Exploiting YouTube Videos in EFL to Foster Critical Thinking and Collaboration


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


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


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



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.


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?


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?


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


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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