Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline
Find Adult Basic Education programs in your area.
Massachusetts HSE Test Information
The official site for Massachusetts Department of Education HSE test information and test center locations.
Massasoit Community College
Massasoit Community College offers ESOL and HSE classes and is an HSE Testing Center.
Brockton Public Library
Dave’s ESOL Café
Dave’s ESOL Café is a free interactive online site for English language learners.
International TESL Journal
Links of interest to students and teachers of English as a Second Language.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
US citizenship and immigration information and forms.
Brockton Community Schools
Brockton Community Schools offers Adult Enrichment, ESL and Adult High School Diploma classes.
Massachusetts Coalition For Adult Education
MCAE is a statewide membership organization of educators, adult students, and others who support equal educational opportunities for adults.
CareerWorks is a non-profit one-stop career center for job seekers and employers.
Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board
ONLINE ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING
ALC Recommended Websites for English Language Learning
Click on these links for practice in grammar, reading, writing, vocabulary, pronunciation and listening skills. These websites are free and you can use them from home.
English for Beginning Speakers
Easy World of English
A user-friendly website for grammar, pronunciation, reading and listening practice. Includes an interactive picture dictionary.
A comprehensive website offering resources arranged by skill level.
Online learning for beginners through advanced. Beginner topics include: the alphabet, classroom objects, numbers, telling time, giving personal information.
English Speaking Basics
English Speaking Basics is for beginners who need help understanding the basics of speaking English.
See and say the word with this online picture dictionary.
Grammar and Usage
Activities for ESL Students
Grammar and vocabulary practice for all levels, including many bilingual quizzes for beginners.
Dave's ESL Cafe
Includes quizzes, grammar explanations, and discussion forums for students.
Everything for students of English, from grammar lessons to ESL games and chat.
Hundreds of exercises make this site a great tool for students. Parts of speech and vocabulary are classified by difficulty.
5 Minute English
A variety of activities including listening, pronunciation, idioms, grammar, vocabulary, and common errors.
This website includes matching quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer-assisted language learning activities.
A handy reference guide to major parts of speech and their usage.
Breaking News English
Learn English by reading recent news and global affairs stories. Includes vocabulary, grammar, discussion questions and more.
The California Distance Learning Project
Read and listen to a news stories on topics including working, housing, money and health, then work on activities based on the stories.
Spelling and Pronunciation
Business English Lessons
There are dozens of key phrases on this site complete with audio clips to help you practice clear pronunciation.
Learn to recognize the sounds in the English language and use correct intonation.
Take on English spelling, including possessives, verb endings, contractions, and more, with this site.
Learn That Word
Learn vocabulary and spelling on this site.
Click, listen and repeat to improve your English speaking.
Vocabulary and Writing
20-Minute ESL Lessons:
These audio lessons cover basic vocabulary for a variety of everyday situations, including office life.
Vocabulary Can Be Fun
Fun games designed to learn vocabulary through interactive play.
This site uses poems and short stories as writing examples and exercises to teach creative writing and usage.
Purdue Online Writing Lab
The OWL is a wonderful resource for learners at all levels.
About.com English Vocabulary
About.com has a number of resources for ESL including helpful business vocabulary lessons for several different industries.
Aardvark’s English Forum
In the student section of this forum, you can read famous quotations, work your way through novels in English, and do interactive language exercises to understand the written English language better.
A vocabulary builder for SAT, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT and general vocabulary.
Quizzes and Worksheets
Self-Study Quizzes for ESL Students
These tests will help you learn grammar, tricky words, vocabulary, and more.
English Club Vocabulary Quizzes
These word quizzes cover everything from animals and food to famous quotes and slang.
Advanced English Grammar Exercises
Dozens of detailed quizzes broken down by topic.
Get access to hundreds of worksheets for learning English from this online forum.
Worksheets for practice or teaching yourself English.
Download these ESL worksheets to test yourself and use the teacher notes to double-check your answers.
This podcast uses sporting news and analogies to teach English.
This podcast, prepared and recorded by native English-speakers, discusses current topics and introduces listeners to common slang, natural expressions, and interesting vocabulary.
These lessons range from basic word instruction to more complex situations like going to the store or working in an office.
Podcasts in English
This site offers free podcasts for anyone looking to learn English. They’re separated by skill level and subject so you can choose what is best for you.
Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab
Excellent listening practice.
VOA Learning English
With this Voice of America channel, you can hear news and feature stories in American English, but spoken 33% slower than normal to make it easier to follow along.
Listen and Read Along
Listen to stories and read along with them by following the highlighted word. Hear pronunciation and intonation while getting a better understanding of sentence structure.
This site includes videos with native speakers explaining key reading concepts like critical reading, summarizing and scanning, and key life skills like signing a lease and reading a medicine label. Following each video is a comprehension quiz. Click on the blue tabs across the top lead for lessons on reading, writing, vocabulary and finance.