Websites of Useful Resources for Tutors & their Adult Learners
About Using Websites to find Resources for Adult Learners
Though there are lots of free resources available on the Internet, not all are suited for use with lower-level adult learners. Resources should positively support learning goals with adult-oriented content. Tutors will take into consideration the diversity of interests, perspectives, abilities, learning styles, and maturity levels that adult learners bring to literacy program sessions. Try to select resources that will stimulate learning success, critical analysis, and the ability to make informed judgments. Avoid using materials with child-oriented graphics and content that may be demeaning or irrelevant to adults. Consider adapting resources or creating new ones.
Recommendations for websites will be an ongoing process, which will include the removal of sites that no longer house appropriate materials of educational value in tutoring adult learners. This WURTAL has been compiled by Alison Teague, LLNB Coordinator of Provincial Volunteers.
Reading Comprehension Dialogues for ESL/EFL Lessons (thoughtco.com) (Reading comprehension/dialogues that provide an opportunity for both reading and speaking practice. Each dialogue is also followed by a multiple choice quiz for comprehension practice. Each dialogue is listed under the appropriate level with a short introduction regarding target areas for speaking practice.)
English with Lucy Homepage | English with Lucy (teachable.com) (Offers help pronunciation and with learning how to speak English with a British accent.)
Latin Community - Hola Atlantic (holanewbrunswick.org) This is a link to the website of an organization for the Latin American Community of New Brunswick holds families of all sizes. It has members from all over Latin America including: México, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panamá, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Perú, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Cuba, Dominican Republic.
www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics (Site has a computer tutorial on hardware basics and basic computer concepts. It also has an interactive Typing tutorial, an email 101 course, and a link to a Gmail tutorial.)
www.digitalunite.com (Site requires registration to view and read various guides on computer basics, e-mail, smartphones & tablets, internet security, using the internet, sending E-mail, using Skype, & photo-editing tips.)
www.laubach-on.ca/teach/resources/life (Has a special section for tutors & trainers, as well as reading, writing, math, fun & games, computer, workplace, life & lifestyle, world news, essential skills, & research stuff.)
www.literacyns.ca/video.htm (Site offers a series of videos in the Teaching Tool Box, of practical teaching techniques for use with adult learners.)
www.quia.com/ (Site offers activities & resources for any subject and grade (up to GED). An account with them needs to be created in order to sign in. It offers you a 30-day free trial (limited. access), then wants you to subscribe.)
http://library.copian.ca (Adult Literacy research & learning resources can be found on the Copian Library site (formerly NALD). There, you can search by subject, title, or author.)