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Websites for Tutors: ESL and Basic Literacy

ESL Specific

1. Daveʼs ESL Cafe www.eslcafe.com

Business English, idioms, phrasal verbs, quizzes, idea “cookbook,” etc... Many
sections are devoted to opportunities for students.

2.Online Activities http://a4esl.org

Activities for ESL students- Quizzes, exercises and puzzles to help ESL students; This is also a good site for
basic literacy students

3.Pronunciation www.soundsofenglish.org

The site helps with pronunciation by giving written instructions and providing videos and audio clips of different sounds.

4.Teaching Ideas & Links http://iteslj.org
The Internet TESL Journal

Conversation questions; games & activities; Power Point lessons; articles & research papers; lessons; teaching ideas & links

Basic Literacy (also works for ESL students)

1.Conjugation www.conjugation.com

Conjugate English Verbs- good for ESL to learn tenses

2.Crossword puzzles http://iteslj.org/cw/

Printable crosswords starting at level 2- good for ESL learners too

3.Dictionary http://nhd.heinle.com

Word meanings; pronunciation guide; crossword puzzles; activities

4.News www.cdlponline.org
California Distance Learning Project

News-related topics to help build reading and life skills for adults. Read and listen to a short article then continue on to various exercises.

5.News www.literacynet.org/cnnsf/index_cnnsf.html
Literacy Net

Abridged new stories from CBS 5 & CNN; less intimidating for the advanced beginner or intermediate reader

6.Reading http://bestofthereader.ca/

A series of e-books with activities for adult literacy and English as a second language learners.

7.Reading http://theliteracytribune.org/

News stories for intermediate to advanced student

8. Reading http://csal.gsu.edu/content/are-you-learner

Easy, medium and hard stories for adult learners. Both fiction & nonfiction on a variety of topics.

9.Spelling http://www.spellitright.talktalk.net/

Worksheets, games, puzzles, quizzes

Health Literacy

1.ESL Health Literacy http://floridaliteracy.org/health_literacy_curriculum.html

2.FDA www.fda.gov
Food & Drug Administration

3.Health Care Fact Sheet www.chcs.org
The Center for Health Care Strategies

4.Health Information www.healthfinder.gov

5.Health Topics & Medications www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus
Easy to read pages available in English & Spanish

6.Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit www.ahrq.gov/qual/literacy/

Tutor / Teacher Resources

1.Thinkfinity http://literacynetwork.verizon.org/TLN/courses

Free online courses for tutors offered by the Verizon foundation

Student Resources

1.Courses http://www.usalearns.org

Free online courses in English & Spanish; step by step instructions

2.ESL http://home.earthlink.net/~brekkmail/
Cielito's ESL Literacy Website for Beginners

Online listening exercises, videos, exercises & activities; also good basic grammer resource for teachers & tutors

3.ELL www.voanews.com/learningenglish/theclassroom/activities/

Online activities with video & sound; may be beneficial for the intermediate to advanced ESL student

4.Videos http://www.englishcentral.com/

Various videos for learning English