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:
Elementary Podcasts are from The British Council. There are tons of English-learning podcasts out there, but this one stands out because each one includes web-based interactive exercises. I’m not aware of any other one like it – am I missing them? I’m adding it to The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners.
The Seven Best Short Films for ELT Students is from Kieran Donaghy. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL.
The Benefits of Teaching in Two Languages is from The Atlantic.
Robots Might Be Able to Help Germany Integrate Refugees is from NBC News.
Refugee children’s academic outcomes similar to non-refugee peers despite learning challenges is from Science Daily.
It’s time to move: Energy breaks for the language classroom (by Marc Helgesen) is from Teaching Village.
Adapting materials for mixed ability classes and Teaching mixed-ability classes 2 are both from The British Council. I’m adding them to The Best Resources On Teaching Multilevel ESL/EFL Classes.
Say what you see – vocabulary and images is from TEFL Geek. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.
Steve Smith has written a series of posts about learning strategies in learning a new language. Here are Parts One, Two, Three and Five.
Nine major shortcomings of L2 grammar instruction and how to address them is from The Language Gym. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Grammar Practice.
10 commonly made mistakes in vocabulary instruction is from The Language Gym. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary.
Closing gap for immigrant students under Common Core in Kentucky is a moving target comes from The Hechinger Report.
Researchers are using an app to crowdsource how the English language has changed is from Quartz.
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Teaching The Next Generation Science Standards To English Language Learners:
New book: Secondary Science Teaching for ELs: Developing Supportive & Responsive Learning https://t.co/XzgiJYaybG #ell #ESL #science
— ELL Stanford (@ELLStanford) May 24, 2016
25 ideas for using WhatsApp with English language students https://t.co/trJ3UkmB9H via @OUPELTGlobal
— Roseli Serra (@SerraRoseli) May 22, 2016
Paraprofessionals Could Help Solve Bilingual Teacher Shortages https://t.co/8Rmlp2B70i
— Conor P. Williams (@ConorPWilliams) May 13, 2016