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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. 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:

Review: Learn English with Ricky Gervais is from TEFL IN COLOMBIA.

Bilingualism comes naturally to our brains is from Science Daily.

Students who self-identify as multilingual perform better in exams is from Science Daily.

Meeting the Needs of English Learners with and without Disabilities: Brief 2, Evidence-based Tier 2 Intervention Practices for English Learners is from NCELA. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Assisting ELLs With Special Needs – Help Me Find More.

Asking the Right Questions: Research in and for the Classroom is from TESOL. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Teacher Action Research – Help Me Find More.

STEM and ELT: 7 Science Reading Strategies is from TESOL. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching The Next Generation Science Standards To English Language Learners.

Words & Monsters: a review is from Adaptive Learning in ELT.

Linguicism to ‘native-speakerism’: reflections on my M.ED TESOL dissertation findings

As numbers of multilingual students rises, finding teachers for them becomes a priority is from The Washington Post.

Translanguaging: Theory, Concept, Practice, Stance… or All of the Above? is from CAL.

How Certain Gestures Help You Learn New Words is from Scientific American. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Students Using Gestures & Physical Movement To Help With Learning.

Here’s the latest John Lewis video ad. Their videos are usually great to show to ELLs and then have them talk and write about what they saw, but I don’t think this one is as good as their previous ones:

Here’s a video to show to students and have them write and talk about what happened in it: