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Adult Literacy / ESL: Welcome
This guide will help you improve your English language skills and reading skills.
The goals of the English as a Second Language Program at MATC are to prepare students for postsecondary courses and programs, and to help students learn English so they may function more effectively at work, at home, and in the community. This guide will provide additional resources for learning and improving English and Reading skills.
Test Prep Guides
Here is a link to guides to help you prepare for tests such as the Acuplacer, GED, and TOEFL, etc.
Explora (BadgerLink)This link opens in a new windowReliable information on 1000s of topics, with a wide range of subjects like: art & music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures & languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health & sports.
Learning Express Library (Badgerlink)This link opens in a new windowProvides comprehensive test preparation, skills improvement resources, and career guidance.
Keywords: Hesi, entrance exam, GED, Allied health, practice test, reading comprehension
Mango LanguagesThis link opens in a new windowOnline language learning through conversation and films. Over 60 foreign languages, 17 ESL courses, and specialty courses. Self-paced lessons can be taken anywhere via mobile apps.
Keywords: Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, language
Primary Search (BadgerLink)This link opens in a new windowFull-text magazines with an easier reading level. Covers a variety of topics including endangered species, musicians, fitness, space exploration and more. Full-text articles are searchable by reading level indicator (Lexile). Well suited for ESL and EFL students.
LearnEnglishFeelGood.comA one stop site for ESL resource. Practice your knowledge of English grammar, learn new vocabulary, idioms, or phrasal verbs, or download worksheets/handouts.
Learning Chocolate: vocabulary learning platformDesigned to help you memorize English vocabulary in an easy, fun way. All the exercises use pictures, sounds, and games to make learning a new language as fun as enjoying a piece of chocolate!
Browse the ALIT Books
• Click on the stack of books to browse all the ALIT books at every campus.
• Click on the title of the book to see more information about that book.
• Don't forget that you can request a book from one campus, and have it delivered to another campus. Ask a Librarian if you need help with this.
Discover your reading level
Each campus library has an ALIT section. The books are organized by reading level, and there is a sticker on the side of each book with the reading level, starting with 1 (red colored sticker), up to level 6 (rose or pink colored sticker). Ask a librarian if you need help finding this area.
Use this chart to figure out your reading level.
Films on DemandThis link opens in a new windowFilms on Demand is a database that provides access to over 6,000 streaming videos appropriate for academic research.
Films on Demand Featured Films for EducationThis link opens in a new windowOffers hundreds of full-length feature films for educational instructional purposes. This outstanding collection focuses on both current and hard-to-find titles, including dramas, literary adaptations, blockbusters, classics, science fiction, environmental titles, foreign films, social issues, animation studies, Academy Award® winners, and more.