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.
You might also be interested in THE BEST RESOURCES, ARTICLES & BLOG POSTS FOR TEACHERS OF ELLS IN 2021.
Also, check out A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners.
In addition, look for our book on teaching ELLs, which was published in the Spring of 2018 and learn about our new book.
Here are this week’s choices:
The What Works Clearinghouse has come out with a report on Dual language programs.
‘Language ladders’ show promise for introducing multilingual instruction in classrooms https://t.co/xcPyWVpWNL via @BrookingsInst
— CaliforniansTogether (@CalTog) January 6, 2023
Though I have to admit I haven’t watched the entire video, I think this would be good to show ELLs and then have them talk and write about what they saw:
There are many ways to support English Learners / multilingual learners in our classrooms. Here are 23 you can do now. https://t.co/hIQEupaVVh#teachertwitter #teachingtips #ESL #ESOL pic.twitter.com/2AHxPgbYJE
— 🌍 ναℓєηтιηα gσηzαℓєz (@ValentinaESL) January 8, 2023
VIDEO GAMES AND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION is an interesting study.
“When we think about dynamic language use, specifically in a dual language setting, we need to push back on the idea that our students’ languages have to be separated for them to succeed and achieve mastery.” —Educator @claribel716: https://t.co/renM3o1cLe https://t.co/renM3o1cLe
— Teacher2Teacher (@teacher2teacher) January 10, 2023
Tackling Native Speakerism: What Can You Do to Address Discriminatory Ideologies? is from TESOL.
Long-term English learners: How is timing of reclassification associated with middle and high school outcomes? is an interesting paper. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Supporting Long-Term English Language Learners.