Online Resources for ESL Patrons

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Serving the ESL community has its own challenges. Learn about free resources you can use offer patrons to help with learning English, job skills and tools to aid Literacy Staff/Volunteers tutor ESL learners.

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Online Resources for ESL Patrons

  1. 1. ONLINE RESOURCES FOR ESL PATRONS Presenter: Diana Silveira Novare Library Services
  2. 2. Agenda •Tools for Self Study •Tools for Job Skills •Tools for Literacy Staff • More Great Resources
  3. 3. TOOLS FOR SELF LEARNERS
  4. 4. usalearns.org • Lessons based on Basic, Intermediate &Advanced
  5. 5. Learning Chocolate http://www.learningchocolate.com/ • Vocabulary with recordings. • Language on screen can be Chinese, English, German, Japanese, Spanish
  6. 6. Learn American English Online http://learnamericanenglishonline.com/ • Color-coded levels of instruction • Listening labs • Video Lessons
  7. 7. Where do you point your ESL- Self Learners? • http://www.pumarosa.com/ • http://www.gcfaprendelibre.org/index.do • http://learningenglish.voanews.com/
  8. 8. Tools for Job Skills
  9. 9. ESL - LAB • Part of Randall’s ESL Cyber Lab • http://goo.gl/LlpWLf • Listen, Practice, Follow-Up (More Practice)
  10. 10. Slang & Jobs http://goo.gl/6Xz4aR • WritesWords on Boards • Explains slang Moonlighting, Between jobs, Land a Job Hold down a job, Head hunter • Part of Let’sTalk Podcast Series http://goo.gl/CWBko
  11. 11. Goodwill Community Foundation http://www.gcflearnfree.org/ • Technology including basic computers • Reading – Including many ESL Activities • Math • Career Resources
  12. 12. Tools for Literacy Staff
  13. 13. Sounds of English http://goo.gl/XYbuqt - Sound of Letter - Example inWord. Picture ofWord
  14. 14. EnglishVowel Sounds http://goo.gl/PGE5S6
  15. 15. Ello (elllo.org/) • Lesson Plans (sort by Level, County, Topic or Media • Videos • Mixers (Q&A both written & audio) • Games • Online Quizzes forVocabulary & Comprehension
  16. 16. Tefl.net http://tefl.net/ • ESL Lesson Plan • Photocopy Worksheets • Lesson Planning Help
  17. 17. ManyThings http://www.manythings.org/ • Links toVideos, Online Interactive Games, • List if Ipad ESL Resources
  18. 18. MegPhonics www.youtube.com/user/MegPhonics • Short videos on teaching specific tutoring techniques to students
  19. 19. Dave’s ESL Café Idea Book http://www.eslcafe.com/idea/index.cgi?g ames • Tips for working with students • Troubleshooting Ideas • Homework Ideas • Brainstorming • Icebreakers
  20. 20. ESL Flow http://www.eslflow.com • Lesson Plans by topic including: Conversation, grammar, Money, Jobs… • Printable Activities including games, worksheets, quizzes
  21. 21. More Resources • usa.gov / gobiernousa.gov • http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/# • http://www.rocketlanguages.com/ • http://www.colorincolorado.org/ • LIVEMOCHA.COM • http://www2.cambridge.org/interchangearcade/main.do • http://americanenglish.state.gov/materials-learning-english • http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/inbrief/2013/01/20130116141101.html#axzz2IMD O1qo2 • learn other languages: duolingo, babel
  22. 22. ONLINE GAMES Thanks to Peggy for these games!
  23. 23. MES English http://www.mes-english.com/games.php • Games to Print. • Skits for groups • Regularly updated with seasonal activites
  24. 24. TEFLGames http://www.teflgames.com/games.html • Printable Materials • Quizes • Interactive Games • Topic Card Sets • SampleWords • General Knowledge
  25. 25. Other Useful Sites • http://www.stickyball.net (Good Info & Downloads but trying to sell you materials) • Florida Literacy Coalition (http://www.floridaliteracy.org/) – Tutor Help Section with lesson plans & More Resources
  26. 26. CITIZENSHIP Thanks Cathy for these sites!
  27. 27. Citizenship • US Citizenship and Immigration (http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis) • http://www.welcometousa.gov/ • http://citizenshipworks.org/ • http://www.cuny.edu/about/resources/citizenship.html • Arlington Schools (http://goo.gl/s53Glo)
  28. 28. Paid Services • News forYou • Reading Horizons • Mango • LearnExpress • Rocket • Byki
  29. 29. What resources do you use?
  30. 30. New Resources • http://www.usingenglish.com/ • http://eslgold.com/ • MedlinePlus
  31. 31. CONTACT Diana Silveira diana@novarelibrary.com www.slideshare.net/dee987 http://delicious.com/dee987/ESL 877-816-9638

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