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Language Learning Links
Say “Hello” In Hundreds of Languages
Bing - Babel Fish Translation
This site can translate words, sentences and even paragraphs from many languages into many others.
Babylon - Translation in 75 languages
This site provides translation to and from 75 different languages. It's a free download.
This Google program allows you to translate within webpages.
This site practices and tests all words on the AWL - Academic Word List.
This site has chapters using different words from the AWL in content context. It has the words, a listening file with academic text, a definition is offered orally and questions follow.
This site has an amazing array of topics using the AWL and links to video and audio files and lessons from around the world.
Information and Examples of Collocations
Exercises with Common Collocations
An Excellent Resource of Collocations and Information about Them from the Polytechnic in Hong Kong
A Corpus Generated From the Collins Cobuild Dictionary
Academic/University Word List
The 1000 most frequently used words at colleges and universities are available for download, excluding the GSL and proper nouns.
General Services List (MS Word)
Academic Word List (MS Word)
English Grammar Online for you
This website has exercises, activities and quizzes revolving around grammar, vocabulary, business, writing and more. There is something for everyone and enough stuff to last you many, many hours of study and reviewing. There is some Business English, some listening, stories about holidays and current news stories.
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)
About.com does grammar
English Listening Lounge
This website has listening at 3 levels. There are between 7-10 listening passages for each level. You can read along, answer questions, or just listen.
BBC | British Council teaching English
This site has English spoken by people from several different countries.
Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab
The ITESLJ Listening section
A great resource for a wide range of listening
Answers for listening
A huge range of materials.
A wonderful array of listening materials.
ESL Learning Centre
This site has exercises for listening, grammar, vocabulary, writing and reading. You can listen to news stories, read business stories and more.
California Distance Learning Project
This is the California Distance learning website. It has stories, videos, audio files, readings, news and other fun, helpful activities.
This site is especially valuable and practical for beginners and students at levels 101 to 103. The activities are colorful and fun. This is also a great way for students to review.
These two sites contain grammar and vocabulary exercises that can stand alone or complement books by the publisher Harcourt. Also, these sites provide practice for listening, writing, grammar and vocabulary.
This sites contains excellent information and exercises for Spanish speakers learning English.
This site has grammar and reading comprehension exercises to support Houghton Mifflin published materials.
This site presents grammar, vocabulary and crossword activities for many levels. There is enough here to do different activities for weeks, even months.
This site contains bilingual vocabulary exercises and quizzes for 40 different languages. So, English to Japanese, Chinese, French, Russian, Arabic, Korean, and many other languages are waiting for you.
More grammar, vocabulary and crossword activities in multiple activities.
Games and exercises for grammar, punctuation and more.
Testing at all levels
ESL4U - Test yourself is many languages
Choose your language and go for it.
Good Luck IELTS
Good Luck TOEFL
ETS' TOEFL Practice
Phonetics: The Sounds of English and Spanish
This site offers video and audio showing how to pronounce different English sounds. You just need to click on the Launch English Library link on the right side of the page.
Online Testing of Your English Pronunciation
This site has pronunciation examples and exercises in 10 languages; English, Korean, Chinese, Spanish, and more.
This website is from a Canadian university. Scroll down the page and listen to different sounds.
Phonetics & Linguistics
This is the International Phonetic Alphabet
Okanagan College of Canada
This excellent pronunciation site pays special attention to the similar sounds of English that learners need to be able to distinguish well. The b/v, the l/r, the b/p, the w/v, the different the sounds. All are here.
ESL News for learning English
This is an excellent news site. It has real news stories from around the world and creates online exercises to check comprehension.
The Internet TESL Journal's TESL/TEFL/TESOL/ESL/EFL/ESOL Links
This is a site related to English teaching in Japan and has links to dozens of reading websites.
ESL Reading for all levels
This site has excellent readings at many levels and exercises.
The reading section of an excellent site.
English Club Reading
Has proverbs, short stories, excerpts from famous literature, and a reading test for students.
English Club Jokes
Many jokes, divided according to English level.
English Club Games
Word games for various levels, including Hangman and crossword puzzles.
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab - ESL Resources for Students
This is popularly known as OWL - the online writing lab at Purdue University. It has links to many useful sites and exercises.
Rong Chang's Writing
Online Dictionaries and Thesauruses
This site has good definitions for English learners. It does not pronounce the word.
Easy definitions. Some words are pronounced.
This site has difficult definitions, but you can hear the word pronounced.
This site has a thesaurus and other useful resources.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
easy definitions. Many words pronounced. Includes British and American English.
Yahoo! | Outlook (Windows Live , MSN, Hotmail) | Gmail
CNN | MSNBC | The Washington Post | The New York Times | U-T San Diego
Leisure & Recreation
San Diego Tourism | SeaWorld | Disneyland
Amtrak | Bus & Trolley Information | California DMV
US Government websites
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (www.uscis.gov) | Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)
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