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 2018 – 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:
Clipomatic is an app that apparently automatically creates captions for videos. Captions obviously make videos much more accessible to ELLs. Interestingly, I read about it in Slate’s article, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Makes Instagram a Little Better.
American Immigrants and the Dilemma of ‘White-Sounding’ Names is from The Atlantic.
France Debates Where to Teach Arabic: Public School or Local Mosque? is from The NY Times.
Six ways to teach English grammar with voice recordings is from The British Council.
Mrs. Singer shares neat multilingual Words of the Week posters she uses with her class:
Hi, Elizabeth! You can download them here: https://t.co/X0AUpgGpee ! 🙂
— Mrs. Singer (@MrsSingersClass) January 4, 2019
Newcomer Teachers, Youll love these FIVE TIPS for a FRESH START! Ep 42 of the #BoostingAchievement ESL podcast 👉 https://t.co/xKs2voK5VF
(Most tips work for any class.) Thx to my PLN – ur ideas are included! @emilyfranESL @MrsGill_ #ellchat #ELLs #ESOL #Newcomers #SLIFE #SIFE
— Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) January 3, 2019
Many of us struggle with crafting language objectives. Thanks to @ELLevationED for this helpful 4 step guide! I love the example language objective. Easy peasy! #ellchat #langchat #LanguageLearning #educhat #edchat #teachertips pic.twitter.com/eByPfxhNQq
— 🌍 ναℓєηтιηα gσηzαℓєz (@ValentinaESL) January 1, 2019
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English learners have much to offer. Let's be sure to see them through an assets lens & offer the linguistic support they need to achieve at grade level. Read more here👉🏽 https://t.co/uc3QctRUgR#langchat #ellchat #ESL pic.twitter.com/vNLJELmIhv
— 🌍 ναℓєηтιηα gσηzαℓєz (@ValentinaESL) December 30, 2018