Teaching Resources

LCMC Materials

Skill Book Activity Sheets are geared to each lesson in your teacher’s manual.

Student Learning Goals (.pdf version) –  Help your student identify his/her goals.

Student Learning Goals Pictorial (.pdf version)- Geared to the beginning learner.  Uses pictures to depict common goals.

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Lessons, Tutorials, and Teaching References

Lessons, Tutorials, and Teaching References

About.com - Online source for original consumer information and advice; provides ideas for class writing & discussion activities.

Citizenship Resource Center

EFL/ESL Lessons Using Powerpoint – Free power point slides on vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, punctuation.  Mostly intermediate levels.

The Literacy List – Collection of free Adult Basic Education and ESOL
websites, listservs, and other internet resources for students, tutors, and

Online Writing Lab

Lanternfish – Worksheets and flashcards.

California Distance Learning Project for Adult Learning – Adult learning
activities that build reading and writing skills through stories on a variety of
topics (e.g. working, family, housing, etc.).

DiscoveryChannelSchool.com – Creates word search puzzles.

Discovery Education Puzzlemaker – Create and print customized word search,
criss-cross, math puzzles and more.

Fakemoney.com - Download fake money for class games & activities.

Flashcard Library

FunTrivia – Quizzes on all aspects of the English language.

5 Minute English
short and easy explanations and exercises.

The Grammar Aquarium – Grammar notes, online and handout exercises.

Grammar-Quizzes.com – Practice on points of English grammar

Handwriting Templates – blank sheets you can download and give your student to practice their letter placement.

The Idiom Connection

Isabel’s ESL Site – Exercises, web-based materials, workshop and links for
teaching and learning.

John’s ESL Community

Lauri’s ESL Website – Short conversations and listening passages with
interactive exercises to test comprehension.

Learn English – Over 400 exercises & games.

Learning Resources – Current and past CNN San Francisco, CBS 5 news
stories (full story & abridged story) accompanied by reading comprehension

Literacy Net – On-line interactive structure for communication,
educational materials, and sharing of information about adult literacy among
eighteen western states and Pacific islands and island groups.

Livewire Puzzles – Free printable word search puzzles.

Manythings.org – A fun study site for ESL learners.

Mes English – ESL games, worksheets, & phonics flash cards.

My Own Resources – An ESL/EFL web site for teachers and students.

New Readers Press – Order products and obtain information from the
publishing division of ProLiteracy.

OM Audio – Multimedia units for listening comprehension in three
levels of difficulty

OWL Online Writing Lab – Printer-friendly ESL handouts.

PBS Literacy Link – Information for adult learners and educators using online interactive
materials and computer technologies with videos.

Quia – A variety of activities, quizzes, and games.

Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab

Thinkfinity Literacy Network (Verizon) – Free downloadable lesson plans and

University of Victoria English Language Center Study Zone – English-language exercises for students.

U.S.A. Learns – Teaches vocabulary, grammar and life skills.  Created by the US Department of Education.


Vocabulary University

Vocabulary.co.il – Vocabulary word search, crossword puzzles,
hangman, quizzes, match games, and word jumbles.

Vocabulary training exercises

General Reference

Adult Literacy and Technology Network

Azar Grammar Exchange – Post questions about English grammar and
usage, comment on topics by other readers, and receive informed answers from the Grammar Exchange team.

Encyclopedia Britannica

The Free Dictionary – Online dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia. Provides
audio for pronunciation.

The Internet Picture Dictionary

LanguageGuide.org – English vocabulary guide.

Literacy Assistance Center – Sample lesson plans and ideas on incorporating technology into lessons; newsletters, literacy publications, and a section on jobs in literacy.

Manythings.org – Commonly-used American slang.

Merriam Webster Online Dictionary and Thesaurus

Audio Recording/Podcasts

Audacity - Free recording and editing software.

ESLpod - Podcasts for ESL learners. Download audio files on to itunes (Windows & Apple) and MP3 players.  If a podcast member, the audio files are accompanied by Learning Guides with vocabulary & background information about the story.

Educational Journal Sites

The Internet TESL
Journal for Teachers of English as a Second Language
– Articles,
research papers, lesson plans, classroom handouts, teaching ideas and links.

Language Learning and Technology – Journal for second and foreign language educators.

TESL-EJ – TESL-EJ Issue Electronic academic journal featuring
articles for ESL and EFL teachers.

US Culture & History

– Information about American “social customs and cultural differences.” The
information is aimed mainly at international college students, but immigrants
(and their tutors) can also find some interesting discussion/reading topics.

Immigrant Life (New to America) – Information (at a fairly high reading level) about topics of concern to new immigrants such as: social security, health insurance, taxes, medicine, immigration forms, etc.

InfoUSA – Information from the U.S. Department of State about U.S. history, culture, economy, educational system, political processes and more.

Life in the USA – Information from the U.S. Department of State about
U.S. history, culture, economy, educational system, political processes and
more. Information (from the author’s perspective) on many different aspects of
US culture for immigrants and visitors to the US.

Valuing Differences: Celebrating Diversity – Information on a wide range of
national and religious holidays and observances.