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Clear English Corner with Keenyn Rhodes – for learners

This channel is dedicated to helping learners speak American English with clarity and confidence. Video resources are uploaded weekly. This channel is a great resources for learners, and can also be used by teachers as supplemental resources for class, and can help teachers gain a greater understanding of English pronunciation.

Rachel’s English YouTube Channel – for learners

Americans speak fast and conversation can be hard! This channel is a great resource for learners, where they can unpack pronunciation features with videos on all aspects of spoken English – from dropped sounds and linked words to idioms, phrasal verbs, and conversation study. It can also be used by teachers as supplemental resources for class, and can help teachers gain a greater understanding of English pronunciation.

Baruch College: Tools for Clear Speech – for learners

"TfCS offers a variety of practice exercises and online resources for remote access. From individual English sounds to overarching features like intonation and stress, these exercises are an excellent way to preview, practice, and maintain what you learn." The tools are made to support learners taking classes at Baruch College, but anyone can access and learn from their excellent Tools to Go!

Rachel’s English

This YouTube channel contains hundreds of videos unpacking the sounds and rhythms of the English language, as well as videos exploring idioms, vocabulary, and recommendations for strengthening listening and learning skills.

VOA Learning English

Voice of America's Learning English website provides captioned videos and accompanying lesson plans which include supplemental videos and listening tracks for vocabulary development, pronunciation, and conversation. Appropriate for beginning to advanced levels.

ThoughtCo Pronunciation and Conversation

English pronunciation and speaking help and exercises including International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) guides, lesson plans, and conversational strategies for ESL/EFL classes and teachers.

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What Does It Mean to Be a Refugee?

This video describes the prevalence of global conflict that results in the internal displacement of millions of people due to war, violence and persecution, as well as the difference between an Internally Displaced Person (IDP) and a refugee. This resource is a visually engaging resource to inform ABE practitioners more about refugee populations.

Asian Americans

This is an in-depth documentary on the history and social history of Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the U.S. This documentary also provides information on the federal policies that allowed for further immigration of individuals from Asian countries to the U.S., many of whom are served by ABE.

The U.S.-Mexico Migrant Crisis

This news special gives insight to the scope and complexity of migration at the Mexico/U.S. border. This resource can be used by ABE practitioners to better understand the political, social and economic background of a population of learners who we serve in ABE.

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MN ABE YouTube Channel

The MN ABE YouTube Channel is a free online PD resource that you can use to explore teaching techniques and classroom ideas in action! Find out more in this MN ABE Connect newsletter article.

Upcoming ABE Events

June 24, 2021 2:00 pm–3:15 pm
Literacy Minnesota
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TechChat: Using Wakelet in the Virtual Classroom

Online

Registration Deadline: THU. 6/24/21 Wakelet is a free web-based platform where students and teachers can save, organize and share visually-engaging collections. Wakelet integrates with a growing number of platforms such as: Flipgrid, Google Drive, YouTube, OneDrive and Twitter. Class wakelets are a simple way to share… Learn More

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June 24, 2021 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
Literacy Minnesota
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Remote Tutoring 101

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Registration Deadline: THU. 6/24/21 Join Literacy Minnesota Adult Basic Education and ESL trainers for a virtual workshop on how to be an effective tutor from a distance! Learn best practices for connecting and communicating one-on-one with adult learners on the phone or online, get suggestions for correcting errors… Learn More

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June 28, 2021 8:30 am–11:30 am
SW ABE
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TABE Implementation Training

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Registration Deadline: NONE; please click the Join Webinar link below to join on the day of the webinar. Join Webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82764215038?pwd=bUZ6RkpRQjA4VHRRVXhZTmNmTXppZz09 This training provides an overview of TABE 11&12 assessments. It will cover selection and administration of the appropriate TABE test, interpretation of test scores, and… Learn More

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