helpful links & resources

There is a wealth of information available online which should be of assistance to LVEC tutors. Some of the best sites are listed below.

teaching Esol (English as a second Language)

ProLiteracy's comprehensive collection of professional tutor development resources can be found at:

ProLiteracy describes this collection of resources as follows:

The following courses were designed to support adult educators from professional teachers to volunteer tutors, from pre-service instructors who have yet to begin working with adult learners to experienced instructional staff looking for new ideas. Want to learn more about research-based reading instruction? What it's like to work at an adult literacy program? How to support learning gains in your students? How to adapt activities for English language learners? Whether you're looking to complete professional development hours or just looking for new ideas, these courses are all self-paced and free for you!

Citizenship Test Study Guide
A Government site providing help for those studying to pass the U.S. Citizenship Test is below. This is the link to the U.S. government site which offers all you need to study for the test for free:

Voice Nation
An interesting collection of ESOL resources including listening, grammar, and other information about learning English can be found at the link below:

ESL Lesson Plans & Research
A straightforward, comprehensive list of lesson plans and one of the best hypertext lists of practical, teacher oriented ESL/ESOL resources is found at the following link:

ESL Flow
ESL Flow is a website with a wide range of resources for planning, tutoring, and group sessions for ESL/ESOL learners. Need some quick ideas for creating a lesson? ESL Flow may have what you are looking for:

ESL Gold
Lots of listening, speaking, reading and writing exercises, grammar explanations, and ideas for teaching and links to other ESOL sites can be found with ESL Gold. Materials are free to ESOL students and teachers and are sorted by skill and level:

English Club
Find lessons for students, including interactive pages such as forums, games, quizzes, chat, help and penpals:

English Forum
The Teacher's Section in the Englishforum has a wealth of info and resources for teachers of English. See the Teacher's Message Board to share ideas and opinions:

Additional Links to Support Teaching ESL/ESOL
Offers online English lessons and tests at all levels with interactive tests and exercises in grammar, vocabulary, reading, crosswords, hangman and more.
Classroom type lessons and downloadable activities.
Loads of ideas, resources and connections, printable materials, discussion forums and employment opportunities for tutors
Words, games, puzzles, quizzes, exercises, slang proverbs, much more
Companion website to the News For You weekly newspaper by New Reader's Press
This site has online quizzes for learners
Hundreds of free English teaching resources, ideas and plans for all levels, tests, games
Free educational resources for everyone. Linked through ProLiteracy America for literacy ideas and professional updates.
Free site for English learners. Free English vocabulary sheets, grammar sheets, exercises and an English forum.
Worksheets & lesson plans for ESOL instructors & students
On line picture dictionary - user friendly for learners and tutors
Literacy Resouces/Rhode Island - Links to many different useful tutoring resources including games, activities, U.S. Civics and even tutor development!
Online listening practice for English learners!

teaching basic literacy
Free educational resources for everyone. Linked through ProLiteracy America for literacy ideas and professional updates.
Over 8,000 free printable K-12 teacher worksheets and a wide range of free teacher resources that can be used for reinforcement and review.