Exploiting YouTube Videos in EFL to Foster Critical Thinking and Collaboration

22/07/2017

Great resource:  https://ltsig.iatefl.org/exploiting-youtube-videos-in-efl-to-foster-critical-thinking-and-collaboration/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+iatefl%2Fwcxp+%28LTSIG+IATEFL%29


Video: Literacy Centers for Multilingual Students Grades 9-12 / ELA / ELL

22/07/2017

A real lesson for real teachers:  https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/literacy-centers-sife-bridges/?utm_source=newsletter20170722/


Kentucky Changes to The ESL Praxis Exam

22/07/2017

Please pay attention to the change:

Praxis Test Changes

Kentucky’s Praxis test requirements for obtaining the ESL Endorsement (P-12) are changing.

Test Name Code

Passing

Score

English to Speakers of Other Languages
(accepted through 8/31/2017)
5361 157
English to Speakers of Other Languages
(beginning 9/1/2017)
5362 155

 

For more information, please visit: https://www.ets.org/praxis/ky/requirements


Don’t Teach Bilingual Learners More Languages. Actually, This is Wrong.

22/07/2017

Bi- and multilingual students can actually learn additional languages easier than monolingual learners.  They can utilize several already existing linguistic systems.  Read more in Bilingual kids can pick up third language ‘more easily’: Study at http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/bilingual-kids-can-pick-up-third-language-more-easily


Non-Native or Native Speaking English Teachers? Is There a Difference?

22/07/2017

Good reflection in WHY I WISH I WAS A NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER BY JAMES TAYLOR at https://teflequityadvocates.com/2014/05/20/why-i-wish-i-was-a-non-native-english-speaker-by-james-taylor/comment-page-3/#comment-5339


Teachers Are Highly Trained Professionals. Do They Feel That Way?

22/07/2017

In my work, I often encounter teachers who do not possess a high level of self-confidence about their professional status. This is unfortunate and can impact their work.  Read more in Why Teachers Need To See Themselves as Experts at https://medium.com/@thejlv/why-teachers-need-to-see-themselves-as-experts-69341b444763

View story at Medium.com


Resource for Asian-Americans

22/07/2017

Great resource The Poet Bao Phi, On Creating A ‘Guidebook’ For Young Asian-Americans at http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/07/20/537580283/the-poet-bao-phi-on-creating-a-guidebook-for-young-asian-americans


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