Resources in this section can be used to practice:
- Speaking fluency and pronunciation
- Listening comprehension
Autocognita – TapTap Read
This App takes learners through lessons where they learn the alphabet, letter sounds, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. Each lesson is easy to understand, interactive, and quick. Tap Tap Read is a finalist in the Adult Literacy XPRIZE competition. Once downloaded, learners can complete exercises offline. Each exercise takes about 5 minutes to complete.
- Bow Valley Readers
Bow Valley College Readers
Bow Valley College has developed seven sets of readers at different levels for ELL or beginner/intermediate learners. Each reader has content relevant and important to everyday adult life. There are lots of photos for readers to refer to. There is an audio recording for each text that a reader can listen to as they read.
- Listen and Learn English 1
Listen and Learn English 1 – Adults Phonics Course via Video
This video Adult Phonics Course is geared for ELL learners but is appropriate for beginner English-speaking literacy learners who are learning the basics of phonics. The videos cover the alphabet, short and long vowel sounds, consonant pairs and vowel pairs. There are 70 separate lessons which last 10 minutes on average.
- Listen and Learn English 2
Listen and Learn English 2 – Basic English Course via Video
This video-based Basic English Course is geared for ELL adult learners but is appropriate for beginner English-speaking literacy learners who are learning foundational grammar and vocabulary. There are 54 bite-sized lessons around 10-12 minutes in length that cover foundational grammar and vocabulary
- Listen and Learn English 3
Listen and Learn English 3 – Adult Phonics Course via Video
This video-based Basic English Course is geared for ELL adult learners but is appropriate for beginner English-speaking literacy learners who are focused on reading comprehension and writing. There are 70 bite-sized lessons and practice tests around 10-12 minutes in length that cover new vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading comprehension and writing.
- Ultimate Phonics
The Ultimate Phonics complete program consists of more than 4,400 words and 2,100 sentences organized into 262 lessons. The lessons are grouped into 12 levels, teaching the entire phonics system of English.
You get the first level (lessons 1 to 50) for free as an App and you can do a free 10 day trial of the Windows or iOS version for laptops. There is the option of purchasing additional levels or a license. Ask the LU program director for more information on this product and getting a license.
You can learn more about this resource from an LU Tutor who is using this software by visiting our Let’s Zoom TNT recording from January 2021.