ESL-Specific Resources

Ellii: (Purchased for RI adult ed) Over 1,000 printable and digital lessons to plan and teach in-person, distance and blended learning. Search for materials by topic or level.

I-DEA: (Purchased for RI adult ed) The Integrated Digital English Acceleration (I-DEA) program teaches English language skills in the context of college and careers for learners who face the largest language gaps. Unlike traditional approaches — in which learners are expected to learn English before pursuing college or job-training — I-DEA teaches English in tandem with college and career skills and all with contextualized digital literacy training. Students quickly learn skills relevant to their lives and careers.

USA OnLine Courses: Three levels of self-paced English courses and a Citizenship Course. Courses cover all skills including writing and pronunciation. Teachers can create classes and monitor students’ progress.

Queens Library ESOL Curriculum: A complete digital curriculum that is organized into thematic modules and includes teacher lesson plans and worksheets that align to Common Core Standards for ESOL.

Real English Video: This is a series of 2- 3 minute topic-based videos. This is one example with the focus on “What CAN you do?”