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ELL/ESL

Curriculum, software, and other resources for teachers of English language learners and bi-lingual students.

Mar 23, 2020

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Teaching Young People About COVID-19

NPR has published a comic geared to children about the newly discovered coronavirus. The comic has also been published in Chinese and translated into other languages—and it is finding an audience in schools and libraries as well as in homes.

STEM and ELL students

Mar 16, 2020

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SPOTLIGHT! On Equitable Access to Science Materials

Building Science Literacy with Technology
Nationally, English learners (ELs) make up nearly 10 percent of preK–12 classrooms and almost 15 percent of urban classrooms, and these numbers are on the rise, according to research by the National Center for Education Statistics. Many supports are available for ELs, but the elementary science materials available are disproportionately directed toward grade-level readers. How can educators make access to science more equitable?

English learners conference

Mar 16, 2020

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Online Conference for Teachers of English Learners

Since 2017 the free VirtuEL Conference has invited researchers and teachers of English learners to present on topics ranging from digital tools for ELs to schoolwide changes to help language learners.

global literature

Nov 01, 2019

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Initiative to Increase the Availability of International Literature

The Global Literature in Libraries Initiative is intended to raise the visibility of world literature for adults and children at the local, national, and international levels by facilitating close and direct collaboration between translators, librarians, publishers, editors, and educators.

Language Learning App

Oct 01, 2019

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Language Learning with Virtual Characters

Users of Android devices can experience the most advanced way to learn languages in any setting. Mondly, offered by ATi Studios, is the first VR app for learning a world language featuring speech recognition and chatbot technology.

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