This a foreign language game site for elementary students produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation. Through this site, teachers and students are able to navigate through many games and activities designed to help them learn Spanish, French, and Mandarin. In order to provide valuable instruction to English Language Learners, we must explore and develop an understanding of a student’s heritage language and culture. This site provides various cultural resources as well as demonstrations of correct pronunciation, through audio and video clips.
You have probably realized by now that English is not a phonetic language. This means that when you see a group of letters, it will not always be pronounced the same. The International Phonetic Alphabet makes it easier to study pronunciation. The following videos focus on consonants, vowels, and diphthongs according to American English pronunciations.
“Many parents and teachers are well aware of the benefits the Orton-Gillingham method has for students struggling with dyslexia. But public school teachers in New Jersey have found that OG techniques can also work for students learning to read who are not native English speakers—commonly referred to as ‘ELLs’ or ‘English Language Learners.’ ”
Follow this link to read the rest of the article: https://journal.orton-gillingham.com/ell-students-benefit-from-orton-gillingham-techniques/
This video gives more information about the Orton-Gillingham method.
Colorin Colorado is a bilingual site for educators and families of English language learners.
Here you will find Reading Tips for Parents, written both in English:
and also in Spanish:
This article debunks several myths of the English language, making it seem not so scary after all. See the full article here: http://blog.tesol.org/spelling-demythtified-7-insights-for-language-teachers/.
There are thousands of languages in the world. Perhaps we can learn to recognize just a few. That’s what the game’s about. Quiz yourself and see how well you do!
This webinar, entitled “Thanksgiving Activities to Gobble Up!” can be found at AmericanTESOL.com, along with various helpful resources for teaching ELLs.