CDLP Online

With California Distance Learning Project Online, you can read, listen to and watch stories, learn vocabulary and quiz yourself with a variety of interactive tasks. The target audience of this site appears to be adult ESL learners (living in California), but I think the stories and activities will be very useful for my EFL students, too.

These are the themes you can choose from:

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Here’s an example from “Working” — “Farmers and the weather”. You can read and listen to the basic story and the full story first.

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You can then watch the video (not all stories have videos, and, at least on my computer, I was asked to download Real Player first):

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Then, you can do some of the learning activities:

And you can keep track of your progress, too. (If you haven’t done any of the activities yet, you’ll get a page that says that and gives you a link to choose a story and get started.)

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