English Learner Reading Research


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


“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.”


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


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


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


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

Video: The Harsh Realities of Immigrants’ Experiences in America


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


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


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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