By Learners For Learners
Good Learning Anywhere Learner Blog: Sioux Hudson Literacy Council
Activities – Exercises – Reading
Activities for ESL Students: quizzes, exercises and puzzles to help you learn
American Folklore: read and listen to tales and legends
Breaking News English: lesson plans on current events
California Distance Learning Project: build reading and life skills
Dave's ESL Cafe: grammar Lessons, idioms, pronunciation, quizzes and slang
englishforeveryone.org: worksheets on reading comprehension, parts of speech, spelling, matching, vocabulary, synonyms ...
First Find: Easy to find - easy to use websites in plain & simple English
Interesting Things for ESL Students: fun study site for students
Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab: build vocabulary and pronunciation
The Internet Picture Dictionary: multilingual picture dictionary
Skillswise: quizzes and games you can do alone. It comes from England, and the spelling is British English. (BBC)
USA Learns: basic skills: reading, writing, math, life skills; Log In
Welcome to TV411: TV series for literacy skills
Wikipedia in plain English
Books and Reviews
- database of adult and family literacy resources and reviews
Civics Study – Minnesota Literacy Council
Search for definitions, audio pronunciation of words, and word usage
easy to understand dictionary with example sentences, famous quotes and audio pronunciations.
Grammar / Writing
BBC Skillwise: Writing, Spelling, Grammar, Sentences
englishforeveryone.org: parts of speech, spelling, matching, vocabulary, synonyms ...
Daily Grammar: fun way to learn grammar
Grammar Gorillas: beginners and advanced
Guide to Grammar and Writing - Capital Community College Foundation
Purdue University OWL Online Writing Lab: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
WritingDEN's: Tips-O-Matic – Sentences, Paragraphs, Essays
Provides stories that you can see and hear about various health and safety topics.
Activities to study and practice questions before going to a medical appointment. The 3 questions will help you make the most of your time with a health care provider.
Easy-to-Read: a list of easy-to-read materials by condition - MedlinePlus
Healthy Roads: You can read, listen to, or watch the health information here.
These animated videos show the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them
Provides plain language translations for high-level medical terms.
Dialogues to rehearse potential conversations with doctors and activities to increase your health vocabulary. May be useful for ESL students and for native speakers of English.
Newspapers and Magazines
Inspiration Lane: online magazine for all levels of ESOL, ESL and EFL classes
Literacy Tribune: Adult Learner Network Newsletter
News For You: read and listen to selected articles from newspaper
The Times in Plain English: easy to read articles
Topics: online magazine for Learners of English
Voice of America: read and listen to news stories
English Pronunciation/Listening: Okanagan University College
-need Quick Time Shockwave Acrobat Reader Unit One: TH, as in THINK, BATHROOM, and TEETH
Eva Easton pronunciation: consonant and vowel sounds - uses IPA symbols
Words Aloud: 2249 recordings of single high-frequency words; Alpha order
Spelling City: vocabulary and spelling