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How to Use a Mouse

Mouse Practice - Use left click only.
http://abeged.com/MousePractice/mpage1.html

Mouse Program - Start with "Move the Mouse." Click on "Home Page" to start again.
http://www.mouseprogram.com/

Learn to Use the Mouse - A good introduction.
http://www.instruction.greenriver.edu/avery/activities/mouse/MouseSkills.htm

Mousercise - Click on the number "2" and continue with 3, 4, 5...
http://www.3street.org/mouse/page2.html

The Jig Zone - Click on a picture. Complete the puzzle.
http://www.jigzone.com/ms/g.php?dir=gallery/h/AN&z=6_piece_classic

Mousing Games | Lyndsay's Mania - Try Dot2Dot, Make-a-Match, and Buy It (Money Game).
http://www.mccollam.com/fun/

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Typing Practice

Peter's Online Typing Course
http://www.typing-lessons.org

Mrs. Pitcher's Keyboarding Drills
http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/cjh/appliedtech/Business/Keyboarding/Index.html

Good Typing
http://www.goodtyping.com

Keyboarding Tutorial and Typing Test
http://www.sense-lang.org/typing/tutor/keyboarding.php

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Literacy Level

LiteracyCenter.net
Practice letters, numbers, colors, shapes.

http://www.literacycenter.net/lessonview_en.php

Letter TV Audio Alphabet
Practice letter names.

http://www.lettertv.net/pages/audioalpha.htm

Starfall
Learn the alphabet, the basics of reading, calendars, and more, in an interactive way!

http://www.starfall.com/

Handwriting Worksheets - Type a sentence. Then, print a worksheet to practice your handwriting.
http://www.handwritingworksheets.com/

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Beginning Level

Vocabulary

Learning Chocolate - Picture dictionary with audio and various skills practice, organized in lifeskill units with beginning level practice.
http://www.learningchocolate.com

Language Guide- Picture dictionary with pronunciation and spelling. Choose your language in the top menu or choose a direct link below. More languages available on the website!
Arabic - English | Chinese - English | French - English | Spanish - English
http://www.languageguide.org/

Cynthia's Links to Basic English Practice - Websites for Vocabulary practice.
http://www.reepworld.org/studentsite/CynthiasESLLinks.htm


Grammar

Road to Grammar - Hours of grammar practice!
http://www.roadtogrammar.com/

English Corner- Grammar lessons and exercises for all levels.
http://www.englishcorner.vacau.com/

Grammar Blast - Four levels of grammar quizzes.
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/k_5/quizzes/

Cynthia's Links to Basic English Practice - Websites for Grammar practice.
http://www.reepworld.org/studentsite/BasicGrammarforESL.htm

Ventures Arcade- Lifeskills-based language practice.
http://www.cambridge.org/us/esl/venturesadulted/venturesarcade/

Touchstone Arcade- Lifeskills-based language practice.
http://www.cambridge.org/us/esl/touchstone/student/index.html

Multimedia Lessons (Integrated Skills)

U.S.A. Learns - Video classes with grammar and vocabulary practice. Go to the 1st Course for 20 different units for beginning learners.
http://www.usalearns.org

REEPworld- Animated stories in Health, Work, and Family with reading, listening, vocabulary, and lifeskill practice.
http://www.reepworld.org/englishpractice/index.htm

Marshall Adult Education Student Lessons - Lifeskills-based language practice. Beginning through Intermediate.
http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/index.php/student-lessons

Pumarosa.com - Free Spanish-English bilingual English course for beginning and intermediate students.
http://www.pumarosa.com/

John's Activities for English Learners - Made especially for adult ESL students.
http://www.web-esl.com/

Interactive lessons for everyday life | Goodwill Industries (High beginning)
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics

 

Reading

Readings Skills Stories - Group 1
http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/index.php/reading-skills-for-todays-adult

REEPworld- Animated stories in Health, Work, and Family with reading, listening, vocabulary, and lifeskill practice.
http://www.reepworld.org/englishpractice/index.htm

Cynthia's Links to Reading Practice- Look for your level.
http://www.reepworld.org/studentsite/ReadingPractice.htm

 

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Intermediate Level

BBC Skillswise- Teach yourself, and don't forget to test yourself, too! Activities for grammar, spelling, reading, writing, listening, and vocabulary.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/grammar/

Cynthia's Links to Intermediate Grammar Practice- Teacher-recommended websites for more English practice!
http://www.reepworld.org/studentsite/IntermediateGrammarforESL.htm

Cynthia's Links to Work English Practice- Teacher-recommended websites for more English practice to help you Find a Job and Get a Job!
http://www.reepworld.org/studentsite/FindingaJob.htm
http://www.reepworld.org/studentsite/GettingtheJob.htm

Cynthia's Links to English Practice for Better Health - Teacher-recommended websites for more English practice to help you stay healthy!
http://www.reepworld.org/studentsite/YourHealth.htm

Pumarosa.com - Free Spanish-English bilingual English course for beginning and intermediate students.
http://www.pumarosa.com/

Grammar

English Grammar Secrets - Grammar rules and practice activites.
http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/

English Corner - Grammar lessons and exercises for all levels.
http://www.englishcorner.vacau.com/

Road to Grammar - Hours of grammar practice quizzes!
http://www.roadtogrammar.com/

Grammar Bytes - Presentations. Exercises. Printable handouts.
http://www.chompchomp.com/terms.htm

ESL Blues - Grammar lessons.
http://ww2.college-em.qc.ca/prof/epritchard/trouindx.htm

Touchstone Arcade- Lifeskills-based language practice.
http://www.cambridge.org/us/esl/touchstone/student/index.html

ESL Independent Study Lab - Links to interactive lessons for English learners.
http://www.lclark.edu/~krauss/toppicks/toppicks.html

Grammar-Quizzes.com - Explanations on grammar points and practice exercises.
http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/


Reading

Readings Skills Stories - Group 1 (lower levels) / Group 2 (higher levels)
http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/index.php/reading-skills-for-todays-adult

Cynthia's Links to Reading Practice- Look for your level.
http://www.reepworld.org/studentsite/ReadingPractice.htm

Kizclub Stories - Graded online readers for children. Also useful for low-level adult learners.
http://kizclub.com/Sbody.html

City Family Magazine - Written in clear English for adult learners. You can also search for the topic you want.
http://www.cityfamily.org/v2/cicityFamily.asp

The Learning Edge - An interactive online newspaper for high beginning to
http://www.thewclc.ca/edge/

Time Magazine, for Kids - Read about world events, recent news, and more.
http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/

Topics: An Online Magazine for Learners of English
ESL students write about many topics, including life in the U.S., traditions from their home countries, and more.
http://www.topics-mag.com/


Multimedia Lessons (Integrated Skills)

We Are New York- Video lessons for everyday life and English practice.
http://www.nyc.gov/html/weareny/html/episodes/episodes.shtml

U.S.A. Learns- Go to the Low-intermediate or Intermediate Reading Skills. Practice listening, writing, reading, and pronunciation! Many practical topics for everyday life.
http://www.usalearns.org

English For All - Video lessons with some vocabulary practice.
http://www.myefa.org/login.cfm

TV 411 - Reading, writing, vocabulary, and math activities that have practical use for your life. Use the left menu. (Lifeskills)
http://www.tv411.org/index.shtml

Interactive lessons for everyday life| Goodwill Industries
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics

Mango: Arlington Public Libraries language learning system | free library card account required
http://library.arlingtonva.libguides.com/mango

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Advanced Level

Grammar

English Grammar Secrets - Grammar rules and practice activites.
http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/

Road to Grammar - Hours of grammar practice quizzes!
http://www.roadtogrammar.com/

Grammar Bytes- Presentations. Exercises. Printable handouts.
http://www.chompchomp.com/terms.htm

ESL Blues - Grammar lessons.
http://ww2.college-em.qc.ca/prof/epritchard/trouindx.htm

Grammar-Quizzes.com - Explanations on grammar points and practice exercises.
http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/

Power Proofreading - Find and correct the errors. Start with the Level 2 activities..
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/k_5/proofread/proof.htm

Reading

Readings Skills Stories - Group 1 (lower levels) / Group 2 (higher levels)
http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/index.php/reading-skills-for-todays-adult

Cynthia's Links to Reading Practice- Look for your level.
http://www.reepworld.org/studentsite/ReadingPractice.htm

Top 100 U.S. Newspapers .
http://www.thepaperboy.com/usa-top-100-newspapers.cfm

Multimedia Lessons (Integrated Skills)

VOA: Voice of America | Learning English - Learn English while you learn about American life and culture. Multimedia and practice activities included.
http://www.voanews.com/learningenglish/home/

California Distance Learning Project - Read and listen to stories about life topics. For intermediate to advanced level students.
http://www.cdlponline.org/

Interactive lessons for everyday life| Goodwill Industries
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics

Mango: Arlington Public Libraries language learning system | free library card account required
http://library.arlingtonva.libguides.com/mango

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ESL Videos

Beginner

U.S.A. Learns- Go to the Low-intermediate or Intermediate Reading Skills. Practice listening, writing, reading, and pronunciation! Many practical topics for everyday life.
http://www.usalearns.org

English Central- Find your level in the "Difficulty" menu.
http://www.englishcentral.com/videos

Intermediate

We Are New York- Video lessons for everyday life and English practice.
http://www.nyc.gov/html/weareny/html/episodes/episodes.shtml

U.S.A. Learns- Go to the Low-intermediate or Intermediate Reading Skills. Practice listening, writing, reading, and pronunciation! Many practical topics for everyday life.
http://www.usalearns.org

English Central- Find your level in the "Difficulty" menu.
http://www.englishcentral.com/videos

EnglishVid.com- Free English instructional videos.
http://www.engvid.com


Advanced

English Central- Find your level in the "Difficulty" menu.
http://www.englishcentral.com/videos

EnglishVid.com- Free English instructional videos.
http://www.engvid.com

California Distance Learning Project - Read and listen to stories about life topics. For intermediate to advanced level students.
http://www.cdlponline.org/

PBS - Video from the U.S. Public Broadcasting Station. For advanced level students.
http://video.pbs.org/

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Listening / Pronunciation

Listening

E.L. Easton's Listening Activities
http://evaeaston.com/

VOA: Voice of America | Learning English - Learn English while you learn about American life and culture. Multimedia and practice activities included.
http://www.voanews.com/learningenglish/home/

Randall's Listening Lab- High Beginning to Advanced. Dozens of recorded conversations with comprehension activities, on many interesting topics.
http://www.esl-lab.com/

Text-to-Speech Generator - Type the English you want to hear in the "Enter Text" box and then click on the "Say it" button. Listen and repeat. Change the voice!
http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_example.php

Cynthia's Links to Listening Practice - Look for your English level.
http://www.reepworld.org/studentsite/ListeningPractice.htm

Elllo - High Beginning to Advanced. 1000s of interviews with English speakers from all over the world. Choose activities according to your level. ("Elllo" = English Language Listening Lab Online.)
http://www.elllo.org/index.htm

Pronunciation

English Club Intermediate to Advanced lessons and practice activies on pronunciation.
http://www.englishclub.com/pronunciation/index.htm

E.L. Easton's Pronunciation Activities
http://evaeaston.com/

Pronunciation Activities from Interesting Things for ESL Students
http://www.manythings.org/pp/

Pronunciation Activities from English Zone.
http://english-zone.com/index.php?ID=17

Cool Tools!

Text-to-Speech Generator - Type the English you want to hear in the "Enter Text" box and then click on the "Say it" button. Listen and repeat. Change the voice!
http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_example.php

Text-to-Speech Readers for Chrome browser - CHROME browser only. Install an "Add-on" for a text-to-speech reader and listen to any webpage as it's read out loud.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/text%20to%20speech?utm_campaign=en&utm_source=ha-en-na-us-extensions-categories-google&utm_medium=ha

Answers.com 1-click Reference - Free download. With 1-click, get definitions, pronunciation, translations, and more.
http://www.answers.com/main/download_answers_win.jsp

WordWeb 1-click Reference - Free download. With 1-click, get definitions and pronunciation.
http://wordweb.info/free/

Grooveshark - Listen to songs for free. Search the name of the song, singer, or band.
http://www.grooveshark.com/

Voxopop- Message boards with real people and real English. Discussions are called called Talkgroups. Anyone can listen to Talkgroups already happening. You need to create a free account to record a response or to start your own discussion.
http://www.voxopop.com/

 


Computer Skills Practice

Interactive technology lessons | Goodwill Industries
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics

Digital Literacy lessons in other languages | Microsoft
http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/citizenship/giving/programs/up/digitalliteracy/default.mspx

Computer Classes near Arlington, VA - Print a list. (.pdf)
http://www.apsva.us/cms/lib2/VA01000586/Centricity/Domain/74/ComputerClassesinOurCommunity_June2012.pdf

 

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Citizenship

Go to REEP's Citizenship page.


College/ University Preparation

  • TOEFL Online - Learn about the Test of English as a Foreign Langauge.
  • getTOEFL - many free online activities to "get you into the mood" for TOEFL.
  • Daily Quiz - try a new TOEFL-inspired quiz each day!
  • LiteracyNet Archives- academic-level listening, reading comprehension and vocabulary practice based on real news stories from CNN and other news stations.

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Phone:  (703) 228-4200  FAX (703) 527-6966

Instructional Technology Coordinator: michele.cona@apsva.us

Last updated June 2012