SpeakingPal English Tutor offers exercises, dialogue with a virtual character, role-playing, and a series of minilessons. Each interactive session is less than two minutes. The app includes speech and language recognition and provides students with instant feedback on how well they spoke each sentence and word. The feedback is color coded for easy evaluation, and a progress page allows students to track their progress. The app is designed for iOS and Android devices. Cost: Free, with in-app purchases starting at $4.99
The TESOL Teacher of the Year Award was created by TESOL and NationalGeographic Learning to recognize and pay tribute to exceptional English language teachers at all levels. Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to create a supportive and encouraging learning environment by providing quality language instruction based on well-articulated theory, philosophy, educational research, and best practices.
Behind My Mask / Detras de me cubrebocasis a pedagogical tool to engage bilingual youth in conversations around identity and emotions amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. Written in English and Spanish, the book includes reflective activities about emotions and promotes the use of masks.
The Bill & MelindaGates Foundation wants to use a multimillion-dollar grant program to remove barriers to algebra—a gateway to higher-level mathematics—for English language learners, students from families in poverty, and Latino and Black students.