Monday, February 14, 2011

Useful ESL Websites

Here are some useful ESL websites that can help you with everything from grammar and writing to listening and speaking.

1. The University of Illinois Intensive English Institute.
Use this website to link to many other websites for just about everything: grammar, listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, pronunciation, test preparation, and online dictionaries.

2. Grammar Bytes
This site has interactive grammar exercises that are fun and helpful!

3. ESL Gold
ESL Gold is another website that has multiple helpful sections for different English skills. You can also search for help using your proficiency level and your native language.

4. English Club
English Club allows you to search for topics such as Business English, Idioms, English Games, Jokes, and other subjects.

5. English Page
English Page has many grammar tutorials and several online dictionaries.

6. A4ESL
This site has grammar and vocabulary quizzes organized by level. There are also bilingual quizzes available in many languages.

7. English Central
English Central is a great way to practice listening to real English! There are a variety of videos to watch, and the site will help teach you important vocabulary, test your understanding, and then allow you to practice speaking!

8. Purdue OWL
The University of Purdue's Online Writing Lab is a great resource for academic writing. Use this site to help with grammar, writing skills, and correct academic citations for your papers.

9. Dave's ESL Cafe
Dave's ESL Cafe is a site where ESL teachers post information and activities for students. Click the "Stuff for Students" tab at the top of the page to find helpful worksheets.

10. Fun Easy English
For practice in a variety of areas, including grammar, reading, and listening, try these activities for kids as well as adults.

11. English with Jennifer
Jennifer Lebedev is an English instructor who has compiled a website and YouTube channel to help students learn English. She makes her own videos and activities, which are easy to understand and cover a wide range of topics. She discusses basic grammar, advanced grammar, vocabulary, slang, pronunciation, and much more!

12. English Test
Includes interactive exercises for every level. Practice synonyms, business language, common errors, idiomatic expressions and much more!

13. English Daily
Learn by examples of conversations, idioms, slang, and common errors. This is also a great site to learn new vocabulary as well as find explanations to grammar rules.

14. ESL Discussions
Check out some of these conversation starters and practice with a friend! The range of topics covers almost anything you can think of!

15. Learn English with Trace
Learn English by interacting and solving puzzles in "a virtual world filled with diverse English-speaking characters." Take "a dynamic journey through the United States, traveling to cultural locations like Kansas, New Orleans, the Grand Canyon, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C."

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