Four 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.
This post marks its 200th edition – time flies!
You might also be interested in The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2016 – So Far.
Here are this week’s choices:
Tube Wizard is an intriguing site that automatically creates multiple listening quizzes from subtitled YouTube videos. I don’t think it will be useful in many U.S. public schools because Web content filters would block many of the videos, but it could be very helpful for home practice and in adult schools. I’m adding it to The Best YouTube Channels For Learning English. You might also want to read a post by Olya Sergeeva which explains the site in more detail.
6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual.
The National Center For Education Statistics just released their Digest of Education Statistics, 2015. It has lots of…statistics, including on the English Language Learner population. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research.
California has gone it alone in developing a new English-language assessment. The state has been working on it for a long time, and they say they’re moving right along (though I’ll believe it when I see it). You can read updates from the state here and here. I’m adding this info to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.
1 WORKSHEET – 10 GAMES is by SVETLANA KANDYBOVICH. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom.
Majority of English-Learner Students Are Born in the United States, Analysis Finds is also from Ed Week.
LingoRank rates 400 TED Talks by the English-proficiency needed to understand them. I’m adding it to The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks” (& Similar Presentations).