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John Fleischman August 4, 2009 For audio call Toll Free 1 - 888-886-3951 and use PIN/code 917350 Save $$ with SCOEs FREE Online ESL Teaching Resources
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Sacramento County Office of Education http://www.scoe.net SCOEs Internet and Media Services http://www.scoe.net/ims What is SCOE, Anyway?
Adult Learning Activities http://www.cdlponline.org English for All http://www.myefa.org USA Learns http://www.usalearns.org Three Free ESL Web Sites
Who is it designed for? What are the activities about? What will my students see and do? Adult Learning Activities
Adult Learning Activities Story List by Category
What is English for All? English for All consists of five real-life stories that feature a multi-ethnic cast introduced by a friendly wizard who guides learners through 20 episodes and provides simple explanations of the basic points of grammar that are presented. English for All
Who is it designed for? Intermediate English language learners Developed for immigrants with less than 12 years of formal schooling Learners who want to: Get a better job Foster their childrens education Participate in their community English for All
What are the lessons about? Workers and the Work Place Housing and Family Life Dealing with Federal and Municipal Officials Parenting and Womens Changing Roles Learning, Education, and Educational Credentials See handout: EFA Episode Guide English for All
Components: Video available in four formats: VHS or DVD (standalone) or CD-ROM or QuickTime (integrated with Web site) Comprehensive Web site Print materials for each of the 20 episodes Teacher Web site for managing classes and tracking learning progress English for All
http://www.myefa.org English for All Demonstration
What is USA Learns? A comprehensive Web site designed to help immigrants learn English USA Learns
Who is it designed for? Immigrants with less than 12 years of formal education Older adolescents and adults ESL learners functioning at low beginning through high intermediate Content focus on survival English, life skills, and language necessary for success in the community and workplace USA Learns
Pedagogical assumptions Language learning needs to focus on listening, reading, speaking and writing Instructional content should be reflective of social and linguistic contexts Language acquisition occurs through meaningful use and interaction with the language USA Learns
Required User Skills Familiarity with a computer mouse Ability to point and click Basic keyboarding familiarity Fundamental understanding of how a Web browser operates USA Learns
Technical information Designed for broadband only (150 Kbps minimum) Works on PCs and Macs with all popular browsers Not appropriate for use in computer labs (on more that several computers simultaneously) USA Learns
Features Intuitive interface Multiple types of help available Extensive use of video, audio and graphics Can be used as registered or unregistered learner. If registered, learner tracking and reporting is available Separate Web site for teachers or tutors to manage learner instruction USA Learns