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:
Rejecting the Single Story is a great lesson for ELLs from Wendi Pillars.
TESL Canada’s eMagazine is a great source of useful articles.
In U.S. Schools, Undocumented Youths Strive to Adjust is from Education Week.
IATEFL Manchester 2015: In the classroom is by Sandy Millin. The section titled “Classic exercises and why they work in the 21st century” is especially worth reading.
U.S. Teacher of the Year Got “Master Class in Culture” From Refugees is from a Texas PBS affiliate.
Teach SPED & ESL looks like a useful Twitter account to follow for educators concerned about ELLs with special needs.
Introducing the Dual Language Learners Reader: Post #1 is from Ed Central and offers good definitions of the labels used to describe English Language Learners. Thanks to Conor Williams for sharing it.
I’m going to add the resource shared in this tweet to The “All-Time” Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of English Language Learners. It’s a gold mine!
— Shaeley Santiago (@HSeslteacher) March 28, 2015
As I pasted that tweet, I realized that I had forgotten to include another very important free comprehensive guide to teaching ELLs on that “all-time” list. I just fixed that oversight. Here’s how I’ve written about it in the past:
I think the Peace Corps has developed some of the best materials on how to teach English Language Learners. Unfortunately, their website is usually not working so you can’t download them from there. Fortunately, the manuals are available elsewhere. The two best ones are TEFL/TESL: Teaching English As a Foreign or Second Language and Teaching English As A Foreign Language To Large, Multi-Level Classes.