Laura Houston has been volunteering with Intercambio for several years. She has found great success using picture books with her adult learners. Attached you’ll find a summary of how to incorporate children’s books into your classes, as well as suggested texts divided by level. How to Incorporate Children’s Literature into Adult Classes Picture Books for […]
One of our teachers was awarded a scholarship to attend the 2012 CAEPA (Colorado Adult Education Professional Association) conference. Per the scholarship requirements, she compiled her notes from the very best sessions for the rest of you! Developing Critical Reading & Thinking Skills Using Metaphors It’s important to develop critical thinking skills in order […]
Multi-Cultural Educational Services geared toward low-level/low-literacy adult learners, this website’s phonics stories have listening components.
The American Biographies site includes four biographies of interesting famous Americans. Each file includes a reading section, audio recording and printable activities.
English Express contains stories written at three different levels. Updated monthly, many stories on this website have listening components and can be easily printed.
Voice of America broadcasts in “special English” for language learners.
Radio Diaries is a non-profit initiative that documents everyday people telling their stories. You’ll find a link to the stories at the top of the page, under the diaries tab. Each story has a picture, a description, the option of listening with RealPlayer or as an embedded MP3 (downloadable), and a link to the transcript. The […]
Story Corps is a non-profit radio program that aims to record people – such as family or friends – interviewing each other about personal experiences and events. Listen to their stories by clocking on the “Listen to Stories” link on the sidebar. Each story features 3-5 minute audio files. Transcripts of individual pieces are on the NPR […]
List to the President’s weekly address on the White House website and download a transcript. The address lasts about 5 minutes and covers timely, political issues to discuss with students. Use this procedure to turn the monologue into a full lesson: Summarize what the student is about to hear. Have the student listen to the piece […]
Don’t be boring – change up your lessons! Song Lyrics is an index of song lyrics that can be easily used to illustrate specific grammar themes.