Best Practices for Serving English Language Learners and Their Families. About This GuideFor many educators, helping children learn English is a joy and a privilege.
But classroom educators may not always know how their administration is approaching ELL students and vice versa. Reviewing a few key practices as a staff can help move the entire school toward a comprehensive and culturally responsive approach to serving English Language Learners and their families. This guide can help get the process started. The recommendations in this guide were largely adapted from Critical Practices for Anti-bias Education, a professional development publication from Teaching Tolerance. The guide also leans heavily on tasks and strategies found on this site and on material developed by our legal colleagues at the Southern Poverty Law Center. In addition to best practices that can be applied throughout the school building, the guide includes at least one Teacher Leadership Spotlight in every section. Understand what you read.
Study English with fun, free ESL video quizzes. Forvo: the pronunciation guide. All the words in the world pronounced by native speakers. Lingro: The coolest dictionary known to hombre! Nice Translator - The Fast, Easy Online Translator.
eType we complete you. Larry Ferlazzo’s English Website. There are many pages on my main website, and they have nearly 8,000 categorized links appropriate for English Language Learners.
The best place to start exploring is the Main English Page. You can read an overview about each section of my website on the Teacher’s Page. This page also has many links specifically useful to teachers. Internet TESL Journal (For ESL/EFL Teachers) ESL: English as a Second Language Resources for Teachers and Students. 50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language -
Teaching a new language to non-native speakers may be one of the most challenging educational jobs out there, so ELL teachers can use all of the help they can get!
Thankfully, many excellent resources for ELL and ESL exist online, from full-service websites to reference tools and communities, all designed to make the task of educating ELL students just a little bit easier and more effective. We’ve scoured the Internet to share 50 of the best of these resources, and we hope you’ll find lots of valuable content and tools through these incredibly useful links for ELL educators. Websites Resource tools, printables, and other great stuff for ELL educators are all available on these sites. Articles & Advice Check out resource lists, journal articles, and ideas for best practices in ELL on these links.
Organizations Take advantage of the great opportunities and resources available from these organizations that benefit ELL teachers. Learning Resources Teaching Resources Reference Communities & Blogs. English Language (ESL) Learning Online - UsingEnglish.com. ESL English as a Second Language free materials for teaching and study. Learning English - Home. Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab - For English as a Second Language. ESL - Real English Videos & Lessons. Completely Free! Real English is a Registered Trademark of The Marzio School. Copyright-free English texts and recordings. English Language Learner (ELL) Resources. The number of students with limited proficiency in English has increased significantly in recent years.
Here are a variety of resources to help educators with English Language Learners. General WIDA ELP StandardsThe World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium's ELP Standards for grades PreK - 12. Colorín ColoradoColorín Colorado is a free web-based, bilingual service that provides information, activities, and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners. Everything ESLThis site includes Lesson Plans, Teaching Tips, Resource Picks, and a question answer section to help teachers with English Language Learners. Onestopenglish: Number one for English language teachers. Casa Notes. Strategies for Teaching ESL Student - ESL Students in the Classroom. 2Google + Teaching students who have a limited understanding of the English language can be a daunting task.
Activities for ESL/EFL Students (English Study) Interesting Things for ESL/EFL Students (Fun English Study) Free English Tests for ESL/EFL, TOEFL®, TOEIC®, SAT®, GRE®, GMAT® English exercises to evaluate your knowledge of English grammar. IdiomSite.com - Find out the meanings of common sayings. Dave's ESL Cafe. ESL Podcast Blog. Welcome to ESL Podcast Blog So Go Ahead and Sue Me, Taylor Swift I can’t say that I have never, never, never listened to a song by Taylor Swift, but I can say that I’m not exactly (I’m not really) a fan of her music.
Ms. Swift is, however, extremely popular in the United States and internationally, known for her catchy (easy to remember) tunes (music) and lyrics (words to a song). But if you’re not careful, Swift may just decide to sue you (take you to court and demand money from you for something you did wrong). What phrases are we talking about here? The reason behind Swift’s trademarking of these phrases is not just meglomania (the desire to dominate everyone around you, to have great power). You might be wondering about whether we here at ESL Podcast have trademarked anything. ~Jeff Image credit: “Swift performs in St. Podcasts This Week (March 2, 2015) Get the full benefits of ESL Podcast by getting the Learning Guide.
Time Warner Cable. Teacher Talk. By Tamara JonesEAL Instructor, British School of Brusselsjonestamara@hotmail.com In his great book, Moving Beyond the Plateau: From Intermediate to Advanced Levels in Language Learning, Jack Richards (2008) notices that another problem that contributes to the plateau that often plagues Intermediate level students lies in the difference between fluency and complexity.
Again, I can really relate to this, as a French learner. For many years, I have been in such a panic to make myself understood and just communicate my thoughts and needs. I am usually okay with the simple past tense; however, if I need to do anything harder than that, I freeze up. My French linguistic system has not yet restructured to accommodate newer tenses, such as the imperfect. Similarly with our students, they may have the passive voice down in a variety of simple tenses, but when they want to say something more complex, like “the bridge is going to be being built over the summer,” they stumble.