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Student Resources

Listening & Speaking

Rachel’s English
This website was created to help people improve their American English pronunciation. It offers a series of videos explaining how each sound is created.

English with Jennifer
Whether you're currently enrolled in a language program or not, take advantage of free online instruction from an experienced teacher. The lessons will introduce new content to some and serve as a review for others.

PBS Videos
This website has interesting videos with transcripts.  This is a particularly good resource for students who can read well, but have difficulties understanding conversational English.

Reading & Writing

Purdue Online Writing Lab
These OWL resources will help ESL students in second language writing.

Capital Community College Foundation Guide to Grammar and Writing
This website includes exercises to learn sentence parts and activities to help with the writing process.

English Zone
This site provides visitors with engaging, entertaining, educational activities, language lessons, and interactive activities. There are easy-to-use printable materials, handouts, and quizzes.

Many Things
This website is for people studying ESL. There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, and other activities. Even though the primary focus is ESL, native English speakers may also find some interesting thins on this site.

English as 2nd Language Forum
This is an online forum that provides students and tutors with information about online resources that help people learn English as a second language.

English Page
This website offers free English lessons with English grammar and vocabulary exercises.

English for All
This website includes videos and learning activities to help adults learn English.

Dave's ESL Cafe
The meeting place for ESL students from around the world. It features lessons, vocabulary lists, quizzes, and other forums.
 

Other Skills

Brainfuse
This internet resource offers lots of tools to help adults and kids get support, build skills, and take practice tests.

News for You Online 
This website is an online news source designed for people who are learning to read, write, or speak English. Seven new stories are posted weekly. These engaging articles are based on current events. They are written at reading levels 3-6. Password: 5A8054

TV411
This website contains lessons and activities based on the TV411 television series to help adults improve basic skills.

Reading Program

The Reading Program

350 W. Sixth Street
Gilroy, CA 95020
Providing free adult literacy services throughout Santa Clara County Library District
Phone: (408) 262-1349
Email: readingprogram@sccl.org