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Learning English: Websites

A guide to resources within the library, online and other external resources that are helpful to learning English as a second language or to refresh what you already know.

Learning English

Free ESL Websites

The audience for this website is primarily children, but it works for Adults in beginning to intermediate levels, as well. 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.

Grammar and vocabulary practice for all levels, including many bilingual quizzes for beginners. 

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

​Users will learn new vocabulary and grammar through interactive games both online and on the mobile app.  There is also a strong emphasis on pronunciation.​

A user-friendly website that includes grammar, pronunciation, reading and listening practice and an interactive picture dictionary.

This well-known English-listening site has listening lessons and videos and other tools to help improve English skills.

This site is basic, but it has an incredible amount of information. Its primary focus is on grammar. There are also a few vocabulary lessons and some links to listening pages.

This website is almost completely dedicated to vocabulary. It is a little smaller than some other sites, but it includes areas not included in other English websites.

This site is primarily focused on helping users with speaking skills, but others skills are also included, such as:  listening, vocabulary, phrasal verbs and idioms.

This site is especially good for English learners. It takes real news and makes it more understandable. It also works on vocabulary and listening skills.