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Levels 3-6, VESL, and AMLA

Reading and Writing (RW)

Title Content Link
RW1: Developing an Opinion 

Reading

Developing an Opinion

Sections 2 and 3: http://www.yelp.com
RW2: Job Hunting

Reading

Studying Job Descriptions

Section 2: 

www.learnersdictionary.com

Section 3: 

www.monster.com

www.careerbuilder.com

www.indeed.com

RW3: Main Idea

Reading

Understanding the Main Idea

Section 3: https://tinyurl.com/RW3Reading
RW4: ESL Scholarship and Essay

Writing

How to Apply for the ESL Scholarship

Writing a Scholarship Essay

Section 2: https://tinyurl.com/RW4Video

RW5: Job Resume

Writing

Writing a Job Resume

Section 1: https://tinyurl.com/RW5Section1

Section 2: https://tinyurl.com/RW5Section2

RW6: Writing a Summary

Writing

Summarizing

Section 1: https://tinyurl.com/RW6Section1

Section 3 (Trailer): https://tinyurl.com/RW6Trailer

Section 3 (Summary): https://tinyurl.com/RW6Titanic

RW7: Active Reading

Reading

Short Stories

 

Section 3: www.learnersdictionary.com

RW8: Environmental Issues

Reading

Environmental Issues

 (No links)
RW9: Text Messages

Reading and Writing

The Language of Texting

 (No links)
RW10: Grammar Point Review

Grammar

Review Confusing or
Difficult Grammar Points

Section 2: https://tinyurl.com/RW10FOG
RW11: Exploring the Personal Statement

Writing

Organizing Your Ideas to
Write a Personal Statement

Section 1: https://tinyurl.com/RW11Quiz

Listening and Speaking (SL)

Title Content Link
SL1: Asking for and Giving Directions: Part 1

Speaking

Giving Directions

Section 1: https://tinyurl.com/directionvideo

Section 2: https://www.mtsac.edu/maps/

SL2: Asking for and Giving Directions: Part 2

Speaking

Asking for Directions

Section 1: https://tinyurl.com/SL2Directions
SL3: Body Language

Speaking and Listening

Using Body Language

Section 1, Video 1: https://tinyurl.com/LLSL3Charades

Section 1, Video 2: https://tinyurl.com/LLSL3Charades2

Section 2: https://tinyurl.com/LLSL3PersonalSpace

Section 3: https://tinyurl.com/LLSL3HowIMetYourMother

 SLA4A: Visiting a Doctor Part 1

Speaking

Describing Symptoms

Section 2: http://www.learnersdictionary.com
SLA4B: Visiting a Doctor Part 2 

Speaking

Describing Symptoms 

Section 1: http://www.learnersdictionary.com
SL5: Job Interview 

Listening and Speaking

Job Interview Skills 

Section 1: https://tinyurl.com/SL5Section1

Section 2: http://www.costco.com

Section 3: https://tinyurl.com/SL5Listen

SL6: Requesting a Letter of Recommendation 

Speaking and Writing

Making Requests 

 (No links)
SL7: Making a Restaurant Reservation 

Speaking

Making Reservations 

Section 1: http://www.learnersdictionary.com

Section 2: https://tinyurl.com/SL7Section2

Section 3: https://tinyurl.com/SL7Listen

SL8A: Small Talk Part 1 

Speaking and Grammar

Making Small Talk 

Section 1: https://tinyurl.com/SL8ASection1

Section 2: https://tinyurl.com/SL8ASection2

SL8B: Small Talk Part 2 

Speaking and Grammar

Small Talk with Tag Questions 

 (No links)
SL9: Asking for Clarification

Speaking and Listening

Asking for Clarification

Section 1: https://tinyurl.com/SL9Section1

Section 2a: https://tinyurl.com/SL9Convo1

Section 2b: https://tinyurl.com/SL9convo2

SL10: Talking about your Hometown Part 1

Speaking and Grammar

Describing Your Hometown

Section 1: http://www.learnersdictionary.com

Section 2: https://tinyurl.com/SL10Listen

SL11: Talking about your Hometown Part 2

Speaking and Grammar

Having a Conversation about
Your Hometown

Section 2: https://tinyurl.com/SL11Listen
SL12: Intonation Part 1

Pronunciation

Rising and Falling Intonation

Section 2: https://tinyurl.com/SL12Listen

Section 3: American Speech Sounds Step-by-Step Instructions

SL13: Intonation Part 2

Pronunciation

Expressing Different Emotions

Section 1: https://tinyurl.com/SL13Video

Section 2a: https://tinyurl.com/P19Section1

Section 2b: https://tinyurl.com/SL13Listen2

SL14: Syllable Stress

Pronunciation

Syllable Stress

Section 1: http://www.learnersdictionary.com

Section 4a: https://tinyurl.com/SL14Listen1

Section 4b: https://tinyurl.com/SL14Listen2

SL15: Returns and Exchanges

Speaking and Listening

Making Requests with Modals

Section 1: https://tinyurl.com/SL15Section1

Section 2: http://www.learnersdictionary.com

SL16: Going to the Bank

Speaking and Listening

Asking for More Information

Section 1a: http://www.learnersdictionary.com

Section 1b: https://tinyurl.com/sl16goingtothebank

Section 2: https://tinyurl.com/SL16Section2

SL17: Listening to a Movie

Listening

Predicting What Will Happen

Section 2: https://tinyurl.com/SL17Section2
SL18: Traffic Accident Part 1

Speaking

Reporting an Accident

Section 1: https://tinyurl.com/accident-to-do
SL19: Traffic Accident Part 2

Speaking

Describing an Accident

(No links)
SL20: Sharing Current Events

Speaking

Maintaining a Conversation

Section 2a: http://learningenglish.voanews.com/

Section 2b: http://www.learnersdictionary.com

SL21: Finding Viral Videos

Listening

Giving Reasons and Opinions

Section 1: https://tinyurl.com/SL21Section1

Section 3: https://tinyurl.com/SL21Section3

Section 4a: https://tinyurl.com/SL21Section4a

Section 4b: https://tinyurl.com/SL21Section4b

SL22: Campus Interview Part 1

Speaking and Listening

Organizing Questions

Section 1: https://tinyurl.com/SL22Section1

SL23: Campus Interview Part 2

Speaking and Listening

Conducting an Interview

(No links)
SL24: Introduction to Idioms

Speaking

Discovering Common Expressions

Section 2: https://tinyurl.com/SL24Section2
SL25: Action Idioms

Speaking

Using Common Expressions
to Describe Actions

Section 2: https://tinyurl.com/SL25Listen1

Section 4: https://tinyurl.com/SL25Section4

SL26 Animal Idioms

Speaking and Grammar

Using Animals Idioms in Sentences
and Everyday Conversation

(No links)
SL27A: Culture Part 1

Speaking

Describing One's Culture

(No links)
SL27B: Culture Part 2

Speaking and Listening

Culture Shock

Section 1: https://tinyurl.com/SL27BSection1
SL27C: Culture Part 3

Speaking

Cultural Taboos

(No links)
SL28A: Travel Part 1

Speaking

Describing Different Travel
Amenities and Accomodations

(No links)
SL28B: Travel Part 2

Speaking

Attractions

Section 1: https://tinyurl.com/SL28BSection1

Section 3: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ 

SL28C: Travel Part 3

Speaking

Planning a Trip

Section 2: https://www.expedia.com

Section 3: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ 

SL 29: SDLA Review Review (No links)
SL30: Food & Drink Preferences Speaking and Reading Section 1: Food and Drink Preferences PowerPoint
SL31A: Talking about Music

Speaking

Describing Music

Section 2

Song 1: https://tinyurl.com/SL31ASong1

Song 2: https://tinyurl.com/SL31ASong2

Song 3: https://tinyurl.com/SL31ASong3

Song 4: https://tinyurl.com/SL31ASong4

SL31B: Song Lyrics

Speaking and Listening

Understanding a Song

Section 1a: https://tinyurl.com/SL31BSection1a

Section 1b: https://tinyurl.com/SL31BSection1b

Section 3: https://tinyurl.com/SL31BSection3

SL32: American Football

Speaking and Listening

Talking about Football

Section 2: https://tinyurl.com/SL32Section2

Section 4: https://tinyurl.com/SL32Section4

SL33: Parties

Speaking and Listening

Talking about Planning Parties

Section 1: https://tinyurl.com/SL33Section1

Section 2: https://tinyurl.com/SL33Listen

SL34: Celebrities

Speaking and Listening

Talking about Celebrities

Section 2: https://tinyurl.com/SL34Section2

Section 3: http://www.imdb.com/

SL35: Parent-Teacher Conference

Speaking and Listening

Discussing Your Child

Section 2a: https://tinyurl.com/SL35ParentTeacher

Section 2b: http://learnersdictionary.com/

SL36: Talking at a Restaurant

Speaking and Listening

Talking at a Restaurant

Section 1: https://tinyurl.com/SL36Section1

Section 3: https://tinyurl.com/SL36Listen

SL37: Identity Theft

Speaking and Listening

Identity Theft Vocabulary

Section 2: https://www.ldoceonline.com/

Section 3: https://tinyurl.com/SL37Section3

Section 4a: www.google.com

Section 4b: https://tinyurl.com/ProtectYourIDLLC

SL38: Talking about Movies

Speaking and Listening

Movie Discussion

Section 1a: www.ldoceonline.com

Section 1b: www.learnersdictionary.com

Section 2: https://tinyurl.com/SL38Section2

SL39: Phrasal Verbs

Speaking

Phrasal Verbs

Sections 1, 2, and 3: https://tinyurl.com/SL39Section1