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 2019 – PART ONE.
. 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:
Is It a Video Game—or a Better Way to Learn Foreign Languages? is from The Daily Beast.
WestEd has some excellent free articles on teaching ELLs (scroll down on the page).
Netflix and learn – six ways to teach English language skills with television is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL.
Minimal reading mode is a browser extension that might be useful for ELLs. It basically enables you to “engineer” test to make it more accessible. There are also other similar tools (see New Software Makes Text Easier To “Read”).
BeeLinguaApp is a neat reading app that shows texts side-by-side in two languages. Here are a few similar resources:
When an Online Teaching Job Becomes a Window into Child Abuse is from Ed Surge.
California Practitioners’ Guide for Educating English Learners with Disabilities has been published by the State of California. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Assisting ELLs With Special Needs – Help Me Find More.
A Culturally Responsive Guide to Fostering the Inclusion of Immigrant Origin Students is from Re-imagining Migration. I’m adding it to The Best Resources About “Culturally Responsive Teaching” & “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy” – Please Share More!
— Tan Huynh (@TanELLclassroom) July 18, 2019
— Emily Fɾαɳƈιʂ 💫 (@emilyfranESL) July 17, 2019
Hispanic student enrollment decreases after partnership between ICE and police. Thomas Dee, a professor at Stanford University spoke to #UNews about a new study involving this partnership
— Univision News (@UnivisionNews) July 12, 2019
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Posts On Looking At Our Students Through The Lens Of Assets & Not Deficits:
Many times an EL making an error is actually them telling you how they say it correctly in their L1. https://t.co/ogpCWmvPQc
— Melih Ertekin (@ErtekinELL) July 9, 2019
How can I build a culture of care for my EL students?
Here is the 𝐧𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝟐 𝐦𝐢𝐧 𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐨 𝐏𝐃 I made about @dr_aquagirl Chapter 2.Thanks for writing such an important chapter, Michelle! #dg58learns #ell_chat #ellchat_bkclub @Toppel_ELD @ValentinaESL @Larryferlazzo pic.twitter.com/VpEfNogn0B
— Rozana Qirjaqi (@MsQirjaqi) July 1, 2019