Charlottesville English as a Second Language (ESL) Program
Resources for ESOL Teachers
Picture Stories for Adult ESL Health Literacy, by Kate Singleton (www.cal.org/caela/esl-resources/health/)
Tennessee ESOL in the Workplace
Workplace Health and Safety ESOL Curriculum
For ESL 100 classes "Alphabet Antics" game, Trolley Dash game (shopping/food vocabulary), and more.
All kinds of activities for beginners
Computer and Keyboarding Skills
BBC site on how to use a computer
Learn how to type, with audio support
Computer vocabulary, simple
Lots of links to other ESL sites. Also audio conversations, games, and more. Every year creates a list of "Best of" sites.
Grammar, vocab, native language translations
Songs, dialogues, vocabulary, and grammar games
Dave's ESL Cafe
Planning Ideas and Lesson Plans
http://www.coe.uga.edu/adulted/staffdev/bbs.html for detailed lesson plans. Examples:
- Learners use a mileage chart, learn how to estimate, and develop their own charts and graphs to plan a class trip.
- A learner practices reading and writing skills by completing an application and writing a cover letter to apply for a job.
- Learners write a letter to the editor about a local issue.
- Learners read their children's report cards and write notes to the teachers
- Learners practice analyzing a utility bill or doctor's statement.
Practice with minimal pairs. May need volunteer to help with instructions, but then it’s easy and fun.
Includes tips for teachers
Includes a section for teachers (scroll down the page)
Reading for Beginners:
Stories: a pre-reading activity, then the text. After the first reading, there is the option to read along with the voice and with each reading the speed increases. After the 4th reading there is a post-reading activity. Stories are beginning adult level and interest.
Wonderful site with four stories about immigrant families. Options to listen, then read, with post-reading activities. Great pictures. Especially good for students who are parents.
Stories with pictures and audio. Authentic, real-life content, phonics based.
A bit more advanced. Very practical, high interest content.
Practice with sight words.
More sight word practice, not in context, but clear audio
News site. Short articles, read slowly.
Reading Beyond Beginners
Build vocabulary and feed the world!
Vocabulary building, audio and visual