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(ESL) – English as a Second Language

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Books & Materials 
English & Citizenship Classes
More Citizenship Help
English Learning Tools on the Web
English Teaching Tools on the Web
Literacy Agencies & Organizations

Books & Materials

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English & Citizenship Classes

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More Citizenship Help

Adult Services 
Citizenship, GED, Resumes and Cover Letters, Job Search, Financial Literacy, Helping Children with Homework.

Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government
Excellent, basic explanations of U.S. Government.

Citizenship: Passing the Test 
Includes Ready for the Interview, Civics and Literacy, and Literacy Skills books and audio CDs.

Citizenship for Us

Foreign Born
Provide online services to immigrants and foreign-born individuals entering and living in the United States.

Information on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals process, including the most up-to-date information, forms, filing tips, and other resources .  

Michigan Immigrant Rights Center
The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) is a resource center for advocates seeking equal justice for Michigan’s immigrants. MIRC works to build a thriving Michigan where immigrant communities are fully integrated and respected.

Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History & Civics for Citizenship
Preparing for the Oath is an easy-to-use study guide for the civics portion of the U.S. Naturalization test.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services 
Forms, policies, statistics, publications, laws, regulations and other information available to the public. 1-800-375-5283 

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English Learning Tools on the Web

1000 Most Common Vocabulary 
Includes 1000 most common words in English.

The Change Agent
An online newspaper for adult learners. Also includes online activities.

Dave’s ESL Cafe
Links, exercises, student & teacher chat, quizzes, photos, and more.

EL-Civics for ESL Students
Civics resources for English language learners.

The ESL Cyber Listening Lab
This easy-to-use site has dozens of listening and comprehension exercises, some with captioned video script.

ESL Gold
Topics include grammar, speaking, vocabulary, listening, reading, and pronunciation.

The ESL Homepage
English-as-a-Second Language learning tools for students & teachers.

ESL Loop
Many ESL sites and English schools consecutively linked for a unique browsing experience.

ESL Podcast
Download lesson guides and podcasts on various topics.

ESL Vocabulary List
With sound.

Enchanted Learning
Dictionary with sound.

English Club
Lessons, games, quizzes, and chat.

English Listening
Listening resources of over 1,000 listening activities.

English Pronounciation
Video and audio dictation practice.

General grammar exercises.

The Internet TESL Journal 
Topics include grammar, speaking, vocabulary, listening, reading, and pronunciation.

Language Guide
Interactive language learning access.

The Learning Edge
Listen to newspapers articles from the Learning Edge

Many Things
Great site with Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) activities: games, quizzes, and puzzles.

Perdue University Writing Lab

Self-Study Vocabulary Quizzes
Quizzes and activities.

University of Victoria 
Free grammar explanations and interactive exercises for beginner to advanced students.

Using English
Quizzes, articles and other resources.

Voice of America
News stories geared towards English language learners.

Webster Dictionary 
Pronunciation and sound.

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English Teaching Tools on the Web

A Free Picture Dictionary
Dictionary with pictures.

American English Pronunciation
Lessons, games, and quizzes.

Dave’s ESL Cafe
Links, exercises, student & teacher chat, quizzes, photos, and more.

ECTACO eBook Readers and Translators
World language dictionaries.

English Club
Lessons, games, quizzes, and chat.

Everyday English
Audio, video and animated lessons.

The Internet TESL Journal
Topics include grammar, speaking, vocabulary, listening, reading, and pronunciation.

The Internet Picture Dictionary
Several languages and fun activities.

Integrating Adult EL/Civics into ESL classes 
Also great for Citizenship Facilitators!

Resources by Subject
Finding resources by the subject you would like.

Talking Dictionary of English Pronunciation
Talking Dictionary

Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
Classroom resources and ideas plus Lesson Plans for ESL classes. Some resources organized by level.

U.S. Citizenship Podcast
Citizenship resources for instruction, including recorded lessons, quizzes, and worksheets.

The Tower of English
Fun and interesting websites in 34 different categories; list of many websites.

Visual Dictionary
Dictionary with pictures.

World English
Activities, exercise, and tests.

Word Translator
Word translator can translate from English to another language or another language to another language.

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Literacy Agencies & Organizations

League of Women Voters
League of Women Voter’s voter education website.

Literacy Assistance Center
Includes the online newsletter “Literacy Update”.

The Literacy List 
A “mega” site of adult education and ESL websites.

NCLE The National Center for ESL Literacy Education
Funded by the Department of Education to provide technical assistance to practitioners and programs assisting adults learning English.

Northwest Regional Literacy Resource Center (NWRLRC)
Links to state and regional resources in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.

ProLiteracy Worldwide

Laubach Literacy and Literacy Volunteers of America combined to form this organization, making it the oldest and largest non-governmental literacy organization in the world.

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