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:

GUARDIANS OF THE PLANET is a lesson for ELLs on climate change from ELT-Cation. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change.

Super-Brainy Translation Tools Mean Language Barriers Are Falling Fast is from NBC News. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Google Translate & Other Forms Of Machine Translation.


A new issue of my favorite ELL/ESL journal, Humanising Language Teaching, is now online.

Welcome To Refugee High is from Chicago Magazine. Thanks to Alexander Russo for the tip.

For new citizens, America is still the best place on Earth is from The San Francisco Chronicle. Note that the article says that President Trump, unlike Obama and Bush, has chosen to not record a video welcoming new citizens. I’m adding this to The Best Websites For Learning About Civic Participation & Citizenship.

More Testing Is Forecast for Nation’s ELL Students is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.

Are Your ELs Are Ready to Exit ESL? is from TESOL. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Ins & Outs Of Reclassifying ELLs.

I’ve previously shared several games that Jimmy Fallon plays on The Late Show and how I’ve modified them for use with English Language Learners. I’ve also described his game “Word Sneak” before – he played it on the show a couple of days ago and I thought it would be a good reminder to share it again here:

This hashtag looks like a very interesting and useful one. I’m adding it to The Best Websites To Learn About The Hmong:

This tweet contains a link to a useful presentation. I especially liked the video that is included, which is a great one to demonstration the challenges of ELLs learning idioms (I’m adding the video to The Best Sites To Help ELL’s Learn Idioms & Slang, which I’ve just updated):

Of course, don’t forget this live online free PD next Saturday: