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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 2018 – 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:

What If My Middle Level EL Student Can’t Read? is by Valentina Gonzalez at Middleweb.

Seven reasons for teachers to welcome home languages in education is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Explaining Why We Need To Support The Home Language Of ELLs.

A new look for Google Translate on the web is from Google.

Using graphic organizers as scaffolds while listening is from Cambridge University Press. I’m adding it to The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners.

Why Singapore is so good at English is from Quartz.

Here are two new (to me) online tools for learning English:

WeSpeke provides “Free English lessons based on authentic CNN news articles, powered by WeSpeke.”

Wordeys is a language-learning online flashcard site.

Here, Emily Francis shares three tweets about how she uses debates in her classroom (also, if you have our ELL Teacher’s Toolbox, you’ll see a chapter on the topic there):