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:
What kind of teacher are you? is a fun little Facebook quiz that the British Council has developed for ESL/EFL Teachers.
TEFL Reflections has a nice post listing different ways teachers can check for student understanding.
Action Movie Kid: DreamWorks dad Daniel Hashimoto turns toddler son into lightsaber-wielding CGI superhero is from The Independent, and shares several very short videos that would be good to show English Language Learners and then have them describe what they saw. Here’s an example:
I’m adding it to The Best Movie Scenes To Use For English-Language Development.
Gaming Glossary: Game-based Learning v. Gamification is from ELT Sandbox. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On “Gamification” In Education.
Reach ELLs: Nine Best Practices That Really Work is from ASCD.
Jaq’s ESL Lessons, Jobs & Travels looks like a new source of good classroom lessons.
Here’s a great new infographic I’m adding to The Best Infographics About Teaching & Learning English As A Second (or Third!) Language:
Head in English teaching storm says pupils will be taught differently is from The Guardian: “With 300 pupils speaking 50 languages at City of Leeds school, Georgiana Sale says teaching English as a foreign language is simply a pragmatic solution.”
Are ‘grammar Nazis’ ruining the English language? is from The Telegraph.
Using Google Hangouts on Air for Teaching English is from Teaching ESL Online. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning What Google+ Is All About.
Supporting ELLs Through Project-Based Learning is a video from The Teaching Channel:
I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas.
I’m still trying to figure out exactly what English Profile is because it looks potentially useful. Here’s how it describes itself:
English Profile is a collaborative programme endorsed by the Council of Europe, designed to create a ‘profile’ or set of Reference Level Descriptions for English. These will provide detailed information about what learners ‘can do’ in English at each of the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), offering a clear benchmark for progress for English language learners.
Teaching a language is teaching someone how to fish! is a lesson on proverbs from Lawrence Hilton.