ESL training

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ESL Newcomer topics

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For topics and categories to discuss and learn you may choose from the following: name, teacher, grade, school, school locations (name and finding where is the library, etc.), asking for help, classroom objects, alphabet (the entire time), colors, size, shapes (flat and 3-d), numbers (1-100, count by 2s, 5s, and 10s), days of the week, family, weather and seasons, money, left, right, positions, where you live, street, city, state, county, continent, how to tell time. How to ask questions, what a complete sentence needs  (nouns, verbs, later adjectives), comparing objects


Vocabulary list

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Online Resources

ESL Resources (Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning)

Online Resources for Literacy Lessons (Delaware County Literacy Council)

English Page: This website has various lessons on verb tenses with multiple exercises includes. There are also weekly lessons that you can follow along with. The website features in-depth tutorials on various topics.

ELC Study Zone: This website has exercises that can be completed based on proficiency level. They also have a Grammar Index which includes explanations of various grammatical topics.

Purdue OWL Exercises: This is a great resource for writing and professional development. It is the most academic site of all with in-depth, scholarly explanations of the nuances of the English language. There are exercises on grammar, sentence structure/style, punctuation, spelling.

Using English Quizzes: This website features quizzes on a range of topics like parts of speech, pronouns, phrasal verbs, vocabulary, verb tense, etc. The quizzes are available online or as printable handouts.

ESL Lounge: This site includes a proficiency test that helps to determine which exercise level is the best fit. It is available as an iPhone/iPad app. The site is mobile friendly. There is also a Mark Sheet that helps to keep track of the exercises completed/proficiency.

Learning English Broadcast: Recorded stories at different comprehension levels. Improves listening comprehension. Idea: Listen together and then talk about it.

Computer Sites and Topics for Level One: To download a list of links to educational games that can be played on a computer click here: DOWNLOAD

Journal Article on Working with Adult English Language Learners with Limited Literacy.