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:
Julie Goldman, the Coordinator of the great WRITE Institute that creates curriculum for English Language Learners, has written an excellent article on “Research-Based Writing Practices For English Language Learners,” which you can download for free here. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Writing Instruction.
Socratic Circles and the Common Core: Part I is from Colorin Colorado. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners.
College Essay Tips for English Language Learners is from U.S. News.
GameLingua has some nice…games for English Language Learners.
Learning language through cookery and technology sounds a little odd, but interesting. It’s from Science Daily.
Take A New Test Aimed At The World’s English-Language Learners is from NPR. This field seems to be getting a bit crowded lately.
Being Bilingual Makes You Better at Non-Linguistic Tasks is from The Harvard Business Review. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual Or Multilingual.
National Geographic Learning and TED Partner to Inspire English Language Learners is a press release from National Geographic. I’m adding it to The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks” (& Similar Presentations).
English-Language Learners: California Districts Beating the Odds is from Education Week.
Making Immigrant Students and English-Learners Feel Welcome in School is from Education Week.
Repeal of Bilingual Education to Go Before California Voters is also from Education Week.
3 great games for verb tense review is by Adam Simpson. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom.
Here’s an excellent infographic for teaching the progressive tense. And here’s one for perfect tenses. I’m adding them to The Best Web Tools For Teaching Irregular Verbs & Verb Tenses — Contribute Your Suggestions!
Teaching Academic Listening (and transferral to the General English classroom!) is by Lizzie Pinard. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary.