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:

The Good Student In North Korea is a New York Times column by an English teacher in…North Korea.

New video series: Engaging ELLs in Academic Conversations is a Colorin Colorado post about a useful Teaching Channel resource. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary.

Spanish as a Second Language, With the Accent on Fun appeared in The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning Spanish Online.

In case you missed it: All My NY Times Posts For English Language Learners – Linked With Descriptions

Learning a language – 10 things you need to know is from The Guardian.

New ELT games and other photocopiable activities October 2014 is from The TEFLtastic Blog.

David Deubelbeiss has put OK Go’s new music video online with subtitles and worksheets.

Storytelling and Language Learning with Picture Dice is from Vicky Loras.

Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching is a new four-week online course for ESL/EFL teachers that has been developed by the British Council and a British university. It begins in mid-November. You can learn more about it here.

Here are two useful posts from The British Council:

Using Role-Plays in the Classroom

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