Basic Studies Reference

Accent Neutralization-Accent Reduction
Links to articles on how to reduce your accent.  Check out the other links on the page for information on English grammar and improving writing skills.

CASAS tests
Samples of the CASAS test, which is used to assess adult basic mathematics, speech, listening and writing.

Citizenship Help - from the Seattle Public Library
Study guides and other resources for the US citizenship test.

Computers - Learning to Use Computers
Are you new to computers?  Need help learning to type?  Want a Spanish tutorial on using computers?  All these types of resources can be found on this page.
Free practice for the GED test. Also try the test practice feature of WOIS through the RTC Online database page.

Helpful Connections
This multilingual guide (English, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese) offers information for immigrants, refugees and other newcomers, on subjects including social services and activities.

Internet Picture Dictionary
A dictionary with pictures! Learn English, French, German, Spanish, or Italian words.

Literacy Project
A source for "anyone interested in reading and education...." Books, articles, and videos about literacy.
Offers free typing tests and practice.  There is also a 10-key test. Registration is required, but is free.

Memory And Match
Choose the words you want to learn - about school, food, jobs and more - and play a game to practice your English! Then want to try another game? ESL Hangman.

People And Places
A Word document giving activities for starting conversations and practicing verbal skills.

General Education Pages -

Mathematics Links
Communication - Composition and Writing
Speech - Public speaking
The Humanities - Children's literature, Speech, American Sign Language
Social Sciences - Psychology, Sociology, US History
Science - Nutrition, Geology, Biology, Anatomy, Microbiology, Chemistry

Renton Technical College Program Pages

Basic Studies Program

Videos in the Library

Videos on math.
Videos on reading.
Videos on GED preparation.
Videos on English as a Second Language.