Activities for ESL Students
site offers a wide variety of interactive quizzes, tests, exercises, and puzzles for ESL learners.
Applying Research in Reading Instruction for Adults
offers First Steps for Teachers, which was developed by the National Institute for Literacy for Basic Literacy learners.
Bridging Refugee Youth & Children’s Services
site offers a booklet titled, Raising Children in a New Country: An Illustrated Handbook. This resource can help foreign born parents adjust to the different laws, norms and practices related to raising children in the United States.
Center For Adult English Language Acquisition (CAELA)
site has a collection of articles based on research that are called digests on many diverse topics for ESL and BL tutors.
Dave’s ESL Cafe
is one of the best sites for tutors and students. Includes many links, activities, teacher tips, and lesson plans. Great starting point for teachers.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Special Collection
is the LINCS (Literacy Information and Communication System of the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL)) site for ESL teachers and students with articles and links to numerous other useful ESL sites.
site provides free English lessons and exercises. It also offers links to a variety of ESL reading and listening resources.
is a site that provides step-by-step instructions on a variety of math skills and computer topics. This site requires a good amount of reading, but may be a good resource for higher level students and tutors.
The Internet Picture Dictionary
site offers a free, multilingual picture dictionary designed for students and beginning English, French German, Spanish, and Italian language learners of all ages.
LEARN – Libraries’ English and Reading Network
comprises mainly library and nonprofit organization staff members interested in providing materials and services to adults learning to read, speak and understand English. The group shares ideas about providing and marketing services, maintains a database of organizations that offer those services, and investigates and publicizes joint funding opportunities.
Learning Vocabulary Fun
site has a variety of word games to develop vocabulary skills.
Logical Games and Puzzles
site offers a collection of free math puzzles and brainteasers to provide practice for students in math and critical thinking skills. Download the three “logic” files at the bottom of the page, and then run them to unlock a multitude of games.
site uses clear and simple language to explain a variety of money related topics. It is a free resource designed with input from adult learners to help other learners achieve their financial goals.
Safe Kids Worldwide
offers easy-to-read materials about an assortment of safety topics.
site allows one to enter spelling lists, play games to practice the words, and take online spelling tests.
Thinkfinity Literacy Network Course Catalog
offers free online courses.
Understanding What Reading Is All About
site offers teaching materials and lessons for Adult Basic Education Learners from the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL).