Eight 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:
Jane the Virgin’ writer: From undocumented English learner to Hollywood is from Ed Source.
Language specialist & co-teacher @TanKHuynh says that power imbalance is a repeating narrative for many teachers in his role and has suggestions for all concerned.https://t.co/FDYypZ9GEB pic.twitter.com/5sZ8oY8Qbg
— MiddleWeb (@middleweb) July 20, 2022
When a multilingual person wants to speak, the languages they know can be active at the same time, even if only one gets used. https://t.co/Uel3WqxceB
— BBC Future (@BBC_Future) July 20, 2022
Five unusual, evidence-based ways to get better at a new language is from The British Psychological Society.
These top 20 teaching ideas from @NILE_ELT teacher trainers are a great inspiration for any teacher looking to freshen up their lessons. Add them to your saved articles so they’re ready when you need them! https://t.co/ToEAdiYt0f #TeachingOnline #TeachEnglish #BlendedLearning pic.twitter.com/Ij42LjfIyv
— Onestopenglish (@onestopenglish) July 15, 2022
Want to Support English-Learners? Prioritize SEL, New Study Finds is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources.
How Gestures Can Help Students Learn is from Minding The Gap. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Students Using Gestures & Physical Movement To Help With Learning.
ESL Teachers Ask: How Can I Gamify My ESL Classroom? is from Busy Teacher. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On “Gamification” In Education — Help Me Find More.
3 identical statements:
English learners lack academic language and need remediation.
Emergent bilinguals lack academic language and need remediation.
Multilingual learners lack academic language and need remediation.
Changing terms is not enough. We need a new paradigm.
— Nelson Flores (@nelsonlflores) July 23, 2022