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:
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary:
I found academic conversations to be very helpful when teaching #newcomers (based on the unit we studied each week). Sts practiced dialogues every day 4x with a partner for about a week, then presented to the class. Helps reinforce content & language. #mllchat #ellchat pic.twitter.com/wbwfDEmfIh
— Daria Hendrickson (@dashendric) June 23, 2023
— Dr. Carol Salva (@DrCarolSalva) June 25, 2023
Editorial: A shortage of bilingual teachers threatens goal for a multilingual California https://t.co/XdvFTcEDOG
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) June 26, 2023
TED Talk Lessons is from ESL Friend. I’m adding it to THE BEST TEACHER RESOURCES FOR “TED TALKS” (& SIMILAR PRESENTATIONS).
Wow, ESL Video has really done quite an upgrade since the last time I saw it. It’s always been a great place for students to watch videos and answer quizzes about them, but it now also includes chatbots they can talk with. Unfortunately, even though you can ask them for help with words you don’t understand, it does not appear that they provide automatic feedback on pronunciation. Some of the resources are free, and you have to purchase a subscription for others.
Improving Assessments for English Learners: Advice From Experts is from Ed Week.
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Infographics About Teaching & Learning English As A Second (or Third!) Language:
— Vanessa Conatser (@NavyBlueNessy) June 21, 2023
ELL students could watch this video and then talk and write about what they saw: