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Use these links to help you learn. Click on the subject you want to study.

BASIC SKILLS  |   COMICS  |  COMPUTER SKILLS  |  DICTIONARIES  |  DRIVER’S TEST  | GED 
GENERAL INFORMATION  GRAMMAR & WRITING  |  HEALTH & NUTRITION  |  HISTORY  |  JOBS
LIFE SKILLS  |   MATH  |   MONEY  |   NEWS & CURRENT EVENTS  |  READING & VOCABULARY 
SCIENCE  |  SPELLING  |  TYPING  |  VOTER INFORMATION

 

BASIC SKILLS
Improve your basic skills, find a job, or study for the GED.

Literacy Link
Public Broadcasting system {PBS}, Kentucky Educational Television {KET}, National Center on Adult Literacy {NCAL}, and the Kentucky Department of Education {KET})

COMICS
Have fun with comics.

Make Beliefs Comix
Create your own comic strips. Learn more about writing.

COMPUTER SKILLS
Work on mouse skills and other computer basics.

New User Tutorial
(TLN Technology Committee)

Mouse Tutorial
(Scranton Public Library)

DICTIONARIES
Look up words you don’t know. Play word games and learn the word of the day.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Thesaurus

YourDictionary.com

DRIVER’S TEST
Get ready for the California driver’s test

Samples of California Driver Written Test
(California Department of Motor Vehicles)

GED
Get ready for the GED.

GED Testing Service
(American Council on Education)

GED Test
(California Department of Education)

GED Practice
(TV411)

GENERAL INFORMATION
Find a program near you. Talk to other students about their experiences. Read about other students.

Story of the week
(National Adult Literacy Database)

Student Success Stories
(Proliteracy Worldwide)

 

GRAMMAR AND WRITING
Learn how to write.

Skillswise
This is a good site with quizzes and games you can do alone. It comes from England, and the spelling is British English. (BBC)

Guide to Grammar and Writing
(Capital Community College Foundation)

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
(Purdue University Online Writing Lab)

englishforeveryone.org
This site has free worksheets with the parts of speech.

HEALTH AND NUTRITION
Learn how to be healthy.

Eating Right for a Healthier Life
(Webquest)

Health Literacy for Adult Learners: You Have the Right to Understand
(California Health Literacy Initiative)

Healthy Roads
You can read, listen to, or watch the health information here. You can also do all three at the same time. (Healthy Roads Media)

Health Tutorials
Listen to a person reading about a health problem. (Medline Plus)

The California Advance Health Care Directive
How do you want your care handled if you become very sick? This will help you decide. (Institute for Healthcare Advancement)

HISTORY

American History
Listen to American history and read along. (Voice of America)

History and Politics Out Loud
Listen to famous speeches. (National Endowment for the Humanities and Michigan State University)

JOBS
Plan your career.

Career Planning Guide for Adult Learners
(By Calvin Coish/College of the North Atlantic)

Jobs and Careers
(Beehive)

Green Jobs Guidebook
This site will help you find a green job in California. (Environmental Defense Fund)

Ecojobs 
This site has many environmental job listings. (Environmental Career Opportunities)

LIFE SKILLS
Improve your life skills. Learn how to use credit cards wisely, write a business E-mail, or read a pay stub.

Adult Learning Activities
(California Distance Learning Project)

TV411 Online
(TV411)

MATH
Practice your math.

Math.com
(math.com)

Skillswise
(BBC)

Math
(TV411)

MONEY
Learn how to make a budget.

Managing Your Money
(Adult Literacy & Technology Network)

Project Money
(San Francisco Library Adult Literacy Program)

NEWS
Increase your reading power.

The Literacy Tribune
This newspaper comes out bimonthly. (United Literacy)

News for You Online
This newspaper comes out weekly. (New Readers Press)

Learning Resources
Read a story, listen to it, and view a short video clip from CBS and CNN (literacynet.org)

READING AND VOCABULARY
Increase your reading power.

Skillswise
(BBC)

Reading Skills Tutorials
(Cerritos College)

SCIENCE
Keep up with the latest in science.

Star Child
This site has five levels. They are for children but can also be used by adults. They come with audio and movies. (NASA)

SPELLING
Practice your spelling.

Basic Cozy Spelling Course
(By the author of the Basic Cozy Series)

Free Spelling Worksheets
(englishforeveryone.org)

Spelling
(Ohio Literacy Resource Center)

TYPING
Learn to type.

Free Online Typing Course

Learn2Type

Touch Typing

VOTER INFORMATION

Easy Voter

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