I started this list, with many suggestions from other teachers and tutors, for the Portland Literacy Council‘s tutor training workshops for remote tutoring.
- Digital Workbook for Beginning ESOL
- Grammar focused compilation of instructional videos and interactive exercises for beginning, high-beginning, and low-intermediate levels, organized into weekly lessons (for 10 weeks total).
- The material is all online, but displays simply and clearly, even on mobile devices.
- Also has a series of screencasts about ways to use the digital workbook.
- Azar Grammar Powerpoint Presentations
- Betty Azar’s textbook series are mainstays for presenting grammar points. The powerpoints are freely available and could be very helpful in presenting language and doing controlled practice.
- Google forms
- Excellent way to practice filling out forms (for beginning level)
- Can also provide longer writing prompts, responses to images and video.
- Can also be used to create quizzes with automatic feedback.
- Google documents
- Can be a tool for writing together, and for storing all a learner’s writing, to show progress.
- Works on a variety of platforms.
- This site lets users create a site and then fairly easily and quickly add writing, images, videos, maps, videos, and more to it.
- If that description doesn’t help, check out this quick example I created for a citizenship class. Padlet is kind of like a social media wall, except no logins are required — and it’s not connected to social media at all.
- Learners can share many types of content and write comments on other posts.
Do you have more that you’d like to contribute, or share a way that you’ve engaged and supported learners online? Share a comment or contact me.