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Learning English Resources

Looking for additional resources to help with your English, or do you want to maintain your English over academic breaks? Take a look at these websites for help.

Listening

Ted Talks: This website has short videos on many interesting topics. You can also practice writing by leaving a comment.

English as a Second Language: This website contains short stories with audio so you can listen as you read.

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab: Listen to short recordings on a topic then take a small quiz to test you understanding.

Reading

English as a Second Language: This website contains short stories with audio so you can listen as you read.

Writing

Purdue Owl Mechanics: Tips and lessons for writing grammar and mechanics.

Purdue Owl University Writing: Tips and information on writing expectations in North American Universities.

Blogger: Practice your writing by starting a blog.

Speaking/Pronunciation

ManyThings: Practice pronunciation with these exercises from American English.

Online Dictation: This website converts voice to text. Talk to it and see if it can understand you. (Requires Google Chrome. Free download HERE.)

English Voices: Record yourself speaking on various topics. You can also listen to others' responses.

Grammar

Frankfurt International School: Grammar lessons and quizzes.

Self Study Grammar Quizzes: Quizzes and answers to test your grammar knowledge.