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:
Quick Wins is a collection of ELL games from Leo Languages. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom.
Here are links to ELL professional development slide presentations created by Nancy Lovvorn Turbyfill.
Anparasan Sivakumaran has created a good visual presentation about the importance of respecting how to pronounce people’s names. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The Importance Of Correctly Pronouncing Student Names.
ELLs could watch this video and write and talk about what they saw:
I’m adding this tweet to THE BEST RESOURCES TO HELP EDUCATORS TEACH ELL NEWCOMERS:
#BacktoSchool season is here! The “Welcoming, Registering & Supporting #NewcomerStudents” toolkit from @relnw can help educators & other stakeholders identify & use research-based practices & policies for supporting immigrant & refugee students in schools: https://t.co/XWlepwq90Q pic.twitter.com/XYjdXlj0qX
— ASKNCELA1 (@ASKNCELA1) August 3, 2022
We’re not giving teachers what they need to support their English learners is from Ed Source.
I’m asking this next tweet to The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English:
This hexagons speaking game by Lesson Plans Digger encourages equal participation and positive interaction among students. https://t.co/xTvXHzpk82 pic.twitter.com/rBDX5uVj7t
— Miguel Míguez (@onthesamepagelt) August 5, 2022
BlenderBot is a chatbot that might be useful for ELLs for practice. I’m adding it to The Best Online “Chatbots” For Practicing English. I believe it was developed by Facebook/Meta.