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English-Language Training Resources

These resources are available for free to educators and English-language learners.

For English-Language Learners

USA Learns
U.S.A. Learns is a web-based education tool used to support immigrants who want to learn or improve their English skills as they become part of American society.

The web site consists of three unique programs:

  • First English Course: a 20-unit, video-based beginner-level course
  • Second English Course: a 20-unit, video-based intermediate-level course (English for All videos)
  • Practice English and Reading: 44 intermediate-level stories and activities

U.S.A Learns offers contextualized practice activities in listening, reading, writing, speaking and life skills necessary for success at work and in the community.

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
The OWL web site provides grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, sentence style and paraphrasing exercises. OWL handouts for ESOL students cover diverse topics such as articles, count and non-count nouns, and prepositions,

For Educators

Literacy Assistance Center (LAC)
The LAC provides links that can enhance and support the work of the ESOL practitioner.