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Tutor Resource Library
The Skilled Volunteers for Israel YouTube channel includes all the video recordings of trainings and group chats for English B’Yachad.
Links to training videos and handouts:
Tutor Training Using the Remote Control Feature of Zoom for Collaborative Learning on Documents
Improving English Pronunciation Workshop
Using Google Docs as an online tutoring tool 9 8 2020
Using Text as the basis for tutoring lessons
Improving English Pronunciation
Improving Your Student's Writing
Creative Strategies for Tutoring Group Chat
Pronunciation Demo for English B'Yachad
Train the Tutor English B'Yachad
Bob Freud Demonstrates a Grammar-Writing Lesson
Sample Introduction Session with Trainer Bob Freud
13 Errors to Correct
English at the Movies – a site run by the Voice of America with short video clips that are fun. Tutor Margie Gann uses these clips for the last five minutes of her sessions, and the clips often focus on idioms –an entertaining and informative way to end a session.
Use the Simple English Wikipedia site
Short Stories for ESL Learners
English Online: Articles in Easy English for Learners
Visual for Vowel Sounds:
Videos for teaching the pronunciation of letters and vowels: Because these are short and catchy, they can be used even with more advanced students without seeming patronizing.
Alphabet (both names of letters and sounds of letters)
When Two Vowels Go Walking
Emma, "your English confidence coach", helps "...busy, motivated English learners to become bolder, braver, more confident English speakers."
Getting to know your student and other ESL activities and worksheets
English Reading: English Texts for Beginners:
English texts for beginners to practice reading and comprehension online and for free. Practicing your comprehension of written English will both improve your vocabulary and understanding of grammar and word order.
Teaching Tenses to ESL Students
Verb tenses with conjugations – Kathy Judd
FreeRice.com: A game that donates rice to the UN World Food Program for every right answer! There are vocabulary and grammar categories. You can create a group as the instructor and start a competition, tracking how many grains of rice each participant has donated.
Activities for ESL Students: Quizzes, tests and exams for ESL learners. Different levels are available and each exercise focuses on either grammar, reading comprehension, vocabulary, etc., with answers.
Preparing for the Test & Practice Tests - AMIR: This website offers practice tests with answers for the Amir English placement test that many students need to take so that they are placed in the correct level for their English credit at university.
Breaking News English: Leveled reading comprehension website that has a variety of exercises (comprehension, grammar etc) and the articles are very timely and interesting. New short (1-2 paragraph) articles are published every week.
USA Learns: There are various levels of English plus job skills. (Also citizenship preparation, which doesn’t apply here.) Some of the lessons have students record themselves, and there’s a minimum standard for pronunciation.
Khan Academy: Excellent short videos on a range of English grammar and usage, with quizzes at the end of each unit. Units are followed by short quizzes and students are showered with confetti for right answers.
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