Literacy Volunteers of East Bay
17 Croade Street, Warren, RI 02885


Serving East Providence ■ Barrington ■ Warren ■ Bristol ■ Portsmouth ■ Tiverton ■ Little Compton ■ Middletown ■ Newport ■ Jamestown


Empower your life by learning to read, write and speak English

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An excellent free site for adults to learn English and improve basic reading, writing, speaking and life skills. USALearns contains easy-to-understand directions and free instructional materials students can use on their own or with a tutor.
The Longman Dictionary of American English. Search any word using the power of the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. The quickest and easiest way to look up any word while you are working on the web.

Mango Languages
An online language-learning system that offers English-language courses in 15 languages. Go to and click on "Mango Languages."

Common Errors in English
This site simply and entertainingly explains a number of common spelling and usage errors in English.
ESLFlow has a grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, games and activities for English as a Second (or Foreign) Language for students and teachers. Be sure to check out the page on Pronunciation:
English as a Second Language: A starting point for ESL learners who want to study English through the Web. You can learn about Listening & Speaking, Reading, Writing, Quizzes, Grammar, Vocabulary, Newspapers & Magazines, Business English, Pronunciation, Idioms, Dictionaries, and Games.
Common American Idioms and Their Meanings - find out the meanings of idioms and common sayings such as Nest Egg or New York Minute, and much more.

Idioms & Axioms currently used in America (Meanings and Origins) Find out meanings and origins of American idioms and common sayings. 
Dave's ESL Café One of the most popular ESL web sites out there. Idioms, recipes, and quotations from other cultures, quizzes to test knowledge, and useful links.
This site English Language Learners (ELL) students improve their English pronunciation and listening comprehension skills through practice.
English Basic Grammar worksheets, by the dozen.
BBC World Service – Learning English Up-to-date news stories and information. New words are boldfaced and defined in articles; also there is learner-to-learner chat, audio and video available for listening practice.
Everything ESL Lesson plans, teaching tips, and resources for all levels of ESL.
Activities for ESL Quizzes, crossword puzzles, bilingual resources.
Interesting Things for ESL Students Word games, puzzles, quizzes, grammar practice, etc.
E.L. Easton Exercises focusing on grammar for ESL students.
Free lesson plans, divided by grammar, verb tenses, prepositions, games, etc. 
An award-winning online library with a huge collection of copyright-free English texts and scripted recordings. You can read and listen to the collection which includes selections from great literature including poetry, fiction and non-fiction prose, nursery rhymes and famous quotes.
Adult Learning Activities (CDLP): The purpose of this site is to help adults improve basic skills like reading and spelling using real-life stories on topics of interest to adults.

Citizenship Resources
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Civics and Citizenship Study Materials
USCIS's website offers a variety of resources for immigrants including information and resources to help prepare for the naturalization test. Resources include:

  • Becoming a U.S. Citizen: An Overview of the Naturalization Process

  • Civics Flash Cards for the New Naturalization Test A useful study tool for teachers and students.]

  • Quick Civics Lessons for the New Naturalization Test

  • New Naturalization Test: Reading Vocabulary Flash Cards

  • New Naturalization Test: Writing Vocabulary Flash Cards

  • New Naturalization Test: Civics (History and Government) Questions

  • The Citizen's Almanac: A handbook on U.S. civic history and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

  • Pocket Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States: A pocket-size version of America's two most important documents.

  • A Promise of Freedom: An Introduction to U.S. History and Civics for Immigrants

  • A 12-minute video presentation on American civics and history.

  • A 10-minute multimedia presentation providing general information on the naturalization process.

Additional USCIS Information about the New Naturalization Test
Find additional information such as...

  • Application for Naturalization, N-400

  • A Guide to Naturalization (printable guide)

  • How to Apply for U.S. Citizenship (printable guide)

  • The New Naturalization Test (Information and Study Materials)

  • New Naturalization Test: 100 Civics (History and Government) Questions with MP3 Audio

  • Naturalization Self Test

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Info

Adult Education and Career Center
Will critique job resumes.

Learning Express Library
Learning centers for US citizenship. This site also has learner centers for GED prep, job search and workplace skills, jobs and careers, skill building for adults, including lots of practice tests and tutorials.


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