'Taking a Test.' photo (c) 2009, Renato Ganoza - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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:

I’m starting off with a goldmine. Check out this tweet and go the link — you won’t regret it:

Poplingual has an attractive listing of popular ESL/EFL blogs and their recent posts. I learned about it from Eric Roth. I’m going to add it to The Best ESL/EFL Blogs, but be aware that I’ve got to do some serious updating of that list.

I’m adding this infographic to The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual Or Multilingual:

How well do you know your friend? (Adapting the newlywed game for WL class)
is a fun idea for a speaking activity. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom.

Researcher Argues NCLB, Common Core Emphasize English-only Approach is an important post at Education Week.

English Fluency Standards Ought to Be Uniform in Calif. Districts, Analysts Say is another useful Ed Week piece.

Teaching tips: How students can use their mobile phones to learn English is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Mobile Apps For English Language Learners.

Seven Word Biographies is a nice activity to help students to get to know each other at the beginning of the year. It’s from James Taylor.

Teaching English to learners with Special Educational Needs (SENs) – Myths and realities is from The British Council.

Fluency outweighs pronunciation for understanding non-native English speakers is a research report that should be read by all English teachers. Thanks to Eric Roth for the tip.

Teaching languages with technology: tools that help students become fluent is by Joe Dale and appeared in The Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Sources For Ideas On How To Use Technology With English Language Learners.