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:
Nathan Hall writes about Divii, an online dictionary that shows video clips (with a transcript) of search-for words used in context (read his post for more details). It’s similar to a site created by Embed Plus a couple of years ago. However, now you can’t use that site unless you first give it a “like” on Facebook. Because of that irritating requirement, I’m replacing it on The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners with Divii.
Reader Idea | Talking About Home Countries With English Language Learners is from The New York Times Learning Network.
How are ELL programs funded across states? is from District Administration.
Shortage of Dual-Language Teachers: Filling the Gap is from Ed Week.
The Case for a Two-Generation Approach for Educating English Language Learners is a report from The Center For American Progress.
I’ve written about many of the games Jimmy Fallon plays on The Late Show that can be adapted to the ESL classroom. Here’s a pretty fun recent example of one I’ve already written about a couple of times: