Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

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.

May 1, 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:

Can Duolingo Crush the TOEFL? is from Slate.

Attentive Listening: An Overlooked Component of Academic Interaction is by Kate Kinsella. I’m adding it to The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners.

Here’s a nice lesson on using emojis to teach vocabulary. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary.

U.S. Soldiers Defy North Korean Propaganda by Teaching Defectors English is from The New York Times.

Teaching Tip: Cognates are Everywhere! Introducing Cognates to Language Learners (thanks to Anabel Gonzalez)

What is a foreign language worth? is from The Economist.

The 400,000 Latino Children Missing From the Census is from The Atlantic.

Does ICE Pressure Schools for Student Info? is from The Atlantic.

April 23, 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:

Learn English With el Chavo is a series of online language-learning activities.

How do you teach English to Americans? is from The L.A. Times.

Tentative Deal Reached on Native-Language Testing Requirement for ELLs 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 to identify any language at a glance is from The Week.

Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States is from The Migration Policy Institute. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research/

California’s school gap wider than thought talks specifically about ELLs, and is from The Sacramento Bee.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Learning About Formative Assessment:

April 12, 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:

Gifted, But Still Learning English, Many Bright Students Get Overlooked is from NPR.

Let’s Learn English is a new course for English learners is a series of 52 lessons with online resources, student printables and teacher lesson plans. It’s from the Voice of America. Thanks to Michelle Henry for the tip.

New York City Schools Continue Bilingual Program Expansion is from Education Week.

Asking questions is from the British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More.

Here are poetry resources for ELLs from Colorin Colorado. I’m adding them to The Best World Poetry Day Resources – Help Me Find More.

Proposed changes to school system’s English-learners program draw concerns is from The Washington Post.

Dual Language Education Programs: Current State Policies and Practices is from The American Institutes For Research.

April 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:

The Preparation of the ESL Educator in the Era of College and Career Readiness Standards is from TESOL.

To what extent does Bloom’s taxonomy actually apply to foreign language teaching and learning? is from The Language Gym. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom.

Can we learn a second language like we learned our first? is a useful article from The British Council.

Why asking our students to self-correct the errors in their essays is a waste of time… is from The Language Gym. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On ESL/EFL/ELL Error Correction.

Connecting disadvantaged immigrant students to community resources may boost school achievement is from Science Daily.

Could the language barrier actually fall within the next 10 years? is from The Conversation. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Google Translate & Other Forms Of Machine Translation.

LingoHack seems like a useful BBC series for Intermediate English Language Learners. Thanks to Michelle Henry for the tip.

7 Ways Learners Can Improve Their English with Technology is by Shelly Terrell.

Successful Field Trips with English Language Learners is from Colorin Colorado.

March 27, 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:

5 ways to use infographics in language class is from Musicuentos. I’m adding it to A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics.

David Duebelbeiss has written two good posts: “Best” Videos for ELT Player and Video Lessons. I’m adding both to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them).

Tests for English-Learners Dominate ESSA Regulations Discussion is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How The Every Student Succeeds Act Affects English Language Learners.

5 Reasons Not to Use Round Robin Reading with ELLs is from Colorin Colorado. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Students Reading Aloud Individually In ESL Class — But I Need Your Help Finding Research On The Topic.

Getting ELL Students College-Ready Challenges School Librarians is from The School Library Journal. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Teach ELL’s About Libraries.

The European School Helping Migrant Kids Feel at Home is from The Atlantic.

A few discussion activities for English language students is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Sharing The Best Practices For Fruitful Classroom Discussions.

Four Sentences Educators Must Stop Saying About Students is from Tonya Ward Singer.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources On The 2016 Rio Olympics:

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