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Welcome to ESOL Help

This is a list of places where you can study English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) free online.



Websites for Students




http://easyworldofenglish.com/ Easy World of English. 


http://www.reepworld.org/studentsite/index.html English Practice for Beginners.


http://csal.gsu.edu/content/are-you-learner We have a lot of great things for you to read! (with audio)


http://www.mcedservices.com/phonics/phonics.html Listen to stories.


http://www.starfall.com/ Alphabet sounds. 




https://globalaccess.bowvalleycollege.ca/learners/readers.php Bow Valley College’s ESL Literacy Readers 





http://www.esl-lab.com/ Conversations for all levels with activities.


http://www.focusenglish.com/ Intermediate and advanced conversations.


https://wespeaknyc.cityofnewyork.us/ "We Speak New York" videos with subtitles for learning English. 


http://www.elllo.org/ English Listening Lesson Library Online.


http://www.real-english.com/ Original videos and interactive lessons.


http://storycorps.org/listen/ Listen to Americans telling stories of important moments from their daily lives.


http://www.radiodiaries.org/ Radio Diaries works with people to document their own lives for public radio.


http://www.eslpod.com/ At ESL Podcast, we provide English at a slower speed and use everyday phrases and expressions.


http://esl-bits.net/index.html Listen to songs and read the lyrics. Audio Books with text for English language learners.


http://www.learner.org/resources/series71.html Connect with English video story.


http://www.youtube.com/user/EnglishwithStacy/featured Videos to improve listening skills.


http://www.engvid.com/ Learn English for free with 647 video lessons by experienced native-speaker teachers.


http://csal.gsu.edu/content/are-you-learner Readings with audio at all levels and various topics.


http://lyricstraining.com/ LyricsTraining is the  way to learn English through music and the lyrics of your favorite songs.



Find a Class in NYC







Free Study Sites


USA Learns – www.usalearns.org


LINCS Learner Center - https://learner.lincs.ed.gov/


http://freerice.com/category "Free Rice" offers games in vocabulary, human anatomy, math, grammar and more. 



Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, Quizzes etc.



































News with Audio








http://learningenglish.voanews.com/ Voice of America News


http://www.amnh.org/sciencebulletins/ American Museum of Natural History Science Bulletins (video with subtitles).


http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/ BBC Learning English Site.


















https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36IBDpTRVNE Alphabet rap.



Spanish-English Sites


LINCS Home Centro de Aprendizaje – https://learner.lincs.ed.gov/?language=es 


Puma Rosa – www.pumarosa.com


Saber Inglés – www.saberingles.com.ar


Curso Inglés – www.curso-ingles.com


e-Aprender Inglés - www.e-aprender-ingles.com 


La Mansión del Inglés -http://www.mansioningles.com/ 



Civics and Citizenship


https://www1.nyc.gov/site/immigrants/programs/social-economic/services-for-recently-arrived-immigrants.page NYC Immigrant Resource Guide


https://www1.cuny.edu/sites/citizenship-now/ Free citizenship assistance from The City University of New York (CUNY)


www.uscis.gov US Citizenship and Immigration Services


http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/citizenship/ "Preparing for the Oath" online study site by USCIS


https://www.usa.gov/espanol/ USAGov en Español es su guía en Internet de información y servicios del Gobierno.




http://www.nyc.gov/ Find information about New York City government resources.


www.newamericans.ny.gov The New York State Office for New Americans helps New Americans fully participate in New York State civic and economic life.


http://www.ny.gov/ Find info about New York State government offices and services.


http://www.votesmart.org/ Enter your zip code and find your elected officials.


https://www.naco.org/counties/icivics Learn about how counties work and play the online game.


http://www.stopnotariofraud.org/ Protect yourself from immigration fraud.


http://www.nyccfb.info/nyc-votes NYC Votes campaign. Information on how to register to vote and how to vote. 


http://www.elcivics.com/ Easy-to-read civics information and games.


http://www.whitehouse.gov/ Click on “About the White House" to find historical information about past U.S. presidents.


http://www.usflag.org/ The Pledge of Allegiance in other languages. State and historic U.S. flags.


http://www.50states.com/ Find information about each of the 50 states.


https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ Find information about countries around the world.


http://www.worldatlas.com/ Find information about countries around the world.


http://bensguide.gpo.gov/ Guide to US government for kids.


http://www.americaslibrary.gov/ Easy-to-read biographies of famous Americans.


http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/charters.html Add your name to the list of signers of the Declaration of Independence.


http://www.slaveryinnewyork.org/ Learn about slavery in New York at this online exhibit. 


http://www.awesomestories.com/  Stories in Social Studies, Current Events and more.   


http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Wikipedia in Simple English. 




https://datausa.io/ Statistics for communities in the U.S.



College Preparation




http://www.imfirst.org/stories/ Be inspired by stories from first-generation college students and graduates—and share your own.


http://www.thenyic.org/education/parentguide The guide, Your Children Can Go to College. Yes They Can!, available in English, Chinese and Spanish. Bengali, Arabic, and Haitian Creole coming soon.


Computer Skills






http://digitalliteracyassessment.org/ Test your computer skills.


https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/digital-literacy Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum


http://www.everyoneon.org/ Internet access and safety.





Financial Literacy


http://www.citigroup.com/citi/citizen/community/curriculum/adults.htm Citigroup Financial Education Curriculum.


http://www.consumerjungle.org/ Financial Literacy for Young Adults.






http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/moneysmart/mscbi/mscbi.html Money Smart Online Curriculum.


http://moneytalks.valrc.org/ An ESOL Toolkit for Financial Literacy.


http://www.moneyinstructor.com/ Free curriculum and game downloads for educators at every age level.





https://medlineplus.gov/healthtopics.html Health Topics by MedLine Plus.


www.healthyroadsmedia.org Health information in many languages and multiple formats. 


http://www.healthfinder.gov Health info from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 


http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/default.htm Health info from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


https://www.mybenefits.ny.gov/ Welcome to myBenefits! The fast and easy way to find out about many health and human services programs for New Yorkers and how to apply for them - anytime and anywhere.


https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/ NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace. Shop, compare and enroll in a low-cost quality plan that’s right for you. Receive financial assistance based on your income.


http://www.nyc.gov/html/lg/html/home/home.shtml New York City Language Gateway (Health & Public Safety information in English, Russian, Chinese and Spanish).


http://www.nycgovparks.org/befitnyc Find New York City fitness programs near you.



HSE (High School Equivalency Exam) or TASC (formerly GED)





Job Search


http://labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/laborstandards/workprot/minwage.shtm Minimum wage in New York.


http://careerzone.ny.gov/ Welcome to CareerZone: The place to explore careers related to your strengths, skills and talents.


http://www.mynextmove.org/ My Next Move is created for the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, by the National Center for O*NET Development. 


http://www.bls.gov/k12/ Explore Career Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 


http://www.iseek.org/mymncareers/english-learner/index.html Learn about the world of work from this Minnesota website.


http://www.careeronestop.org/reemployment/ Worker ReEmployment is your one-stop site for employment, training and financial help after a layoff. 


"Your Winning Edge: Resume and Interview Preparation," a free PDF resource published by the New York State Department of Labor.


http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/attach/TEN/TEN_25-14_Attachment_Acc.pdf Job help sites from the US Department of Labor (2015)


https://www.coursera.org/learn/business English for Business and Entrepreneurs





Libraries in New York City


Brooklyn Public Library – http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/


New York Public Library – http://www.nypl.org/


Queens Public Library – http://www.queenslibrary.org/















"We Speak New York": Learn English on TV





What to Read


Reading Fluency Practice - https://www.readingskills4today.com/


Recommended Books – http://eslbookclub.wordpress.com/


The Change Agent http://www.nelrc.org/changeagent/


The Literacy Review http://www.gallatin.nyu.edu/academics/undergraduate/writing/literacyproject.html


The New York Times in Plain English – http://www.thetimesinplainenglish.com/ 


News from Newsela for English Language Learners: www.newsela.com



Workers Rights


http://www.labor.ny.gov/home/ New York State Department of Labor


 http://www1.nyc.gov/site/cchr/index.page New York City Commission on Human Rights


http://maketheroad.org/ Make the Road New York


http://rocunited.org/ Restaurant Opportunities Center


https://www.womenemployed.org/ Women Employed





http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/678/01/ Purdue University Online Writing Lab with short mini-lessons and examples.


Guide to Writing a Basic Essay




www.penzu.com A site for creating an online journal.


https://www.quill.org/ Personalized, interactive writing lessons.


http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/ The Learning Network: Teaching & Learning with the NY Times.


http://www.townsendpress.net/class/exercises Sample exercises from The Townsend Press Learning Center.


http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/ESOL/ Writing prompts and comics for personal expression.


https://www.wyzant.com/resources/lessons/english/esl Quizzes, guides and in depth help to assist students with grammar rules, punctuation and more.



Play while you learn! "Free Rice" offers games in vocabulary, human anatomy, math, grammar and more. 

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