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
ProLiteracy's comprehensive collection of professional tutor development resources can be found at: http://www.proliteracyednet.org/articles.asp?mcid=2&cid=24.

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: https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learners/study-test

Voice Nation
An interesting collection of ESOL resources including listening, grammar, and other information about learning English can be found at the link below: http://www.voicenation.com/resources/ultimate-esl-subject-guide.shtml

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: www.csun.edu/~hcedu013/eslplans.html

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: www.eslflow.com

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: www.eslgold.com

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

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: www.englishforum.com

Additional Links to Support Teaching ESL/ESOL

www.englishlearner.com
Offers online English lessons and tests at all levels with interactive tests and exercises in grammar, vocabulary, reading, crosswords, hangman and more.

www.everythingesl.net
Classroom type lessons and downloadable activities.

www.eslpartyland.com/teachers/Tinitial.htm
Loads of ideas, resources and connections, printable materials, discussion forums and employment opportunities for tutors

www.manythings.org
Words, games, puzzles, quizzes, exercises, slang proverbs, much more

www.newsforyouonline.com
Companion website to the News For You weekly newspaper by New Reader's Press

http://a4esl.org
This site has online quizzes for learners

www.onestopenglish.com
Hundreds of free English teaching resources, ideas and plans for all levels, tests, games

www.thinkfinity.org
Free educational resources for everyone. Linked through ProLiteracy America for literacy ideas and professional updates.

www.tolearnenglish.com
Free site for English learners. Free English vocabulary sheets, grammar sheets, exercises and an English forum.

http://bogglesworldesl.com
Worksheets & lesson plans for ESOL instructors & students

www.pdictionary.com
On line picture dictionary - user friendly for learners and tutors

http://swearercenter.brown.edu/Literacy_Resources/esol.html
http://swearercenter.brown.edu/Literacy_Resources/tutor.html
Literacy Resouces/Rhode Island - Links to many different useful tutoring resources including games, activities, U.S. Civics and even tutor development!

www.elllo.org/english/1051/1087-Rebecca-Tomboy.htm
Online listening practice for English learners!

teaching basic literacy

www.thinkfinity.org
Free educational resources for everyone. Linked through ProLiteracy America for literacy ideas and professional updates.

www.teach-nology.com/worksheets
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.