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:

Can Duolingo Crush the TOEFL? is from Slate.

Attentive Listening: An Overlooked Component of Academic Interaction is by Kate Kinsella. I’m adding it to The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners.

Here’s a nice lesson on using emojis to teach vocabulary. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary.

U.S. Soldiers Defy North Korean Propaganda by Teaching Defectors English is from The New York Times.

Teaching Tip: Cognates are Everywhere! Introducing Cognates to Language Learners (thanks to Anabel Gonzalez)

What is a foreign language worth? is from The Economist.

The 400,000 Latino Children Missing From the Census is from The Atlantic.

Does ICE Pressure Schools for Student Info? is from The Atlantic.