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17. ELL Resources

INDEX for the FOLLOWING  SECTIONS

1. Immigration

        Immigration in General...Problems

        Border Problems

        Persecution

2.  ELL Teacher Resources

3.  Many Languages

4.  Education in Latin America

5.  ELL Adult Education

6.  ELL Elementary Education

 

1.  Immigration and Problems
 

IMMIGRATION  IN  GENERAL

http://educate.si.edu/migrations/start.html Very good source from Smithsonian Institute's materials on Migration, exploring the nature and complexity of the movement of peoples, cutures, ideas, and objects. This draws from the vast and interdisciplinary collections of the Smithsonian Institutioin's museums, libraries and archives.

www.iom.int/jahia/jsp/index.jsp  (in Spanish, English and French) IOM has become the leading international organization working with migrants and governments to provide hume resonses to migrations challenges. This has many resources in migrantory research.

http://educationnorthwest.org  Good site for bilingual education and immigration facts--a resource guide for educators in the Northwest and Alaska to help them improve education for immigrant students *

PROBLEMS   WITH  IMMIGRATION  IN  VARIOUS  COUNTRIES

www.elcomercio.com/secciones.asp?seid=277 This newspaper from Ecuador has a section heading about "Los Inmigrantes"

www.lainsignia.org Many interesting articles about problems in many Latin American countries, US and Spain (in Spanish)

www.monografias.com (in Spanish) Type of search engine/daily newsletter concerning all types of problems in Latin America; much information

 

MIGRATIONS


http://smithsonianeducation.org Very good source from Smithsonian Institute's materials on Migration. Migrations in History explores the nature and complexity of the movement of people, sultures, ideas, and objects. Drawing from the vast and interdisciplinary collections of the Smithsonian Institution's museums, libraries, and archives, this site features the stories and artifacts of migration--what happens when people move, what they take with them, what they leave behind, and how they make their new place home.

BORDER PROBLEMS 

www.cidac.org The Center of Research for Develolopment is an independent, non-profit institution devoted to the multidisciplinary study and prospective interpretatin of Mexico's reality, and to the proposal of viable alternatives related to the country's medium and long term development, in order to contribute to shaping public opinion, and to provide analysis for the processes of decision making in society at large. This has MANY QUALITY LINKS OF ALL TYPES!

http://lib.nmsu.edu/subject/bord/index.html Has many sites; from New Mexico State library

www.inegi.gob.mx/ ALOT of information about all of Mexico--good pictures

www.utep.edu/border/ Has a section for Education and Training that is good; many sites

http://educate.si.edu/migrations/start.html Very good--Migration in History. Presented by the Smithsonian Institution, this explores the nature and complexity of the movement of peoples, cultures, ideas, and objects. Drawing from the vast and interdisciplinary collections of the Smithsonian Institution's museums, libraries, and archives, this site features the stories and artifacts of nmigration--what happens when people move, what they take wit them, what they leave behind, and how they make their new place home.

PERSECUTION
 

www.analitica.com/va/politica/opinion/2670163.asp"La cultura del terror"; in Spanish but very interesting--about the persecution of the intellectuals in Cuba and other countries; thought provoking

2.  ELL Teacher Resources

www.alliance.brown.edu/dnd/dnd_links.shtml D & D Development and Dissemination Schools Initiative: Excellent information from New York City and Brown University for helping students of all ages! Also has many other good links!

www.esl-lab.com ESL Labfull of listening comprehension activities for use with your students. Neatly organized by difficulty level. Listen to the audio segment and answer the questions based on what you hear. 

www.nalejandria.com Nueva Alejandria: A great website for teachers, hailing from Argentina. Find recommended teacher sites, 'Top Ten' sites, and a directory of Spanish-speaking schools who are on the Web. 

http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/5locate/adviceengine.html Choose the Best Engine for Your Purpose:  A middle school librarian untangles the mystery of effectivley choosing appropriate search engines.

www.lessonplanspage.com/index.htm  Lesson Plans Page: if you are still looking for lesson plans, here is another well organized site for you search.

www.edhelper.com/cat188.htm Ed Helper: over 200 language learning lessons here among other resources.

www.epals.com ePals Classroom Exchange: meet other classrooms from around the world in this easy to use web chat environment. Enter as a visitor and if you enjoy it, register your school for free.

 http://iecc.org   Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connectins: Looking for E-pals for your students? Here's the place to begin. This free service helps teachers and classes link with partners in other countries and cultures for email classroom pen-pal and project exchanges. 

www.tesol.org/index.html Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages A professional association with a mission is to ensure excellence in English language teaching to speakers of other languages

http://iteslj.org  The Internet TESL Journal (for teachers of ELL) *

www.mcrel.org/about/index.asp Mid-contonent Research for Educatin and Learning  Connections+ consists of Internet resources linked with corresponding subject-area content standards in a broad range of topics and subject areas (arts, social studies, civics, economics, foreign language, geography, health and physical education, history, language arts, mathematics, science, and interdisciplinary). This is a good starting point for educators seeking ways to integrate Internet into the curriculum.

www.ilovelanguages.com I Love Languages Devoted to bringing together information about thelanguages of the world the H-LP database currently contains over 1800 resources covering more than 100 different languages. The language resources listed here come from all around the world, and range from dictionaries to language tutorials to spoken samples of languages.

LESSON  PLANS

www.eslpartyland.com Karin's ESL PartyLand: This site for ESL students and teachers has 25 discussion forums, an interactive quiz center, lots of lesson plans and printable materials to use in class, and more

 

3.  Many Languages
 

www.ilovelanguages.com I Love Languages Devoted to bringing together information about thelanguages of the world the H-LP database currently contains over 1800 resources covering more than 100 different languages. The language resources listed here come from all around the world, and range from dictionaries to language tutorials to spoken samples of languages.

 

http://www.allexperts.com/getExpert.asp?Category=656 Allexperts Languages Q & A: Volunteer experts answer your questions about foreign languages like Spanish and French.

 

HELPS  FOR  ENGLISH  LANGUAGE  LEARNERS

www.languages-on-the-web.com This site has parallel texts from English to 55 different languages (Many about a private investigator, Daisy Hamilton); also many links for each language *

 

English Classes

http://www.sherton.com.ar Lots of vocabulary and grammar examples in English and Spanish, organized by topic (irregular verbs, tenses, pronouns, etc.). Intended for Spanish speakers, but also useful for English speakers learning Spanish. Very interesting!

OTHER  LANGUAGES

www.SEAsite.niu.edu/Thai/maanii1/fsmaanii1.htm Thai Language course

 

4.  Education in Latin America
 

www.schwartzman.org.br/simon/delphi/gallart.pdf  "The Future of Education in Latina America and the Caribbean" by Simon Schwartzman; EXCELLENT article--in English

www.alainet.org American Latina en movimiento: interesting articles about problems in Latin America

 

5.  ELL  Adult  Education
 

 http://literacynet.org/cnnsf CNN Interactive Learning Resources: to provide current news stories to students with reading levels that are not high enough to read and understand standard newspaper articles. A variety of interactive leanring activities help reinforce and provide greater understanding of what is presented on the screen. Teahcerss can use the lessons for group activities and students can work at their own pace for individualized learning.

www.peakenglish.com/index.jsp PEAK English: This site teaches English as a seond language in an interactive format. Visitors can track their progress after they take a placement test to identify strengths and weaknesses. Core lessons are free.

ELL  ACTIVITIES  FOR  ADULTS

www.onestopenglish.com Solutions and example lesson plans for English teaching

 

6.  ELL  Elementary  Education
 

 http://www.sedl.org/scimath/pasopartners/welcome.html Paso Partners, a division of Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, ahs created a two-volume curriculum and resources guide designed to help K-3 teachers increase achievement of Hispanic-children whose first language is not English. Preceding each complete unit in English is a Spanlish version of background information for the teacher, as well as a Spanish version of the lesson itself.