English Learner Reading Research

27/05/2018

Interesting findings: Bilinguals Single Out Second Language While Reading. Good stuff to share with your teacher colleagues! More at https://www.languagemagazine.com/2018/04/10/bilinguals-single-out-second-language-while-reading/#%2EWs07PaG5zmI%2Elinkedin

Excerpt:

“We went in thinking second-language readers may not be able to predict the way monolinguals do,” she added. “But when we take into account that some bilinguals are very skilled at negotiating the environmental and linguistic pressures that are exerted on them, we can see that their ability and brain activity in their second language mimics that of monolinguals. In other words, some bilinguals can comprehend in their second language just as well as monolinguals do.”

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Learning About Your Students’ Cultures ade Easy: A Cultural Atlas

26/05/2018

A cool tool for teachers to learn cultural facts about their students at https://culturalatlas.sbs.com.au/intro


Supporting Immigrant Students in Staying in Touch With Their Families’ Heritage Languages

26/05/2018

Interesting story in More than words: why I’m trying to learn the language of my ancestors at http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/indigenous-language-learning-anishinaabemowin-duncan-mccue-1.4664407


Lesson Planning Corner: English Listening Materials

26/05/2018

Great resources for English Lessons: https://listenwise.com/


Video: The Harsh Realities of Immigrants’ Experiences in America

25/05/2018


Why teachers shouldn’t be afraid of other languages being spoken in the classroom

25/05/2018

Many schools and teachers still do not like languages other than English to be spoken in their classrooms. Share with them that this view is not helpful in any regard. Find more at https://theconversation.com/why-teachers-shouldnt-be-afraid-of-other-languages-being-spoken-in-the-classroom-95244


Culture Corner: This Is the Only Country in the World That Is Recognised by the UN but Has No Land

25/05/2018

I doubt that we will encounter citizens from this country in our classrooms. However, it is an interesting story https://theculturetrip.com/europe/malta/articles/this-is-the-only-country-in-the-world-that-is-recognised-by-the-un-but-has-no-land/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=ad&utm_campaign=012018noland


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