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.
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 Benefits of Teaching in Two Languages is from The Atlantic.
Robots Might Be Able to Help Germany Integrate Refugees is from NBC News.
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.
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.
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Teaching The Next Generation Science Standards To English Language Learners:
— ELL Stanford (@ELLStanford) May 24, 2016
— Roseli Serra (@SerraRoseli) May 22, 2016
Paraprofessionals Could Help Solve Bilingual Teacher Shortages https://t.co/8Rmlp2B70i
— Conor P. Williams (@ConorPWilliams) May 13, 2016