English Learning Resources

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.
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MULTIPLE SKILLS

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.
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LISTENING 

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.
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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.
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WRITING

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. 

 

 


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