English as a Second Language

Assessment Resources:

BEST Plus and BEST Literacy Overview Presentation (W. Griffin presentation, Feb. '13)

Assessment Map

Assessment Flowchart

Assessment Analysis for ESL and Directions for Use

BEST Plus 2.0 Help Sheet

BEST Plus (link to CAL website)

BEST Plus Technical Support FAQs

BEST Plus Accommodation Information

BEST Literacy (link to CAL website)

 SC BEST Literacy Instructions (new as of 1-25-16)

BEST Literacy Overview (D. Shumann, presentation, 2-15-13)

BEST Literacy Resource List

Citizenship and Immigration Resources:

Citizenship Information

Study Materials for the Civics Test

Citizenship Study Guide

Fraud Hotline Information

Deferred Action Questionnaire

Deferred Action Flowchart

ESL GED Sample Letter

Web Resources:

Center for Adult English Language Acquisition (CAELA):

Instructional Tools

Program Development Tools

Road to Grammar

Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day

"We Are New York" (television show)

USA Learns 

ESL to ABE Transition Resources:

Professional Development:
ProLiteracyEdNet.org - Variety of PD ideas including Techniques and Strategies, Lesson Plans, and Using Technology (includes Online Courses)

Minnesota Literacy Council's series of Classroom Videos - modeling a variety of active learning strategies - great for volunteer tutors

EL Civics Curriculum/Resources:
ProLiteracyEdNet.org (Practice Everyday Skills - variety of interactive and print-based life skills)

Everyday Life Project (From GCF LearnFree.org)

Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Lessons (From Institute for the Professional Development of Adult Educators)


Minnesota Scope and Sequence of Skills 

Minnesota Scope and Sequence Online Version

World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment Standards (WIDA)


ESL LiveBinder

ESL LiveBinder Recorded Webinar

Online Learning:
English Central - English practice with interactive videos

DuoLingo - Free language practice