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Arizona Changes How English Language Learners Are Taught

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed Senate Bill 1014 into law, eliminating the controversial four-hour mandated block of English-language instruction (ELL) for English language learners in the state. ELL teachers now have more flexibility to tailor instruction to meet the … Continue reading

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Corpus Linguistics: Using The BNC With English Language Learners

The British National Corpus (BNC) is my favourite corpus. What’s yours? All teachers should have a favourite corpus. For many years, I preferred to use a free, online vocabulary profiler called LexTutor. In fact, I still use it when I … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Teaching English Language Learners Worldwide

Classrooms across the world are becoming increasingly diverse with increasing numbers of students whose primary home languages are not English. In the USA, state-reported data estimated 10 percent of the US school-aged population (PreK-twelfth grade) as students identified as limited … Continue reading

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How To Teach Conversation English Lessons by Cecilia Nobre

Ready-made speaking lesson plans 1. Viralelt is excellent for listening and speaking practice. All Viralelt posts consist of three parts: an embedded viral video, 10 conversation questions (Question time) and a listening activity (Sitting comfortably?). The only drawback is that … Continue reading

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#FelizLunes How To Teach Literature: The Role of Close Reading In Teaching English Language Learners To Read Complex Texts #mondaymotivation #HappyMonday #Mondayblogs

    If what we read entertains us, speaks to us, or makes us aware of the human condition, then it is literature. How to best teach literature?   I share my knowledge about teaching literature, gained from 15 years … Continue reading

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#FREE #Book! The Chilean National #English Test: The Years 2001 – 2014 #ASMSG #MondayBlogs #edchat #ell #efl #eslchat

Wow! 2015 is off to a fast start with so many things happening for me personally and professionally. I start the year off, appropriately, with a free book for my readership. But first, to catch up on the news, I … Continue reading

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Second Language Acquisition: #Language, #Culture & #Identity, for #English Language #Learners #Worldwide – #ELL / #ESL / #EAL / #EFL #ELT

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars An Engaging Introduction to Learning a Second Language. December 18, 2013 By Dennis Waller Amazon TOP 500 REVIEWER “Second Language Acquisition” by Thomas Baker explores the … Continue reading

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Teaching Debate in Chile: Age of Wisdom, Season of Light, Spring of Hope

Book Description Publication Date: July 19, 2013 Why should everyone learn how to debate? Here’s a global answer: “Sooner or later, all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace… If this … Continue reading

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Second Language Acquisition: Language, Culture & Identity, for English Language Learners Worldwide – ELL / ESL / EAL / EFL [Kindle Edition]

A book for everyone on Second Language Acquisition: Important For Everyone in our Bilingual World Second Language Acquisition: Language, Culture & Identity is a book which all learners, all students of all disciplines and all careers, and of course, worldwide, … Continue reading

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Teaching English Language Learners Worldwide: Theory & Practical Guide

Book Description Publication Date: May 5, 2013 It is estimated that over 1 billion people are currently learning English world wide. According to the British Council, as of the year 2,000 there were 750 million English as a Foreign language … Continue reading

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