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:

Unlocking Language for English-Learners is an excellent article at Education Week by Justin Minkel.

The Bewildering Arguments Underlying Florida’s Fight Over ELL Test Scores is from The Shanker Blog.

Honduran Youth Finds Welcome Mat at Oakland School Designed for Immigrants is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Children Refugee Crisis At The U.S. Southern Border.

Languages in schools: put down the textbook and pick up a drum is from The Guardian.

Helping ELs to Learn to Ask Questions During Reading is by Judie Haynes.

How to write your own EFL materials: Part Two – Thinking about context and flow is from Oxford University Press.

How can film help you teach or learn English? is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them).

Here’s an extensive list
of excellent classroom activities from The British Council.