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:
Lorro is a new app using AI to teach English.
— Emily Fɾαɳƈιʂ 💫 (@emilyfranESL) February 17, 2023
LangoTalk is a new app using AI to help you learn multiple languages. I’m adding it to THE BEST MULTILINGUAL & BILINGUAL SITES FOR LEARNING ENGLISH & OTHER LANGUAGES.
— Jana Echevarria, PhD (@Jechev) February 19, 2023
ORACY TOOLKIT is from The San Diego County Office of Education.
The relationship between general education teachers and the success of English learners is a new paper that may or may not be helpful to ELL teachers.
The Top Languages Spoken by English Learners in the United States is three years old, so is out of date, but it does contain the most recent numbers available. You won’t find Farsi, Pashto or Ukrainian on the list.
This looks like a great book! https://t.co/bV0vdiMyS2
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) February 22, 2023
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Scaffolded Writing Frames For Students:
📝 Need help getting ELLs to organize a well-structured, clear response to academic questions?
Try the R.A.C.E.S. formula. Here’s a full explanation and download of the process.https://t.co/2VQBJT47cy https://t.co/2VQBJT47cy
— John @ Kid-Inspired Classroom (@kid_inspired) February 21, 2023
Ron DeSantis’s immigration law is already leading to worker shortages https://t.co/VU7q0VJFdP
— Vox (@voxdotcom) May 17, 2023