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Find resources to help better work and communicate with your partner, as well as activities for weekly Workplace meetings, here.


Conversation Tips and Topics: 

Tips for being a Conversation Partner
http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/teaching/esl/conversation.cfm
Tips and tactics for more effectively communicating in groups and one-on-one with learners. 

The Tutoring Experience 
http://literacy.sa.utoronto.ca/resources/esltutorhandbook.html#tutoring 
Tutoring tips and strategies for volunteers. 

Working with Adults 
http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/teaching/esl/conversation.cfm
Tips for communicating with adult students. 

Conversation Starters
http://iteslj.org/questions/
Questions to jumpstart conversations on a variety of topics. 

Activities 
http://literacy.sa.utoronto.ca/resources/esltutorhandbook.html#literacy
Activity ideas for improving literacy. 

 

Common Workplace Topics 

 

Pronunciation and Conversation

Sounds of English 
http://www.soundsofenglish.org/activities/ex1.htm
Provides practice for diphthongs, word endings, etc. 

Rachel’s English 
http://rachelsenglish.com/say-hello-greet-americans/
Video with common American English phrases. 

Text-to-Speech Tool 
http://text-to-speech.imtranslator.net/speech.asp
Input text into the box and a pronunciation is generated and said out loud. 

American Accent  
http://www.americanaccent.com/index.html
Interactive grammar boxes for pronunciation of phrases in American English. 

Practical English Conversations
http://www.agendaweb.org/listening/practica-english-conversations.html
Listen and practice with different English conversation situations, like traveling, going to the bank, shopping, or renting an apartment.

English Conversations for Beginners
http://www.eslfast.com/easydialogs/
Practice conversations for beginners on many topics, like school, food, safety, and health. 

 

Vocabulary:

Building Basics: ESL Toolkit for Maintenance Workers
http://valc.org/learning/esol/buildingbasics/index.html
Series of lessons on vocabulary and grammar for maintenance workers, organized by type of work (construction, painting, landscaping, plumbing).

Chemistry 
http://www.periodicvideos.com
Chemistry vocabulary interactive website with videos about all the elements. 

Medical 
http://www.hospitalenglish.com
More medical terms about illness. 

Business and Economics 
http://www.businessenglishsite.com
Interactive website with pictures and fill-in-the-blank activities about business vocabulary. 

General
http://www.vocabulary.com/lists/52473#view=notes
Vocabulary for standardized tests and English in general, great for students studying for TOEFL, CLEP, etc. 

 

Reading:

ESL Reading Lessons 
http://www.eslreadinglessons.com
This website is simple, effective, and easy to use, with short reading passages and pictures for beginning and intermediate learners. 

Listening: 

StickyBall
http://stickyball.net/dialogues.html
English dialogues categorized by level, as well as worksheets, e-books, printable resources, and vocabulary resources.  

Grammar:

Learn American English Online 
http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com
This website includes seven color-coded levels of instruction, ranging from beginner to advanced. Each lesson is introduced by a video that explains the relevant grammar point and includes a series of grammar quizzes and dictation exercised (with answers). 

English for Emails
http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/english-emails
A helpful guide to sending, receiving, and organizing emails. This website also talks about email etiquette, and ways to successfully ask and answer questions via email. 

http://eslgold.com/grammar/basic_sentence/
This is a really nice SVO explanation link with lots of examples and a video. Give it a look and see if it could work with your learners who are working on SVO and basic sentence structure.

Everyday Grammar
https://learningenglish.voanews.com/z/4456 
Videos and fun lessons that show how Americans use English grammar in everyday conversation. 

Completing Official Documentation: 

Filling in Forms
http://www.literacytools.ie/files/pdfs/15%20Filling%20in%20Forms.pdf
Tips and exercises to help with filling out official forms, such as applications for a passport, driver’s license, or job.

 

 

 

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