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Week 4

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Week 4 (02/01/10): (Moderator: Branka)



  • USA Learns (and myEFA)



Assignment 1:

  • Read About USAL
  • View the video overview of the Web site targeted at an independent learner
  • Optional: View a 60-minute recording of the Webcast about USAL targeted at teachers
  • Optional: View a slideshow about USAL targeted at teachers
  • Optional: MyEFA is a separate Web site that went live in 2003 and has had updated video files to flash since then. You may be interested in using this Web site because unlike USAL it does have print materials support to go along with the videos and exercises. There is an animated tutorial for teachers available.


Assignment 2 - USA Learns:

  • Explore the Web site as an independent learner (link)


  • Explore the Web site as a registered learner (link)

Your Teacher's Last Name: Teacher

Your Class Password (from your teacher): EVOvideo

As you register please note that your password will be visible to all of us when we log in as a teacher later on


  • Explore the Web site's teacher management feature (link)

email address: evovideo2010@yahoo.com

password: evovideo


Assignment 3:

Please complete one or both of the following:

Answer the following questions. Post your answers on our Yahoo Group.  Please use the subject heading "Week 4: Comments (Your Name)".

  • Are these Web sites appropriate for your English learners? If yes, how would you use these Web sites with your English learners?

If you have questions please post them on our Yahoo Group.  Please use the subject heading "Week 4:Questions (Your Name)".

  • Q & A for content creators and tech support



  • Overview of USA Learns (flash video introduction)

  • Webinar recording by lead content creator for USA Learns (webcast)

  • Animated tutorial for USA Learns independent learners

  • Animated tutorial for MyEFA teachers














USA Learns is a free website containing three courses, a beginning English course based on Putting English to Work I, an intermediate English Course based on English for All, and an English and Reading course based on the stories from the CDLP website. 


U.S.A. Learns was an outgrowth of a project that was conceived by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL).  Core funding for U.S.A. Learns was provided by ED.  Additional funding for U.S.A. Learns was made available by the California Department of Education, Office of Adult Education.   DAEL promotes programs that help American adults get the basic skills they need to be productive workers, family members, and citizens.  The major areas of support are Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English Language Acquisition.  These programs emphasize basic skills such as reading, writing, math, English language competency and problem-solving (about us page)



1st English Course - Putting English to Work

Putting English to Work is an innovative video series created by the Los Angeles Unified School District, Division of Adult and Career Education, to help adults learn beginning English. Excerpts of these videos can be seen in the First English Course.


2nd English Course - English For All

English For All was created as part of the Cyberstep Project, funded by the United States Department of Education to meet the challenge of creating and distributing multimedia learning materials for the hardest-to-serve ABE and ESL adult learners. It was developed by the Division of Adult Career Education (DACE) of the Los Angeles Unified School District, concept and design by Dr. Hugo A. Pedroza, Web Site Development by Azavar Technologies and the Sacramento County Office of Education. The English For All video series can be seen in the Second English Course.


Practice English and Reading - The California Distance Learning Project

The California Distance Learning Project (CDLP) was funded by the California Department of Education's Adult Education Office to help expand learner access to adult basic education services in California through innovation, instruction, and distance learning. Although no longer funded, the project was previously managed by California State University Dominguez Hills Foundation and the Sacramento County Office of Education, the entity responsible for all Internet and information distribution activities including Web site management. News10 ABC Sacramento allowed CDLP to use its news stories, which is the basis for the Practice English and Reading materials.


Slideshow for Teachers using USA Learns


USA Learns Overeview




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