Community Activities for Independent Study: A Resource List for Central Florida

Below is a list of various Central Florida resources that can help ESOL students become involved in community activities and provide English practice beyond class time.

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Activity TypeCommunity LocationBackground InformationCost
Arts and EntertainmentCity of Orlando Arts and EntertainmentLinks to dance, music, theater, visual arts and film venuesVaries
Seminole State TheatreSeminole State TheatreFree with a student ID
Seminole State TheatreSeminole State Cultural Arts CalendarFree with a student ID
ClassesOrange County Extension Education CenterA list of classes on various topicsVaries
Events/
Celebrations
Seminole County Annual EventsA list of annual celebrationsFree
Seminole County Current EventsA list of current celebrationsFree
Cranes Roost Park, Uptown AltamonteEvents calendarFree
LibrariesSeminole County Public LibrariesA list of locations where you can check out books and audio books in EnglishFree
Orange County Public LibraryClasses, programs and a list of eventsFree
Orange County Public LibraryA list of locations where you can check out books and audio books in EnglishFree
MuseumsMuseum of Seminole County HistoryHistorical exhibits of the local areaFree
Seminole County Historical MuseumsA list of county museumsFree
Orange County Regional History CenterHistorical society museumCost
PlanetariumSeminole State PlanetariumSeminole State PlanetariumFree with a student ID
Sports/
Baseball
Florida Collegiate Summer LeagueCollege players play wood-bat baseball in Central FloridaFree (visitors must pay for parking)
Volunteer
Opportunities
The American Red Cross of Central FloridaA list of volunteer positionsFree
Seminole County Public SchoolsA school volunteer program and applicationFree
Pet Alliance of Greater OrlandoAnimal welfare agency's volunteer news and applicationsFree

Practice Strategies

  1. English Help, Advice and Tips
    http://www.english-the-international-language.com/tips.html
  2. How to Learn English (links to tips)
    http://www.antimoon.com/how/howtolearn.htm
  3. What Type of Student Are You? (a questionnaire)
    http://iteslj.org/Lessons/Counihan-TypeOfStudent.html
  4. How to Study English Effectively
    http://esl.about.com/od/intermediateenglish/a/study_english.htm

     

Contact

For more information, please contact
407.708.2120
Learn-English-Now@seminolestate.edu