Welcome to the 19th ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival

One of the best aspects of being an edublogger and being on twitter has been all the inspiring teachers I have gotten to interact with daily. That’s why I was happy to host this Carnival, because it’s my chance to promote some really wonderful teachers and hopefully increase the communication and sharing among all of […]

What It Takes to Teach ESL

[tweetmeme source=”laflecha” only_single=false]A few weeks ago, one of my students said to me and a fellow teacher, “I saw this thing in a movie once but I don’t know what it’s called. It’s shaped like this (hands make triangle shape) and it’s tall like a building and people kinda go inside it. It has an […]

why i could not write about test prep for my ELLs

he crept through borderlands, twists and turns of thickets and dust where mothers and fathers had crossed before his had crossed before sleeping with sinking sideways glances in shadows his life this cautious yet treacherous desperate yet hopeful journey that spans 3 countries on foot for days through rivers this journey; illegal All ready but […]

A “mud” Rant

Recently, in two separate discussions, teachers have made comments to me about the specific vocabulary words that my students ought to know. I am doing research for my Master’s thesis and was asking teachers about a specific book called Mud Tortillas. When testing readers with that book, teachers are allowed to ask the student if […]