English Web Links
language laboratory catalog
|BBC Learning English
||English language learning resource from the British Broadcasting Company with lessons, videos, and media links in various languages. Good for beginners.|
||Largest social network for language learning, with more than 45 million users worldwide. Corresponding mobile app at the App Store.
|Dave’s ESL Cafe
||Extensive site for ESL/EFL students and teachers maintained by Dave Sperling, with a variety of grammar lessons, idioms, phrasal verbs, slang, and quizzes.
|Duolingo||“Learn a language for free. Forever.”
This amazingly user-friendly, ever-growing site gives lessons and then quizzes you on the topic, tracking your progress, awarding you along the way, and offering a daily practice reminder. Includes English-learning programs for speakers of Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Chinese, German, Russian, Turkish, Hungarian, Dutch, Japanese, Polish, Korean, Hindi, Romanian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Indonesian, and Greek. Corresponding app available at the Apple iTunes App Store.
|EdVista||The Internet for ESL Teachers: numerous links to ESL-related articles, on-line courses, websites of particular interest to ESL instructors; site maintained by Claire Bradin Siskin|
|E. L. Easton: English
||Lots of resources for teaching or learning English.|
||English Language Teaching Web: an extensive index of English teaching resources on the web
|EnglishClub||“Learn English” section of EnglishClub, featuring lessons and games for students of English|
|EnglishLearner.com||Entertaining and engaging exercises on grammar, reading comprehension, listening, and vocabulary at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels; maintained by Elek Mathe
|English Tongue Twisters||Collection of English tongue twisters|
||Study skills and tips about studying English as a foreign language|
|ESL Desk||An English learning website started by a non-native English speaker as an ESL activities resource|
|eViews||Listening, activities, lessons, and prepared material for students and teachers of English|
||Everyday English in conversation: real-life conversation practice via listening activities|
|Forvo: English words pronounced||Extensive database of audio clips for pronouncing words in various languages, English included. Though, it offers no regional accent distinction (like American vs. British); just English.|
|The Free Dictionary
||Dictionary, encyclopedia, and thesaurus
|Howjsay||“World’s largest Dictionary of English Pronunciation.” Browse their 171587 entries, create lists of up to 15 words (e.g. cat, caught, cart, cut).
|LanguageGuide.org||Learn vocabulary with the help of pictures and sound from Language Revolution
||English learning program offered by the British Council
|Memrise||User-friendly interface with communally-created programs. Particularly useful for learning vocabulary. Also available is a corresponding mobile app at the App Store and Google Play.|
|Project Gutenberg||Thousands of English e-books that have entered the public domain available free for download|
|SCOLA Web Services
Access to 160 countries & 200 languages!
To access SCOLA Web Services from any computer on the BC network, go to:
See SCOLA’s Technical Information page to make full use of these Online resources. For more information, including how to access SCOLA Web Services on your iPhone or iPad, contact:
Cynthia Bravo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Speech Accent Archive||Database of speech accents from a variety of language backgrounds. Though it seems to be directed at linguists or those interested in linguistic research, their database “browse” feature is easy enough to navigate.
|Talk English||Free resource dedicated to helping you learn to speak English fluently; includes English speaking basics, regular English lessons, business & interview English lessons, travel English lessons, idioms and phrases, special topics, listening lessons, and more.
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