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.
|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|
||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|
||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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