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Empower English Language Learners With Tools From the Web

  • Title:Empower English Language Learners With Tools From the Web
  • Author:Lori Langer de Ramirez
  • Publication Date:December 2009
  • Grade Level:K-12
  • ISBN:9781412972437
  • Publisher:Corwin Press

Discover how Web 2.0 tools can advance English language learning!

Today's interactive Web tools offer teachers of English language learners a wealth of opportunities to inspire and motivate their students. This user-friendly, research-based guide shows how the "read/write" Web can enhance classroom learning and extend English language acquisition beyond school hours.

Lori Langer de Ramirez, a nationally known expert on ESL teaching and curriculum development, offers strategies for both ESL and mainstream classroom environments. Aligned with national TESOL standards, this resource provides:

  • A step-by-step guide for a wide range of relevant Web tools/activities, from blogs and podcasts to social networking and more
  • Classroom-ready projects designed to benefit learners' social and academic language development
  • Guidance on how and when to use Web tools with elementary, middle, and high school students
  • Personal narratives from teachers who have successfully used Web tools to teach English language learners
  • Teacher-tested and parent-approved guidelines for safe and appropriate Internet use

Support your students in gaining language proficiency and 21st-century skills through working with creative, collaborative Web tools!

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Author Bio

Lori Langer de Ramirez began her career as a teacher of Spanish, French, and ESL. She is currently the chairperson of the ESL and World Language Department for Herricks Public Schools. In the past decade, Langer de Ramirez has presented over 50 workshops, staff development trainings, and addresses at local, regional, and national conferences and in schools throughout the United States (Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington DC) and abroad (Puerto Rico, Thailand, Venezuela). She is the recipient of the Nelson Brooks Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Culture; several National Endowment for the Humanities grants for study in Mexico, Colombia, and Senegal; and a Fulbright Award to India and Nepal. Her areas of research and curriculum development are multicultural and diversity education, folktales in the language classroom, and technology in language teaching. She holds a master's degree in applied linguistics and a doctorate in curriculum and teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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