'U.S. Funds a New English Language Lab for Orphans in Islamabad' photo (c) 2013, U.S. Embassy Pakistan - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/
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 Teaching English-British Council Facebook page had a very useful post on writing instruction. I’ve embedded it below, and am not sure if it will show-up in an RSS Reader. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For K-12 Writing Instruction/Reinforcement.

Finding Drive is an article in Language Magazine about motivation in learning a second (or third) language. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On “Motivating” Students.

Who Is an ‘English-Language Learner’? is from Pew. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research.

Teenagers and Grammar is a British Council post that offers good general advice on the topic.

Speaking Unplugged: 30 Activities for One-to-One Classes is a free downloadable eBook from Online TEFL Training. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English.

Getting Your Students Talking is a good post from David Deubelbeiss. I’m adding it to the same list.

“Going To” for prediction – Look at the photos and say what is going to happen is a great slideshow and lesson plan from EFL Smart Blog. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.