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:
DeepL is a new online translator which might or might not be superior to Google Translate. I’m not ready, though, to add it to The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners.
For English-Learners, a Positive Side to Peer Pressure is from Ed Week. I’ve previously written about the same study talked about in that article – Bingo! There Are Issues With This Study On Grit & ELLs, But I Am Sure Going To Use It With My Students. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Developing A Sense Of Community In The Classroom.
3 Tips for Supporting ELLs Through Co-Teaching & Collaboration is from The Teaching Channel. I’m adding it to The Best Online Videos Showing ESL/EFL Teachers In The Classroom.
One of my students told me about WLingua. He likes it. It seems like Duolingo, though it also appears to me that it has fewer free features.
Learning two languages does not limit academic potential for Head Start students is from Science Daily.
Does English-Language-Learner Classification Help or Hinder Students? is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Ins & Outs Of Reclassifying ELLs.
Study Ladder has been on the The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress list. I’m now adding it to The Best Online Homework Sites For English Language Learners – Please Offer Your Own Suggestions.
LingoJingo is a new site that lets teachers create virtual classrooms where students can learn English and other classes. Teachers can get a twelve-month free trial. It looks pretty interesting, though it seems a bit more complicated than it has to be when registering students (they require them to have an email address). I’m adding it to The Best Online Homework Sites For English Language Learners – Please Offer Your Own Suggestions and to The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress.