Language Skills

Our News October 2022

Our News October 2022 Every year LU staff, tutors and learners contribute to our in-house publication, Our News. This year we asked everyone “What is your favorite season and why?” Here’s what they said! What are our favorite seasons? “My favorite season is fall as I enjoy the cool morning air and by the afternoon, the warm sun makes me just a little too hot in my sweater. I love the crunch of the leaves under my feet.” ~ SC “I love summer because everything is green and temperatures are warm. I do yoga outside, swim often and go for …

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ESL with Jennifer

English With Jennifer This YouTube channel is a great place to go for any English language learner. Many of her lessons are free to view (there is a paid membership area where there are additional videos). Lessons start from basic English language topics like: Greetings, useful expressions and basic grammar. There is lots to choose from and each video lasts between 3 and 15 minutes. Something you can share and watch in a tutoring session or ask your learner to review for homework. https://www.youtube.com/c/Englishwithjennifer/featured

English Lessons Brighton

English Lessons Brighton (ELB) ELB contains articles on grammar, reading, writing, vocabulary and other English skills, designed to help students at an intermediate level and above. You will find an archive of over 200 articles to help learners improve. The site also contains links to many other great English language learning resources. https://englishlessonsbrighton.co.uk/free-lessons/

EnglishLinx

EnglishLinx Englishlinx.com is a free resource. The site is full of worksheets that cover a a variety of topics. The worksheets may be used in tutoring sessions or between sessions and address a variety of grade levels. Subjects include: spelling, vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing. Please note that there are a few adverts on the site that can be distracting to some users. https://englishlinx.com/content-by-subject/

Randall’s Listening Lab

Randall’s Listening Lab This site is full of listening exercises that focus on everyday English comprehension skills at three levels based on content, voices, vocabulary, and natural speed. A combination of adult, teenage, and children’s voices are included. If you are looking for listening comprehension activities to share with your learner, this is a great place to go. https://www.esl-lab.com/

British Council Learn English

British Council Learn English This site is full of clear and simple explanations and exercises where a learner can practice their literacy skills and increase their understanding of English. Exercises are divided into different levels – beginner, intermediate and advanced. The site provides great resources to use in a tutoring session ~ reading, writing, speaking and listening and covers grammar, vocabulary and basic writing skills. https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/

Kahoot

Kahoot! Kahoot is an online game based learning platform. Tutors can set up fun web based activities for learners to review lessons on any subject. Once comfortable with the platform, learners can be encouraged to create a quiz themselves and share it with their family or friends – a great way to promote family literacy! https://kahoot.com/schools-u/ Watch this video to learn more:

Our News September 2021

Our News September 2021 Every year LU staff, tutors and learners contribute to our in-house publication, Our News. This year we asked everyone “what did you love about the summer?” . Here’s what they said! What we loved about summer! “With the easing of Covid restrictions, it was wonderful to be able to participate in outdoor fitness and Zumba classes at the Y and to be able to be with people again. That combined with a five day getaway to Magog made it a perfect summer.” ~ SB “I enjoyed making my first vegetable garden. The kale and tomatoes are still growing.” …

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My Reading Words

My Reading Words My Reading Words is a great App for a learner to practice sight words. The App contains a larger set of the common sight words (Dolch and Fry sight words). You can also custom build your own list of words tailored to your learner’s needs. Only available for Android devices. Download My Reading Words in the Google Play Store. Free and can by used offline.

Hand Writing App

Best Kids Handwriting App This App lets you practice writing on a screen. Using the touch screen users can write on the screen using a finger or a stylus pen. Writing can be erased with a single button. Pen size can be changed to suite your device and learner. Words or sentences can be typed in to the App. The App then produces guidelines for the letters. Although marketed to kids in it’s title, the App is simple and is suitable for adult learners. Does not contain child-orientated music or graphics. Download BestKids Handwriting App from Google Play

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