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.
Here are this week’s choices:
ADDING A PARAMETER TO COLD CALL is by Doug Lemov. He shares a simple suggestion that could help ELLs, and all students, respond to teachers’ questions better. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English (and I have to rename that list one of these days, since it includes recommendations for classroom practice as well as websites).
A Quick-Start Guide for Teaching English-Language Learners is an excellent piece by Wendi Pillars.
VIDEOGLOSS: CHOCOLATE ROULADE provides an excellent lesson idea. It’s from Svetlana Kandybovich. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them).
Question Charts is from the On The Same Page blog. I think it’s an interesting idea, and I’m pondering various kinds of adaptations. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More.
Adapting your go-to games: backs to the board is by Mike Astbury. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom.
Questions that Drive Co-Teaching is by Tan Huynh. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Co-Teaching With ELLs – Please Suggest More.
Trump order could give immigration agents a foothold in US schools is from The Guardian.
I’ve previously written about a speaking exercise I do (see Using a “Three-Two-one” Speaking Activity) that is very similar to the one described in the positive research cited in this tweet:
— Dr Gianfranco Conti (@gianfrancocont9) September 1, 2017
I visited my daughter’s new school today & when one of the teachers saw her, he said ‘hi’ to her in 5 different languages. It warmed my 💖.
— Rusul الربيعي ✊🏼 (@RusulAlrubail) September 2, 2017