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:
Tools for language access during COVID-19 is from Google.
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has awarded the University of Houston (UH) a multi-year, $10 million grant to establish a national research and development center for English learners at the University’s Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics (TIMES).
Learn more about it at $10 Million Grant to Move Middle and High School Instruction Beyond Language. I hope they ask ELL teachers what we think we really need before they start spending it.
Translatar is an intriguing new app that, if you point it at something, will tell you what it is in the language of your choice. I might be wrong, but I believe that Google and other tools lets you point the camera at words and translate them, but I don’t believe they have this ability. Let me know if I’m wrong. Take a look at this video about Translatar:
— Madeline Eaton (@EatonESL) July 9, 2020
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Places Where Students Can Tell Their – And/Or Their Families – Immigration Story:
We are talking about how to share family #immigration stories with #K12 #AdultEd and #ESOL students with @afstrom and @emilyfranESL! To try this with your students, follow the guide at https://t.co/pZjix0nRCf @reimaginemigrat
— The Immigrant Learning Center (@ilctr) July 9, 2020