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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 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:

What Do We Do if We Suspect That Our English Learners May Not Pass Standardized Assessments? is by Carol Salva. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On ELL’s & Standardized Tests.

Using Smartphones in the Classroom [20 ideas] is from Bright Classroom Ideas.

Creating enjoyable listening lessons in the MFL classroom – a practical guide. is from mrvinalesmfl. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas To Help Students Become Better Listeners — Contribute More.

How a New Coaching Resource Can Help Schools Better Support Teachers of English Learner Students is from Education Northwest.

OELA Releases New Fast Fact Sheet called County Maps of the English Learner Population. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research.

Promoting Success for Teachers of English Learners Through Structured Observations is from The American Institutes For Research.

New Research Examines the Economic Benefits of Bilingualism is from New America. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual.

Overlooked: How Teacher Training Falls Short for English-Learners and Students With IEPs is from Ed Week.


As More States Adopt Bilingualism Seal, Equity Concerns Arise is from Ed Week.

Google’s Translatotron converts one spoken language to another, no text involved is from TechCrunch. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Google Translate.

Building for all learners with new apps, tools, and resources is from Google.

I like this idea. The link to the downloadable form is in the second tweet:

I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Advice To Content Teachers About Supporting English Language Learners: