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Literacy Education and Second Langauge Learning for Adults (LESLLA)

This website provides information about current research with low literacy level adult English language learners, as well as numerous resources for teaching and supporting beginning level learners. Read More

Adult ESL Beginning Level Instruction Videos

Find Low-Literacy Instruction and Classroom Activities videos that feature Minnsota teachers working with low literacy and beginning level learners on a wide variety of activities and skills, including phonics, TPR, speaking skills, and numeracy. Read More

Adult ESL Pronunciation Activities Videos

Find six different Pronunciation Classes videos that feature teachers delivering integrated pronunciation instruction in beginning and intermediate adult ESL classrooms. Some of the topics covered include word stress, intonation, and voice quality settings. Read More

Our School Garden

This project-based unit of instruction leads students through a process of writing, filming, editing, and showcasing their own videos about a community garden they have tended all summer. Read More

Diana’s ELL Writing Practice

This website is used as a companion to classroom writing instruction for Low Intermediate ELLs. Each of the 3 sections (Parts of Speech, Verb Tenses, and Sentences) has multiple lessons; all include a voiced-over video (based on class handouts) and quiz (multiple choice or fill-in-the-blank) with immediate feedback. Read More

Diana’s ELL Writing Practice – Grammar

This website is used as a companion to classroom writing instruction for Low Intermediate ELLs. Each of the 3 sections (Parts of Speech, Verb Tenses, and Sentences) has multiple lessons; all include a voiced-over video (based on class handouts) and quiz (multiple choice or fill-in-the-blank) with immediate feedback. Read More

New American Horizons: Adult ESL Teacher Training Videos – Low Literacy

This collection of 12 teacher training videos were filmed in adult ESL classes and feature a variety of teaching strategies and activities. For teachers interested in learning more about working with low-literacy learners, there are three videos that address this level. Read More

Describing & Distinguishing Shapes

This beginning ESL Math Lesson/Unit Plan focuses on acquiring and using vocabulary to describe the attributes of shapes and groups of objects. Read More

A New Home

This beginning ESL ELA Lesson/Unit Plan and accompanying evaluation tools covers a lesson on housing. Read More

Fruit Splat: Numbers to Words

Can your student match the word and the digit (for example - "five" and "5")?  This fun online activity will let them practice. Read More