Resources

Putting More Fun into Nonfiction

From futuristic features on flying cars and fun facts about the rainforest to the latest football stats and fashion trends, who said nonfiction reading can’t be fun? Yet despite recent calls for increased nonfiction...

Many Languages, One World

Deadline Approaches for 2017 UN Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum ELS and the United Nations Academic Impact are sponsoring the fourth Many Languages, One World Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum. This...

TESOL: New Ways in Teaching with Music

Several recent studies suggest a link between how the brain processes language and music. New Ways in Teaching with Music, just released from TESOL Press, draws on this research and offers language teachers 101...

Focus on Student Centered Learning

In Future-Focused Learning: Ten Essential Shifts of Everyday Practice, published by Solution Tree, author Lee Watanabe-Crockett details how educators can shift instruction to focus on student-centered learning competencies to support critical thinking and digital...

Help ELLs Scaffold

Drawp for School is a digital content-creation and collaboration tool with embedded language scaffolds for English language learners (ELLs). Teachers use Drawp to provide language-scaffolding support to assignments in any subject. Students can work...

Bringing Radio Stories into the Classroom

Listenwise builds listening comprehension across the curriculum. Listenwise is a website that offers teachers free access to curated NPR public radio stories and podcasts. It features an audio library offering thousands of curated NPR...

Helpful Resources for Preservice and In-Service Teachers and Academics

Routledge’s books for K–12 world language teachers include The World Language Teacher’s Guide to Active Learning, 2nd Edition: Strategies and Activities for Increasing Student...

Multilingual Comics

Teachers looking for exciting authentic materials will be pleased to hear that Marvel Comics is teaming up with Italian publisher Panini Comics...

Zombielandia Brings Reading to Life

Many resources for learning a second language can be unengaging and repetitive, like learning foods and animals. The award-winning book Planet Zombielandia does the exact opposite of that and is hilarious, fun, and a...

Speech Sounds Visualized

When faced with the challenge of improving their pronunciation skills, most people feel that there is no replacement for the connection that occurs with face-to-face communication. Yet how can we help those who, for...