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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.

Best Practices for Serving English Language Learners and Their Families

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.

Larry Ferlazzo’s English Website

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. You can also go directly to each page of my website: Internet TESL Journal (For ESL/EFL Teachers) ESL: English as a Second Language Resources for Teachers and Students. Are you learning how to speak English?

ESL: English as a Second Language Resources for Teachers and Students

You've come to the right place! Here, tutors have shared their knowledge so that you won't be confused as to what a preposition is. You can also brush up on irregular verbs and learn some cool new vocabulary strategies. If you still need help mastering the English language - we don't blame you! Contact one of our awesome ESL tutors. What is an adjective? 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!

50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language -

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. 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.

English Language Learner (ELL) Resources

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.

Strategies for Teaching ESL Student - ESL Students in the Classroom

Since ESL students speak a different language at home, some of them do not know the meanings of simple English words and phrases, and it can be difficult for teachers to communicate with them. Nevertheless, teachers can exercise more patience and try to find the right ways to help to their students become more proficient in the language. Here are a number of effective strategies for teaching ESL. Understand the Individual Needs of Students. 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.

ESL Podcast Blog

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. Richard Firsten is a retired ESOL teacher, teacher-trainer and columnist I taught ESOL for over 35 years before I retired.

Teacher Talk

During those years I was a classroom teacher, associate director of a university English language institute, and author of a number of textbooks both for students and teachers. I’m mentioning this because I want you to know how relieved I am that I’m now retired and not forced to deal with what I see going on in English these days. Being retired, I have the luxury of time to observe how everyday native speakers are using the language in a variety of settings and contexts, and I have noticed some remarkable things going on that have taken hold where 20 years ago they never would have. The thing is, how does an ESOL teacher deal with what’s going on in grammar? Here’s a case in point, something that really did happen to me.