What Your Pronunciation of These Words Tells Other People



Find the link to the source here:  http://mentalfloss.com/article/58011/what-your-pronunciation-these-words-tells-other-people

Associograms: Using Technology to Anchor Vocabulary in Language Learning


Open this link to see a step by step examples of how to use mind mapping to learn vocabulary quicker.  http://www.mindmeister.com/blog/2013/12/13/how-to-learn-a-second-language-with-mind-maps-part-i/



Calendar Activity With Extensions in 7 Languages to link Content to Home Language


Click here to receive your Free PDF sample of:

Learning Language Every Day! An Activity Calendar for Children Ages 2.5-5.5 Years and Their Families


This calendar sample includes pages from each of the 6 available languages:

English, Spanish, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Simplified Chinese.

These large (13.5″ x 9 5/8″) 2015-16 wall calendars are designed to support home language development and learning at home. They feature full-color, child-friendly illustrations, suggested word lists, connections to Kindergarten expectations, and cut-out activity cards with developmentally-appropriate language-based activities. A two-page calendar guide, and focus bulletin for practitioners accompanies each classroom set of calendars.
Check out this and other resources here: https://www.wceps.org/store/wida/#2?utm_source=WIDAStorenews&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=July_Newsletter

New WIDA Member State


WIDA Welcomes Idaho

NEW WIDA Resource


Educators, please check out the new resource:

Resources for Those Working With Immigrants


Promoting immigrant student success across America

“Thank you for offering a quality workshop! I learned a lot and will be able to use many of these great ideas. Sometimes I feel as if my students are overlooked. Not enough is being done to help them be more successful in school.” – Participant

Immigration can be a teaching and learning tool that benefits all of America’s increasingly diverse classrooms. Immigrant students, themselves, are gateways to the wider immigrant communities through their families, cultures and languages.
Clockwise from top left: Susan Rojas, The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.; Eileen Kugler, Embrace Diverse Schools; Claire Tesh, American Immigration Council; Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute; and Silja Kallenbach, World Education, Inc.
These were some of the takeaways from the annual free online workshop, Immigrant Student Success: Models and Tools for K-12 and Adult Educators, hosted by The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC) Public Education Institute on July 8 and 9, 2015. The online workshop featured 10 experienced presenters interacting with educators from 29 states. Through in-depth presentations, interactive sessions and group chats, participants had the rare professional development opportunity to learn and share their knowledge and resources with fellow educators and experts. Read more.
Below are recordings of the six modules and the panel discussion from the free online workshop. To access the slides and other resources, please visit our website.
Click here to learn about all of The ILC Public Education Institute’s free online workshops, which have served more than 1,000 people across the country to date. You can sign up to be informed of the dates of future workshops.

Usha Tummala-Narra, PhD, Associate Professor, Counseling, Developmental and Educational Psychology Department, Lynch School of Education, Boston College.


Sarah Lynn, Author, Pearson ELT; ESOL Instructor, Center for Workforce Development, Harvard University
Sara Burnett, Education Associate, Community Education Center at the American Immigration Council
Katie Li, Teacher and Instructional Coach, Charlestown High School, MA; Consultant, The Internationals Network for Public Schools

Silja Kallenbach, Vice President, U.S. Division, World Education, Inc.;
Eileen Kugler, President, Embrace Diverse Schools; Claire Tesh, Senior Manager, Community Education Center at the American Immigration Council;
Susan Rojas, ESOL Instructor, The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.


Denzil Mohammed, Director, The ILC Public Education Institute

Chiara Magini, Assistant Director, The ILC Public Education Institute

ELT: Poem for Class


Read it top to bottom, then bottom to top:



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