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.

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