It’s been my good fortune to teach English Language Learners (ELL) right across my teaching career.
I started as a primary or elementary school teacher then moved into the adult sector as a teacher, lecturer and digital literacy coach and instructor. Now I’m back teaching in the primary classroom.
I’m passionate about developing the digital literacy skills of my students, and have written many posts about my classroom experiences.
Read (articles by Greg Curran)
- Using Google Drive in the Adult English Language Classroom
- Using Seesaw in the Adult English Language Classroom
- Improving Communicative Language Skills with Seesaw
- Building Pronunciation Skills and Self-Confidence with Flipgrid
- Being Seen and Heard as an English Language Learner
- How to Unlock Student Life Stories
- Beyond Worksheets and Spelling Tests
- Transformation through Digital Storytelling
- The Power of Digital Storytelling
- Check out my Teaching with Technology Page – which focuses on my teaching Digital Literacy with English Language Learners
Checkout Useful ELL Resources
- BBC Learning English website
- Bridging Cultural Differences – TED Talks
- Cindy Valdez Adams (TESOLoz)
- Cult of Pedagogy – Lots of teaching tips and insights especially relevant to EAL students (YouTube Channel). Also check out Jennifer Gonzalez’s blog
- Educolor website
- How to Change the Story About Students of Color – Dena Simmons
- Integrating Digital Literacy into English Language Instruction (American Institutes for Research)
- Journal Writing with EAL students (FluentU)
- Larry Ferlazzo
- Literacy Lenses website (Mary Howard, Amy Brennan, and Jenn Hayhurst)
- Literacy Through Photography for English Language Learners – Tabitha Dell’Angelo
- Teaching Tolerance website
- The EAL Handbook (How to support English as an Additional Language Learners)
- Twelve Ways to Use Twitter with English Language Learners – Shelly Terrell
- Twitter chats: #ELLChat, #ausELT
Listen to My Education Podcast
I host and produce the podcast, Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran. I talk to educators and community leaders who are passionate about social justice, inclusion and innovation. Listen in Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast app.