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.