ESOL- English for Speakers of Other Languages
For ESOL Teachers
Links for ESOL
Civics Sites for ESOL Teachers
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Literacy sites for Teachers
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- About.com-English as a 2nd Language Many
resources for teachers. Games, methods and strategies, forums.
- AMDSB ESL Resource Center Links for reading, writing, speaking, orientation
and assessment and professional development.
- Bright Ideas Builds on practical
research on how adults best learn English and how to implement promising practices. Includes
learning materials for students, tips for teachers, and materials for teachers, policy makers, and other
researchers in the field.
- Connect with English 50
Instructional 15 minute videos for adult learners. Free but registration required.
- Dave's ESL Cafe A variety of learning tools,
"idea cookbook", teacher forum, job information.
- E.L. Easton English Grammar, Quizzes.
- English as a Second Language Special
- ESL Civics ESL/CivicsLink is
a web-based professional development program for ESL teachers. Enables teachers to acquire
effective ESL methods, foundation skills and U.S. Civics content knowledge through
self-directed, interactive online distance learning.
- ESLhome Teacher Lesson plans,
thematic units, teaching methods.
- New England Literacy Resource Center Includes promising
practices and web based instruction.
- Northwest Clinics Adult Education
A wide variety of lesson plans for teachers: literacy, GED, civics, technology, work skills.
Teaching with Technology
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- Adult Education Webquests Download
webquests, worksheets, and teacher information pages in MSWord. Topics include: being an
informed consumer, buying a car, parenting skills, eating out. Also has instructions on
how to write a webquest.
- CBS and CNN Literacy Learning Resources Videos
on current news stories developed for adult literacy programs. Interactive activities.
- Computers and English for Speakers of
Other Languages A website for teachers who are interested in integrating technology into the
- eMail Project Homepage
A variety of email projects, activities and ESL student created information sites.
- The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: or why it's a good idea to evaluate web sources
Offers criteria, examples on the same topic to compare, and suggestions for successful Internet
- A Multicultural Model for Evaluating Educational Websites
A tool to help teachers select websites for use in class.
- netTutor.comTopics include "Getting Started on the Web, Email, Discussion Groups,
Web Browsers, and Evaluating Websites". For advanced students. Some information is specific to
Ohio State which produced this resource.
- The Really Useful List of Fill-in-the-Blank Web
Tools for Teachers and Students A compendium of teacher sites. Many provide lesson plans and
worksheets based on using the Internet in the classroom.
- SchoolNotes.com This website provides a place online
to post homework and other information for your students. You can easily create an account.
You can also include an email link for students so they can email you with questions.
- Word Plus for the ESOL
Curriculum Exercises to use in teaching English, Microsoft Word, and Internet skills to
beginning ESOL students
Workplace/Career sites for ESOL Teachers
- 2000 Families First Idea Book: Integrating Work Skills
and Basic Skills
A 207-page teacher-to-teacher on-line collection of communication, decision-making, interpersonal and lifelong learning skills lesson plans by Tennessee adult educators. The collection includes lessons such as:
* The Job Application from Both Viewpoints
* Selecting a Career path
* How to Prepare for the First day of Employment
* My paycheck Amount -- Computing Taxes
* Creating a Budget
* Making a Circle Graph of a Sample Budget
* Math skills for Everyday: Filling Out Income Tax Forms
* How to keep a Job
* Communicating at work
and many others. The appendix includes skills identified in the SCANS Report and information about the Equipped For he Future (EFF) Standards and Framework. (Also see Workforce Education LAB below.)
- Picture Stories for Adult ESL Health Literacy
y as they engage in adult literacy instruction.
- Workforce Education Labs Titles include Communication and Problem Solving, Conveying
Ideas in Writing, Cooperating with Others, Decision Making, Interpersonal skills, Learning Through Research, Lifelong
Learning and Active Listening.
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Educational programs: GED, TOFEL, etc.
- Literacy Link Literacy Link's goal is to provide access
for underserved and hard-to-reach adults and their teachers to quality adult basic education and GED preparation tools
using technology. This site combines TV programming with online learning activites for students and teachers.
- Curriculum for
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- Immigration: the changing face of America Includes
lessons, photos, & vocabulary activities for learning about immigration & migration, oral histories, & more. Information is provided
about immigrants from Africa, Germany, Ireland, Scandinavia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, China, Puerto Rica & Cuba, & Poland & Russia. From
the Library of Congress.
- Indian Boarding Schools:civilizing the
Native spirit In the late 1800s, thousands of Native American children were sent to live in these schools with the aim of changing their
traditions & customs. Students examine that effort through photos, letters, reports, interviews, & other primary documents.
From the Library of Congress.
- Journeys West Examines the
motivations of people who traveled west during the 1800s, as well as the conditions they encountered, the conflicts between
settlers & native people, & policies of the federal government. Students interpret first person narratives & choose a role for
in-depth study -- a gold miner, fur trader, pioneer family, Native American, or explorer.
- Picturing Modern America learn about modern America (1880-1920)
by analyzing primary sources. Topics include immigration, the city, women & suffrage, industrialization, the West, children's
lives, leisure time, progressive reform, & World War I. Three kinds of exercises are offered: analyzing a single document,
exploring a theme (prairie settlement, for instance), & creating an online exhibit.
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Other Internet Sites
- Teacher Resources:Annenberg/CPB Learner.org
View over a hundred online, on demand, teacher and learner resources, including a major, commercial
intermediate-level adult ESOL multimedia broadcast series, Connect With English. Free but registration required.
- The Center for Teaching and Learning Assistance for
teachers serving culturally diverse and English as a Second Language students. Expert professional
development for adult educators.
- Tsunami information: How stuff works Includes
description of how tsunamis happen and video footage of the 12/26/04 tsunami.
- Asia's Deadly
Waves Lesson plans developed by the New York Times Student Collection: Issues in Depth.
- Rainbird Rainforest teaching curriculum. Includes
activities and demonstrations to use in your classroom for teaching scientific aspects of the Earth's endangered rain forests.
Teaching modules have been formatted in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) for easy downloading and printing.
- Sites for Teachers Hundreds of educational
web sites-lesson plans, work sheets, clip art-rated by popularity.
- Social Studies Sources Links to resources
for students and teachers. Content includes geography, diversity, history, government, news.
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Page last updated 08/14/2006.