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:
This is a Medium piece from a year ago about a study I’ve previously mentioned: MIT Scientists prove adults learn language to fluency nearly as well as children.
How Reading and Math Leverage Each Other is by Valentina Gonzalez.
I’m adding this new video from Russell Stannard to the same list:
This new skit from Saturday Night Live is a little off-color, but I thought the game idea of “What’s Wrong With This Picture” was a good one that could be used with English Language Learners. Teachers could find or draw their own (or use the images in this video) and/or have students draw ones that they could use to challenge their classmates. Students could say or write their responses. It’s a “take” on the use of hidden images (see The Best “I Spy” (Hidden Object) Games For Vocabulary Development). I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom.
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources On Assisting ELLs With Special Needs – Help Me Find More:
This is a WONDERFUL flowchart to help us understand when is it an issue of language and when it’s an issue of processing. @Jechev @SIOPModel #ellchat #esl #ela #ell #ela #esol #tesol #educhat #AsiaPD pic.twitter.com/nyWSaakSEJ
— Tan Huynh (@TanELLclassroom) May 19, 2019
— Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) May 18, 2019