To celebrate refugee week here are resources and support links for you:
Learning English in Bristol website. Partners delivering courses across Bristol
Here are the websites which have info about events, podcasts and celebrations
Bristol Refugee festival
How it works:
1. Choose time and day that suits you
2. Join the Club, by clicking onto a link or go to you ZOOM app and enter meeting ID and password.
3. Take part, enjoy your time and make friends. Everyone is welcome.
If there is anyone who would like to join our session they should email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be added to our emailing list. Flyer attached.
For more information check our website www.esolcc.org
Useful websites for self-study
Adele’s ESL Corner
Grammar, listening and vocab
More aimed at secondary – but might be some useful stuff here
BBC drama – podcasts
Dramas for English language learners, e.g. Alice in Wonderland and Frankenstein from BBC World Service. Improve your English with retellings of stories classic and new. Each episode is 6-10 mins long.
BBC Learning English
Includes English my Way – basic level videos as well as higher level activities
BBC English in a minute
Literally what it says – a one minute video explaining a point of grammar followed by activities
Not what it was but still there
BBC Bilingual Content (for some languages)
Please see the appendix at the end of this list.
Breaking news English
Useful because includes listening
British Council Learn English
Lots of materials from the BC including online games etc
British Council Learn English Teens
What it says on the tin but also useful for adults.
Cambridge English Books for Students and Teacher Development titles (Temp Free Access)
Cambridge Learners’ You Tube Channel
Learn English with Cambridge. Great Videos on specific micro skills – need sound.
A collection of short lessons with questions and answers covering parts of speech, parts of sentence types of pronunciation.
Online Materials to Practice Reading Writing, Speaking and Listening for Zero/Low Literacy Students
Draw a stickman
Mouse practice for beginner IT users
Thousands of listening activities with quizzes, comprehension questions and vocabulary tasks at all levels.
This site offers sections with lessons on grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar exercises.
English Grammar Exercises
This site offers explanations of the main rules in grammar with some practice at all levels
English My Way
Resources for Pre-Entry and New Reader Writer learners
Lots of different interactive lessons at different levels.
Lots of grammar lessons and quizzes.
Good and Varied for confident L1+ students
A selection of listening materials on different topics.
Free ESOL courses on line from beginner to advanced level
Includes suitable material for lower levels
ESOL Stories from Bradford College Library
Students can read stories and vote for their favorites
Could also have a class/level writing competition – #coronastories
Suitable for E3+ students with tailored practice to different EFL exams. Still worth a look to recommend some specific practice
Exams – ESB practice
Video clips of ESB exams – students can watch on the ESB website and have a phonecall/facetime with
another student to practice.
The new to ESOL learners’ materials can help you find work suitable for Pre-Entry and New Reader Writer learners
Famous people lessons
Similar format to Breaking News English
Short films/clips for students to watch and links to on line exercises
Fun Easy English
This site covers pronunciation, conversation, slang, reading, grammar, idioms and vocabulary.
Studious. L2 up
Remember you can set challenges that learners can play on their phones or tablets remotely.
Kahoot guide to distance learning
Useful guide for teachers
Lingua Reading Low Level
English texts for beginners to practice reading and comprehension online and for free.
New Internationalist Easier English Wiki
Topical ready lessons for students and teachers
OUP Learn at Home
Wherever you teach, wherever you learn, we’re with you. Online resources and activities to help teachers, parents and students get the most out of learning at home.
Free online books with audio that students could read with their children
Spelling quizzes and games for all levels
Over 250 quizzes designed for ESOL learners and group into two levels. Areas covered include adjectives, verb forms, conjunctions pronouns and spelling. Some material is suitable for general literacy use. The quizzes are multiple choice and cloze.
Wakelet to share FS English resources
You will need to sign up but it’s quick and free
For children – students could read them with their children?
Free courses. Colourful and appealing site
Appendix – Bilingual Content from the BBC for some Languages
Afaan Oromoo: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/oromo/home
Chinese (Mandarin): https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/chinese/home