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Academic Writing Exercises
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This is a collection of interactive Google Forms to complement a series of instructional videos by Shaun Macleod and Mark Roberts of SmrtEnglish. Each exercise includes a short video along with original, self-grading comprehension questions and analysis of contextual grammar examples designed for upper-level writing students of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). When you click on a link below, you will be prompted to save a copy of the form to your own Google Drive. This allows you to edit the form as you wish and ensures that the data you collect from your students go to your computer. If you have questions or feedback, please feel free to contact me at timothy.krause@pcc.edu.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Timothy Krause
Date Added:
07/25/2018
Alphabet Sounds - Literacy Level Adult ESOL
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Resources for learning the abc Letter Names and Sounds. Originally created for adult English learners who are not literate in their native language. Each letter corresponds with a picture word to help memorize the letter sounds. Flashcards, an abc chart, and a wall chart are available to download. Game ideas area also included.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Author:
Jennifer Christenson
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Basic Spelling Lists - Adult ESOL
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This is a collection of basic spelling lists with corresponding image collections that teach basic English phonics principles. The lists were created for Adult ESOL Literacy Learners, but could be adapted for other ages and levels as well.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Author:
Jennifer Christenson
Date Added:
01/28/2016
A Christmas Carol - lightly adapted for advanced students of English language by Timothy Krause
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This version of the classic holiday story has been slightly abridged and lightly adapted for advanced students of English language. The text includes comprehension checks, discussion questions, and collaborative activities.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Charles Dickens
Timothy Krause
Date Added:
12/13/2019
Communication with Hamilton
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When I first heard Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton I was, like everyone else, immediately blown away by its combination of music, history, emotion and empowerment. My second reaction is one only teachers can relate to: asking “How can I use this in my teaching?” I’ve been working on this project since 2015. Thanks to a grant from Open Oregon, I’ve been able to improve my materials and create a workbook that I hope will let others access this incredible musical.

The workbook is designed to be used over a 10-week college communication course. It is designed to cover academic listening, pronunciation, and public speaking, using a thematic approach tied to the musical Hamilton. Ideally, students would access the workbook in print form, as it is meant to be an interactive “notebook” which will be filled with notes by the end of term.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Portland Community College
Author:
Davina Ramirez
Date Added:
06/28/2019
ESL College Transition: Listening & Speaking
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We created this site to share the lesson plans and other materials that we use in this Listening/Speaking Level F class with other ESL teachers -- click around and use what works for you! This is a 10-week course at LCC, but you can pick and choose from the 8 chapters for a shorter or longer term. The chapters can be covered in any order.

Lane Community College's Intensive English Language Program offers 6 levels (A=beginner, F=college transition). This site was designed for Listening/Speaking Level F, which is a class that teaches listening and note-taking strategies focused especially on lecture listening, as well as presentation, pronunciation, conversation, and academic discussion skills.

LCC ESL Students in Level F take three separate intensive classes (Writing, Listening/Speaking, and Reading for a total of 20 in-class contact hours per week). Prior to the re-imagining of this class and the creation of this site, each Level F class had a different textbook with different thematic progressions. Students experienced cognitive overload with the demand to learn the vocabulary, concepts, and skills of the three separate classes. In addition, students in our department are often from marginalized backgrounds and can find it financially difficult to purchase the three separate textbooks.

In order to lessen students' financial and cognitive burdens and create more connections between the three classes, we used the topics from the Reading textbook (Academic Encounters Level 4: Reading and Writing, 2nd edition, Cambridge 2014) to find freely-available authentic videos or recorded audio for the Listening/Speaking class.

Over the past year, students have expressed appreciation for the reduced cost of taking the course. In addition, they have shown increased interest and engagement in the course due to the authentic, real-life materials and complementary nature of the three Level F classes.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Annick Todd
Colleen Shields
Dave Schenderlein
Jen Sacklin
Maggie Mitteis
Date Added:
05/28/2019
ESOL 44 Presentations
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Materials for student presentations in ESOL course that uses the open textbook Communication Beginnings: An Introductory Listening and Speaking Text for English Language Learners by Della Jean Abrahams (http://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1022&context=pdxopen).

Course Description
Presents oral communication as a process that involves determination of purpose, selection and adjustment of strategies, comprehension checks, and integration of prior knowledge with new knowledge to address the communicative purpose. Develops listening comprehension and speaking skills at a low intermediate level. Addresses use of important language functions, such as asking for clarification, agreeing, and negotiating meaning. Includes one prepared speech. Introduces the English stress system, intonation, and certain consonant and vowel sounds. Places communication in the context of adult life roles.

Intended Outcome(s) for the Course:

Understand oral communication as a process that involves determination of purpose, selection and adjustment of strategies, comprehension checks, and integration of prior knowledge with new knowledge to address the communicative purpose.

Use knowledge about language, culture, and context to prepare for and accomplish communication tasks at the low intermediate level.

Use listening skills to understand and respond to different types of discourse.

Produce spoken English that is mostly understandable with some repetition or clarification.

Begin to identify and correct basic pronunciation problems.

Deliver a planned presentation on a familiar topic.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Sarah Bauer
Date Added:
03/09/2020
ESOL News Oregon
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ESOL News Oregon is a website that offers short articles adapted from regional news sources about current events in the state. Stories are labeled with word counts and Lexile levels. Each is accompanied by an image, self-correcting exercises, and source citations.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Reading
Author:
Timothy Krause
Date Added:
09/18/2018
Remix
Emergenc
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Emergency and Disaster Preparedness website from King County Washington

Has graphic novels and information in multiple languages about what to do to prepare for or deal with disasters. Print and video.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Jennifer Hall
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Fishy Fun
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This material contains 5 incomplete tongue twisters.Student will complete each line by adding the same letter. Students practice saying the tongue twisters in pairs and/or with the instructor. Second activity has fishing vocabulary with missing first and last letters and matching definitions.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
http://americanenglish.state.gov (English Teaching Forum, Number 2 2011)
Author:
unknown
Date Added:
10/23/2014
Games "how", "how many", "how much" etc. - Literacy Level Adult ESOL
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A series of activities and games to practice the question words "how", "how many", "how much", "how long", and "how old". The lessons are designed for Adult English Learners at a low literacy level, but could easily be adapted for K-12 ESOL settings as well.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Author:
Jennifer Christenson
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Grammar Slides for English Learners
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Presentation slides intended for use in an intermediate academic English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom. Each set of slides includes the following:
1. An introduction to the grammar point using inductive reasoning, intended for use in the classroom to complement instructor presentation. Explanations of meaning and form for each grammar point.
2. Example sentences based around a theme. The themes are listed in the title of each slide set.
3. Reference charts and lists for the grammar point.
4. Links to websites and related videos. These websites and videos have been curated for accuracy and are comprehensive.
5. Meaningful practice activities that integrate the grammar instruction with other language skills.
6. Lesson plans for a project based on the grammar presentation slides, suitable for Project Based Learning approach.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Sara Ferguson
Date Added:
11/21/2019
Green Tea Intermediate English Communication OER
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Current Materials for Green Tea Intermediate English Communication OER
https://docs.google.com/document/d/148tjcgDD1_z2vUWxiQ9yRlA3PKEztVHu2raVyOyNWNY/edit#heading=h.n7bxitglczb

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Eric Dodson
Luciana Diniz
Nanci Leiton
Date Added:
06/19/2020
Home and School: Ten Easy Picture Stories for Beginning Students of English
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This book contains 10 easy picture stories for beginning students of English. The stories have a Lexile level of 100L-500L and address common home and school situations. Each story includes images, self-correcting comprehension exercises, and a conversation prompt.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Timothy Krause
Date Added:
11/01/2018
Intro to Academic Writing for ESOL
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The materials here were selected for ESOL learners who have intermediate-high intermediate writing skills and are starting more "academic" levels of course work in order to transition into college-level composition courses.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Textbook
Provider:
Delpha Thomas
Author:
Delpha Thomas
Date Added:
02/07/2018
“Let’s Get to Work!” Intermediate ESOL  Communication Class Outline
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This course outline is designed for a Level 5 Intermediate Communication course at Portland Community College. It addresses listening, speaking, pronunciation, and presentation skills within the theme of career exploration drawing on some materials adapted from Oregon Career Information System.

The curriculum is designed for a course that is 10 weeks long. Each class period is two hours long, and the class meets twice weekly for a total of 20 class periods plus final exam. During the course, students complete several projects:
a survey that they report in small groups
a speech that they give to the whole class
a video presentation that they share online
a job interview as part of their final exam

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Portland Community College
Author:
Timothy Krause
Date Added:
06/04/2020
Listen Up!
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This activity deals with the concept of rhyming. This concept is not immediately understood by most students and needs to be explained first with ample examples. The activity consists of groups of 3 words two of which rhyme and one doesn't. Students read the words or listen to the instructor and select the word that doesn't rhyme. They are then directed to pick a specific letter from the "wrong" word and write it in a separate column. After completing the assignment students unscramble the letters trying to form a meaningful expression related to listening which in this case is "I'm all ears".

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Provider:
americanenglish.state.gov (Teaching Forum #4 2012)
Author:
not stated
Date Added:
10/21/2014
PCC OER: A Digital Workbook for Beginning ESOL
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This book contains three levels of interactive grammar lessons and reading activities for beginning students of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). The grammar section includes a select set of YouTube videos, and the three original readers include short picture or chapter stories. Each lesson is accompanied by self-correcting exercises.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Davida Jordan
Eric Dodson
Timothy Krause
Date Added:
05/01/2019
People and Places
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This is an intermediate integrated-skills module for English language learners. The module has three chapters on the theme "People and Places," which is equivalent to approximately 4 weeks of material for a 9 unit community college course. The module has materials to learn and practice all of the necessary language skills at the intermediate level. Academic language skills include reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, grammar, and rhetorical analysis.

Subject:
Languages
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Sara Ferguson
Date Added:
11/21/2019