Useful Links to General English Learning Websites:

Links to Periodical Resources:

Links to Topic-Specific English Learning Websites:

Prepositions:

World Atlas:

Typing Practice:

Below are online activities to improve your typing skills and speed:

Links to Bilingual Glossaries for Content Areas:

Link to “Turn it In.com:”

Learning Links by Subject Area:

ESL WEBSITES:

ELA/LITERACY WEBSITES:

ENGLISH LEARNING/NEWS WEBSITES:

SOCIAL STUDIES WEBSITES:

SCIENCE WEBSITES:

MATH WEBSITES:

ALL CONTENT AREAS/MISCELLANEOUS:

                                                                                                                                    Learning Links by ESL Component and Level of Difficulty:

Type of practice Website name Description Difficulty level
   
Dictionary www.learnersdictionary.com English-English dictionary for learners of English Medium
Dictionary www.thefreedictionary.com English-English dictionary for native/proficient speakers Difficult
Dictionary www.wordreference.com Bilingual dictionary with many different language combinations Easy
Dictionary www.wordsmyth.net English-English dictionary with options for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced definitions Easy, Medium, and Difficult
 Dictionary  http://www.wordandphrase.info/frequencyList.asp  English- shows frequency lists, what types of writing the word is used for, and primary collocations.  Easy, Medium, and Difficult
Dictionary www.onelook.com English- you type in the word at the top and choose any dictionary definition.  Sound is available. Easy, Medium, and Difficult
Dictionary www.vocabulary.com You can quiz yourself or look up words. Medium and Difficult
Dictionary www.dictionary.com Self explanatory! All
Listening www.ted.com Videos, transcripts, subtitles, primary source material Difficult
Listening www.npr.org Audio files, transcripts, news and culture, primary source material Difficult
Listening www.cnn.com/studentnews Videos, subtitles, transcripts, audience: students from the US Medium
Listening www.esl-lab.com Listening quizzes with transcripts, vocabulary, and quiz answers Easy, Medium, and Difficult
Listening www.learningenglish.voanews.com Videos with subtitles, mini-lessons, practice exercises Medium
Listening www.ello.org Audio files with different accents Medium
Listening www.esl-bits.net Songs with singer bios and lyrics Medium
 
Reading www.usatoday.com US newspaper Medium
Reading www.cnn.com US news website Medium
Reading www.thevisitorpanama.com Bilingual newspaper about Panama Medium
Reading www.npr.org US news website Difficult
Reading www.esl-bits.net Large collection of books and stories, with audio component Medium, Difficult
Vocabulary www.freerice.com Vocabulary quiz game with levels 1-60 Easy, Medium, and Difficult
Vocabulary www.corpus.byu.edu/coca Advanced resource to look up collocations and see examples of how words are used in different contexts Very difficult
 
Grammar www.englishclub.com Grammar explanations, grammar quizzes Easy, Medium, and Difficult
Grammar www.eslgold.com/grammar Grammar explanations, grammar quizzes Easy, Medium, and Difficult
Grammar http://a4esl.org/q/h/grammar.html Grammar quizzes Easy, Medium, and Difficult
Grammar www.learnenglishfeelgood.com Grammar quizzes Easy, Medium, and Difficult
Grammar English Grammar Basics 30 lessons on the principles of grammar  Easy-Medium
Everything! www.5minuteenglish.com Quizzes and exercises to practice reading, pronunciation, vocabulary, listening, and grammar Easy, Medium, and Difficult
Everything! http://www.heidisongs.com/index.php Using this classroom tested multi-sensory method, even preschool age and special needs children can easily learn to identify numbers, shapes, and spell sight words by listening to music and moving with the motions! Easy

 

Resources for Practicing English Alone or in Class: 

READING COMPREHENSION:

News Reports:

LISTENING COMPREHENSION:

News Broadcasts:

Speeches:

Music Lyrics:

Dictation:

WRITING:

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY and TOEFL PRACTICE:

Grammar:

Vocabulary/Reading/TOEFL:

BUSINESS ENGLISH:

 

Helpful Sites for Planning Classes and Discussions in English Clubs: 

DISCUSSION STARTERS AND IDEAS:

ENGLISH CLUBS:

COMPLETE LESSON PLANS:

FORUMS AND DISCUSSIONS:

AMERICAN CORNER WEBSITES:

LIST OF MORE RESOURCES: