ELL/CLD Websites. Dr. Serpa and Dr. Lira's Favorites
Center for Applied Linguistics
The Center for Applied Linguistics is a private, non-profit
organization that disseminates research-based information
about language as it relates to educational and societal
issues. The site includes publications, databases, and links
related to a variety of issues, including immigrant and
refugee education, ESL teaching, and foreign language instruction.
James Crawford is the author of Educating English Learners:
Language Diversity in the Classroom and has also published
extensively on language policy and bilingual education.
His website highlights key issues in language minority education
and offers a selection of his recent articles, provides
updates on politics and legislation, and links with other
sites of related interest.
Massachusetts Association of Speakers of Other Languages
MATSOL is a Massachusetts professional organization that
supports educators working with English Language Learners.
In addition, MATSOL advocates for the educational opportunities
and achievement of English Language Learners.
Massachusetts Department of Education - ELL Resources
The Massachusetts Department of Education website dedicated
to ELL provides essential online resources. The website
will also update these resources and add new topics on a
regular basis. They welcome both feedback on these resources,
and suggestions for additional resources and topics. Any
suggestions may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
This website provides information about NABE, a professional
organization for educators interested in dual or multicultural
National Association for Multicultural Education
NAME is an international organization that was founded
to bring together individuals and groups interested in the
role of cultural diversity in education from various levels
of education, different academic disciplines and from diverse
educational institutions and occupations. Today, NAME is
an active, growing organization, with members from throughout
the United States and several other countries. Educators
from preschool through higher education and representatives
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the Office
of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and
Academic Achievement for all LEP students (OELA), NCELA
offers a large selection of publications online, all related
to the education of linguistically and culturally diverse
National Association for Multicultural Education
NAME is an international organization founded to bring
together individuals and groups interested in the role of
cultural diversity in education from various levels of education,
different academic disciplines and from diverse educational
institutions and occupations. NAME is an active, growing
organization, with members from throughout the United States
and several other countries. Educators from preschool through
higher education and representatives from business and communities
comprise NAME's membership.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
TESOL is an international organization that supports professionals
who teach English to speakers of other languages. In addition
to its online presence, TESOL publishes a scholarly journal,
the TESOL Quarterly, a magazine, TESOL Journal, and a newsletter,
TESOL Matters. TESOL has developed standards for teaching
English and teacher preparation, and advocates for English
language learning in a context that respects individual
language rights. TESOL has a large membership around the
world, and holds a well-attended conference each year.
Terralingua is an international nonprofit organization
concerned with the future of the world’s cultural
and linguistic diversity. Its website is devoted to the
issues of preserving linguistic diversity and exploring
the linkages between biological and cultural diversity.
The Center for Research on Education Diversity &
CREDE is a federally funded agency whose research and
development projects are focused on students who are linguistically
and culturally diverse. Much of CREDEs current work revolves
around its five standards for effective pedagogy. “These
standards or principles describe best practice in any classroom,
and include joint productive activity, language and literacy
development across the curriculum, connecting curriculum
to student’s lived experiences, teaching complex thinking
and teaching through conversation”. Professionals
who access CREDEs website will find useful research studies
as well as publications and multimedia products.
Teaching English as a New Language
The Tower of English is here to help ESL students and
teachers quickly find the best places on the Internet to
practice real English! You'll find about 300 fun and interesting
websites in 34 different categories.