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:
Vocabulary Challenge for English Learners: Write a Story Using Our Words of the Day is from The NY Times Learning Network.
People flocked to language apps during the pandemic – but how much can they actually teach you? is from The Guardian.
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Resources On The Importance Of Correctly Pronouncing Student Names:
“I don’t want to erase my culture for other people’s convenience anymore.” Way too many students share this experience. But names hold beautiful stories of language, culture and family identity. Schools should be places that honor that beauty.https://t.co/jC6LTTL6lB
— Learning for Justice (@learnforjustice) December 29, 2021
This could be a nice video to show to ELLs and have them write and talk about what they saw:
Need some Listening practice?
Quite by chance, I stumbled upon this Youtube channel which is great for C1 and B2 students. Audio+questions+answers+ transcript.
B2 https://t.co/3JIv6m4RQ5 pic.twitter.com/rZjFREAHlk
— Blog de Cristina (@blogdecristina) December 29, 2021
Twelve Things Teachers Can Do to Support #ELL Success in the New Year — great ideas from @ELAdvocacy! #ellchat @sharemylesson https://t.co/oAyWpGP7M4
— Colorín Colorado (@ColorinColorado) December 29, 2021