English as a Second Language

Assessment Resources:

Assessment Map

Assessment Flowchart

Assessment Analysis for ESL and Directions for Use

Assessment Analysis Chart #2

BEST Plus and BEST Literacy FAQs

BEST Plus (link to CAL website)

BEST Plus Accommodation Information

BEST Literacy (link to CAL website)

SC BEST Literacy Instructions (updated 1/17/18)

BEST Literacy Overview  (2/13 Presentation)

BEST Literacy Resource List

Citizenship and Immigration Resources:

Click on ESL LiveBinder below for additional Citizenship and Civics Resources.

Citizenship Information

Study Materials for the Civics Test

Citizenship Study Guide

Deferred Action Questionnaire

Deferred Action Flowchart

ESL GED Sample Letter

Web Resources:

Center for Adult English Language Acquisition (CAELA):

Road to Grammar

Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day

"We Are New York" (television show)

USA Learns 

  SC ESL Instructor Resources:

SC Adult ESL Handbook (posted 2/28/18)

ESL to ABE Transition Resources:

Transitioning the ESL Student
(5/13 Presentation)
Professional Development:
ProLiteracy Education Network: 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:
ProLiteracy EducationNetwork:
(Life 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)


South Carolina Scope and Sequence of Skills

Other Standards Resources:

SC English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education


ESL LiveBinder

ESL Integrated Education and Training Resources: 

ESL IET Graphic

Online Learning:

Burlington English 

English Central - English practice with interactive videos

DuoLingo - Free language practice

Rosetta Stone