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Title I Statewide School Support and Family & Community Engagement Initiative
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Per HB 462, resources and services provided by Region 16 ESC are solely aligned with, and designed to 
support, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) adopted by the State Board of Education.

TV411: Tune in to Learning - reading,

writing, vocabulary, & math




    When adults learn to read and write, they have the power to transform their lives.

  Why Literacy? Why not focus on world health? Or gender equality? Or poverty relief? To solve all of these 
socioeconomic problems and more, we must start by building a more literate adult population.
Because when individuals the world over learn how to read, write, do basic math, and use computers,
the more likely they are to lift themselves out of poverty, contribute to improved health care costs,
and find and keep sustainable employment.



TCALL  (Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning)

MAP of providers of adult education by county locations

ABE Recommended websites

GCFLearnFree.org - Literacy, technology and math skills, all for FREE! There are more than 750 lessons and you can learn at your own pace.

FastForward Lifelong Learning Videos - Pre-GED, GED, Workplace Skills and practical literacy (math, money, parenting etc) all on video! You'll need to give some information before you can access the videos, but the site is free to use.

•    Learning Online - Reading, writing, math and vocabulary.

Guide to Grammar and Writing

•    Step Forward - You can access the FULL program in our computer lab.

Computer Skills Tutorials Online

•    Good Typing - Practice your typing online.

The top 10 reasons to get a GED

•    On the Fence About Getting a GED? It's a Must and Here's Why

•    Top questions on high school equivalency testing in Texas

•    Find a GED testing center near you

•    Brainfuse JobNow! - Adult Learning Center


Business English Pod- Learn Business English online (this course is on iTunes,
      but the courses is free).

•   Open Learning Initiative's 
American English Speech - All courses are free. You can
     create an account to save your work, or use the site without an account
     (though your work will not be saved).

EngVid- Free English video lessons. These videos of real classes will help you
      learn idioms, practice vocabulary, and learn conversation skills.

Speaking Your Best- Practice pronunciation and listen to how the American accent 
      sounds using these free videos.

A4ESL - Activities for ESL students, including grammar, vocabulary and puzzles.

Many Things - Games and activities for ESL students.

Texas English Language Learners Portal


Region 16 Education Service Center
5800 Bell Street
Amarillo, TX 79109-6230
Phone: 806-677-5000
Fax: 806-677-5001

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