Adult Ed. Literacy Websites

Barrier Free Education 

Resource site to inform and assist students with disabilities, parents, and teachers. Students with disabilities gain access to math and science education.

Beginner, Lower Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced Level ESL Lessons –

About.com has a list of sites for lessons on many different levels. There are outlined lessons, printable materials and tips on teaching techniques.

Cambridge International Dictionary 

Cambridge International Dictionaries of International English, American English, Phrasal Verbs and Idioms. 

Canada's National Adult Literacy Database


NALD's list of many educational resources for family literacy.

Classroom Connects Connected Teacher   http://connectedteacher.com/lessonplans/lessonplans.asp  The mega site of lesson plan sites at Classroom Connects Connected Teacher.

Dave's ESL Cafe –

A very popular site for ESL/EFL students and teachers around the world. Besides great lessons, there are forums for teachers and students.

DO-IT Program –

This DO-IT Program site has many resources concerning disabilities, opportunities, internetworking, and technology. There are multiple hyperlinks to people who are pursuing academic and career fields.

Dyslexia: The Gift 

This site offers the best ways for dyslexic people to learn. There is information and
training in methods for mastering learning problems.

Educational Activities


There are a few sample lessons that are internet based called "How to Write for Everyday Living" and "Descriptive Reading Internet Activities".

Educators Publishing Service


Links and materials of reading methods for language-based learning differences


Eisenhower National Clearinghouse Resources 


 ENC content experts chose materials from the ENC Collection to help you make the most of the latest educational technology in the areas of mathematics and science.

ESL Games – 

This site has a nice collection of many different games for ESL/EFL.

Family Literacy Special Collections: Ideas for the Classroom   http://literacy.kent.edu/Midwest/FamilyLit/classideas.html  This collection of resources relating to family literacy is currently maintained by the Midwest LINCS.

GED Testing Service 

http://www.acenet.edu/AM/Template.cfm?Section=GEDTS Official Site of the GED Testing Service offers the latest information about the GED plus teaching tip

How to" articles for ESL instruction – 

About.com offers a list of "How to..." for ESL instruction and lessons.

LD OnLine: Learning Disabilities Information & Resources 

OnLine offers information and ideas about learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children. There is a free electronic newsletter with the latest LD information and events.

Literacy Assistance Center –


The Literacy Assistance Center offers web-based lesson plans for ESOL/ABE classes.

Workplace Literacy students.
Literacy Volunteers of America http://www.literacyvolunteers.org  Literacy Volunteers of America offers information on instruction and information for learning disabled students
LitLearner - About GED



PBS Literacy Link designed this site for students preparing for the GED with instructional video and Internet technology for adult students.

Math Forum: Adult Education Teachers' Place


 This is the math-adult education resource list of selected sites to visit for instruction and information about adult numeracy.

National Assessment of Adult Literacty – NAAL Home –


National Endowment for the Humanities 

This site offers a gateway for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.

Newspapers Around the World 


This site is easy to use in referencing the world's newspapers.

Online English Grammar – 

Outreach and Technical Assistance Network Adult Education's Electronic Information Gateway 

 http://www.otan.dni.us/ You need to register, but they do not ask for too much information. Then you will be redirected to http://www.adultedteachers.org/ where you go to the Quick Jump Menu. There are lesson plans for elementary basic skills.




The Discovery Channel provides this site for classroom teachers, but tutors and adult educators could adapt it for instructional purposes. Several uses are for working on word parts; prefixes, dipthongs, rhyming words, or contractions. Phonics drills and rhyming can be reinforced. Even numeracy skills can be practiced by using the features number block and math square.


Teacher Source

Great PBS site where you can find ideas for both children and adult students. Activities fall into a variety of categories, including creative thinking and problem-solving skills, cultural/social diversity appreciation and understanding, dramatic play and creative movement, and language and literacy skills.

The English Companion –


This site is written by an English teacher who wrote a book entitled "The English's Teachers Companion" and offers a variety of links to sites.

The Linguistic Funland TESL –

Linguistic Funland's TESL site has many activities and resources for teachers and students of English.

The National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center

The New York Times Learning Network –

This site is designed for U.S. students in Grades 6-12 but can be used effectively with international students in secondary and post secondary programs.

United States Department of Education, Office of Vocational & Adult Education -  http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/index.html?src=mr 

This site deals with adult education, correctional research, school-to-work, vocational-technical education and national grants activities.

Urban Programs Resource Network 

University of Illinois Extension offers articles on "how to" topics. Check out "Home & Money" and "Nutrition & Health".

USA Today 

http://www.usatoday.com/educate/et/index.htm  This is a daily education guide to the news around the world.

VoyCabulary http://www.voycabulary.com/  

VoyCabulary allows you to click on any word on any web page to look it up, quick and easy. VoyCabulary converts all the words on any web page into links to Dictionary, Thesaurus, or other Web lookups.

Workforce Education LAB –


Resources of work-related basic skills lessons for use by instructors in the workplace or in traditional adult education programs.

Workplace ESL Online – http://www.cdlponline.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=stories&topicID=1 

  California Distance Learning Project designed a distance learning lessons for the ESL workplace literacy.