Mayor's Office For Adult Literacy
COVID-19 Resources for Online Education
As our city faces the unprecedented challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic, Houston area adult literacy programs must close their doors temporarily, and adult learners must continue their education from their homes.
In response, our partners and friends in adult literacy and educational technology have shared several free resources to facilitate literacy provider programming of virtual lessons for their students and for adult learners to engage in learning at their own pace.
RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS
Khan Academy - Teachers: How To Use Khan Academy
Teaching with WebEx
Ted ED In Your Classroom
Resources for content in the virtual classroom
EL Civics (English Language and Civics)
2020 Census for Educators
(Note: Access to the products listed below is provided solely by the respective publishers, not by the City of Houston. Any use or access beyond the free 90 days as specified below will be solely between the program/user and the technology provider.)
Cell-Ed offers FREE ACCESS TO ALL OFFERINGS for 90 Days for a limited number.
LEARNING UPGRADE OFFERS 90 Days of unlimited free access to learners and programs.
Work Ready Mobile OFFERS 90 Days of unlimited free access to programs and their learners.
Resources for Adult Learners
Houston Public Library - Learning Express Library (the reason to get a library card)
Mobile App ... Download the Hello English app on your phone.
When you open the app, you will take a short English test. You can practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking in English.
Mobile App ... Download the Duolingo app on your phone, or practice from the website www.duolingo.com
You can practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking in English.
Go to the website typing.com
Click on the yellow button For Students >>
If you create a free account, your information will be saved. If you do not have an account, you can still practice, but your work will not be saved.
Go to the website edu.gcfglobal.org
From this website, you can practice many skills in English. Practice Basic Computer Skills, English for everyday activities, English for work, and much more.
Go to the website esl-lab.com
Put your mouse over the words Listening Activities at the top of the screen. A long list of choices will appear. You can practice listening to easy, intermediate, or difficult conversations and take quizzes to check your understanding.
Go to the website manythings.org
This website has many easy activities for beginners. Or, you can choose more difficult listening and vocabulary activities.
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