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:
Khan Academy videos and resources are available in many different languages. I’ve had a link to them for awhile on The Best Multilingual & Bilingual Sites For Math, Social Studies, & Science, but they have changed it to this url address.
The Workshop Approach and How it Can Support English Learners is by Valentina Gonzalez.
High-Quality Teaching Materials for ELLs Is Goal of New Initiative is from Ed Week.
Virtual Writing Tutor is an online “checker” of essays that could come in handy to ELLs. I’m adding it to The Best Online Tools That Can Help Students Write An Essay.
Developing listening skills with storytelling is from Oxford University Press. I’m adding it to The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners.
Listening and Speaking With Digital Assistants is from TESOL. I’m adding it to the same list.
Government toughens rules for people seeking citizenship with new English language requirements is from a UK newspaper.
Vocab Swap is a new online tool for language-learning.
Modify texts for newcomers by 1) eliminating adjective and adverbs 2) eliminating clauses and/or shorten complex sentences. #pathwaystogreatness @dr_aquagirl #ellchat_bkclub #esl #esol #eal #eld #tesol #ela #educhat #eslteacher pic.twitter.com/pogAtDyByR
— Tan Huynh (@TanELLclassroom) February 19, 2019
Just collaborated with one of my co-teachers (via text from my couch) and we came up with this song for our human body lessons this week. ❤️🎵🎶 pic.twitter.com/6KHKnQ7zaE
— Katie Toppel, Ed.D. (@Toppel_ELD) February 18, 2019
This would be a good video to show ELLs and then have them describe what they saw:
Why you don’t go sailboarding in the warehouse. pic.twitter.com/Codk17ReZM
— Darwin Award 🔞 (@AwardsDarwin) February 17, 2019