Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Back to School

In June I wrote about the VOA's free, online English courses and materials, appropriate for adult ESL learners on several levels.  It's at

Now I've discovered free online beginner and intermediate ESL courses offered by the Sacramento County Office of Education.  They also offer a course to help prepare for citizenship. Students can study on their own or with the help of a teacher.  In addition they offer a "Skills for the Nursing Assistant" course. Learn more at their their "USA Learns" site at

In addition, check out the MOOCs offered by the US Dept. of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  (MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course.) I haven't studied these in depth, but they appear to be aimed at advanced learners and perhaps students on an upper-intermediate level.  See their variety of current and upcoming offerings at

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