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English as a Second Language Resources

The resources posted on this page are either free or offer a free version.
English as a Second Language

ESL Literacy Readers by Bow Valley College | Online Resource | Website

Access a collection of 40 adult learner oriented, theme-based "picture books", available in both print and audio form. The collection also includes an Instructor's Guide to support ESL learners through pre-reading and extension ideas.

ESL Story Bank | Online Resource | Website

A product from an Ed Tech Maker Space Project cohort that includes pre-beginner and beginner ESL Stories with lessons and activities to use in the classroom. Access the ESL Story Bank Lessons in PDF to guide teachers in using the stories and ready-to-use activities. You can engage learners with the "Immersive Reader" tool in Wakelet for the stories, Jamboard for interactive, ready-to-use activities and Flippity for typing practice using the stories.


Marshall Reading Program | Online Resource | Website

A toolkit that was created by Adult educators. The program focuses on providing opportunities to practice vocabulary, fluency, and reading comprehension. The selection of stories can be sorted by reading levels or topics. The toolkit uses Quizlet, the Reading Skills 4 Today website, and Google Forms to practice and develop the skills.

Reading Skills 4 Today | Online Resource | Website

A website from Southwest Adult Basic Education of compiled stories that are grouped by reading levels. Each selection has downloadable documents that include: pre and post-questions, supplemental activities, and the story. They also have recordings that assist in developing fluency, as well as a timer for students to practice.

USA Learns | Online Resource | Website

USA Learns is a free website that helps adults learn English online for free. This popular website teaches English by providing engaging videos and educational activities. Learners can learn English independently or with the support of their instructor.

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