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.
In addition, look for our new book on teaching ELLs, which was published in the Spring of 2018.
Here are this week’s choices:
Smart Compose is coming to Google Docs is from TechCrunch, and is big news for ELLs. I think it could be a big help for teaching writing. I’m adding it to The Best Online Tools That Can Help Students Write An Essay.
Photo captions: Write captions for the funny photos. is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.
I’m adding this tweet to the same list:
— Sherry Teacher (@SherryTeacher) November 20, 2019
On fluency and spontaneity: beyond “practice makes perfect” is from Gianfranco Conti. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English.
💥@GoogleForEdu &💥@MicrosoftEDU are 2⃣ amazing platforms that offer supports for ELs🌍 @michelleshory & I created an @easel_ly infographic to help you select the best tools for instruction and parent communication.
— Irina McGrath, Ph.D. (@irina_mcgrath) November 19, 2019
One of the most powerful teaching techniques I've used for academic vocabulary is #QSSSA. It embeds sentence stems, wait time and gives students a platform to listen and speak with peers. #Together4ELs https://t.co/Nct53hn1BP
— 🌍 ναℓєηтιηα gσηzαℓєz (@ValentinaESL) October 24, 2019
I was hoping folks found this post useful. I certainly needed this when I was teaching #SLIFE.
I appreciate that you're sharing this, the kind words and all you contribute to the field!🙌#ellchat https://t.co/rqboq8GUlb
— Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) October 21, 2019