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MultiBrief: Effectively using news in ESL classrooms

MultiBrief: Effectively using news in ESL classrooms | second and foreign language education | Scoop.it
​The number of sites featuring news in levels and news for kids attest to its growing popularity as a learning tool — especially in the ESL classroom. Current world affairs make for compelling conversation starters, and news reports provide authentic examples of how the English language is used in broadcasting this information. For the language learner, the ability to comprehend the facts in a real news story — whether written or spoken — is a big step in employing their second language in everyday life.
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Padlet Tutorial for ESL Students

A tutorial developed for ESL students to learn how to make word walls. Table of Contents: 00:00 - Marker 00:03 - Marker 00:06 - Marker 00:06 - Marker 00:0
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Will Arizona Loosen its Rigid Policy for Teaching English Learners?

Will Arizona Loosen its Rigid Policy for Teaching English Learners? | second and foreign language education | Scoop.it
A new bill in Arizona may finally reform the state’s restrictive English immersion model.
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Children who speak English as a second language more likely to improve in primary school, figures show

Children who speak English as a second language more likely to improve in primary school, figures show | second and foreign language education | Scoop.it
Children who speak English as a second language more likely to improve at primary school, official figures show, revealing also that white pupils are falling behind.
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MultiBrief: 7 tips for engaging ESL students in music education

MultiBrief: 7 tips for engaging ESL students in music education | second and foreign language education | Scoop.it
As the demands for English as a second language (ESL) courses continues to soar across the U.S., music educators must find new ways to engage these students in music performance at school.
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School of the Future: The Importance of Immersion

For English language learners, inclusion in fluent English classrooms is crucial for growth. Don't miss "School of the Future," airing September 14 on 9/8
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How Politics and Bilingualism Collide in the Classroom

How Politics and Bilingualism Collide in the Classroom | second and foreign language education | Scoop.it
Nearly one in four U.S. public-school children speak a language other than English at home. What’s the best way to accommodate ELL students in the classroom?
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Pushing the Multilingual Envelope

Pushing the Multilingual Envelope | second and foreign language education | Scoop.it
Kathy Stein-Smith updates us on the campaign for world language learning in the U.S. Just as the campaign for the White House has stepped into high gear, so has the campaign for foreign languages in the U.S.
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Can we learn a second language like we learned our first? | British Council

Can we learn a second language like we learned our first? | British Council | second and foreign language education | Scoop.it
Robert William McCaul, winner (with Marek Kiczkowiak) of the TeachingEnglish blog award, examines the influential ideas of linguist Stephen Krashen
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Can we learn a second language like we learned our first? | British Council

Can we learn a second language like we learned our first? | British Council | second and foreign language education | Scoop.it
Robert William McCaul, winner (with Marek Kiczkowiak) of the TeachingEnglish blog award, examines the influential ideas of linguist Stephen Krashen
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12 Ways to Support ESL Students in the Mainstream Classroom

12 Ways to Support ESL Students in the Mainstream Classroom | second and foreign language education | Scoop.it

Advice from three ESL teachers on the things regular classroom teachers can do to help English language learners thrive in mainstream classrooms. [...]

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10 lifesaving websites for ESL teachers

10 lifesaving websites for ESL teachers | second and foreign language education | Scoop.it

Lisa has asked me for some recommendations regarding useful sites for EFL teachers and I'm happy to make a little compilation of the places I visit most often to find ideas, inspirations, betimes l...

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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL | second and foreign language education | Scoop.it

Two 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. You might also be ...

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Lesson on Superlatives for ESL Students

A portion of an ESL lesson on Superlatives using the Cognitive Approach. The teacher is already done with the review of the previous lesson on comparative
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About the 6 Principles

About the 6 Principles | second and foreign language education | Scoop.it
What Are the 6 Principles? TESOL International Association has defined a core set of principles for the exemplary teaching of English learners. The 6 Principles are universal guidelines drawn from decades of research in language pedagogy and language acquisition theory.
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Teaching about technology

Teaching about technology | second and foreign language education | Scoop.it
Hello! Today’s post is about how to teach the vocabulary related to technology. Since we are on the topic of the future, it’s importan
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How to encourage students to speak out

How to encourage students to speak out | second and foreign language education | Scoop.it
In this video, Saima Iqbal from Pakistan and Indu Mehta from India describe how students who have interesting ideas to share are reluctant to communicate their ideas or speak out in the classroom.
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#113 - Words, Words, Words

#113 -  Words, Words, Words | second and foreign language education | Scoop.it
This lesson has a distinct vocabulary focus and gets students thinking about root words and collocations/word associations. They gain an awareness of how words…
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MultiBrief: Starting the school year with English learners

MultiBrief: Starting the school year with English learners | second and foreign language education | Scoop.it
​In just a few short weeks, schools will begin to fill up again with students ready for another year of learning. Of the approximately 50.1 million students in public K-12 schools in the United States, 9.3 percent will be English learners.
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ESL Preparation for a New Era - Language Magazine

ESL Preparation for a New Era - Language Magazine | second and foreign language education | Scoop.it
The Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Association has released a new report on preparation for ESL teachers in this changing educat
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50 Essential Resources for ESL Students | OEDB.org

50 Essential Resources for ESL Students | OEDB.org | second and foreign language education | Scoop.it
Learning a new language is always daunting, especially when that language is as full of weird rules and contradictions as English. Even native speakers som
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ESL Podcast 357 - Describing Facial Expressions

ESL Podcast 357 - Describing Facial Expressions Learn how to describe the expressions on people’s faces in English in this episode. "ESLPOD" is a registere...
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This series has a lot of good vocabulary and idioms.
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ESL Activity: The Envelope Game! - JH/HS

ESL Activity: The Envelope Game! - JH/HS | second and foreign language education | Scoop.it

When thinking of an ESL activity or game for the Junior High or High School levels there are few as fun, engaging or easy to prepare as The Envelope Game. 

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What are the Disciplinary Rules for Children in Special Education Programs? | FL GAL

Supplementary Documents: -- Course Outline: http://goo.gl/3L5CoI -- Section 504 Student Accommodation Plan: http://goo.gl/DQwDes -- Sample Due...

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