Resources for Educators to Support Students, Families, and Themselves in Times of War and Conflict
In our connected world, tragic events can have a far-reaching impact on our communities and our students. As educators serving multilingual learners of English we need to have the resources, knowledge, and skills to navigate through tumultuous times and support ourselves, our students, and their families.
TESOL has compiled these resources from various organizations to aid educators in the classrooms and beyond. We will continue to seek out and add to this list and invite your suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TESOL Guide to Using Microsoft Learning Accelerators With Multilingual Learners of English
TESOL partnered with Microsoft to create awareness of their category of tools called Learning Accelerators, specifically Immersive Reader, Reading Progress, and Reading Coach in Microsoft Teams. Learning Accelerators are learning tools included in Microsoft 365 for Education, at no cost to educators, that help teachers’ professional practice and strengthen student independence in their English language development.
This guide outlines multiple ways teachers can use the Microsoft literacy tools as an autonomous classroom resource to boost language and literacy development in tandem. It provides concrete, practical classroom activities across a range of contexts and student proficiency levels for use in classrooms with multilingual learners of English (MLEs).
ELs in the Early Years: Focus on High Quality Teaching Practices for PreK-K
Young English learners have unique learning needs and experiences that require a creative and responsive approach to teaching. Join this dynamic discussion of research-based teaching practices that go beyond the basics to support a successful start to language and literacy learning.
An Alternative Way to Provide Pronunciation Feedback in Distance Education
In distance education, providing on-the-spot corrective feedback on pronunciation can be challenging and not as useful as thought. Letting learners spot their own mistakes and encouraging peer learning can be a real alternative.