Book: Look at me When I Talk to You

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A presentation of the book content created by one of my fantastic graduate students…

Look at Me When I Talk to You

I like this book for a number of different reasons and recommend it to any ESL teachers

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About Being Bilingual…YOU KNOW YOU’RE FLUENT IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE WHEN…

#3 was a biggie for me. Enjoy.

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read the list here:  http://www.ef.com/blog/language/you-know-youre-fluent-in-another-language-when/

As an English learner myself, I can relate to each one of the items… Reading the list brings back memories…

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So true

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/how-the-language-you-speak-changes-your-view-of-the-world-10212854.html

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Bridging Gaps For Immigrant-Origin Children

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It is an urgent matter to prepare schools for immigrant and immigrant children.  Excerpt:

The nation’s foreign-born population is projected to reach 78 million by 2060, making up 18.8 percent of the total U.S. population, according to new Census Bureau population projections. So there’s no time like the present for improving intervention and support systems for immigrant-origin children and their families.

Read more here:  http://www.edcentral.org/immigrant-originchildren/

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Bilingual video

Posted by a classmate about the benefits of being bilingual. It’s very much of point for the book we are reading in class Bilingual Life and Reality by François Grosjean. Love it!

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I found this video interesting and informative

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Five Effective Strategies for Supporting English Language Learners in the Classroom

Natalie Platon

In my 3rd grade classroom, I use a variety of strategies to help English Learners learn English more quickly and retain new vocabulary. After learning French on my own time, I have discovered several strategies that have improved my French drastically.

1.) Using technology to enhance learning – Technology offers a different alternative to more traditional strategies such as direct instruction. When I learn French, I use apps such as Duolingo and Memrise to enhance my vocabulary. In the classroom, I give students the opportunity to use different apps to improve their language skills.

2.) Collaborate often with classmates in small groups. – By working in small groups, English Learners have the opportunity to improve their speaking skills because they have to work with their classmates to complete a specific task.

3.) Read books that are appropriate for their grade level. – When I study French, I read books and articles…

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Why Immigrant and Multilinguals are an Assett

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Read more about the importance of global competence  in “Diversity drives demand for global lessons” here http://www.districtadministration.com/article/diversity-drives-demand-global-lessons

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Explaining ACCESS Scores

Here is a handy little video by one of my classmates.  She collaborated with her school’s ESL teacher to produce this informational bit on how to better understand ACCESS scores.

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Technology and ELL Assessment

Here’s a video created by one of my wonderful classmates.  She’s very articulate and does a great job explaining the reasons why we should use assessment with ELLs as well as how to do so.

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TESOL Updates

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TESOL Convention

Did you miss some sessions at the TESOL convention? Looking for handouts? Didn’t get to the bookstore? Want to propose a session for 2016? It’s not too late! Read on.

TESOL Press Books at the Convention Discount
Until 30 April, you may purchase TESOL Press books at the Convention bookstore discount of 30% off list price (13% off member price.) There is a minimum US$30 purchase. Shipping is free for up to 5 books to the US and Canada only. There is a charge for shipping elsewhere. Use code TPM2015 at checkout.
Session Handouts
Not all sessions have handouts. For those sessions that have handouts, you can use your TESOL 2015 mobile app to access them. Select the session icon and search for the session. If there are available handouts, there will be a tab called “downloadables.”

On the desktop: Visit the desktop site in your browser. Search for…

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