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Workplace: Newcomb

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


For Volunteers: 

Endless Conversation Topics 
http://iteslj.org/questions
Click on any of these topics for a list of supporting questions and vocabulary that can help to direct a conversation between yourself and your partner. Conversations can support all sorts of different language activities, or can be speaking practice by themselves! 

Tips for Language Activities  
http://literacy.sa.utoronto.ca/resources/esltutorhandbook.html#literacy 
Use this as a volunteer guide. Sections to look at: Techniques for Assessing Language Needs/Levels, Speaking Activities for all Students, Listening Activities, ESL Literacy 

For Learner Self-Study and Follow-Up Discussion 
http://www.esl-lab.com
Listening practice on a variety of topics with comprehension quizzes for self-study, as well as follow up discussions and topics. Look under the ‘”General Listening Quizzes” section. 

Workplace Worksheets
http://www.eastsideliteracy.org/tutorsupport/Work/WorkIdeas.htm
Worksheets and conversation ideas to use in the workplace with your learner.

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

To use with your learner:

For Learners: 

Audio Dictionary 
http://www.m-w.com
Search and word and click the microphone icon next to it to hear how it’s pronounced. 

Idiom of the Day (with explanations) 
http://www.englishwithjo.com/category/idiom-of-the-day/

Interactive Word Lists
http://larryferlazzo.com/englishthemes.html 
There are many links here, but the most useful will be the word lists!

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. 

Self-Study Tool
http://www.esl-lab.com
Listening practice on a variety of topics with comprehension quizzes for self-study as well as follow-up discussion questions/topics. Look under the “General Listening Quizzes” section.

Listening/Reading Comprehension Practice
http://www.cdplonline.org
Short stories with recorded audio. You can practice reading along while listening, or just one or the other!

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. 

Pronunciation Practice  
http://soundsofspeech.uiowa.edu/english/english.html
This link has audio recording of individual sounds of the English language accompanied by a video of how to pronounce the sound.

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).

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

Interactive Language Practice

Completing Official 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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