Text and Audio Resources
Both the Ruth Culver Community Library in Prairie du Sac and the George Culver Community Library in Sauk City have extensive collections of texts, dictionaries, audio programs and workbooks for use in your classes. If you tell the staff that you are a SPALC tutor when you check these out, you may renew them for a longer period than usual.
Some tutors choose to use the Intercambio Confidence and Connections curriculum. SPALC purchases teacher guides and student books for those who use this system. Materials covering all levels 1-5 are located in the Tutor Resource Center in the George Culver Community Library. Ask the Librarian to direct you to them. Copies of the Immigrant Guide and Pronunciation Fun with Pictures can also be found on the shelf. Click HERE to see various helpful videos describing the Intercambio curriculum.
All Learner workbooks and Teacher books can be obtained on a self-serve basis. Learners may keep the workbooks and Teacher books should be returned upon completion of that level. A check-out form is provided for Tutors to indicate when taking materials and helps us track our inventory to ensure we order more when needed. More about the check-out/check-in process can be found here and in the binder on the shelf.
Tutor Resource Center located in the George Culver Community Library,
Sauk City. Ask Librarian to direct you.
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 SPALC know about them in your Monthly Tutor Report Form and we’ll add them to the list.