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Open Educational Resources (OER) by Subject: English for Speakers of Other Languages


Oral Communication
  • Adult Education Open Community of Resources (OER Commons)Materials dedicated to supporting adult ESL teaching and learning including lesson plans and activities.

  • Citizenship Resource Center (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) For learners, educators and organizations. Includes lesson plans and

  • EL CIVICS ESL Literacy Test (OER Commons). This material is for low beginning/literacy ESL students who need life skill instruction. There is a teacher's manual, student book, blackline masters and audio for every lesson. This material was developed through a California Department of Education grant.

  • Project I-DEA (OER Commons). The Integrated Digital English Acceleration (I-DEA) program teaches English language skills for learners who face the largest language gaps. Unlike traditional approaches — in which learners are expected to learn English before pursuing college or job-training — I-DEA teaches English in tandem with college and career skills. Students quickly learn skills relevant to their lives and careers.

  • Basic Reading and Writing (Lumen Learning) This course includes modules on success skills, critical reading, the writing process, research and grammar.

  • English Composition I (Lumen Learning) An in-depth version of the Lumen's Basic Reading and Writing Course with a focus on the research and writing process and an extensive grammar section.

  • Writing Commons (Creative Commons) Writing Commons is a peer-reviewed open education resource for faculty and students in college-level courses that require research and writing.  Sections include The Writing Process, Style, Academic Writing, Rhetoric, Information Literacy, Evidence & Documentation, Research Methods & Methodologies, New Media Communication, Professional & Technical Communication, and Creative Writing.

ESOL OERs Used by SMCCD Faculty

ESOL OERs used by SMCCD faculty
Course Instructor OER/ZTC Material Used



Content included in the OER by Subject Research Guide by Skyline Library is licensed CC BY 4.0 unless otherwise indicated.