Three 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 – Part Two and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – Part Two.
Here are this week’s choices:
A Cooking Class Where New Immigrants Learn The Recipe For English is from NPR.
Reading Comprehension: Pre-Teaching Vocabulary is from Blog de Cristina.
Why Is English So Hard To Learn? is from The Conversation.
English one day, Español the next: Dual-language learning expands with a South Bronx school as a model is from The Hechinger Report.
Long winter absences no longer plague educators at largely Hispanic schools is from The Chicago Tribune.
Understanding Language at Stanford has just announced two free online courses:
- Integrating English Language Development and Content Area Learning: A Conversation-Based Approach is designed to help teachers use conversations to develop students’ language, literacy, and thinking skills within content area classrooms. The course addresses how to create a culture of conversation in your classroom, as well as how you can use conversations to teach the skills of interpretation, argumentation, andapplication across disciplines.
- Constructive Classroom Conversations: Mastering Language for College and Career Readiness (Spring 2016) is another offering of our popular course on examining students’ use of language and fostering student-to-student discourse.
Find out more information about the courses here.
Evidence-Based Academic Discussion is from The Teaching Channel: