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.
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Here are this week’s choices:
The Newcomer Toolkit has just been released by the U.S. Department of Education. It’s pretty extensive, though I’m less-than-impressed with its organization – not only do they have each chapter start with a “page one,” none of the pages themselves are even numbered! The section that I think is particularly useful is the one on parent engagement.
Watching the brain during language learning is from Science Daily, and seems like a fascinating study.
Think Positive is a lesson from ELT-Cation. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Why It’s Important To Be Positive In Class.
What is the most effective approach to foreign language instruction? – Part 1 is from the Language Gym.
Watching 4th Grade English Learners ‘Go Deep’: Part 1 and Watching 4th Grade English Learners ‘Go Deep’: Part 2 are both from Ed Week.
21 Of The Most Powerful Things Ever Said About Being An Immigrant is from BuzzFeed Books.
Fast fluency: Can we identify quick language learners? is from Science Daily.
Want to learn a new language? Get a partner and play this video game is another study via Science Daily.
Making the right choices: ‘Lean On Me’ is an intriguing lesson using music with ELLs. I’m adding it to The Best Music Websites For Learning English.
EnglishClass 101 is a good source of podcasts for ELLs.
What Does ‘Brexit’ Mean for E.U. Use of English? Likely Very Little is from The New York Times.
On the frontline of integration: how Swedish schools are helping refugees is from The Guardian.
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Web Tools For Teaching Irregular Verbs & Verb Tenses — Contribute Your Suggestions!:
Find out how to revise irregular verbs with a classic game! https://t.co/svJ4zDJTI7 #ESL #EFL #TESOL pic.twitter.com/mycac1bs1e
— TeachingEnglish (@TeachingEnglish) June 28, 2016