching is from Kieran Donaghy. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL.

Report: Los Angeles Unified Shortchanges ELLs, Other Disadvantaged Students is from Ed Week.

Immigrant and Refugee Children: A GUIDE FOR EDUCATORS AND SCHOOL SUPPORT STAFF is from The American Federation of Teachers.

Great Listening Energizers: Part 2 is from Adam Simpson. I’m adding it to The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners.

June 11, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Three 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 2015 – Part Two and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s choices:

Great Listening Energizers: Part 1 is by Adam Simpson. I’m adding it to The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners.

The 10 Best Places to Find ELT Listening Materials is from Adam Simpson. I’m adding it to the same list.

ELA/Literacy Tools on AchievetheCore.org: Resources That Can Support ELLs in the Classroom is from Colorin Colorado. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners.

Nine research facts about L2 phonology teaching and learning that every teacher should know is from The Language Gym.

Using Sheltered Instruction to Support English Learners is from The Center For Applied Linguistics.

L2 Vocabulary Research and Instructional Practices: Where Are the Gaps? is a very useful article from TESL-EJ. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary.

NIEER Releases Data on State Policies to Support DLLs is from English Central.

Promoting Success for Dual Language Learners: The Essential Role of Early Childhood Education Programs is from Ed Source.

States Struggle to Identify, Support ELLs with Learning Disabilities is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Assisting ELLs With Special Needs – Help Me Find More.

June 3, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Three 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 2015 – Part Two and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s choices:

Reviewing the School Year: A Lesson is from TEFL Geek. I’m adding it to What Do You Do On The Last Day Of Class (Part Two)?

Quiz: Fixing Most Common Mistakes Seen in Intermediate Written Exams is from Blog de Cristina.

Ed. Dept Seeks Advice on ESSA’s English-Language-Learner Rules is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How The Every Student Succeeds Act Affects English Language Learners.

How memory research can help you learn a new language is from Aeon.

Report seeks English learner, special ed student supports is from Ed Source.

Study: Refugee Parents’ Understanding of Schools, Language Can Affect Students is from Ed Week.

Feds Urge Broad Support for Nation’s Youngest Bilingual Learners is also from Ed Week.

First-Generation Kids Excel in School, But Then ‘Immigrant Optimism’ Fades is from Science Of Us.

May 29, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Three 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 2015 – Part Two and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s choices:

Elementary Podcasts are from The British Council. There are tons of English-learning podcasts out there, but this one stands out because each one includes web-based interactive exercises. I’m not aware of any other one like it – am I missing them? I’m adding it to The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners.

The Seven Best Short Films for ELT Students is from Kieran Donaghy. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL.

The Benefits of Teaching in Two Languages is from The Atlantic.

Robots Might Be Able to Help Germany Integrate Refugees is from NBC News.

Refugee children’s academic outcomes similar to non-refugee peers despite learning challenges is from Science Daily.

It’s time to move: Energy breaks for the language classroom (by Marc Helgesen) is from Teaching Village.

Adapting materials for mixed ability classes and Teaching mixed-ability classes 2 are both from The British Council. I’m adding them to The Best Resources On Teaching Multilevel ESL/EFL Classes.

Say what you see – vocabulary and images is from TEFL Geek. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.

Steve Smith has written a series of posts about learning strategies in learning a new language. Here are Parts One, Two, Three and Five.

Nine major shortcomings of L2 grammar instruction and how to address them is from The Language Gym. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Grammar Practice.

10 commonly made mistakes in vocabulary instruction is from The Language Gym. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary.

Closing gap for immigrant students under Common Core in Kentucky is a moving target comes from The Hechinger Report.

Researchers are using an app to crowdsource how the English language has changed is from Quartz.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Teaching The Next Generation Science Standards To English Language Learners:

May 21, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Three 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 2015 – Part Two and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s choices:

Helping English-Language Learners Avoid the Summer Slide is from Education Post.

Suburban Schools Unprepared for Influx of Immigrant Students, Report Argues is from Ed Week.

Why The Dual Language Immersion Approach Will Change Achievement In American Public Schools appeared in Medium.

Refugees Reach Settlement In Legal Fight To Attend N.Y. High School is from NPR.

Six Things Principals Can Do To Support Their English Language Learners – thanks to Judie Haynes for the tip.

What if one culture shares multiple languages? That’s a challenge Oregon is taking up with its Somali students. is from PRI.

Is Extra Funding Helping English Learners? One School’s Contentious Decision is from KQED.

Number and Share of English Language Learners by State is from The Migration Policy Institute.

Teachers recommend ELL instruction changes is from The United Federation Of Teachers.

May 14, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Three 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 2015 – Part Two and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s choices:

Survey Raises Concerns About Non-English Speaking Students is from NPR.

Great Listening Energizers: Part 2 is by Adam Simpson. I’m adding it to The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners.

New York Schools Struggle With New Rules to Help Students Learning English is from The New York Times.

Gifs: The Perfect Language Learning Object is by David Duebelbeiss.

Report: Nation needs to replicate California’s English learner efforts is from Southern California public radio.

Nine ways to revise English vocabulary using slips of paper is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary.

Can-Do Descriptors: A Free Tool for ESL Differentiation is from Cult of Pedagogy.

May 8, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Three 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 2015 – Part Two and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s choices:

The differences among ESL program models is from MultiBriefs.

Arizona, Federal Government Settle Dispute Over English-Language Learners is from Education Week.

Four Excellent Sites for Online Dictations is from Blog de Cristina. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How To Use The Dictogloss Strategy With English Language Learners.

Pattern learning key to children’s language development is the headline of a report on a new study. It just reinforces the value of inductive teaching, which is why I’m adding it to The Best Resources About Inductive Learning & Teaching.

The Department of Education has announced a badly-needed research initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islander ELLs. Here’s a video announcement about it:

Here’s a video showing newcomers in a math class:

I’ve added it to The Best Online Videos Showing ESL/EFL Teachers In The Classroom.

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