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:
Learning by doing: How the brain’s motor system can support vocabulary learning is from Science Daily. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Students Using Gestures & Physical Movement To Help With Learning.
English Language Teaching Start-ups: Will the Next ‘Unicorn’ Speak English? is from Bridge Universe.
Power Thesaurus is a crowd-sourced…thesaurus that looks pretty good. I’m adding it to The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners.
Striving for Equity for Young Children of Immigrants with Disabilities is from The Global Family Research Project.
Thousands of Afghan children and teenage refugees will soon be enrolled in America’s public schools is from The Washington Post. You might be interested in A COLLECTION OF THE BEST ADVICE TO TEACHERS ABOUT SUPPORTING AFGHAN REFUGEE STUDENTS.
Learning in a new language is exhausting. Remember that. is from Chalkbeat.
Teachers as materials writers: some considerations is from The British Council.
4 Steps to Get Started With Translanguaging is from TESOL.
Slai is a new app that uses artificial intelligence to give immediate feedback on a student’s English. I’m adding it to THE BEST SITES FOR ONLINE PRONUNCIATION FEEDBACK – DO YOU KNOW OTHERS?
4 Things to Know About Partnering with Families of English Language Learners is from NEA Today.
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) October 18, 2021
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween:
— Miguel Míguez (@onthesamepagelt) October 20, 2021
How often do you hear it’s extra work to make content comprehensible? All of these visuals came from the curriculum. I just screenshot them and added them to a slide to encourage academic discourse. #MLLs_CAN pic.twitter.com/Lkma0XRpt9
— Carlota Holder (@carlota_holder) October 25, 2021
When Kamar Yussuf came to the U.S. from Eritrea with her family in 2014, she didn’t speak English. She found the language barrier especially difficult at school, where it was hard to make friends.
At just 18, she recently became an educator. https://t.co/gPSGXxYt2d
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 28, 2021