English Learning Resources


MULTIPLE SKILLS Mango Languages Beginner, intermediate Website link Skills: (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking). The app can be downloaded on a mobile phone. Students can make a free profile through their library website. Note: If a student doesn't have a library card but a tutor does, the tutor can create an account through the tutor's library, creating a “Family Profile” for the student. A unique username and password will be created that the student can use to log in with. There can be 5 family profiles created, which can support multiple students.  ________________ Duolingo Beginner, intermediate Website link Skills (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking). App can be downloaded on mobile phone. Includes interactive lessons that build up conversation skills. ______________ USA Learns Beginning Website link   Skills: All skill areas and a Citizenship course. Includes Ads - make sure students don’t confuse advertisement as part of assignment. Some content is small on the mobile phone, better viewing on computer. ______________ Culips All levels Website link Skills: Listening, Grammar “Each Culips episode is designed to teach you the natural English vocabulary, idioms, expressions, slang, phrasal verbs, pronunciation, and grammar that you need to take your English to the next level.” “Listen to real English conversations between native speakers and become a fluent listener. " _____________ Cell-Ed Beginners, low-intermediate Website link Skills: Listening, Reading, Writing App available on cell phone through Google Play or the Apple App Store. Students send a text message to communicate with a personal instructor. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ LISTENING  StoryCorps Intermediate, Advanced Website link Skill: Listening Hundreds of people sharing real life, engaging conversations about 2-3 minutes long with transcripts and sometimes animations.  _________________ Storyline Online Parenting students K-4th Website link Skill: Listening For Parents to listen with their children as a way to bond and improve literacy during this time. Actors read aloud popular children’s stories along with simple animations. ___________________________
WRITING Something to Write About Intermediate, Advanced, tutor can modify for beginners Website link Skill: Writing Over 50 colorful writing prompts to write about a wide range of topics, from personal life reflections to imaginary situations. ________________ Make Beliefs Comix All levels  Website link Skill: Writing Fun and creative outlet for students to express themselves through drawing and writing. Available in 13 languages. Requires people to be willing to play around and make mistakes. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ READING Quizlet All levels Website link Skill: Reading (developing vocabulary) App can be downloaded on cellphone. Create flash cards or find a set of flashcards. Has games and quizzes to test the flash card content. ________________ News for You Intermediate Website link Skill: Reading Free limited time - Use the courtesy password 22667F through April 30, 2020, to access News for You Online. Weekly publication for adult learners that uses current event articles and human interest stories to engage learners’ interest while building skills in reading, comprehension, and vocabulary. Tips for Teachers section where instructors can find the video How to Use News for You Online and more. _________________________ Times in Plain English High Beginning, Inter. Website link Skill: Reading Includes Tips for Teachers HERE. ______________ ReadWorks High beginning, advanced Website link Skill: Reading Tutors can assign readings. Each reading has the text written and an audio reading. There are comprehension questions already prepared for students to answer and the tutor can view how the student performed. ________________ Common Lit Upper intermediate, Advanced Website link Skill: Reading Free fiction and non-fiction text passages available for on-line viewing or download. Come with passage guide, assessment, and study questions.

 


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