Some Internet sources of information about teaching English to speakers
of other languages
A site for both language teachers and language students:
Dave's ESL Cafe - a
virtual coffeehouse in cyberspace for ESL teachers and students.
Some sites with information about language teaching:
CALLA - the "official" web page
for the Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach, maintained by Dr.
Ana Uhl Chamot, one of the orginators of the method.
Center for Applied Linguistics - information
about this nonprofit organization's projects and publications with numerous
links to other worthwhile sites.
Information Center (ERIC)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and
English as a Second Language Special
Collection on the web site of the National Institute for Literacy.
Information on curricula, organizations, and resources with an emphasis
on adult ESL and literacy.
home page - information on language policy and the politics of language
from the former Washington editor of Education Week. Among the documents
on this page is:
Aversarial Discourse" by Jim Cummins - a presentation before the California
State Board of Education, in which Cummins (one of the best known researchers
in the field) summarizes what the research says about bilingual education,
and discusses how the research has sometimes been misunderstood or distorted,
especially by opponents of bilingual education.
MATSOL - home page of the Massachusetts
Association of Teachers to Speakers of Other Languages, our local affiliate
of international TESOL (see "TESOL Online," below).
Modern Language Journal
homepage - includes abstracts of recent articles from this important journal.
National Association for Bilingual Education
- NABE'S home page reflects the organization's concern with the education
of language minority Americans, and especially with existing and proposed
legislation and public policies affecting language education.
National Clearinghouse for Bilingual
Education - possibly the most information-rich site on the Internet
for people interested in language teaching and learning. Databases,
an extensive online library with documents you can download, and more.
Reading Recovery Council
of North America - information about this early literacy program which
has as its goal literacy for all children (including but not limited to
students for whom English is not a first language).
TESOL Online - the home page of the
international organization Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Information about conventions, publications, membership, etc.
TESL-L - information
about the largest interactive listserv (e-mail discussion group) on the
Internet. Over the years, I have learned a tremendous amount from
TESL-L and its sublists. Choose this link for information about how
to join. (It's easy and it's free!)
Total Physical Response - a commercial
site promoting this "natural" comprehension-based method of language teaching.
Includes a catalog of TPR materials for classroom use.
In addition to the above, the Annual
Editions web site has a very extensive set of links to TESL resources.
From the list of current Annual Editions volumes, select the book on Teaching
English as a Second Language, and then select "Related Links."
Some sites with information about educational issues in general:
Association for Supervision and Curriculum
Development - ASCD's web page reflects the organization's concern with
a broad range of issues in education. Resources on this site include
articles from Educational Leadership magazine.
Spencer Kagan's commercial Cooperative
Learning webpage includes information about this company's workshops,
publications, and learning materials
Education Week on the web.
- information about the anti-prejudice educational program of the Southern
Poverty Law Center. Teaching Tolerance materials are excellent and
many of them are available free to educators.
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