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 and The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2017 – So Far.
Here are this week’s choices:
English learners often go without required help at Chicago schools is from The Chicago Reporter.
7 Must-Listen Podcasts for English Language Teachers is from Teach English Spain. I had never heard of any of these shows, but I’m going to check them out.
M is for Machine translation is by Scott Thornbury. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Google Translate & Other Forms Of Machine Translation.
English learner reclassification is a hot topic right now in the California State Legislature. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Ins & Outs Of Reclassifying ELLs.
Southeast is Fastest Growing Region for English Learners is from New America.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently expanded its materials to help study for the Citizenship test. They have an iPhone app, an online practice test, and more Study Materials for the English Test. I’m adding them to The Best Websites For Learning About Civic Participation & Citizenship.
‘I’m a Real American Now’: New Citizens Take the Oath, Trump in Mind is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to the same list.
Immigrant kids can’t be detained without their day in court, 9th Circuit rules is from The Sacramento Bee. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The Trump Administrations New Immigration Enforcement Policies.
Trump Administration Targets Parents in New Immigration Crackdown is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to the same list.
In my last Around The Web In ESL, I shared one of my older NY Times posts where I explained how I used photo collages in teaching English. I also shared tools where you can make your own collages. I’ve just discovered a new place to find already-created photo collages – The NY Times has a feature called “Flashback” that shares photos from their archives. If you click on the “grid” icon on the top right, you’ll get a great collage to use in class. I’ll add this info to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.
I Am Learning Inglés: A Dual-Language Comic is a comic from NPR. They’ve also converted it into this video:
Caterpillar App looks like an intriguing tool for language-learning. Here’s a video about it (thanks to Shelly Sanchez Terrell for the tip):