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.

You might also be interested in The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2016 – Part Two

Here are this week’s choices:

The “must-read” piece for this week’s round-up is Brookings’ post, English learners and the growing need for qualified teachers. It’s filled with useful info and links.

English Learners Were Hurt The Most When Texas Limited Special Education is from NPR.

Songs and Activities for English Language Learners is by Sandra Heyer. I’m adding it to The Best Music Websites For Learning English.

Last week of school – time to say goodbye! is from Get Creative. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Finish The School Year Strong.

This is useful info from Ed Source:

California is developing new English language proficiency assessments called the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California, or ELPAC, which will be administered for the first time in spring 2018. Those interested in finding out more about the new assessments can sign up to receive the California Department of Education’s new monthly “ELPAC Updates,” which include information on upcoming fall trainings and opportunities for educators to be involved in the test design and pilot process in 2017–18. Subscribe by sending a blank e-mail to

Undocumented Students in California: What You Should Know is from Education Trust – West.