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Resources for First-Year ELL Teachers | Colorín Colorado

Resources for First-Year ELL Teachers | Colorín Colorado | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
We've compiled a list of resources to help new ELL teachers navigate their experiences in the classroom. These resources may also be helpful for veteran teachers who are new to teaching ELLs.
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Excellent first year ELL teaching resources!

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Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students | Coolcatteacher

Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students | Coolcatteacher | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it

Note taking skills aren’t just automatic. We tell students “take notes” but they have no idea what that means. What makes “good notes.” What do they write down? What should notes look like? 

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This is a very good review of note taking skills development. The video included is outstanding and will be used in my classes.

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Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers | British Council

Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers | British Council | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it

Thirteen stimulating papers covering CPD in a wide range of geographical areas and educational contexts
A great opportunity for us all to reflect on and refresh our teaching practice!

 

You can download this publication in pdf format below.

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This is a good review and resource for teaching English abroad and has applications that can be used within your teaching and learning environments at home.

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9 Tips to Support English Language Learners | Edutopia

9 Tips to Support English Language Learners | Edutopia | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
9 Tips to Support English Language Learners

If you are teaching English Language Learners, here are some tips and strategies that you can practice in the classroom to create a safe environment and support the students throughout their learning process

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These are great teaching approaches that can be included within your teaching and learning language environment.

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Tips to support English Language Learners

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Teaching Oral Communication Skills | TeachThought

Teaching Oral Communication Skills | TeachThought | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
Teaching Oral Communication Skills

 

Is there a consistent schoolwide language and coherent method for understanding the components of effective verbal communication?

 

Are there series of lessons that follow a logical, scaffolded pattern leading to good speaking in all of its forms?

 

Does every teacher have the same rubric with the same language so that students know their speaking will matter and be consistently evaluated in every subject at every grade level?

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I recommend the Pod cast link with this article.  The  talk will help all teachers to think through the learning processes of oral communication skills.

 

Most suggestions are geared toward 7th - 12th grades but  you can modify and adopt the common core listening and speaking components.  

 

Most can be adapted to your ELL teaching and learning environment to use the PVLEGS approach to become effective speakers.    

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The Impact of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015 for skilled professionals | LinkedIn

The Impact of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015 for skilled professionals | LinkedIn | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it

While the Western countries are having a slow economic contraction until today, the Eastern countries (Asia) are still showing a sensational economic growth.

 

Aside of Japan that is heavily impacted by global crisis and the last Tsunami catastrophic, other Asian countries are moving forwards with minimal disruption.

 

This new economic powerhouse is heavily influenced by some important players including China, India, Japan, South Korea, and a number of ASEAN countries. Now these countries are hiring for talents aggressively as they are doing business expansion.

 
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Listen Up Thailand..."Besides technical and management competence; sharpening their reporting and communication proficiency in English can be a strong complement to overall skill set".


People can't people, but time will change people.

Thailand, it is never to late to change...The Time is Now!

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6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students | Edutopia

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students | Edutopia | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
Blogger Rebecca Alber shares scaffolding strategies to use in your lessons. (Updated 01/2014)
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These are excellent teaching approaches that can be modified and applied within your language teaching and learning environments.

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Study smarter, learn better: 8 tips from memory researchers | Vox

Study smarter, learn better: 8 tips from memory researchers | Vox | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
Here's why re-reading is a total waste of time.
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"Using active learning strategies — like flashcards, diagramming, and quizzing yourself — is much more effective, as is spacing out studying over time and mixing different topics together."  These are excellent language  learning strategies that will allow deeper learning to occur.

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Critical Thinking Pathways | Edutopia

Critical Thinking Pathways | Edutopia | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
To teach critical thinking, consider applying six definitions of that discipline to the practices of authentic inquiry, PBL, and integrated studies.
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"Critical thinking is trendy these days. With 6.3 million hits resulting from a Google search -- six times "Bloom's Taxonomy" -- its importance is undeniable. Worldwide, critical thinking (CT) is integrated into 21st Century authentic, competency-based learning and everything in-between."

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Word Sense | Interactive Visual - Mapping Dictionary / Thesaurus

Word Sense | Interactive Visual - Mapping Dictionary / Thesaurus | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
Word Sense is a dictionary, thesaurus, and valuable tool for matching thoughts to words like never before. Explore word meanings and relationships using interactive figures.
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This is an excellent resource to add to your 21st Century teaching and learning  environments.

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Present Simple Use | Perfect English Grammar

Present Simple Use | Perfect English Grammar | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
Clear explanations about how to use the present simple tense (or simple present) in English
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This is an excellent teaching and learning resource site for ELL's.

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Duolingo Launches Its Certification Program To Take On TOEFL | TechCrunch

Duolingo Launches Its Certification Program To Take On TOEFL | TechCrunch | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it

Duolingo, the free language learning service, today announced the launch of Test Center, its digital language certification program. 


The company is launching this service with an English Proficiency Exam that will rate your language skills on a scale from one to ten, but it expects to expand to other languages as well. 


For the time being, the certificate is available for free, but the company plans to start charging $20 for it once more universities and companies accept it.

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...the winds of change ETS, the winds of change...

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Weird Coordinating Conjunctions: Yet, For, and So | QDT

Weird Coordinating Conjunctions: Yet, For, and So | QDT | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it

A few episodes back, I was talking about starting sentences with coordinating conjunctions, and I mentioned that one way of remembering the coordinating conjunctions is the word FANBOYS, whose letters can stand for for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so. 


However, I kept the focus on the conjunctions and, but, and or, because the other conjunctions are rather different from these three. Well, today, we’re going to look at exactly how different for, nor, yet, and so are. - See more at: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/weird-coordinating-conjunctions-yet-for-and-so#sthash.BQaHST4u.dpuf

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This is a good review on coordinating conjunctions.

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Chart of wonderful words | WeAreTeachers

Chart of wonderful words | WeAreTeachers | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
Love this chart of wonderful words.
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/2251868538785458/
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This is a good resource chart of emotional / vocabulary words to use in your 21st Century ESL writing environment.

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Make an Interactive Infographic Syllabus | SpaSpanish

Make an Interactive Infographic Syllabus | SpaSpanish | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
Gone are the days of laborious infograph building in Microsoft Word. No longer must I link page after page to convey semester essentials!Now I make a single infograph syllabus on Piktochart to convey the basics of the course, download the image in .jpg or .png form, then upload it to my ThingLink st
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This is an excellent idea for ANY lower level / beginning language learners. This will be very helpful for our language center. 

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Strategies and Resources for Supporting English-Language Learners | Edutopia

Strategies and Resources for Supporting English-Language Learners | Edutopia | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
As the number of English-language learners grows, teachers must focus on the most essential content and most efficient delivery of instruction.
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These are excellent professional development topics to review and include within your teacher's learning environments. 

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Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor | Edutopia

Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor | Edutopia | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
Norman Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels is a system that categorizes tasks according to the complexity of thinking required to successfully complete them.
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These are excellent teaching approaches to add to your teaching and learning resource library and can be modified to your learning environments. 

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Becoming A Great Public Speaker | MakeUseOf

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Becoming A Great Public Speaker | MakeUseOf | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
Whenever you get called to speak in public, do your palms sweat? Does your tongue get tied up -- it's embarrassing, isn't it? Feel nervous? Not many people are natural public speakers -- in order to impress your audience, you need practice and the right guidance. If you're responsible for appearing in front of a…
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This is a very good comprehensive review of public speaking techniques and approaches that can be adapted and modified for your 21st Century teaching and learning environments. 

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Evaluating Lessons: Tips for Calibrating Rubrics and Group Feedback

Evaluating Lessons: Tips for Calibrating Rubrics and Group Feedback | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it

Tips to ensure teachers are on the same page when it comes to grading based on joint rubrics via Teaching Channel.

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This is not "standardization" but a integrated process to help with the student learning outcomes. Training of the teachers and students on the assessments expectations will improve the over all learning experience.  

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Boom-Bang Homework Assignments | Edutopia

Boom-Bang Homework Assignments | Edutopia | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
Students are more likely to do homework if the assignments are engaging, relevant, and reasonable -- and if the teacher makes them accountable for it.
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Homework when used properly can be effective in development of task-based, project-based and problem-based learning within your learning environment. Other wise the effective can be loss and become a tool that will decrease self access learning.

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Verb patterns again – final solution

Verb patterns again – final solution | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
Have you ever tried to memorise the following list of verbs to know when you should use TO and when the ending ING? ADVERT: Honestly, I have never been able to commit the list to memory. And even whe...
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They have good inforgraphics that can be used in your ELL teaching and learning environments.

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Essay Mapping Interactive Program | ReadWriteThink

Essay Mapping Interactive Program | ReadWriteThink | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay.
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This FREE essay mapping program can be modified to fit the level of your English language learners. Sample free lesson plans are also provided.

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Top 18 Free Educational Websites for Kids! | Smart Apps For Kids

Top 18 Free Educational Websites for Kids! | Smart Apps For Kids | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it

Updated August 11, 2014! Are your kids headed back to school? If it's time to help them brush up on all their academic skills, why not check out some of these great free educational websites? This list just keeps growing and growing as we find new free sites we want to share with our readers

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Some are limited free access for most programs selling premium services while others are completely free. Still in all, it is a good list to review and add as a supplemental classroom learning activities at home.

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Why grammar lessons should be renamed ‘understanding language’

Why grammar lessons should be renamed ‘understanding language’ | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it

Using the word “grammar”, she said, can conjure off-putting images of an old-fashioned classroom. It makes it sound like a secret you’re not let in on, and has associations of “right” or “wrong”. On the other hand, “understanding” or “knowledge about language” make it sound more positive.

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..."It’s not just grammar’s name that’s the problem. In addition to its unshakeable, unhelpful reputation, there are deeper issues. The government’s Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) tests were repeatedly mentioned as the main barrier to children’s learning, and Crystal was probably the most vehement in his criticism", David Crystal.


Agreed. I do not like to teach ANY grammar classes because it can completely disengage the language learners. Instead, I include the functional grammar within the content and context to assist language learning which will help with scaffolding.


It was very funny at an old dysfunctional institute that I worked with they still believe in the grammar translation method in language learning as well as the pencil and paper for writing... for graduate students?...No, they are frozen in time and locked in the past.

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Recent study sheds new light on second language learning in adulthood

Recent study sheds new light on second language learning in adulthood | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
A recent study shows that assimilation of L2 vowels to L1 phonemes governs language learning in adulthood; researchers urge development of novel methods of second language teaching.
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Interesting research on L1 to L2 with adult learners. 

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Interesting study. We observed when staying  in Italy and Spain that the first few weeks we could neither discern words (nor, obviously, any meaning) when watching  TV. But then,  sounds became words we could distinguish and ( due to our studies) after a few more weeks could then increasingly guess their meaning. 

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Weird Plurals - Latin and Greek Origins, Irregular Plural Noun Forms

Weird Plurals - Latin and Greek Origins, Irregular Plural Noun Forms | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it

Not all English nouns can be made plural by adding an -s or -es to the end of the word. Check out this chart for some irregular plural nouns! What other irregular plural English nouns do you know?

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This is an excellent infographic to add to your ESL teaching and learning environment.

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