Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

November 24, 2014
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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:

Using Pair and Group Work to Develop ELLs’ Oral Language Skills is from Colorin Colorado. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English.

Key Strategies for Developing Oral Language is from The Teaching Channel. I’m adding it to the same list.

How To Start Academic Conversations is a useful article. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary.

Teaching learning strategies to ELLs: What, why, when, how is an excellent article from Multi Briefs.

When Language and Learning Get Tough is from Language Magazine. It’s about English Learners with learning difficulties.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them):

Teacher talk – Error correction is a video from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On ESL/EFL/ELL Error Correction.

Narrowing the Language Gap: The Case for Explicit Vocabulary Instruction is from Scholastic. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary.

On a journey to think critically is from Oxford Press. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Teaching & Learning Critical Thinking In The Classroom.

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November 15, 2014
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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:

Picture Word Inductive Model with Highschool Newcomers by Wendi Pillars is an exceptional step-by-step description of how to use one of my favorite ELL teaching strategies. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.

Speaking More Than One Language Could Sharpen Your Brain is from TIME. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual Or Multilingual.

Do you understand? is from TEFL Reflections. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Formative Assessment.

Lizzie Pinard – Course books in the language classroom: friend or foe? is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Adapting Your Textbook So It Doesn’t Bore Students To Death.

ESL students learn English, keep pride in their culture is a nice article from an Ohio newspaper.

Developing English Language Skills through Dance from ArtsConnection on Vimeo.

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November 9, 2014
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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:

Unlocking Language for English-Learners is an excellent article at Education Week by Justin Minkel.

The Bewildering Arguments Underlying Florida’s Fight Over ELL Test Scores is from The Shanker Blog.

Honduran Youth Finds Welcome Mat at Oakland School Designed for Immigrants is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Children Refugee Crisis At The U.S. Southern Border.

Languages in schools: put down the textbook and pick up a drum is from The Guardian.

Helping ELs to Learn to Ask Questions During Reading is by Judie Haynes.

How to write your own EFL materials: Part Two – Thinking about context and flow is from Oxford University Press.

How can film help you teach or learn English? is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them).

Here’s an extensive list
of excellent classroom activities from The British Council.

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November 2, 2014
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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:

The Good Student In North Korea is a New York Times column by an English teacher in…North Korea.

New video series: Engaging ELLs in Academic Conversations is a Colorin Colorado post about a useful Teaching Channel resource. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary.

Spanish as a Second Language, With the Accent on Fun appeared in The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning Spanish Online.

In case you missed it: All My NY Times Posts For English Language Learners – Linked With Descriptions

Learning a language – 10 things you need to know is from The Guardian.

New ELT games and other photocopiable activities October 2014 is from The TEFLtastic Blog.

David Deubelbeiss has put OK Go’s new music video online with subtitles and worksheets.

Storytelling and Language Learning with Picture Dice is from Vicky Loras.

Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching is a new four-week online course for ESL/EFL teachers that has been developed by the British Council and a British university. It begins in mid-November. You can learn more about it here.

Here are two useful posts from The British Council:

Using Role-Plays in the Classroom

Teaching speaking skills 1

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October 28, 2014
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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:

Ed. Dept. and Florida Continue Face-off on Testing of English-Language Learners is from Education Week.

Three decades after order, Denver schools still struggle to teach English is from The Denver Post. Thanks to Christine Sturgeon for the tip.

Here’s an ELT Chat summary on Differentiated Instruction in Classes of Differing Ability. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Teaching Multilevel ESL/EFL Classes.

Making Connections to Improve EL Reading Comprehension is by Judie Haynes.

Scaffolding for Success: Best Practices for Secondary ELLs is from TESOL. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction.

Ways to differentiate texts is by Carissa Peck. I’m adding it to the same list.

5 classic ice breakers you can use with all learners is by Adam Simpson.

Tenses Comparison is from The Core and Quirks. I’m adding it to The Best Web Tools For Teaching Irregular Verbs & Verb Tenses.

I also have a number of verb-related links at our class blog that I’m also adding to that list.

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

Own-language use in ELT: exploring global practices and attitudes is from The British Council.

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October 19, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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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:

Teaching English Through Art:Reflection on a MOOC session is from Art Least. Thanks to Michelle Henry for the tip. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.

Making reading communicative is a very good post from The British Council.

Is math a universal language or a foreign language for ELLs? is from MultiBriefs via Judie Haynes. I’m adding it to All My Math-Related “The Best…” Lists In One Place.

For some international students, ‘plagiarism’ is a foreign word is from Minnesota Public Radio. I’m adding it to The Best Online Resources To Teach About Plagiarism.

EL Reading Comprehension Strategy: Visualization is by Judie Haynes at TESOL.

English Learners and Project-Based Learning is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas.

Using First Language (L1) in the ELT Classroom is from Oxford University Press.

8 Major Trends in the Global ELT Field is from TESOL.

Charter sector launches marketing campaign to attract more English language learners is from Chalkbeat.

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October 11, 2014
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errors in learning languages-Eng. from Flickr via Wylio

 

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:

For English-Learners, an Effective Teacher in Any Language Is What Matters is from Education Week. I have major concerns about the research discussed because it is based on the results of value-added measurement of teachers, a questionable practice — at best (see The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher Evaluation).

Humanising English Teaching, my favorite ESL/EFL language journal, has just put their latest issue online. It’s free.

There have been several recent posts about Socratic Circles and English Language Learners: Socratic Circles and the Common Core: A Close Reading of the Text (Part II) and Socratic Circles and the Common Core: Activity Ideas for ELLs (Part III) are from Colorin Colorado.

Adam Simpson has also written an excellent three-part series on the same topic.

I’m adding all those Socratic Circle posts to The Best Resources Sharing The Best Practices For Fruitful Classroom Discussions.


Enid schools work with a different minority group
is an Associated Press article about an Oklahoma District working with large numbers of ELLs from The Marshall Islands.


Culture Shock: A Mixed-Level Speaking Activity
is from the TESOL blog

Another Blow for English-Learning Students is from The Voice Of San Diego.

Understanding the interaction between high-stakes graduation tests and English language learners is by Julian Vasquez Heilig.

Planning a writing lesson is a short and simple article from The British Council.

A picture is worth a thousand words is a good lesson from Take a Photo and… I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.

First Lesson: Student generated ID card Swap is from TEFL Geek. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Planning The First Days Of School.

Pronunciation – native speakers struggle, too! is a series of videos at Links For Students (note that one video on the list isn’t appropriate for the classroom). I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Practicing English Pronunciation.

I can’t say that is by Mike Harrison. I’m adding it to the same list.

Fluency MC is a great musical video channel for ELLs, and it’s already on The Best YouTube Channels For Learning English list. Here’s a fun example:

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October 3, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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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:

Julie Goldman, the Coordinator of the great WRITE Institute that creates curriculum for English Language Learners, has written an excellent article on “Research-Based Writing Practices For English Language Learners,” which you can download for free here. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

Socratic Circles and the Common Core: Part I is from Colorin Colorado. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners.

College Essay Tips for English Language Learners is from U.S. News.

GameLingua has some nice…games for English Language Learners.

Learning language through cookery and technology sounds a little odd, but interesting. It’s from Science Daily.

Take A New Test Aimed At The World’s English-Language Learners is from NPR. This field seems to be getting a bit crowded lately.

Being Bilingual Makes You Better at Non-Linguistic Tasks is from The Harvard Business Review. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual Or Multilingual.

National Geographic Learning and TED Partner to Inspire English Language Learners is a press release from National Geographic. I’m adding it to The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks” (& Similar Presentations).

English-Language Learners: California Districts Beating the Odds is from Education Week.

Making Immigrant Students and English-Learners Feel Welcome in School is from Education Week.

Repeal of Bilingual Education to Go Before California Voters is also from Education Week.

3 great games for verb tense review is by Adam Simpson. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom.

Here’s an excellent infographic for teaching the progressive tense. And here’s one for perfect tenses. I’m adding them to The Best Web Tools For Teaching Irregular Verbs & Verb Tenses — Contribute Your Suggestions!

Teaching Academic Listening (and transferral to the General English classroom!) is by Lizzie Pinard. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary.

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September 25, 2014
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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:

Songs and Activities for English Language Learners is a new and useful website full of resources. I’m adding it to The Best Music Websites For Learning English.

Simple Tenses is a well-done infographic. I’m adding it to The Best Web Tools For Teaching Irregular Verbs & Verb Tenses.

Prince George’s NAACP opposes schools for English-language learners is from The Washington Post. I have some sympathy for their position. I can see how putting most ELLs in one school can allow other schools to “get off the hook” of stepping-up and engaging ELLS in their communities. In that case, everybody loses, because having ELLS in a school can make everybody better.

The Power of Collaboration and Active Engagement for ELs is by Judie Haynes. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas.

Here are two interesting posts from Education Week about how the recent radical change to school funding here in California (lower-income schools be be receiving significantly more funds) might affect English Language Learners:

Will Local Control Funding Help English Learners? The Verdict Is Still Out.

A New Tool for Effectively Educating English Learners

Though I’m not particularly convinced that Common Core is a boon for English Language Learners, here are a couple of posts that suggest otherwise. I’m adding them both to The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners (they’re both from the Hechinger Report):

Common Core can help English learners in California, new study says

What urban districts need to know to get their English language learners up to Common Core standards

Using art in the classroom is a nice lesson plan from ELT-Cation.

TEFL Reflections has compiled a very useful list of links for teachers.

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September 20, 2014
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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:

A Framework for Raising Expectations and Instructional Rigor for English Language Learners is from The Council of Great City Schools. Here’s an Ed Week article about it.

Stanford’s Understanding Language program is looking for model schools serving English Language Learners.

The Impact of Two Instructional Techniques on EFL Learners’ Vocabulary Knowledge: Flash Cards versus Word Lists is an interesting study.

Am I too old to learn a new language? is from The Guardian.

Russell Stannard has just redesigned the website of his essential ESL/ELT educator site, Teacher Training Videos.

19 Successful Online English Teachers Share Their Tips and Resources for Planning Online Lessons comes from Teaching ESL Online.

N.Y.C. Education Leaders Pledge Special Attention to English-Learners is from Education Week.

Six Strategies for Teaching ELLs Across the Content Areas is by Judie Haynes. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning Strategies To Teach ELL’s In Content Classes.

I want to learn English because … is a simple and nice lesson from Film English

Here’s a podcast interview with one of the organizers of the British Council-sponsored MOOC for English Language Learners that I’ve previously written about here.

Here’s a useful post from Ana Cristina on flipping an ESL class. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On The “Flipped Classroom” Idea.

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September 11, 2014
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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:

Urban Districts Develop Common-Core Guide for Teaching ELLs is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners.

I’m adding these next two posts to the same list:

Big-City Districts Delve Into Common-Core Teaching for English-Learners is from Ed Week.

Scaffolding CCSS Instruction for ELLs – New Resource Guides is from Colorin Colorado.

What happens in the brain when you learn a language? is from The Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual.

Core and Quirks has some intriguing ways to diagram verb tenses. I’m adding it to The Best Web Tools For Teaching Irregular Verbs & Verb Tenses.

TESOL has a useful blog with regular teacher contributors. Check it out!

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September 6, 2014
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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:

Florida Officials Will Fight Feds Over Testing of English-Language Learners is from Ed Week.

ELLs to Keep Increasing as K-12 Schools Cross ‘Majority-Minority’ Threshold is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research.

Network Now has quite a few very good free downloadable materials for teaching and learning English. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Free ESL/EFL Hand-Outs & Worksheets.

Speaking Pal is a mobile app that “Interact with a virtual video tutor in short fun dialogs on your mobile and get instant pronunciation feedback. A natural speaking experience powered by Speech Recognition technology and innovative scoring logic.” I haven’t tried it yet, but it does have quite a few positive reviews. I’m adding it to The Best Mobile Apps For English Language Learners.

Lawmakers move to scrap English-only instruction is from The Los Angeles Times.

Teaching English is a free weekly online magazine that David Deubelbeiss curates, and I think all English teachers would find useful.

Here’s a simple and useful Instagram video from Edutopia with tips for teaching ELLs:

And here’s an Edutopia article that goes along with it that’s titled Strategies and Resources for Supporting English-Language Learners.

Information gap activities: what does it take to design a successful task? is from A Different Side Of EFL. I’m adding it to The Best Online Resources For “Information Gap” Activities.

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August 29, 2014
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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:

Here’s How Russian, French, Portuguese, And German Native Speakers Screw Up English is from Business Insider.

Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners is a website collecting all the resources, including PowerPoints and materials, from a big conference on this topic in July, 2014. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary.

Who Are These Kids? Language Learners in California is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research.

Computer games give a boost to English reports on a new research study. I’m adding it to The Best “Fun” Online Video Games For English Language Development.

I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom:

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August 22, 2014
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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:

Mary Ann Zehr shared an interesting article on How To Start Academic Conversations. I got tired just reading about what the researchers were having the teacher do in the classroom, but I was intrigued by their ideas of students learning simple hand gestures to reinforce academic conversation prompts. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary.

Why language learners don’t have to miss the punchline is from The Guardian.

ELLs to Keep Increasing as K-12 Schools Cross ‘Majority-Minority’ Threshold is from Education Week.

English Learner Ruling Challenges State’s Lax Oversight is also from Ed Week.

Florida in Waiver Stand-Off With Ed. Department Over ELL Testing is from Ed Week.

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August 16, 2014
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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:

Teachers of English-Learners Feel Least Prepared for Common Core, Survey Finds is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners.

California Judge Says State Failed Thousands of English-Learners is also from Ed Week.

‘Send a messenger!’ – a technique to get ideas flowing round the classroom is an interesting technique from Lizzie Pinard.

The British Council offers some good student presentation tips.

Lizzie Pinard – keeping your learning going in the summer break is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The “Summer Slide.”

Using cartoons and comic strips is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Make Comic Strips Online.

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August 8, 2014
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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:

New York City Libraries Struggle to Meet Demand for English-Language Classes is from The New York Times.

Humanising Language Teaching is my favorite ESL/ELT journal, and the latest free online issue reinforces just why I think so highly of it!

To Get Fluent in a New Language, Think in Pictures is from The Wall Street Journal. It might be behind the Journal’s paywall. However, if you do an internet search for the headline and click on it from the search results, you’ll gain access to it. It’s a quirk in how The Journal handles its paywall.

If you don’t already received Russell Stannard’s “Teacher Training Videos” monthly email newsletter, then you should. His resources are invaluable to ESL/EFL teachers.

Tongue Twisters in Thailand: An ESL Adventure is from TESOL Connections.

Perfect Match: Brazilian Kids Learn English by Video Chatting With Lonely Elderly Americans is from Ad Week.

The British Council has a neat Verb Machine.

The ‘Flipped’ Class in Language Teaching: What Works? What Doesn’t?
is from Calico Spanish and can be useful to English teachers, too.

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August 1, 2014
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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:

Try, try again? Study says no: Trying harder makes it more difficult to learn some aspects of language, neuroscientists find is the headline of a Science Daily article about a study that has just been published.

Two Way “Tech” Tasks is by David Deubelbeiss. I’m adding it to The Best Online Resources For “Information Gap” Activities.

From the stranger than fiction Department: A person was fired from a Utah English-language school because he wrote an online lesson about “homophones.” The school’s owner said “Now our school is going to be associated with homosexuality.”

Feds back English learner lawsuit against state of California is from Ed Source.

Bilingual education could make a comeback in CA is also from Ed Source.

Doodling for Complex Sentences is by Carissa Peck.

I’ve previously posted about great games that Jimmy Fallon uses on his show that are easily adaptable to the ESL classroom. Here’s another one he calls “Unqualified Advice.” I know that many of us teachers sometimes do this already — have students answer invented “advice questions” about personal issues. Now here are some models to use. I’m posting one below, but I don’t think it’s that funny. Here’s a link to a much better one. The only reason I’m not posting it on this blog, though, is because near the end it has some inappropriate language that’s “beeped.” I’d still use that one as a model in class:

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July 26, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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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:

Academic Language and ELLs: What Teachers Need to Know is from Colorin Colorado. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary.

The Common Core in Poughkeepsie, NY includes many videos of ELL teachers at work. I’m adding it to The Best Online Videos Showing ESL/EFL Teachers In The Classroom.

7 Language-Learning Myths That Are Holding Us Back is from Forbes.

Katherine Bilsborough – Taking the stress out of homework: 5 tips and 5 tasks is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Homework Issues.

Games To Learn English is a nice collection of online games. I’m adding it to
The Best Collections Of Online Educational Games.

Group Collaboration- Crossword Puzzles is from Carissa Peck.

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July 20, 2014
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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:

You Can Learn a New Language While You Sleep, Study Finds is an article from PsyBlog. Learn Dutch In Your Sleep is another report on the same study.

Inventive, Cheaper Tools for Learning a Language is from The New York Times.

What makes a language attractive – its sound, national identity or familiarity?
is from The Guardian.

Adam Simpson – Homework: Should we give it or not? is a useful post at the British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Homework Issues.

Mathematics in English is an interactive from Engames. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning Strategies To Teach ELL’s In Content Classes.

allatc offers an ELL lesson plan for the Wonderful World song. I’m adding it to The Best Music Videos Of “What A Wonderful World.”

Adapting materials for mixed ability classes is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Teaching Multilevel ESL/EFL Classes.

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July 13, 2014
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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:

Ala. Puts Stop to Enrollment Policies That Discriminate Against Immigrants is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources To Learn About Alabama’s Awful Immigration Law (& Its Impact On Schools).

Guezzit looks like an intriguing game that can be played as a mobile app or as a Facebook application. I haven’t had time to try it out, but one of its features is a picture quiz for players to identify the correct descriptive words. Trying it is on my “to do” list, but if you get a chance to experiment with it, let me know if I’m right in my hunch that it could have potential for English Language Learners.

I’m a fan of having ELLS use online video games as a language learning activity. Escape From The Room With Framed Pictures is the latest game I’d have students use for this goal, and you can find its walkthrough here. Be sure to click on “English” for language.

4 fun and motivating grammar activities for beginner classes is by Adam Simpson. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Grammar Practice.

The British Council shares a number of good listening activities to do in class. I’m adding it to The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners.

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