Two years ago I began this 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:
Education Week Spotlight On English Language Learners is a free download of several useful articles about ELLs.
What Would a World Without Language Barriers Look Like? is an Atlantic article about Skype’s new “instant” translator, which I’ve written about previously.
I’ve previously shared about The Noun Project. NPR has published a new article on it, How Iconic: A Word Is Worth Thousands Of Pictures.
Just Google It is a list and description of fun Google-related games. It’s from Elt-Cation. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom.
Games for the language classroom: Blockbusters is by Adam Simpson. I’m adding it to the same list.
David Petrie: Adapting your coursebook is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Adapting Your Textbook So It Doesn’t Bore Students To Death.
Vocabulary Strategies in 15 Minutes! is a useful post. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary.
I’m adding this first tweet to The Best Online Videos Showing ESL/EFL Teachers In The Classroom:
Watch these 5 videos on #deeperlearning for ELL students! @TeachForAmerica http://t.co/1ev5FAHYt3 @deeperlearning
— Teaching Channel (@TeachingChannel) April 11, 2015
Here are some useful tweets from a big ESL/EFL conference:
#iatefl Schmitt Word lists have started to move away from word families (inflections/derivations) towards lemmas pic.twitter.com/s7TMiRUNZR — Sandy Millin (@sandymillin) April 12, 2015
#iatefl Schmitt What can you do with different levels of vocab? pic.twitter.com/buuoJIqUwi
— Sandy Millin (@sandymillin) April 12, 2015
Finally – something to try when reflecting on your teaching about how memorable your lessons are #IATEFL pic.twitter.com/JE7fJ6dkP4 — macmillanelt (@MacmillanELT) April 11, 2015