Text and Audio Resources
Both the Ruth Culver Community Library in Prairie du Sac and the Sauk City Library have extensive collections of texts, dictionaries, audio programs and workbooks for use in your classes. If you tell the staff that you are a tutor when you check these out, you may renew them for a longer period than usual. If you find that a particular resource works especially well for your student, you can request that SPALC purchase it for your use, using this form.
Some tutors choose to use the Intercambio Interactive English curriculum. SPALC purchases teacher guides and student books with audio discs for those who use this system. Examination copies of the first few levels of this curriculum are available for review in the Hall History Room of the Sauk City Library. Look for them on top of the wooden file cabinet as you enter the room. Copies of the IE Immigrant Guide and Pronunciation Fun with Pictures can be found in the drawers of this cabinet. This short video describes the curriculum.
All IE Student workbooks, Teacher books, CDs and CD players can be obtained on a self serve basis. They are located in the tan file cabinet just inside the entrance to the downstairs Community Room at the Sauk City Library. Please fill out the form located there, take what you need, then return books to the basket on top of the cabinet when they are no longer needed.
A Sampling of ELL/ESL Internet Resources
The number of online resources for learning and teaching English is staggering, which is both encouraging and daunting for new tutors. The list below is not meant to be comprehensive, but is just a place to start. If you find other sites that you think are especially helpful, please let us know about them in your monthly report and we’ll add them to the list.