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:
Why Carlos can’t graduate: Setting up ESOL students to fail with a too-easy test appeared in The Washington Post.
How a School Network Helps Immigrant Kids Learn is from The New York Times.
Voices: From English Language Learner to Ivy League Graduate is from NBC News.
NEA Video Series Showcases Teaching Strategies for ELLs is from Learning The Language. I’m adding it to The Best Online Videos Showing ESL/EFL Teachers In The Classroom.
Free e-book: How to Present at a Language Teacher’s Conference is from Adam Simpson.
Seven ideas for using mobile phones in the classroom is from tekhnologic. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.
33 Most Perfectly Timed Photos Will Take Your Breath Away is a useful photo gallery that I’m adding to the same list.
Dogme essentials: Going materials light appeared in Adam Simpson’s blog. The post is okay, but you really want to explore the links to previous posts he shares at the beginning about the Dogme approach.
You probably has seen this commercial before, but I don’t think I’ve every shared it. It would be a good video have ELLs watch and then describe what they saw:
Who cast the evil spelling on English? http://t.co/hoZCCvjSop @BBC_Britain pic.twitter.com/wok4OxbKuP
— BBC Culture (@BBC_Culture) June 9, 2015
What the Seal of Biliteracy Can Do for English Language Learners http://t.co/dreUPbWC6N via @newamericaed
— Isabella Sanchez (@isa_sanchez_p) June 8, 2015
More suggestions for writing activities you can use in class http://t.co/WeH0KKf1EJ pic.twitter.com/sVShkM5cxQ
— Teaching English (@TeachingEnglish) June 2, 2015
According to AVG there is a blackhat exploit at the free e-book website (about presenting)
Thanks for all the work you do.
Good luck and good summer.