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 2020.
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. PLUS, we’ve just submitted the manuscript for the second edition of The ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide! That book will be out in early 2022.
Here are this week’s choices:
We just submitted the manuscript to @JBEducation ! pic.twitter.com/GhXPAdr4O3
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) September 25, 2021
Using Podcasts in World Language Classes is from Edutopia.
My student teacher came up with what I think is a good “twist” on the Language Experience Approach. After doing the activity (watching a video, playing a game, taking a tour, etc.), when working with newcomers, start by asking them to create a class word bank. Sentence might be beyond them for now, but most can at least come up with English words they know that relate to the activity. Once the word bank is on the board, we can then give them hints about how they can construct sentences using them. I’m adding this info to THE BEST RESOURCES FOR LEARNING HOW TO USE THE LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE APPROACH.
5 Built-in iPhone Features That Can Help ELs is from TESOL.
Here’s a simple and free audio/text flashcard tool for sight words.
Start A Scene Improv looks pretty neat. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Using Improvisation In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom.
English Learners in Chicago Public Schools is from The University of Chicago.
Here is a question I put out on Twitter, and some responses to it:
Because of masks, many students don’t speak loud enough to do presentations to the entire class. What is a good, inexpensive microphone and system I can get for them to use for amplifying voices?
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) September 28, 2021
Have you see the Qball? https://t.co/W9AlF3E3bt It’s more expensive than a headset microphone, but it seems like it would be more sanitary and more conducive to sharing among members of a group who are taking turns speaking.
— Michael Morrison (@michaeljm007) September 29, 2021
Bluetooth PA Speaker System with Wireless Microphone | 16 Inch Highet Portable Outdoor Karaoke Machine | Fun Wireless Speaker for Party | EARISE V30 https://t.co/wmGBm4r2Bk
— Mrs. Hughes (@MrsHughes1st) September 29, 2021
ZOWEETEK Portable Rechargeable Mini Voice Amplifier with Wired Microphone Headset and Waistband, Supports MP3 Format Audio for Teachers, Singing, Coaches, Training, Presentation, Tour Guide https://t.co/rC2mTJiwk4
— ilyssa r weiss (@mathteachIR) September 28, 2021
I use this for myself, but it would be great for student presentations too. ZOWEETEK Voice Amplifier for teaching https://t.co/Q9srkfqI6p
— Thomas J. West (@thomasjwest) September 28, 2021
If you have an in-class speaker system, this links via USB. I work in multiple learning spaces so this works great. When presenting, you can also connect to Bluetooth speakers from your computer. https://t.co/9zRs8c0a8N
— Matt Hajdun (@HajdunHomeroom) September 29, 2021