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 2017 – So Far. and The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2017 – Part Two. Also, check out A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners.

In addition, look for our new book on teaching ELLs, which was published in the Spring of 2018.

Here are this week’s choices:

Wait Time Can Make or Break Your Lesson is by Valentina Gonazalez. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The Idea Of “Wait Time”

How bilinguals process language is from Science Daily.

Reverso is an online dictionary with lots of other features. You can read about it here. I’m adding it to The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners — 2008.

Love it or hate it, Spanglish is here to stay — and it’s good exercise for your brain is from NBC News.

Mathematical Language Routines is from Achieve The Core. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners.

4 Ways Microsoft is Making Learning More Accessible is from Jennifer Gonzalez. It’s good stuff, but with so many schools moving to Google tools, I’m not really sure how many educators will actually use Microsoft’s resources. The neatest tool they offer is simultaneous translation of what a teacher is saying appearing on a PowerPoint you are showing. That would certainly be helpful if you are giving a lecture, but I’m not sure how many effective teachers are giving lectures (see The Best Research Demonstrating That Lectures Are Not The Best Instructional Strategy).

Univision and TED launch TED en Español podcast to bring ideas worth spreading to Spanish-speaking audiences is from TED Talks.

Why You Need to Try Tourbuilder with Newcomers is by Wendi Pillars.

Americans Love Simple Solutions, but the ‘English All the Time’ Approach to Teaching ELL Students Doesn’t Actually Seem to Work Very Well is by Conor Williams.

This tool could come in handy:

I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Posts & Articles About Videotaping Teachers In The Classroom:

Our new book will be studied next in the online ELL book club discussed in this next tweet: