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Literacy Links

We recommend the following useful links:

Adult Ed / Education

The English Literacy Guide by

LI-RAEN provides technical assistance and professional development to adult literacy, occupational and continuing education programs funded by the New York State Education Department (NYSED).

Long Island Regional Adult Education Network

Lessons, handouts, & resources to help with tutoring in Basic Literacy, ESOL groups, citizenship, etc.

Eastside Literacy

Provides a wealth of information on tutoring techniques and resources for Basic Literacy and ESOL.

Literacy Connections

Handouts & materials on grammar, punctuation, spelling, and writing for Basic Literacy and ESOL learners.

OWL: Online Writing Lab

Continuing education courses offered at each campus including GED, ESL, study skills, citizenship prep, improving writing skills, basic reading, math.

Suffolk County Community College: Continuing Ed Programs

Adult Basic Education support website. Especially useful toolbar options: Assessment (TABE and Best Plus test information); Links beyond SABES

System for ABE Support (SABES)

Online GED practice tests free of charge. Also practice for SAT and other tests.

Test Prep Preview

Adult literacy and GED resources and services for educators and students. Information & schedule for Adult Ed TV: TV411, Learn to Read, GED Connection, & GED En Espanol.

Thirteen Ed Online

The television series for adults who want to strengthen their literacy skills.

TV 411

Thinkfinity Literacy Network delivers free, top-quality online educational resources for literacy instruction and lifelong learning for adults and family literacy programs. The content on TLN strengthens literacy development, creativity and critical thinking skills for success in the 21st Century.

Verizon Literacy Network


This bureau of the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security provides immigration forms, laws, regulations, services and benefits.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)


An excellent resource for ESL lesson planning, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and listening, reading & writing skills.  

About - English as a 2nd Langauge

Over 1,000 quizzes, exercises and puzzles to help you study English as a second language.

Activities for ESL Students

An online magazine for families not speaking English at home and/or struggling with reading English. Use it & understand how America works. The articles are about the family, jobs, home, and money.

City Family Magazine

Here you will find lesson plans and resources for grammar, vocabulary, listening, reading and writing, pronunciation and TOEFL.

Dave�s ESL Cafe

A site to help you learn English or teach English as a second language. There are lessons, games, quizzes & more. Access is free.

English Club

ESL worksheets and vocabulary lessons for intermediate and advanced levels. Exercises on idioms, phrasal verbs and collocations. English Gateway
English Tips (newsletter and other resources for ESOL learners)

English Tips

Selection of ESL resources to help you learn English. (Created by a former ESOL learner.)

ESL Desk

Provides hundreds of pages of free English teaching & learning materials for students & teachers. Resources are organized by skill & level for quick and easy access.

A fun study site with word games, puzzles, quizzes, exercises, slang, proverbs, & computer assisted language learning activities. Provides good, independent practice for homework. Some activities are developed for people who read Japanese.

Interesting Things for ESL Students & Teachers

Free online educational resource helping ESL students learn English words. The flash site incorporates 40 topics along with 1,500+ English words and phrases. Click on a word or phrase to hear it spoken. The menus, transliterations and translations are in four languages: French, Spanish, Russian, and Hebrew, plus an English-only menu.

Learn English

Learn English with Pictures is a free, online resource to lean English words in a fun way. The site has over 400 words and photographs ranging from animals to kitchen applicances. Both kids and adults will find this educational website entertaining and useful (

Learn English with Pictures/Audio

A complete guide to American life for immigrants and Americans.

Life in the USA

A monthly TESL journal with articles, lesson plans, handouts, teaching ideas and links.

The Internet TESL Journal

FREE video lessons, exercises and more


Department of Labor, New York

New York State Department of Labor

Office of the Suffolk County Executive, Steve Levy.

Suffolk County Government-County Executive

Valuable job-seeker links.

Suffolk County Workforce Development System

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency site offers a wealth of information, including a kids section. Click on �World Factbook� to learn detailed facts about any country� such as national literacy rates, life expectancy, form of government, etc.  

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Provides information on research, programs, services, and publications on adult education and learning disabilities.

U.S. Department of Education

Literacy Organizations

A service of the National Institute for Literacy and Partners. Over 5,000 literacy programs listed.

America�s Literacy Directory

Provides information and resources to hundreds of adult and youth literacy programs including lesson plans.  

Literacy Assistance Center

A leading advocate for adult literacy in NYS that offers training, technical assistance, & resources. Use link to locate local affiliates.  

Literacy New York

The LINCS Resource Collection provides free online access to high-quality, evidence-based, vetted materials to help adult education practitioners and state and local staff improve programs, services, instruction, and teacher quality.

LINCS Resource Collection

World�s oldest & largest organization of community-based adult literacy programs formed by the merger of Laubach Literacy and Literacy Volunteers of America. Provides links to resources for adult literacy.

ProLiteracy Worldwide

Literacy Resources

Create and print free crossword puzzles and word searches using your learners word lists.  

Discovery School�s Puzzlemaker

This site has a very comprehensive collection of brief grammar explanations for students. A great site if you�d like some concise support.

English Grammar the Easy Way

�The Literacy Builder� is a newsletter that provides helpful articles for ESOL learners and tutors. Each newsletter is in Adobe�s PDF format (which can be downloaded for free from Adobe).

Literacy Builder Newsletter

Laminated, inexpensive reference guides. Provides valuable, clear & concise information on subjects, such as ESL, ESL: Verbs, grammar/punctuation,& commonly misspelled and confused words.

Quick Study by Bar Charts

FREE video lessons, exercises and more

Literacy Support Sites/Affiliations/Volunteer Opps

Follow this link and use the Good Search search engine to raise money for Literacy Suffolk. The more searches you do the more money given to adult literacy, and that�s a very good thing! So who needs Google?  

Good Search

Support Literacy Suffolk, Inc. by shopping online through iGive.


This website gives you an easy way to give to all your favorite charities in one place � including Literacy Suffolk!

Network for Good


AIP provides a Charity Rating Guide to inform donors about how over 500 charities spend your money; also keeps donors up-to-date on current issues related to charitable giving. Click �Literacy� for ProLiteracy Worldwide�s charitable rating. (Literacy Suffolk is an accredited affiliate of ProLiteracy.)  

American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP)

(Username: HUNTINGTONPL and Password: Suffolk)
Cultural reports for 187 countries and territories. Each report includes 25 categories such as land and climate, history, personal appearance, greetings, gestures, family, diet, economy, education, health, events and trends. Great reference for the world traveler or for learning about your ESOL students� countries of origin and to help them learn US culture.


A Volunteer Opportunity Board that serves as a go-between for the not-for-profit community and the thousands of Long Islanders looking to contribute their time and talents.


Create your own surveys � Free! SurveyMonkey has a single purpose: to enable anyone to create professional online surveys quickly and easily.

Survey Monkey

Teach English in Korea with Park English Recruitment Agency, the elected employment agency of the Korean Ministry of Education.

Teach English Overseas

Online Adult Education

Over 1,000 free online activities including grammar and vocabulary quizzes, exercises and puzzles to help your student study English.

Activities for ESL Students

Use this free site to build reading & life skills. Adult learners can use the links independently or as part of a lesson.

California Distance Learning Project

A starting point for ESOL learners who want to learn English through the Web.

English as a Second Language

A free site to help adults learn English. It integrates listening, speaking, & reading skills. Use with your learners at the library and for home practice.

English for All

Learn English using free in-depth English tutorials featuring dozens of interactive exercises for vocabulary, grammar, verbs, etc.

Easy to find, easy to use websites in plain & simple English. Provides basic information about a wide range of high interest topics for adults.

Web-delivered instruction for adult learners & their tutors using current and past CNN news stories. The modules can be used independently or as part of a lesson.

Learning Resources

Free online Listening Lab (see Free Basic RealPlayer Download on First-Time Users page). The lab is designed for self-directed study. Great for home practice by students.

Randall�s ESL Cyber Listening Lab

A monthly online newspaper for adults who have not completed high school, those learning English, & those with learning disabilities.

The Key, A Newspaper for New Readers

An interactive, online Canadian newspaper with topics of interest for adult literacy students. There are interactive stories with video support accompanied by learning activities (games, puzzles, quizzes, writing contests, and word power).

The Learning Edge

By Merriam-Webster. Explore 15 major themes to access more than 6,000 images, and see words like never before. Visually attractive, well-organized, and a fun way to learn. Good for adults.

Visual Dictionary Online

Practice tests for GED and many other subjects

Practice GED Tests

Publishers/ Print Publications

A leading provider of adult basic education and ESOL materials.

Contemporary Books

A monthly newspaper for adult readers whose native language is not English.

Easy English News

A publication mailed six times a year with practical ESOL tutoring ideas and tips.

Hands-on English

Publisher of high quality, recommended materials for adults in Basic Literacy and ESOL.

New Readers Press

A newspaper with the top news for the week in plain English for adults in Basic Literacy or ESOL programs.

News For You

Daily newspaper serving Long Island  


Publishes excellent materials at all language levels including picture dictionaries and grammar and usage.

Oxford University Press

Publisher for 70 years of innovative and effective learning materials including adult education.


Suffolk County Libraries

Links to all Suffolk County Public Library Web sites.  

Suffolk County Libraries

A cooperative project of the Suffolk County Library System and the libraries of Suffolk County offers access to local library and county resources and free Internet service for library patrons.

Suffolk Web

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