A source of multimedia teaching materials that combine streaming videos with related interactive web lessons on reading, writing, math, science, and financial literacy. American, but video clips could be useful as introduction or additional lesson materials.
A UK site with a large number of worksheets on some useful topics. However, since it is not Australian, some numeracy activities are not appropriate and some literacy texts have a very UK-centric context.
English and Maths for adults – BBC website
The Resource Hub
The ‘Resource Hub” assists volunteer reading and writing tutors to plan and develop their learning sessions. The Resource Hub is divided into sections for three adult learner groups with materials for – Beginner, Intermediate and EAL learners. There is also a Getting Started section for new tutors. This website was created by Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre with Victorian Government funding under the Adult Community and Further Education’s Capacity and Innovation (CAIF) program. http://www.cnlchub.org.au/
Self-correcting numeracy quizzes on the following topics: integers, fractions, concepts and geometry. Gives practice and tests knowledge. http://www.thatquiz.org/
Fractions worksheets from basic concepts to complex calculations using fractions. http://www.visualfractions.com/
3D shapes, surface area/ volume. Interactive tasks however quite dense instructional text. Teacher is needed to interpret.
A range of numeracy topics, with some audio, although it is a heave American accent. http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/index.htm
BBC resources for school level, although not child-like. Has revision activities (teaching) and self-correcting testing. Many numeracy and maths topics, multi-level. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths/geometry/
An extensive catalogue of resources on a range of topics for ESL and adult literacy / numeracy students, many of them work related. Some are free to download – (look for the View our FREE resources button on the left.) http://www.ames.net.au/ames-bookshop?book_cat=&keyword=Keyword
AMES Beach Safety Unit
An extensive resource with free, downloadable print materials and mp sound files. It is designed to integrate beach safety training into English as a second language or adult basic education programs. The activities in the resource are aligned to learning outcomes in the Certificate II in Spoken and Written English. http://ames.edu.au/ames-your-english-solution/news/free-teaching-resource-beach-safety
AMEP Volunteer Tutor Resources
These Topic Packs are designed to support the tutor in the delivery of sessions and are organised by language levels (pre-beginner, beginner, post beginner and intermediate). The syllabus focuses on issues relating to settlement in Australia and will provide new arrivals with information about Australian society, culture, laws, services and practices. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/settling-in-australia/amep/volunteer-tutor-resources
Spelling and grammar tips for tutors