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iSL (Internet Second Language) Collective

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The Internet Second Language Collective or iSLCollective.com is a fine example of an online community of practice that will be an immediate and indispensable hit with your ESL/ELL and perhaps many other of your classroom teacher partners and coaches.  The English section of the site is now well over one million ESL/EFL language teachers strong.  The site […]

Our ESL kids share their stories

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Yesterday was Diversity Day as STHS.  One of the projects I was happy to help with was our ESL Stories. We asked our little group of students from Ukraine, China, Tibet, and Korea, to share their personal stories about coming to America. While our initial intent was to create opportunities for our ESL students to […]

Our first ESL Olympics

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Apology and rationale:  I am about to describe a lesson about skills in isolation.  This is not something we usually do.  But sometimes you feel the need to quickly catch up a particular group of students.  Sometimes a librarian’s gotta do what a librarian’s gotta do. Our new ESL teacher (my friend Christine Settino) and […]

Adventures in ESL (part 1): Picture book project

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We’re trying something a little different with our ESL class this week.  The new semester brought us two new students from Korea with limited English.  We wanted to get to know them and encourage them to get to know us better.  So we thought we try picture books. Our Picture Book activity asked learners to: […]