Additional Resources for Tutors

CNLC The Resource Hub 5News & Current Affairs

Behind the News
Watch the news item and read the transcript. Although created for upper primary school children excellent for intermediate and above EAL learners and adult literacy learners. Pre-teach key vocab before watching and get learners to predict content from prior knowledge. Teacher’s pack is full of discussion activities and links to other resources.

Breaking News English has interactive news in 7 levels.

News In Level has often quirky news items from around the world. Watch the video at level 3 to predict content. The reading text are written at 3 levels. Choose level appropriate to your learner.

At “The Times in Plain English”, someone has made a plain English version of the New York Times.

Words in the New is suitable for intermediate to advanced EAL learners.

Driving & Transport

Numeracy Resources

Building Strength with Numeracy is an Australian resource by Beth Marr and accessible on the VALBEC website. Available to download in PDF sections.

  • Exploring Numbers
  • In head calculations
  • Fractions
  • Percentages

Skillswise- Maths has activities that cover numbers, calculation, percentages & fractions, measuring, shapes & graphs.

Read Write Now! is a program supported by Training WA. They have some collections of links to

Tutor Training Videos

Media Library of Teaching Skills for Adult Learning and Literacy is an American site of training videos classified under ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), ESL, Reading, Writing, and Numeracy.

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