Administrators and Teachers

Best Free Learning Websites


The AALRC has put together a list of “Best Free Learning Websites” and we would like to hear from you about your favorite free websites. What good sites are you using now? What are your favorites from this list? This list is not complete yet – we need your help to make it a better list for everyone. Please email Rob Pollan for comments and suggestions.

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Khan Academy – fantastic website with great videos that students can watch over and over till they get the concepts. The math section includes practice and an extensive tracking program for the teachers.

BBC English and Math for Adults – lots of good stuff in here including videos, training, quizzes, and games.

TV411 – Get practical practice – reading, writing, vocabulary, math, learning.

Mathantics – The instructional videos are free and a few of the worksheets and answer keys are free. If a teacher wants to use all of the worksheets and answer keys (for all lessons) the fee is $20.00 per year. Before I bought the extras on this, I used the website and backed up each video lesson with lesson worksheets that matched from Once I bought the subscription to the website, I no longer had to pull worksheets from However, if a teacher wants to use without purchasing a subscription, then Math-aids is good for worksheets that match pretty well. (Review and recommendation by Gayla Fiest)


Goodwill Community Foundation – includes Reading, Computers, and Math. Nice layout with lots of activities.

Fonics – good audio and pictures that go along with the words

Literacynet Learning Resources -Great reading site with stories from CNN and a local CBS affiliate. You can read the story and view the video, then look for the activities on the left to test
your knowledge and comprehension – vocabulary, word selection, multiple choice, sequencing, conclusions, and “your turn”.

Starfall – starts at the beginning and works its way up. The site is designed for children but is effective for anyone.

U.S.A. Learns – Learn English and improve basic reading, writing, speaking and life skills. Slick website with videos and audio.

Learning English – free printable materials.

BBC English and Math for Adults – lots of good stuff in here including videos, training, quizzes, and games.

Pearsonlongman – Online practice reading tests.

TV411 – Get practical practice reading, writing, vocabulary, math, learning.

RHL School – Reading comprehension worksheets

Read Write Think – Lesson plans, guides, materials, and more.

Natural Reader – your computer will read aloud any text to you.

Reading Skills for Today’s Adults – read the text and hear the audio as you read. Reading levels .7-8.0

PaperRater – Free online Grammar Check, Plagiarism Detection, and Writing Suggestions – Grammar terms, exercises, handouts and more

Free Reading – Provides a library of activities and other curricular resrouces for literacy development.

Read Central – A veritable goldmine of free online books by the most widely read and best known authors from across the world. No Downloads. No subscription. Just read books online for free. Use the Smart Reader switch to change font size and colors.


DuoLingo -Top notch, full featured language learning program.

New American Horizons – great ESL instructional videos that help with lesson planning and teaching ESL instructional techniques.

PUMAROSA – this site is bilingual phonetic and is designed to help you learn English as quickly and easily as possible.

ESL Resource Center – has various stories with multiple choice exercises.

Rong-Chang – conversations with audio and exercises. Large selection of lessons for beginners and intermediates.

English Speak – text and audio that allows the user to point at any text in the story and it will instantly read it out loud at your chosen speed.

ESL Cyber Listening Lab – stories are read out loud to the listener with quick quizes afterwards.

Colorin Colorado – is a free web-based service that provides information, activities and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs).

Bow Valley College School of Global Access – stories with matching pictures are read out loud with text.


Typing Club – this site comes highly recommend by computer teacher Linda Holland:

Sense-Lang – Great typing website. Tutorials and games that are well thought out and informative. Even includes a school section that allows you to register as a teacher and make assignments for your students.

Typing Web – Another good typing website. Tells you your problem keys, has “Tools for Teachers” that allows you to track your students progress and time.

Speed Typing Online – quick and easy touch typing!game


Learn Excel with Excel Easy– well laid out site with downloadable examples that will help you quickly learn various Excel topics.

Microsoft Digital Literacy – Whether you are new to computing or have some experience, this curriculum will help you develop a fundamental understanding of computers. The courses help you learn the essential skills to begin computing with confidence, be more productive at home and at work, stay safe online, use technology to complement your lifestyle, and consider careers where you can put your skills to work.

GCF – Goodwill Community Foundation – Computers,reading, and Math. Computer section includes Computer Basics, Microsoft Excel, Facebook 101, Microsoft Offce, Internet Basics, Google, and more. Most sections have lessons, interactives, quizzes and videos.
For a full list of topics see

Microsoft Office Training – courses for specific parts of Office. Courses include practice and tests.

Jan’s Computer Literacy – not the best of the bunch, but some useful components including quizzes.

Digital Skills Library – The Digital Skills Library is an open repository of free learning resources designed to help all adult learners develop the digital skills needed to achieve their personal, civic, educational, and career goals.


Grow with Google – Free training, tools, and resources to help you grow your skills, career, or business.

Adult Learning Web Resources – Comprehensive list of learning websites.

Books Should Be Free – audio books that can be downloaded or streamed.

Watch Know Learn – large list of learning videos for many subjects.

Free Rice – Great vocaulary site that also includes several other subjects. Works like a multiple choice game.

Hippo Campus – In depth website with interactive topics and courses.

Spelling – very good site that allows you to type in your own words and then it will test you by reading the words out loud, also has flash cards and more

Spelling – you can use this site to get lists of words for a certain grade level, then copy and paste them into (above) to learn and test

Spelling – list of most common mispelled words on the GED test. Copy and paste parts of the list into to learn and test

Interactive Online Activities for ESL and ABE / GED – great list of websites. If you can’t find it on our page look here.

Jefferson Lab – balance chemical equations

Mometrix Academy – extensive test preparations


Free Rice – Great for vocabulary. It will automatically adjust to your vocabulary level, or hit the change level button to access all levels of vocabulary. It also has several other subjects to choose from. – Puts words into context and asks multiple choice questions. Works well and you can sign up so it can track your progress. – Vocabulary games and resources.


Khan Academy – history videos.

Hippo Campus – In depth website with interactive topics and courses.


Geoguessr – this is a fun and entertaining site that uses Google Maps to locate you somewhere in the world and you have to guess where. Great for getting people interested in Geography.

Sheppard Software – Great map games that have different levels of play. If you want to learn geography and memorize locations and capitals quickly, this site will help you achieve it in a fun and challenging way.. – wide range of fun geography games.

GED Pratice Tests

2014 Computer-Based Test Tutorial -learn how the GED Test works online –

Practice the GED Test with 2002 GED questions

Varsity Tutors – online GED practice tests and flash cards. Also has ACT, SAT and other tests available.

Test Prep Review – Printable GED practice test with answer key

Study Guide Zone – GED study guide and practice.

Quizmoz – Lots of quizzes including GED –

Free Online Courses

Coursera – “Take the world’s best courses, online, for free.” – browse free online courses and quickly find the course you are looking for. Watch out for the “Sponsored” search link, instead use “Browse by Category”.

Makeuseof – 8 Websites to Take Free College Courses Online

AALRC Programs

‘These programs are not free, but they are free for students enrolled in Arkansas’ Department of Career Education programs.
Teachers, please contact Rob Pollan to get setup with these programs and start enrolling students. Rob Pollan 479-649-5830,

ACT WorkKeys

Aztec Plus (New Aztec) – Login

TABE / Aztec Correlations –

Burlington English


Essential Education


Rosetta Stone – new link for Rosetta Stone: (7/19/2017)

TABE 11/12 Testing Website – – documents and printed materials order form

Transferring TABE Students –
 If you need a student transferred from one center to another, get email permission from the current center’s administrator and send the request along with the student’s name and date of birth to Rob Pollan or Marsha Taylor and one of us will make the transfer.

Or you can use the TABE Transfer Form (PDF or Word) to get the students signature, then send it to Rob Pollan or Marsha Taylor and one of us will make the transfer. You can also take a picture of the completed form and text it to Rob Pollan at 479-806-2617 .