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 and THE BEST RESOURCES, ARTICLES & BLOG POSTS FOR TEACHERS OF ELLS IN 2019 – PART TWO.
In addition, look for our new book on teaching ELLs, which was published in the Spring of 2018 and learn about our next book.
Here are this week’s choices:
Lesson of the Day: ‘Just 700 Speak This Language (50 in the Same Brooklyn Building)’ is from The NY Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For International Mother Language Day.
How Many English-Learners Do Districts Serve? Data Are Inconsistent is from Ed Week.
Here’s info on the data Ed Week wrote about in the previous link:
Very glad to have contributed to this important analysis by @educationweek. @EdNCES provides so much terrific data, but this OELA map shows why identifying districts with huge EL growth is so difficult.
— Julie Sugarman (@julie_sugarman) January 10, 2020
Review: Ready to Run is from ELT Planning, and reviews a new ELL video site that might be worth checking out (it’s primarily for-pay, but has some free resources).
Texas just became the first state to shut the door on refugees is from Vox. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About World Refugee Day.
I’m adding this video to The Best Video Clips Of Sneaky Critters — Help Me Find More (they are good videos to have ELLs watch and then describe what they saw):
Cheeky 😂 pic.twitter.com/SzRK9Rks2m
— CCTV_IDIOTS (@cctv_idiots) January 11, 2020
Here’s another good video for ELLs to watch and then describe:
— Ginger the Beagle 🎖️🛡️♥️ (@BeagleGinger) January 6, 2020
I created this next chart just for fun and interest to see what teaching English Language Learners have been called over time: