English as a Second Language (ESL)
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Listed below are links to free English as a Second Language Resources available on the Internet.
Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, and Writing (All Levels)
- Academic Vocabulary Exercises Recommended for students in ESL 24 and 25, this site offers an explanation of the Academic Word List and includes activities and quizzes for improving your vocabulary.
- Activities for ESL Students: This site has easy, medium, and difficult vocabulary and grammar activities for ESL students. Quizzes, tests and journals will help you learn English.
- ELC Study Zone has great grammar, reading, and vocabulary building activities as well as puzzles for five levels of ESL learners. The instructions are clear and the activities are interesting. Students do not need to log in and will easily find some helpful activities.
- English Club helps students learn English with interactive pages of forums, quizzes, games, and more. Students will find grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation help. The site is free, and free from advertisements.
- English Grammar Revolution uses sentence diagramming to explain English grammar. It can help all students, but it is especially useful for students in ESL 23 and ESL 26. Be careful, you do not have to buy or download the book; you can do many of the activities for free.
- English Page: This page has a wide variety of activities and exercises for ESL students. The explanations are clear and easy to understand, and there are many practice activities. It is very good for verb tense!
- ESL Blues: Take quizzes to pinpoint your errors and practice grammar and vocabulary. This is especially good for Beginning through Intermediate II.
- Wyzant ESL: This website focuses mostly on grammar and has a variety of short explanations and practice activities.
- Interesting Things for ESL Students: This site has many different activities. One of the best parts is the large number of read along/listen along activities that let you read something and listen at the same time (click Reading at the top of the page).
- TOEFL: Official Web site of the ETS standardized test, Test of English as a Foreign Language. TOEFL.org contains information for persons planning to take the TOEFL test, as well as for administrators and researchers wanting to know about the development of TOEFL and the use of TOEFL test scores.
- Voice of America Special English: VOA special English helps people learn American English while they learn about American life and stay informed about current events. It is especially good for reading and vocabulary!
- Learn English with the BBC World Service: This is a great site for vocabulary, grammar, grammar, and listening activities that focus mostly on current events.
Pronunciation (All Levels)
- Rachel's English: This YouTube channel has a great number of videos to help with pronunciation. Most of them are free
Writing and Editing (Advanced Levels)
- Purdue Online Writing Lab provides a great site for advanced writing support. There are lots of downloadable materials. The materials are primarily for native speakers but will provide good support for students who are learning and writing in English.
- Guide to Grammar and Writing was designed to help students write research papers and to find answers to grammatical questions. It is written for native speakers, so it is most appropriate for advanced level students.
For more information please contact:
ESL Department Coordinator