Links For Learners

Here are some of my favorite sites for language learning...Check them out. I will add more sites as I find them. 


Language Learning Websites:


English-Specific Websites:

  • English Baby: Free English Lessons about Pop Culture, grammar, and vocabulary. Lots of videos.
  • Center for Independent Language Learning: Awesome site with information on all of the language skills, as well as practice exercises. The Vocabulary Section is especially nice. 
  • Many Things: A cool site with a lot of different resources for learning English, including vocabulary help, pronunciation practice, and reading exercises. 
  • Free Courses from MIT Open Courseware: Great links to free courses for ESL students, including pronunciation, writing, speaking, and listening

Dictionaries

  • Phrase Finder: Wondering what your idiom means? Find it and other colloquial English expressions here.
  • Pons Dictionary and Vocabulary Trainer: This dictionary remembers the words that you looks up and then will test you on them later.
  • Lingro: This Dictionary opens other webpages in a frame, and it makes every word clickable so that you can see what the words mean without switching windows. It is great for reading difficult web pages. 

Video

English Language Comics

Reading

Listening

  • Listen A Minute: You can pick a topic and listen to a paragraph, and then there are quizzes and practice exercises about the topic


Articles about Learning Languages:


Podcasts:

  • Using PodcastsWhy you should listen to podcasts, how to use them in language learning, and which ones are the best.
  • ESL Library PodcastsThese mini-podcasts are short and sweet and feature audio previews from ESL-Library lessons