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.
You might also be interested in The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2015 – So Far and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – So Far.
Here are this week’s choices:
Don’t forget that I’ve begun to publish new weekly interactives for English Language Learners at The New York Times Learning Network.
A new study came out this week about how people “navigate misunderstandings.” I think, with a little work and thought, ELL teachers can use it with our students. Many are often embarrassed to ask for clarification when they don’t at first understand what is said to them in English. I wonder if we could use this study to point out that even native English speakers don’t understand what others are saying – in English — all the time! Here are two useful articles about the study:
Language Correction Leads To Universal Words is from NPR.
What Did You Say? is from The Atlantic.
“Understanding Language” at Stanford has announced “the launch of four new online courses in October 2015. These courses cover topics including text complexity, argumentation and formative assessment, English Language Development, and constructive conversations.” And they’re free…
This is interesting, though I can’t vouch for its accuracy: ELL writing skills: Cultural patterns stand out.
Ten Ways to Introduce Target Language is from ELT Experiences.