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.
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Here are this week’s choices:
ELT Planning shares an example of different activities that can be done while watching one short video clip. I like it! I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL And How To Use Them.
Asking for ‘Native English’ in Job Ads Is Unlawful, But a Load of Companies Still Do It is from Vice.
Language Access: More Than Translation is from Learning For Justice.
Confronting Discrimination Based on National and Immigration Status A Resource for Families and Educators is from the U.S. Department of Education. Here’s a Spanish-language version.
TeachVid uses the ideal of “parallel text” with video – playing a video in one language while showing the transcript in another. There are many follow-up activities that can be printed (or copied and pasted into Google Classroom). You can read more about it here. I’m adding it to THE BEST TOOLS THAT SHOW “PARALLEL TEXT” – SAME SENTENCES TRANSLATED INTO DIFFERENT LANGUAGES SIDE-BY-SIDE and to The Best Online Homework Sites For English Language Learners – Please Offer Your Own Suggestions.
Teachers could show this video to students and ask them to describe what they saw:
The ending 😂pic.twitter.com/mfAscE2jcQ
— CCTV_IDIOTS (@cctv_idiots) September 11, 2021
Here’s another video to use the same way:
Linguaso looks intriguing. You can learn more by watching the video below:
✨Oral Language Development✨activities for #ELs #MLLs These are some of @michelleshory & my favorites. Also, try #ELL2point0 Pronunciation Dictionary under the Tech Tools. Type a word in column 1 & click on the🔗in column 2 to👂 & 👀it in English.
— Irina McGrath, Ph.D. (@irina_mcgrath) September 14, 2021