English Resources for Volunteers and Students

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English Technology Resources

The Littleton Immigrant Resources Center has 3 iPads that program participants (students or volunteers) may check out with a Bemis Public Library Card. The IPADs can be checked out at the library front desk for a maximum of 2 hours at a time and must stay at the library during that time. The iPads have various apps and links to websites to help students improve their English and study for their Naturalization exam.

Useful Websites

Adult ESL Curriculum - Intercambio's website providing free resources to go along with their textbooks.  Scroll to bottom of the page to find free listening tracks for each level of the Intercambio books.

Bemis Public Library Website - Discuss special events, resources that are available at the library, etc. There are various databases that are available through Bemis Library website.

Rocket Languages - Audio lessons with opportunity to listen to a native English speaker and then record yourself speaking. This program is also available in other languages such as Spanish. You will need your Bemis Library card to access this site.

Tumblebooks - Designed for children, this application allows a user to select a book. The books is then read aloud. There are also quizzes to check reading comprehension.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English - this is an online dictionary; recommended by Intercambio.

Intercambio Resources - provides video supplements for the Pronunciation Fun video and listening tracks for the Intercambio curriculum

Intercambio Teachers' Blog - Provides teaching tips for ESL tutors.

Smart Phone Apps 

Duolingo - Free smart phone app.  Uses a variety of matching, writing, flashcard, and self-recording games to teach language.  Students can set daily practice goals and track their progress.

Quizlet - Free smart phone app.  Students can download study materials for a variety of topics, including English and US Citizenship.  Teachers can assign flashcards, quizzes, and much more.