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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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:
This is a VERY interesting article: Why Are Duolingo’s Sentences So Weird? is from Slate.
How Brains Seamlessly Switch Between Languages is from Scientific American.
Sing it or speak it?: the effects of sung and rhythmically spoken songs on preschool children’s word learning is a new study.
Some states dropping ‘dehumanizing’ terms for immigrants is from NBC News.
A Brief History of Santa is from EFL Summer School. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa.
Here’s a cool writing lesson using “keys.”
I’m adding Chat with Santa Claus to The Best Online “Chatbots” For Practicing English.
Her dream to teach English in Japan ended with a lesson for the country is from CNN.
Prepping New Teachers to Fully Serve ELLs is from Middleweb.
If you are from CA and work with our newcomers, visit https://t.co/gcl0dLc8s4. #PLC4Newcomers
— Efraín Tovar, M.A.Ed (@efraintovarjr) November 19, 2021
“Our findings challenge the claim that hosting refugees heightens the risk of ‘importing’ terrorist attacks, especially in developed countries. However, refugees themselves are particularly prone to becoming the targets of terrorist attacks by natives” https://t.co/j2oAeb84dS
— Paul Bruno (@Paul__Bruno) November 26, 2021
Do you know what happened in the case of Marbury v. Madison? Now you do! Many more #USHistory visuals like these available from the #VisualNonGlossary at https://t.co/5MkwiZLCOe! pic.twitter.com/LBmaDoB4mB
— Stephen Fleenor (@stfleenor) November 29, 2021
Translanguaging NOT translating!!!
🎤 drop! @GenovaHollyAnn
We are not teaching the article or the book…we’re teaching LANGUAGE ACQUISITION ~ #PLC4newcomers pic.twitter.com/HYzTvktnK4
— Emily Fɾαɳƈιʂ 💫 (@emilyfranESL) December 3, 2021
.@KHullSyp & I will review galley shts next week 4 2nd ed of ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide. Will have contributions fr @MsSalvac @stfleenor @CindyGarciaTX @ValentinaESL @NettiePerez33 @JennyVo15 @OnlineCrsLady @TanKHuynh @jessbell79 & b out in April https://t.co/BGzr88Eb93
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) December 17, 2021