Additional Literacy Resources

Local Literacy Resources

OCPL Literacy Program

ESL (English as a Second Language)
ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

These sites include learning activities, quizzes, tips, and links to many other sites.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

For Teachers and Tutors

The Adult ESL Training Video Project Series 
Videos to enhance the development of adult ESL instructors.  
Topics include:
-Lesson Planing for Life Skills
-Building Literacy with Adult Emergent Readers
-Teaching Grammar in Real Life Contexts
-Growing Vocabulary with Beginning Learners
...and more

American English 
From the website, "American English is a resource center for teaching and learning about American English language and culture. This website provides a variety of engaging materials and resources for teachers' professional development and for students in the classroom. Both teachers and students will find new ways to practice English and learn more about the United States."

Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) 
A national dissemination, resource gathering, and professional development system providing information on a wide variety of literacy relevant topics, issues, and resources.

ProLiteracy Worldwide
Formed from the merger of Laubach Literacy International and Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc.

Other Useful Sites

B. J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
A list of over 400 links. The English section includes several grammar-related sites, and links to children's stories as well as other electronic book collections.

TASC Testing
Information from the New York State Education Department. The test application and testing schedules are available here.


This site is a portal to over 7000 dictionaries and glossaries on the Internet. It also includes an Online translation page.

LiteracyLink Online

United States Citizenship Resources
Exam questions, guides and resources for the new US Citizenship Exam compiled by the San Francisco Public Library.

U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
Here you can download study material, and find eligibility and application/process information.