Free resources for teaching older beginners and adults

We have been testing these resources in two settings over the last year – 2018/9. They are very popular and provide a wide range of simple practical conversations, as well as vocabulary and grammar practice and can be incorporated into other/customised teaching schemes. Adults can use the online sites away from the classroom to practise speaking and listening


British Council Learn English – online videos, skills practice, interactive and printable lessons.

Skills Workshop free downloadable worksheets including simple comprehension and grammar

BBC Learning Circle – suitable for very shy adults, with interactive video conversations and associated vocabulary.

Top Notch is a Pearson Education product with excellent videos and books. Some are available as free downloads