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The VITAL Online Learning offers self-paced learning activities and tutorials for adult learners.

Our resources are organized based on your goals. If you are practicing reading and writing, learning to speak English, preparing for a test like the TOEFL or HiSET, or learning to use the computer, you can find help here.

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   English Reading Skills

ESL Literacy Readers  
access anywhereSeven levels of theme-based stories about daily life activities. Digital and audiobook versions are available, as well as an instructor's guide

Lexia Core5  
access anywhereGet extra help with reading skills, practice anywhere you have internet. Register at the VITAL office for access and log in information.

Lexia Power Up Literacy  
access anywhereGet extra help with reading skills, practice anywhere you have internet. Register at the VITAL office for access and log in information.

Reading Skills for Today's Adults  
access anywhereLeveled reading passages with audio; resources for practicing fluency, learning vocabulary, and improving reading comprehension.

access anywhereFree K-12 high-quality library of nonfiction and fiction passages with interactive vocabulary activities, comprehension questions, teacher guides, instructions for use in remote learning, and more.


    English Speaking and Listening Skills

ESL Lab  
access anywhereEnglish practice, audio read alongs, and vocabulary.

Free English Lessons for Pashto Speakers  
access anywhereFree language lessons for Pashto (Pashtu) speakers learning English. Primarily for Pashto speakers who have moved to the United States or other English-speaking countries.

Mango Languages  
accessible with library cardThe online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills through fun interactive lessons.
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Rosetta Stone  
access anywhereA language-learning resource offered in 30 world languages and broken down into 10-minute bite-sized lessons focusing on speaking and pronunciation. The Library's level one beginner access includes lessons in four categories–language basics, greetings and introductions, work and school, and shopping.
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USA Learns  
access anywhereVideo based courses with learning activities for beginning and intermediate English and Citizenship study.

Voices of America  
access anywhereNews articles and English language instruction.

We Speak NYC  
access anywhereWatch, learn and practice English with video lessons, a study guide, and comprehension questions.


   Extra Practice for English Language Learners

CNN 10  
access anywhere10-minute digital news show that explains current global news and events.

Free Rice  
access anywherePractice English vocabulary, grammar, or math—and help the World Food Programme end hunger at the same time.

News for You Online  
access anywhereEasy-to-read weekly news stories including audio and interactive learning exercises. Access with password 240C14. 

News in Levels  
access anywhereCurrent events and news articles featuring leveled text, audio, and video materials.


   Test Preparation

DMV Written Test  
access anywherePractice test for new drivers in Indiana.

Driver's License Practice Test  
access anywherePractice test for new drivers from Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV).

access anywhere Test information and study resources for Indiana's High School Equivalency, formerly the General Educational Development test (GED).

LearningExpress Library  
access anywhereOrganized into targeted learning centers, LearningExpress Library supports those looking to improve core academic skills, pass the GED, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen, and much more.


   New to the U.S.?

access anywhereResources and information for newcomers about living and working in the United States.

USCIS Practice Exercises  
access anywhereStudy materials and practice exercises for citizenship preparation.


   Digital Literacy

Digital Skills Library  
access anywhereFree learning resources to help adult learners develop the digital skills needed to achieve their personal, civic, educational, and career goals.

LinkedIn Learning  
accessible with library cardLearn whenever and wherever you want to with thousands of easy-to-follow video tutorials and exercise files in web development, graphic design, video production, marketing, professional development, and so much more. You must be 16 years old or older to use this resource. 
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Microsoft Office Training  
access anywhereShort videos and articles to introduce Microsoft Office programs.

Northstar Digital Literacy  
access anywhereA basic computer skills assessment leading to continued individual online instruction and practice.
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Sense-lang Typing  
access anywhereA variety of typing tutorials and practice activities.  
access anywhereTyping lessons and practice for beginning, intermediate, or advanced.


   Other Resources for Adult Learners

Brainfuse HelpNow  
accessible with library cardBrainfuse HelpNow is an all-in-one suite of tutoring services designed for a wide range of academic needs—whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, mastering a particular topic, or writing a paper. The Brainfuse full-service test center offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing as well as college preparatory tests, including the SAT. Live tutoring sessions are available daily 2–11 PM EST.
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Khan Academy  
access anywhereEasy-to-follow videos and practice activities on a variety of topics. Especially good for math!

access anywhereWatch videos and use interactive tutorials to learn about a variety of health topics. Check your health with calculators and quizzes.