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.
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:
When ELs Make Oral Errors, What Can Teachers do? is from Tan Huynh. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On ESL/EFL/ELL Error Correction.
The Minneapolis Public School District has a nice Newcomer Toolkit. Unfortunately, I don’t remember who originally shared it on Twitter.
An Artistic Approach to Becoming a U.S. Citizen is a NY Times article about a fascinating museum-based project to prepare people for the Citizenship test. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Learning About Civic Participation & Citizenship.
How Seeing and Using Gestures Make Ideas More Memorable is from Mindshift. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Students Using Gestures & Physical Movement To Help With Learning.
How I plan with coursebooks is from ELT Planning. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Adapting Your Textbook So It Doesn’t Bore Students To Death.
Trump’s Cruel Choice: Who Gets to Stay? is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The Obama Administration’s Plan To Partially Implement The DREAM Act, where I have both older and updated related resources on DACA.
Hyperbole time! Apple CEO Tim Cook: Learn to code, it’s more important than English as a second language is from CNBC.
I saw an interesting version of a cloze/gap-fill that had students choose the correct multi-word phrases instead of the usual one word answers. I hadn’t though of that “twist” before, and I’m adding this info to The Best Tools For Creating Clozes (Gap-Fills).
Chasing Time English is a new online video drama for teaching English.