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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:

SELF-PORTRAIT IDEAS FOR ESL STUDENTS is from English Teaching 101.

Microsoft’s new language learning app uses your phone’s camera and computer vision to teach vocabulary is from TechCrunch.

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

Itinerant English-Learners Pose Challenges for School Systems is from Ed Week.

10 Scaffolds to Support EL Learning, Part 1 is a great post by Judie Haynes. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Providing Scaffolds To Students and to The Best Advice To Content Teachers About Supporting English Language Learners.

Unfortunate news from David Deubelbeiss: Gif Lingua Is Closing

Learning to better support immigrant students is from The American Federation Of Teachers.

I’ve previously shared how I use illusions (see ILLUSIONS AS A TEACHING TOOL). Here’s a cool video that can be used with those strategies:

I’m adding this new video to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary:

Here’s a video about research I’ve shared previously (see Another Study Finds What Every ELL Teacher Knows – Having Students Draw Pictures Helps Them Learn Vocabulary):