Below are some suggested websites to assist tutors in their lesson plans. There are many more but these are some of our favorites.
Working through Upwardly Global, LARA has created an online resource for skilled immigrants, providing important information on how to become a licensed professional in Michigan. The goal is to promote skilled immigrants and refugees to translate their education and talents to meet Michigan’s licensing requirements and promoting Michigan as a destination for skilled immigrants. There are Michigan Professional Licensing Guides for a variety of professions.
The Media Library of Teaching Skills (MLoTS) is a free, digital collection of short, authentic classroom videos intended for adult basic education professional development.
This site has many teaching materials and dozens of interactive exercises.
The Literacy List is a large collection of free Adult Basic Education and English language (ELL/ESL/ESOL) websites, electronic discussion lists, communities of practice (CoPs), and other Internet resources for adult basic skills learners, teachers and tutors. The resources have been suggested by adult literacy, basic and secondary education, and ELL practitioners.
Free Curriculum developed for targeted to adult basic education (ABE) learners at the low-intermediate level (fourth to seventh grade equivalence level).
Great resources for obtaining US Citizenship including lesson plans, practice tests, information about how to apply among many other topics.
Downloadable lesson plans for a wide variety of literacy needs.
This site has lesson plans and teaching tips.
This site contains information on teaching techniques and creating lesson plans. It also has on-line quizzes, games, and activities for all skill levels.
This site offers English grammar practice, new vocabulary learning, idioms and phrasal verbs.
Great ESL resources organized by Speaking, Grammar, Vocabulary, Listening, Reading, and Writing. Also TOEFEL test preparation activities, videos, and quizzes.
Conversation starters within the context of a board game.
There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random sentence generator and other computer assisted language learning activities on this site. The primary focus is for ESL; however, native English speakers may also find some interesting things on this site.
This site offers useful tips for tutors.
Use this site to make puzzles and games using words and phrases that you choose.
This site contains GED test practice questions in the areas of reading, grammar, math, science and social studies.
Troy Adult Education and Careers (TRAC)
Read the brochure for this intensive program offered by the Troy school district to study English for a job and get a career certification. Applications are now being accepted until March 6 for the programming beginning in the fall of 2020.