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BBC Learning English
English language learning resource from the British Broadcasting Company with lessons, videos, and media links in various languages. Good for beginners.
   
busuu
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.
   
E. L. Easton: English
Lots of resources for teaching or learning English.
   
ELTWeb
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
   
English-Zone
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
   
Focus English
Everyday English in conversation: real-life conversation practice via listening activities
   
eViews Listening, activities, lessons, and prepared material for students and teachers of English
   
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
   
LanguageGuide.org Learn vocabulary with the help of pictures and sound from Language Revolution
   
LearnEnglish
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!

  • World TV Online: 24/7 international broadcast programs on 8 channels, spanning European, Spanish & Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Asian, African, Middle East, Southeast Asia-Far East, and Eurasian countries/languages
  • International Radio in 29 languages
  • On The Street Videos: over 7,000 videos from 90 countries showing informal native speech in everyday situations
  • People & Places: over 29,000 photos from around the world 
  • Foreign Text: 200 recurring newspaper and magazine publications in 70 languages
  • Insta-Class: materials in 52 languages with quizzes and vocabulary already provided
  • Video Editor create your own video clips in the classroom

To access SCOLA Web Services from any computer on the BC network, go to:

http://www.scola.org/scola/ipautologin.aspx

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 (cynthia.bravo@bc.edu)
Director of the Language Lab