Available English Learning Resources are listed below. Click on the link to learn more about the resource. Mango | Duolingo | USA Learns| | Cell-Ed | StoryCorps | Storyline| Quizlet | News for You | Times in Plain English | ReadWorks | Common Lit | Something to Write About | Make Beliefs Comix
Mango Languages (beginner, intermediate) Website: https://mangolanguages.com/ 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: https://en.duolingo.com/course/en/es/Learn-English Skills (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking). App can be downloaded on mobile phone. Includes interactive lessons that build up conversation skills.
USA Learns - beginning Website: https://www.usalearns.org/ 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. _____________________________________
A tutor can create supplementary materials to engage in other skills. Culips (all levels) Website: https://esl.culips.com/ 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 as we talk about current events, share funny stories, or interview fascinating guests. Become a fluent listener, get exposure to Western culture, and learn the ins and outs of natural English conversations all at the same time.”
Cell-Ed (beginners, low-intermediate) Website: https://www.cell-ed.com/ 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. ______________________________________
Tutor can create supplementary materials to engage other skills. StoryCorps (Intermediate, Advanced) ~ Website: https://storycorps.org/stories/ ~ Skill: Listening Hundreds of people sharing real life, engaging conversations about 2-3 minutes long with transcripts and sometimes animations. “StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.”
Storyline Online - (Parenting students K-4th) ~ Website: https://www.storylineonline.net/library/ ~ 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. ___________________________________________ READING
Tutors can create supplementary materials to engage in other skills.
Quizlet (all levels) ~ Website: https://quizlet.com/topic/languages/english/ ~ 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: https://www.newreaderspress.com/news-for-you-online ~ 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: https://www.thetimesinplainenglish.com/ ~ Skill: Reading Includes Tips for Teachers HERE.
ReadWorks - (High beginning, advanced) ~ Website: https://www.readworks.org/ 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: https://www.commonlit.org/ ~ Skill: Reading Free fiction and non-fiction text passages available for on-line viewing or download. Come with passage guide, assessment, and study questions. ____________________________________
Tutors can create supplementary materials to engage other skills.
Something to Write About - (Intermediate, Advanced, tutor can modify for beginners) ~ Website: Link here ~ 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: https://www.makebeliefscomix.com/esolliteracy/ ~ 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.