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Resources for ELL tutors and students
Tutorials to learn basic computer skills, financial literacy, life skills
Interactive site that can be used by students alone or with the help of tutors. Instructional materials divided into basic, intermediate, and advanced levels.
Newsela can be used to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that’s always relevant: daily news. It allows for the instructor to change the reading level for the student.
This website was developed to help students improve their math skills interactively. It contains flashcards, games, and worksheets for a variety of math topics.
GED and HSEDPBS Literacy Link
After completing the free registration, tutors and students have access to an extensive collection of Workplace Pre-GED and GED resources. The GED Connection includes Internet activities, learning modules, and practice tests.
U.S. Committee on Refugees and Immigrants
San Francisco Public Library page that contains information on the naturalization process
- Citizenship and Immigration Services
The official site and source of all the necessary information about citizenship, visas, and other naturalization issues. It includes all of the required forms as well as a helpful education and resource section.
Citizenship Study Guide to help a student prepare for a citizenship test; practice test questions and full information
More English Learning Resourceswww.eslflashcards.com
Printable flashcards on everything from the alphabet to Valentine’s Day.
Interactive exercises in reading, grammar, vocabulary, and listening for beginning through advanced levels
This site offers lessons using CNN and CBS news stories. Each module includes an audio and video clip of the story, the full text of the story, and interactive activities to test comprehension.
A source for idioms, grammar, vocabulary
English Grammar Reference & Exercises—grammar information and instructional ideas
This ESL site has a great collection of resources for tutors and students. Some of the topics include grammar, idioms, spelling, vocabulary, writing, and reading. There are many interactive pages for students to complete online.
- The ESL Cafe
This is also known as Dave’s ESL Cafe. You can access many sections such as idioms and verb tenses. Also, your student can listen to and practice English pronunciation. This site has a fountain of ideas and help for tutors and students.
- The Free Dictionary
This site gives you free access to a dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedia. The user can hear how words are pronounced in English. The site can be translated into 12 other languages.
- ESL Gold
This site provides hundreds of pages of free English teaching and learning materials for both students and teachers. All resources are organized by skill and level for quick and easy access. The site can be accessed in 15 other languages.
- ESL Flow
Massive site with lists of activities, games, tests, and downloadable and printable worksheets and pictures for lessons.
- Using English
Worksheets and resources for teachers as well as tests and interactive exercises for students in beginning through advanced levels. Has lots of printable grammar quizzes and worksheets and lots of PDF lesson plans divided by difficulty level. Easy to navigate.
- 1 Language
Listening activities and sample dialogues that also come with transcripts—good for lower level students. Has a Spanish translation.
- Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab
Audio exercises to practice listening to English
- Tips for learning English
Tips for Spanish speakers who are learning English—addresses common issues
Worksheets, crossword puzzles, and games for adult ELL learners
A resource for letter pronunciation and grammar worksheets
Advanced English Lessons
General adult literacy resources for tutors and students
- Sheboygan Job Center
- Career OneStop:
This government website includes information and resources for exploring careers, writing résumés, researching jobs and salaries, searching for jobs, and exploring education and training options. A good place to start is with the “Self assessments” tab. Here one can take a quick or long interest assessment quiz.
Recommended: Use the Skills Profiler to create a list of your skills and match them to job types that use those skills. When your skills profile is complete, you can print it or save it. Plan to spend about 20 minutes completing your skills profile.
This site allows you to search for jobs and post your résumé, but it also includes career advice and helpful job search tools such creating cover letters and résumés
Recommended books to check out at the library
Best Jobs for the 21st Century by Michael Farr
The Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book by Michael Farr
Cyberspace Resume Kit by Mary Nemnich and Fred Jandt
Gallery of Best Resumes for People Without a Four-Year Degree by David F. Noble
The Very Quick Job Search by Michael Farr
Other Important Resources
Libraries Most libraries have some or all the books above, provide free Internet access, and off many other resources. Their most important resource is the librarian, so don’t hesitate to ask for help finding what you need.
People One of the best sources of information is talking to people who hold jobs that interest you. Ask them what they like and don’t like about their work, how they got started, the education or training they needed, and other information. Most people will be pleased to give you advice you can’t get any other way.