English Language Learning (General)

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The KKU FLT Online Resources Project aims to provide useful links for English Language Teachers and Learners. Please see the general skills table belowWe welcome all suggestions. For any inquiries or suggestions, utilize the contact info located at the bottom of the page.  


 

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Title

Web Link

About

Contributors

1

TED Blog

http://blog.ted.com/

The TED Blog shares interesting news about TED, TED Talks video, the TED Prize and more.

Mahmud

2

British Council: Learn English

http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/

Learn English provides information, tips, and resources to help adults learn English.

Mahmud

3

Learn American English Online

 

http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/

This free website helps students around the world improve grammar, reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

Mahmud

4

Cambridge English

http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/learning-english/

A good resource to learn English with free online listening, grammar, vocabulary. Also useful for Cambridge English exam

Mahmud

5

VOA Learning English

http://learningenglish.voanews.com/

Learning English is VOA’s multimedia source of news and information for millions of English learners worldwide. Audio programs and captioned videos are written using vocabulary at the intermediate and upper-beginner level. Programs are read one-third slower than normal English speed. Online texts, MP3s, and podcasts let people read, listen and learn American English and much more.

Mahmud

6

English Corner Online

 

http://www.english-corner-online.com/site/index.php

Social Networking for Learners of English. Practice speaking and writing English with people all over the world.

Mahmud

7

Grammar-Monster.com

http://www.grammar-monster.com/

Quite comprehensive, with good explanations and examples.

Eric

8

English Language & Usage

http://english.stackexchange.com/

A Q&A forum with some very intelligent English-language interchanges and answers.

Eric

9

Howjsay

http://howjsay.com/

A free online Talking English Pronunciation Dictionary - simply mouse over/tap your entry to hear it pronounced. It provides both British and American pronunciation.

Eric

10

Using English for Academic Purposes

http://www.uefap.com/

The website provides information and advice for Students in Higher Education. It contains materials on all the four skills. The best part is the segment containing ‘Needs’ based materials. There is also atable to find out what your academic English language needs are and your ability in each area.

Mahmud

11

English Central

https://www.englishcentral.com/videos

English Central is clearly the most useful site for English Language Learners that’s on the Web. It was really difficult to believe that they could get any better.

Mahmud

12

#EFL

https://twitter.com/hashtag/EFL?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc^tfw

A treasure trove of research on vocabulary acquisition maintained by Paul Meara

Mahmud

13

Easy World of English

http://easyworldofenglish.com/

An attractive, user-friendly website including grammar, pronunciation, reading and listening practice and an interactive picture dictionary.

Mahmud

14

Many Things

http://www.manythings.org/

This website includes matching quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer-assisted language learning activities. The site also includes a special page on pronunciation, including practice with minimal pairs. Not the fanciest or most beautiful website, but with lots to see and use and no advertising.

Mahmud

15

Dave's ESL Cafe

http://www.eslcafe.com/

A forum for both ESL teachers and students around the world. Includes quizzes, grammar explanations, and discussion forums for students. For teachers, includes classroom ideas on all subjects as well as discussion forums.

Mahmud

16

The California Distance Learning Project

http://www.cdlponline.org/

Read and listen to news stories on topics including working, housing, money, and health, then work on activities based on the stories including matching pairs, vocabulary, and quiz questions. Some stories also include videos.

Mahmud

17

Activities for ESL Students

http://a4esl.org/

Grammar and vocabulary practice for all levels, including many bilingual quizzes for beginners. Also includes a link for teachers, with conversation questions, games, and many other ideas to put to use in the classroom

Mahmud

18

ABCYa

http://www.abcya.com/

This is a website for kids, but who says adults can't use it, too? The site includes educational games organized by grade level, from 1st to 5th, and is particularly good for spelling and phonics. There are games to practice vowels, uppercase and lowercase letters, Dolch sight words, synonyms and antonyms and more.

Mahmud

19

TV 411

http://www.tv411.org/

This site includes videos with native speakers explaining key reading concepts like critical reading, summarizing and scanning, and key life skills like signing a lease and reading a medicine label. Following each video is a comprehension quiz. Click on the blue tabs across the top lead for lessons on reading, writing, vocabulary, and finance.

Mahmud

20

GCF Learn Free

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics/everydaylife/

A well-designed site with interactive tutorials for everything from operating an ATM machine to reading food labels. If you click on the main page icon and then click on reading, the site has resources for English language learners as well, including stories to listen to and read along, and picture dictionaries.

Mahmud

21

LEO Network Learn English

http://www.learnenglish.de/

A completely free and simple guide to learn English through text, pictures, and games.

 

 

Mahmud

22

My English Pages

http://www.myenglishpages.com/

marvelous self-help website that has complete material for learning grammar, vocabulary, speaking, reading, listening and writing. To further enhance, they offer free exercises, forums, and blog

 

 

Mahmud

23

English For Students

http://www.english-for-students.com/

This site provides a large collection of English as a Second Language (ESL) tools & resources for students, teachers, learners, and academics. Browse all the pages and find useful links and plenty of information.

Mahmud

24

Just the Word

http://www.just-the-word.com/

Just the word is a simple, quick collocation finder you are going to love

Mahmud

25

Action through Words

http://www.unepd.info/

Created by Pat Duffy, an English instructor at UNHQ, this website allows you to develop your English skills while also learning more about the United Nations.

 

Mahmud

26

FluentLand

https://www.fluentland.com/

Fluent Land is an online community for learning foreign languages. You can learn and practice foreign languages for free, ask a quick question, find native language exchange partners, make new international friends, discuss and share your knowledge on the Language Forums.

Mahmud

27

Exam Page

http://www.examenglish.com/

Specifically for people who are preparing for English language exams like IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, PEARSON, etc. Find free practice tests for international English language exams

Mahmud

28

About Education

http://esl.about.com/

It is one of the Top 5 best websitesto learn English, that offers a large number of things to learn which isrelated to the English language such as grammar, vocabulary exercises, video, tips, etc. The best part is that it also covers guides on topics like Beginner, Intermediate and Advance Level English andspeaking also.

Mahmud

29

Repeat After Us

http://repeatafterus.com/

In this online library, students can get access to a huge collection of English texts and scripted recordings.

Mahmud

30

Utah Education Network

http://www.uen.org/k12educator/ell/

Check out this list of great resources for ELL, with teaching ideas, forums, and even news and research.

Mahmud

31

Szoter

http://szoter.com/#intro

Using this online annotation tool, ELL teachers can write directly on images to explain their meaning to students.

Mahmud

32

Multimedia English

http://www.multimedia-english.com/

This site has been a favoriteresource  for teachers who want to incorporate video into their lessons. It is full of videos with transcripts and vocabulary explained - from tvseries, movies, documentaries, music clips, just dive in there and enjoy!

Mahmud

33

1-language.com

http://www.1-language.com/

Free resources and community for learning English online - American English audio course, free English course, chatroom, resources, and more.

Mahmud

34

The Language Menu

https://www.thelanguagemenu.com/tlm/tlm?cmd=page&p=home-page&pp=0

The Language Menu is an educational project which provides teachers and students across the world FREE resources. At the moment there are 17 tools, 2000 hand drawn pictures and 7 online interactive games.

Mahmud

35

Call4all

http://www.call4all.us/home/index2.php

CALL4ALL's World CALL Directory Virtual Encyclopedia lists most major language learning links, Web dictionaries and Computer-Assisted Language Learning organizations in the world.

Mahmud

36 English Club https://www.englishclub.com/ LEARNERS - Fun lessons with quizzes and games for learning grammar. Tests and tips on reading and fun topics like sports, movies and music for building vocabulary. ESL podcasts for listening plus spelling and pronunciation rules and games. Writing and speaking tips, idioms and slang references and so much more. Amal Metwally
37 Using English UsingEnglish.com UsingEnglish.com was established in 2002 and is a general English language site specialising in English as a Second Language (ESL). We host a large collection of tools & resources for students, teachers, learners and academics, covering the full spectrum of ESL, EFL, ESOL, and EAP subject areas. Amal Metwally
38 English Today Lite http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Home-Education/English-Today-Lite.shtml#download

English Today Lite is designed to help you improve your English skills by working with various tools and taking tests to evaluate your progress. It comes with a variety of exercises that can enhance your language speaking and pronunciation abilities. 

 

Amal Metwally
39 ETS software (Vocabulary, Grammar, and Pronunciation) http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Home-Education/ETS.shtml#download

ETS is a software application which helps people test and improve their English grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation skills, by providing you with several tests of different levels.

The interface resembles to some extent the design of a typical web browser, which means that both experienced users and beginners can get around it easily, without encountering difficulties. It consists of a few buttons (“Home,” “Quit,” “Grammar Tests” etc.) and a panel which displays the test you are taking.

When it comes to grammar, this utility contains a wide range of exams, for different levels of knowledge, such as elementary, pre-intermediate and advanced. Aside from that, there are 80 questions about words, 110 tenses and idioms tests.

You can also take advantage of their 220 TEOFL iBT vocabulary questions, so as to broaden your horizons and prepare for the actual exam. “Animals name by Pictures” easy, medium and hard tests are available. Each type contains 200 questions and also encloses pronunciation, so that you can also practice this.

Finally, it encompasses a list of other free software, similar to ETS, which can be downloaded and used.

Amal Metwally

 


Date of Last Update: 11/10/2017

Contributors: Dr. Munassir Alhamami (mhamame@kku.edu.sa) and  Mohammed Mahmudul Haque (malhg@kku.edu.sa)

This page will be periodically maintained by the contributors listed above.