Below you will find websites to watch videos, links to online activities, and links to listen and read stories with your student. Students are encouraged to also independently practice their English at home using these resources. These resources are great for students to improve their computer literacy skills, prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Civic Test, and to practice their English at home. Many of the websites are specifically for beginning-level English.
Skill Book Activity Sheets are geared to each lesson in your teacher’s manual.
Student Learning Goals (PDF version) – Help your student identify his/her goals.
Student Learning Goals Pictorial (PDF version) – Geared to the beginning learner. Uses pictures to depict common goals.
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Lessons, Tutorials, and Teaching References
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services – Study materials for Civic Test
AAA Math – Great lessons and exercises for learning basic math. Unlimited practice is available for all lessons.
60+ English Grammar Resources for Fun Learning – English grammar and style guides, grammar applications, and English grammar tests and quizzes.
Purdue OWL – ESL Instructors & Tutors – These OWL resources will help ESL instructors and tutors develop curricula for teaching second language writing.
Lanternfish – Worksheets and flashcards.
California Distance Learning Project for Adult Learning – Adult learning
activities that build reading and writing skills through stories on a variety of
topics (e.g. working, family, housing, etc.).
A Day at Dollar General: Learn While Shopping – An interactive site for students to learn how to track, use and save money, while on a shopping trip. Each activity contains games and stories.
Discovery Education Puzzlemaker – Create and print customized word search,
criss-cross, math puzzles and more.
FunTrivia – Quizzes on all aspects of the English language.
The Grammar Aquarium – Grammar notes, online and handout exercises.
Grammar-Quizzes.com – Practice on points of English grammar
Isabel’s ESL Site – Exercises, web-based materials, workshop and links for
teaching and learning.
Lauri’s ESL Website – Short conversations and listening passages with interactive exercises to test comprehension.
Livewire Puzzles – Free printable word search puzzles.
Manythings.org – A fun study site for ESL learners.
Mes English – ESL games, worksheets, & phonics flash cards.
My Own Resources – An ESL/EFL web site for teachers and students.
OM Audio – Multimedia units for listening comprehension in three
levels of difficulty
PBS Literacy Link – Information for adult learners and educators using online interactive
materials and computer technologies with videos.
Quia – A variety of activities, quizzes, and games.
U.S.A. Learns – Teaches vocabulary, grammar and life skills. Created by the US Department of Education.
Vocabulary.co.il – Vocabulary word search, crossword puzzles,
hangman, quizzes, match games, and word jumbles.
Azar Grammar Exchange – Post questions about English grammar and usage, comment on topics by other readers, and receive informed answers from the Grammar Exchange team.
LanguageGuide.org – English vocabulary guide.
Literacy Assistance Center – Sample lesson plans and ideas on incorporating technology into lessons; newsletters, literacy publications, and a section on jobs in literacy.
ESLpod – Podcasts for ESL learners. Download audio files on to itunes (Windows & Apple) and MP3 players. If a podcast member, the audio files are accompanied by Learning Guides with vocabulary & background information about the story.
US Culture & History
– Information about American “social customs and cultural differences.” The information is aimed mainly at international college students, but immigrants (and their tutors) can also find some interesting discussion/reading topics.
Immigrant Life (New to America) – Information (at a fairly high reading level) about topics of concern to new immigrants such as: social security, health insurance, taxes, medicine, immigration forms, etc.
InfoUSA – Information from the U.S. Department of State about U.S. history, culture, economy, educational system, political processes and more.
Life in the USA – Information from the U.S. Department of State about U.S. history, culture, economy, educational system, political processes and more. Information (from the author’s perspective) on many different aspects of US culture for immigrants and visitors to the US.
Valuing Differences: Celebrating Diversity – Information on a wide range of national and religious holidays and observances.