Instructional Strategies and Best Practices for ESOL Teachers
( Note: If you are a teacher in any of the programs served through Project GREAT Coastal region and you have NOT been added to our SkyDrive resource link, please email Dennelle.Gibbins-Lyon@lonestar.edu with your information. Thank you.)
Adult English Language Learners with Limited Literacy by Martha Bigelow and Robin Lovrien Schwarz - National Institute for Literacy
Using Oral Language Skills to Build on the Emerging Literacy of Adult English Learners by Patsy Vinogradov and Martha Bigelow, University of Minnesota - A CAELA Network Brief
Mango Languages - "A language learning program teaching practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world's most popular languages."
Livemocha - "Livemocha is the world's largest online language learning community, offering free and paid online language courses in 35 languages to more than 9 million members from 195 countries around the world."
Practice Online Application - Experience Works
Practice Application - Google
Practice Application - Stratford Library
Sample Job Application Form - State of Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Health Literacy Video - "The 6 ½ minute video gives a powerful illustration of the problem of low health literacy, combining interviews with actual patients, commentary from practicing physicians, and health communication statistics. With its patient testimonials and the involvement of real medical staff, the health literacy video lends a voice to those that have been affected by an epidemic that has silently plundered the health of patients." - ACP Foundation
MedlinePlus - "MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free."
How to Write Easy-to-Read Health Materials - MedlinePlus
Healthy Roads Media - A source of health information in many languages and multiple formats
Ask Me 3 - Site promoting clear communication between care providers and patients
Simply Put: A guide for creating easy-to-understand materials - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Oldways - Culturally modified nutritional information
IHA (Institute for Healthcare Advancement) - A source for materials
How can I help immigrants prepare to take the U.S. citizenship test? - Thinkfinity: Verizon Foundation
NoteTakingHelp.com - Helping You Take the Notes You Need
Awesome Stories Narrations - Group access to the site is free for all schools, libraries and educators. Request group access with this form. It is also free for students and members of the general public. Select an individual password using the same URL.
CASAS - Source to help improve basic skills for education and workplace success
IMPORTANT: Before completing, please consult your supervisor/program coordinator to verify that these sources satisfy your professional development requirements.