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ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival – Summer Break Edition

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Welcome to the 12th ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival – Summer Break Edition

Whether you are catching up on your professional development reading, filling carts with school supplies at Staples,  or  planning your curriculum, you will find great minds blogging about fascinating topics.

Shielding himself from the sun in the computer lab, Chris Mark is helping teachers perfect the use of web-blogs. His article Using Web-Logs in the EFL Classroom posted at Students’ Page. This blog post contains a Slideshare presentation from a recent conference and a list of links to related presentations. Next to him, Burcu Akyol helps “blogger wannabes” find their place in the blogosphere. Check out her article My Blogging Adventure – Some Ideas For Blogger Wannabes (Part 1) posted at Burcu Akyol’s EFL Blog.

On the obstacle course, drill instructor Shelly Terrell leads teachers through a strenuous bootcamp. The focus of this bootcamp session is wait time. Check out her video and instructions in Wait! Don’t Tell Me! posted at Teacher Boot Camp.

You’ll find Lucy Bertoldi at the bookstore adding to her classroom thesaurus collection. Her article  Context Explanation and Synonyms Versus Translation posted at ESL-EAL and More. This concise article helps educators coach their students when they cannot come up with words in English. In the checkout line, she strikes up a conversation with Larry Ferlazzo about ESL/EFL/ELL terminology. Check out his article The Best Guides To ESL/EFL/ELL Terminology on Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day.

Cool drink in hand, Mathew Needleman engages in a debate about curriculum and responsibility. His article, It’s Not the Curriculum, It’s Us posted at Creating Lifelong Learners is a direct response to Scott McLeod‘s It’s not ‘the tests.’ It’s us.

At the bank, Miracel Juanta is depositing her blog revenue. She teaches educators how to make money off of their blogs in the article How to Add Google Adsense to Your Blog posted at On Blogging and Social Media. Nice way to make summer cash…

David Royal is on his way to an environmental protest. On his blog, ESL etc., he explains how he helped make the Hawaii English Language Program greener: Greening an Intensive English Program.

Karenne Sylvester (of Kalinago English) is at the comic book store looking for seed ideas. Her article Murder Of A Superhero. Weapon? An Item Of Office Equipment is an example of a formal and informal language lesson.

At the principal’s office, David Deubelbeiss explains how his lesson about lies helps students understand the emotion behind language. Check out his article Using Lies in the EFL Classroom on EFL Classroom 2.0 – Teacher Talk.

During a conference, Mary Ann Zehr presents a study about Latino teens, parenting, and culture.  Her article, Study: Latino Teens Benefit From Sharing Two Cultures With Parents is posted on the Edweek Learning the Language blog .

Enjoy your summer vacation! ELL Classroom will be hosting the 13th Carnival on October 1st. Us this nifty submission form to get your article on the midway.


Written by TeacherC

5 August 2009 at 4:08 am

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  1. Thank you for hosting the carnival!

    These are wonderful posts and luckily I have read some, but will be checking out some new blogs I have not read! I have a feeling I will be adding more subscriptions to my Google reader!


    5 August 2009 at 6:45 am

  2. […] Wlliams has just posted the Twelfth Edition of the ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival. She’s calling it “Summer Break Time” and definitely done some great creative […]

  3. Thank you Candace for including my presentation on how to use web logs in the EFL class in the latest blog carnival. I would like to let you know that I use ‘Chris Mark’ as a username. My full name is Christina Markoulaki and I would appreciate it if you replaced my username with my full name in your post. Perhaps I accidentally wrote my username in the form I sent you. Thank you once more!

    Chris Mark

    8 August 2009 at 3:39 am

  4. […] Wlliams posted the Twelfth Edition of the ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival earlier this month.  She called it “Summer Break Time” and definitely did some great creative […]

  5. Thank you for hosting he blog carnival. Great posts there!!

    Mohammed Rhalmi

    10 September 2009 at 6:33 am

  6. […] founder of EFL Classroom 2.0; Mary Ann Zehr from Education Week’s Learning The Language blog; Candace Wlliams; Alice Mercer and this […]

  7. […] Wlliams posted the Twelfth Edition of the ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival earlier this month.  She called it “Summer Break Time” and definitely did some great creative […]

  8. […] Let me start by saying that it is quite intimidating to follow up Candace William’s Twelfth Edition ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival. She did a wonderful job introducing and transitioning between each blog submission. I am in no way […]

  9. Thank you for posting all of this! The amount of resources here reminded me instantly of what I’ve been finding recently at (in fact, these would be great additions to its current resources page). Anyway, I can’t wait to read through these blogs!


    Marty Dunn

    8 October 2009 at 12:51 pm

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