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The Center Library

Have questions or need assistance?
Contact Laurie Martin, lmartin@cntrmail.org

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ESL Resources
State Resources Classroom Resources Professional
Standards IL ESL Content Standards
Used by Illinois adult education programs as the basis for ESL curricula.
Websites for ESL Teachers and Students
ESL practice activities, interactive games, audio and video clips, and more.
Professional Associations
State and national associations for ESL teachers and adult educators

Illinois ESL Listserv

Maintained by the Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center

Bibliography of Recommended Instructional and Professional Materials

Download an annotated bibliography of ESL texts, professional resources, and more. (Coming Soon)

Videos on How to Teach Adult ESL

12 online videos from New American Horizons featuring adult ESL teachers



The U.S. Dept. of Education's professional development website for adult educators. Includes online courses for ESL teachers and ESL research articles.

Resources for IEL/Civics

Illinois EL/Civics Competencies

List of 70 competencies

Illinois EL/Civics Classroom Activity List

Collection of suggested classroom activities for many of the Illinois EL/Civics Competencies.

Resources for IEL/Civics

Curricula, classroom materials, and professional development resources

Additional Sources of Professional Development

There are many sources of professional development available for adult educators, beyond what the ALRC and the other Illinois Service Centers offer. This list contains suggestions that should make it easy for any teacher to find practical, applicable professional development to fulfill the state's required hours.

Looking for other ESL resources? Contact Laurie Martin, lmartin@cntrmail.org , or Catherine Porter, cporter@cntrmail.org , 224-366-8500.

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