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NOTICE: On September 30, 2014, the English for All Web site will be closing. Since 2003, English for All has been a free resource providing a Web-based multimedia system for adults learning English as a second language. Though English for All will be shutting down, much of our content, including print materials, will continue to be available online at www.usalearns.org. We thank the many teachers and students who made English for All a success for so many years.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) for Students

Can I use English for All if I am not in a class and don't have a class password?

How do I get my class password?

How do I get the plug-ins (small programs you download from the Internet) I need to use English for All?

How can I get the online videos to work?

How do I use the CD-ROMs to see the videos?

How do I get CD-ROMs to see the video on the Web site?

Why isn't there help or instructions in my first language?

How do I translate a word from English into my first language?

How do I get back to the English for All homepage from MyEFA?

Still having problems? Contact the Webmaster.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) for Teachers

How do I get the plug-ins (small programs you download from the Internet) I need to use English for All?

How can I get the online videos to work?

How do I use the CD-ROMs to see the videos?

How do I purchase CD-ROMs or DVDs to see the video?

Can I make copies of the CD-ROMs?

How do I get back to the English for All homepage from MyEFA?

How do I get the Teacher's Guide?

How do I get the printable worksheets?

How do I participate in the discussion group for English for All teachers?

Still having problems? Contact the Webmaster.

Can I use English for All if I am not in a class and don't have a class password?

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Yes, you can still use English for All as a visitor. Click on the 'Visitor' button in the menu bar at the top of the homepage and you will see a table of all the episodes. Click on the episode you want to do. You can do all the activities, but your scores will not be saved.


How do I get my class password?

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If you are using English for All as a student in a class, you must get the class password from your teacher. If you are not part of a class and do not have a teacher, you can still use English for All as a visitor. Click on the 'Visitor' button in the menu bar at the top of the homepage and you will see a table of all the episodes. Click on the episode you want to do. You can do all the activities, but your scores will not be saved.


How do I get the plug-ins (small programs you download from the Internet) I need to use English for All?

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All three needed plug-ins can be downloaded for free from their makers. To get one, click on one of the three icons at the bottom of the English for All homepage and follow the download or install instructions.


How can I get the online videos to work?

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You must have a fairly new computer and some plug-ins (small programs you download from the Internet) as well as a very fast Internet connection or the English for All CD-ROMs for the videos to work properly. You can get a complete set of English For All videos for use at your site. The CD-ROM version, on 5 CDs, is $28 plus tax and shipping. The DVD version, on 5 DVDs, is $50 plus tax and shipping. Order your video set online, using OTAN's secure online system. Simply select English For All Video Collection in the OTAN Product Catalog and follow the instructions.

Order EFA on DVD for $50

If you have questions about ordering CDs or DVDs, please contact 916-228-2580.


How do I use the CD-ROMs to see the videos?

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You cannot use the CD-ROMs to view the videos alone; you must use the CD-ROM while using the English for All Web site. Insert the CD-ROM that has the episode you want to see into your computer's CD-ROM drive before you go on the Internet to the English for All Wesite. The CD-ROM will open your Internet browser and take you to the English for All Web site automatically. The videos will play from the CD-ROM as you use the English for All Web site.


How do I get CD-ROMs to see the video on the Web site?

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English For All videos are now available in two formats: CD-ROM and DVD. The CD-ROM version, on 5 CDs, is $28 plus tax and shipping. The DVD version, on 5 DVDs, is $50 plus tax and shipping. Order your video set online, using OTAN's secure online system. Simply select English For All Video Collection in the OTAN Product Catalog and follow the instructions.

Order EFA on DVD for $50

If you have questions about ordering CDs or DVDs, please contact 916-228-2580.


Why isn't there help or instructions in my first language?

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English For All is used by people with many different first languages, so it would be very hard to provide help and instructions in so many languages. Also, most teachers want their students to learn and practice English and they prefer that their students learn to read the instructions in English. There is a word translator on the site to help translate English words into other languages and we will soon be adding a link to an English Dictionary.


How do I translate a word from English into my first language?

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Use the translator from Babylon.com in the main menu bar at the top of the student pages: Type the English word into the first box, select the language you want from the dropdown list, then click on the 'Go!' button. A new window will open with the translation.


How do I get back to the English for All homepage from MyEFA?

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Click the 'Sign Out' button on the right side of the main menu bar at the top of the page.


Can I make copies of the CD-ROMs?

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The CD-ROMs can be copied for non-commercial educational use only.


How do I get back to the English for All homepage from MyEFA?

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Click the 'Sign Out' button on the right side of the main menu bar at the top of the page.


How do I get the Teacher's Guide?

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If you are registered as a teacher, sign in using your teacher sign-in name and password. Click on 'Teacher Guide' in the main menu at the top of the teacher's homepage. Select the desired guide by clicking on the name of the document. The guide will be displayed in Adobe Acrobat Reader, and can be easily printed. Note: You must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in to get the guide. If you do not have it, you can download it free by clicking on the 'Get Acrobat Reader' graphic at the bottom of the Teacher Guide page. Click here to go to the Teacher Guide page.


How do I get the printable worksheets?

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Sign in as a teacher, select 'Print Materials' from the main menu bar. In the table, click on the file type (PDF or RTF) you want for the episode you want. (PDF for printing, RTF for modifying). Click here to go to the Print Materials page.


How do I participate in the discussion group for English for All teachers?

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Sign in as a teacher and select 'Email List' from the main menu bar at the top to the teacher's homepage. Follow the instructions to sign up for teacher's email list discussion group.

Still having problems? Contact the Webmaster.

Problems? Read the Questions and Answers.
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