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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.


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 and learn about our next book.

Here are this week’s choices:

I recently posted about a study at New Study Finds That The Presence Of Immigrant Students In Schools Helps Everybody, But Totally Misses Obvious Reason. The authors have written a piece for Brookings elaborating on their results.  It’s definitely worth reading, but they still miss the obvious reason.
Seeking asylum in a time of Covid is from The Hechinger Report.

Here’s a  series on Duolingo from TechCrunch.

Not related to English, but related to language, and very cool: Woolaroo: a new tool for exploring indigenous languages is from Google. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For International Mother Language Day.

This movie would be good for adolescent students, but definitely not for younger students, to watch and they describe what they saw:


I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources On Assisting ELLs With Special Needs – Help Me Find More:

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons:


I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Online Resources For Helping Students Learn To Write Persuasive Essays:


I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual:


I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Learning About Balanced Literacy & The “Reading Wars”:


I’m adding this tweet to The Best Online Resources For Teachers of Pre-Literate ELL’s & Those Not Literate In Their Home Language :


I’ve previously shared several games that Jimmy Fallon plays on The Late Show and how I’ve modified them for use with English Language Learners. I’ve also described his game “Word Sneak” before – he played it on the show a couple of days ago and I thought it would be a good reminder to share it again here: