ProLiteracy Americahttp://www.proliteracy.org/ Includes statistics and resources related to adult literacy issues nationally and internationally, along with advocacy information, and links to literacy programs throughout the United States, a variety of literacy and tutor resources, including New Readers Press publications.
ProLiteracy Education Networkhttp://www.proliteracyednet.org/ Adult literacy resources formerly provided by Thinkfinity.org, including online courses for adult learners, tutors, and other literacy volunteers.
Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN)http://www.otan.us/ The adult education and literacy providers’ support services, which include electronic collaboration, access to information, and technical support. For tutors, this site provides teaching and training tools, a lesson plan builder, information about distance learning, an adult education dictionary, and adult education links.
Easy Voter Guidehttp://www.easyvoter.org/ non-partisan, easy-to-read information about elections, how to contact elected officials, and how to participate as an involved citizen in your local community
Orange County Registrar of Votershttp://www.ocvote.com/ Information on voter registration, vote-by mail, location of polling places, or volunteer to work an election
Orange County 2-1-1 http://www.211oc.org/ Information on community services in OC – how to get and give help
OneStop Centers http://www.careeronestop.org/ Sponsored by the US Department of Labor. Explore career options, review your resume, start a job search, and find local services.
California Employment Development Department (EDD)http://www.edd.ca.gov/
Employment skill resources and helpful information for job searches, resumes, job applications, interview and employment skills.
WorkSmarthttp://www.worksmart.ca.gov/ Sponsored by the California Employment Development Department (EDD). Provides employment skill resources and helpful information for job searches, resumes, job applications, interview and employment skills.
USA learnshttp://www.usalearns.org/ Free self-guided courses for beginning through intermediate ESL learners. Users will need to create a free online account.
ESLFasthttp://www.eslfast.com/ Extensive list of dialogues, short stories, grammar exercises, and readings for adults.
English Listening Library Onlinewww.elllo.org/english Text, videos, audio, quizzes, vocabulary, games, and more.
Articles, research papers, lessons plans, classroom handouts, teaching ideas, and links for ESL teachers. Much of this material applies primarily to a classroom setting, but some can also be used to enhance tutoring.
EL Civics http://www.elcivics.com/ Lessons and resources on civics, history, government, life skills, etc. for ESL learners.
Discovery Education http://www.discoveryeducation.com/ Provides free family learning resources for teachers, parents and children of all ages. Includes homework help, webmath, and puzzlemaker programs.
My Money http://mymoney.gov/ Financial education basics from various federal agencies help make smart financial choices for events such as buying a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401(k).
Puzzlemaker http://www.puzzlemaker.com/ Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more, using your own word lists.
News For You http://www.newsforyou.org/ Easy reader newspaper for adults. Call READ/OC at (714)566-3070 for this week’s password.
Stories with Audio
California Distance Learning Project http://www.cdlponline.org/ Stories with audio and/or video for adult learners on a variety of life skills and adult interest topics.
English Listening Library Online www.elllo.org/english Text, videos, audio, quizzes, vocabulary, games, and more. Intended for ESL learners, but may be appropriate for a wide range of adult learners.
Volunteering & Community Engagement
VolunteerMatch http://www.volunteermatch.org/ Find local volunteer opportunities in your area of interest. A great way to practice English conversation with like-minded community members.
OneOC http://www.oneoc.org/ Formerly the Volunteer Center of Orange County. Find local volunteer opportunities in your area of interest. A great way to practice English conversation with like-minded community members.
Orange County United Way http://www.unitedwayoc.org/ Find local volunteer opportunities in your area of interest. A great way to practice English conversation with like-minded community members.
Meetup http://www.meetup.com/ Connect with local clubs of individuals that share your interests. A great way to make friends and practice English conversation.
Purdue University Online Writing Labhttp://owl.english.purdue.edu/ Writing assistance, grammar and mechanics, exercises, style guides, and other resources ranging from college level through resources for parents and adult learners.