Six 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:
Supporting Families of Immigrants & Refugees During Remote Learning is the title of a free Webinar on March 27th with Valentina Gonzalez, Carol Salva and Laura Gardner.
And, speaking of Webinars, you can watch a reply of one on Practical Strategies & Resources to Teach K-12 ELs Online that was led by Diane Staehr Fenner and guest presenter Eugenia Krimmel.
Language access: Not just for students is from Phi Delta Kappan.
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Resources On Providing Scaffolds To Students:
A cute visual to help us understand all the ways we can scaffold instruction for language learners.
— Tan Huynh (@TanELLclassroom) March 9, 2020
Denaturalization is when the government takes away someone’s citizenship. How common is it? What is the “denaturalization task force?” Who is at risk? Your questions, answered. https://t.co/DGwQIuRBYB
— Vox (@voxdotcom) March 2, 2020
I still haven’t figured out the answer to this question:
This works great face-to-face. Does anyone know if it’s possible 2 use over the phone or of another app that would work? —- Google’s New “Interpreter Mode” Makes It Easier For Teachers & Parents To Talk If They Don’t Speak Each Other’s Languages https://t.co/QACOkyp1h0
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) February 26, 2020
Here are some resources on teaching ELLs online. I’m adding them to The Best Advice On Teaching K-12 Online (If We Have To Because Of The Coronavirus) – Please Make More Suggestions! list:
Getting Ready For Our Digital Future is by James Taylor.
Teaching online – using your coursebook and ideas for breakout rooms is from The British Council.