Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

August 16, 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 2016 – So Far.

Here are this week’s choices:

David Deubelbeiss has made two hundred videos, along with accompanying hand-outs for ELLs, available for free. I’m adding the link to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL.

Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders Push for Recognition In Education Data is from NBC News.

Why being bilingual helps keep your brain fit is from Mosaic Science. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual.

How language is processed by your brain is from CNN. I’m adding it to the same list.

Why it’s hard for adults to learn a second language is from The Conversation.

Will Immigrants Today Assimilate Like Those of 100 Years Ago? is from The Atlantic.

Who Are Transnational Students? is from Ed Week.

One School, 10 Languages is from The Atlantic.

WIDA has a regular series of what they call “Focus Bulletins” on ELL topics.

Obama’s Last Attempt at Immigration Reform is from The Atlantic.

August 10, 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 2016 – So Far.

Here are this week’s choices:

Motivating speaking activities for lower levels is from The British Council. I’m adding it to Best Sites To Practice Speaking English.

Dual language programs could get boost with initiative on November ballot is from Ed Source. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Multilingual Education Act Ballot Initiative In California.

State Department, Citing Security, Suspends Teaching Program in Turkey is from The New York Times.

Online linguistic search engine Ludwig helps get your English on is from TechCrunch. It’s about a new search engine called…Ludwig that is supposed to help English Learners write better by typing a sentence in the search box and get better versions of that same sentence from Internet pages. I might be missing something, but it seems to me that a word-processing program like Word gives you that kind of feedback already.

How one Queens high school became a safe haven for children fleeing Central America is from NY Chalkbeat.

Somalis in Maine strike back after Trump’s comments at rally is from The Associated Press.

August 4, 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 2016 – So Far.

Here are this week’s choices:

The Supporting English Language Learners page at Learn Alberta is a treasure trove of resources. I’m adding their Writing Samples page to The Best Websites For K-12 Writing Instruction/Reinforcement. Kindergarten to Grade 12 English as a Second Language Literature Review Update (up to 2009) is also from that site, and I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research.

Three Chairs, A Drama Activity for Language Classes is from A Journey In TEFL.

The New Bilingualism is from The Atlantic.

Toward a New Research Agenda to Improve Outcomes for Adolescent English Learners is from The William T. Grant Foundation.

Educating Migrant Children in Dodge City is from The Atlantic.

Why Data Matters When It Comes to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and Education is from NBC News.

The delusional ways we evaluate English learners is from The Hechinger Report.

Short Projects To Ge Them Talking is from The British Council.

July 31, 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 2016 – So Far.

Here are this week’s choices:

New teaching strategies are designed to help English learners succeed is from Ed Source.

How to get film-based lessons right is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL.

Personalised speaking is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English.

Immigrant-friendly L.A. school is a nice contrast to the Trump-fueled anger on display in Cleveland is from The L.A. Times.

Teachers, dishwashers, engineers: Others like Gaspar Marcos who moved to the U.S. without their parents is from The L.A. Times.

July 27, 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 2016 – So Far.

Here are this week’s choices:

U.S. to Admit More Central American Refugees is from The New York Times and is great news! I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Children Refugee Crisis At The U.S. Southern Border.

More on Error Correction is from TESOL. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On ESL/EFL/ELL Error Correction.

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.

Is slavery a thing of the past is an ELL lesson from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Human Trafficking Today.
Tips for teaching English to Arabic speakers is from The British Council.

I’m adding this first tweet to A Very Beginning List Of The Best Resources On The 2016 Rio Olympics:

July 21, 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 2016 – So Far.

Here are this week’s choices:

Sink or Swim: The American Attitude Toward English Learners is a very interesting summary of a recent report (the link to the actual report is in the article, too). I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Ins & Outs Of Reclassifying ELLs.

PopLingual is a constantly updating site of resources, including blogs and articles, related to English Language Learners.

Refugees in Pa. District Denied Access to Adequate Education, Lawsuit Argues is from Ed Week.

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

Vagalume is a Brazilian site that uses music videos to help users learn English. Thanks to CASLS for the tip.

July 18, 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 2016 – So Far.

Here are this week’s choices:

Alpabetimals is a site I learned about from Richard Byrne. I especially like their dictionary, which shows an image of the animal, pronounces its name, and produces the sound the animal makes. That last feature would make a fun vocabulary game review by playing the sounds and having teams or individuals write the name of the animal on a mini-whiteboard. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Animals.

Can we learn a second language like we learned our first? at the British Council is an accessible review of Stephen Krashen’s work on language acquisition.

Students make their own ‘gap fill’ puzzles is from Teaching Games.

10 Creative Ways to Use Popular Movies in Fun ESL Lessons is from Fluent U. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL.

Creating a WebQuest | It’s Easier Than You Think is from Education World. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Create (And Find) Internet Scavenger Hunts & Webquests, which I have just updated and revised.

I’m adding this first tweet to The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners:

July 13, 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 2016 – So Far.

Here are this week’s choices:

How one Mississippi community copes with influx of Hispanic students is from The Hechinger Report.

A Video Lesson Template is by TEFL Geek. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them).

Six Ways I Use Mini Whiteboards in the Classroom is by “AnthonyTeacher.”

World of ed tech: five ways to use modern tech when teaching MFL appeared in TES.

Resource Watch: Lesson Site for ELL Teachers in Development is from Ed Week. It’s about a potential new site called Lesson Pick. There’s nothing there now, but it will be interesting to see if something develops.

Project Based Learning in the World Language Classroom is from CASLS. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas.

Getting Student Feedback is from Anthony Teacher. It talks about an interesting Say/Does reading strategy. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On “Close Reading” — Help Me Find More.

Podcast: The Effectiveness of Reading Intervention for English Learners

Equity and Academic-Language Access for ELLs and SELs is from Ed Week.

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

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