Five 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.

In addition, look for our next book on teaching ELLs, which will be published in the Spring of 2018.

Here are this week’s choices:

Anthony Schmidt has written two important posts about written corrective feedback for ELLs: Written Feedback – Does it Work? – Part 1 and Written Feedback – Does it Work? – Part 2. I’m adding them to The Best Resources On ESL/EFL/ELL Error Correction.

Second-Language Learners’ Vocabulary and Oral Language Development is from The International Literacy Association and was written by Jana Echevarria, California State University, Long Beach and Claude Goldenberg, Stanford University.

Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld shared these useful resources about the English-learning challenges of particular language-speakers:

Language Guide to Transfer Errors

Language Transfers:The Interaction Between English and Students’ Primary Languages

Here’s the new website of the @EllChat_BkClub

The Human Brain is a “word association” site – type in a word and it will show you its most common associations. The interface is very clean and accessible. It would be a great tool for ELLs to use for identifying synonyms EXCEPT that it also always seems to have a few “associations” in its results (type in “mad” and you’ll also get “magazine). For that reason, you’re better off with the options listed at The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners.

Here’s a nice vocabulary strategy. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary: