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.