Dictionaries, thesauri, translation, conversion and other useful online language tools for English learners and teachers.
Test Your English Level
Test Your Written Comprehension Level ~ This test evaluates your level in English Written Comprehension (how well you understand English that you read).
British English - with audio
Merriam-Webster ~ American English - with audio
Cambridge Dictionaries ~ choose in their drop-down box from several options such as British English, American English, Business English - with audio
OneLook ~ British English and American English, looks in up to 40 different dictionaries
Wiktionary ~ also has many other languages
Urban Dictionary ~ a dictionary of slang
Talking Picture Dictionary ~ point at the pictures and listen to the words
EnglishClub Slang ~ with explanation, sample sentences and quiz
EnglishClub Phrasal Verbs ~ with explanation, sample sentences and quiz
Synonym Dictionaries (thesaurus)
Synonym Dictionaries find words that mean the same or very nearly the same, for example: fast/quick/speedy/swift
RhymeZone ~ select "Find synonyms" in the drop-down menu
Antonym Dictionaries find words that mean the opposite, for example: fast/slow
RhymeZone ~ select "Find antonyms" in the drop-down menu
Rhyming Dictionaries find words that rhyme (have endings that sound alike), for example: rain/pain
Rhymer ~ finds various types of rhymes
RhymeZone ~ select "Find rhymes" in the drop-down menu
Chat Abbreviations ~ short forms used in chat rooms and texting
TEFL Terms ~ for teachers, a glossary of terms used in teaching English
EnglishClub Quotes ~ with explanation, sample sentences and quiz
EnglishClub Idioms ~ with explanation, sample sentences and quiz
EnglishClub Sayings ~ with explanation, sample sentences and quiz
The tools below are related to pronunciation or how we say words.
howJsay ~ listen to any word
Phonemic Chart ~ symbols from the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) with sample words
Phonemic Chart Interactive ~ listen to the sounds of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
Phonemic Character Keyboard ~ helps you type all those fancy IPA symbols like /ʤ/ or /ə/
Grammar HelpDesk ~ ask a question online about grammar
Common Errors in English ~ typical deviations from what is generally accepted as standard English
Non Errors in English ~ usages that people say are wrong but are actually standard English
The tools below are related to speaking or talking online.
Skype ~ talk to friends free via internet, with video
Vocaroo ~ record your voice
Audioboo ~ record your voice
This Week In History ~ new every Monday, listen and do the quiz
Weekly News ~ new every Tuesday, listen and do the exercises
7 Secrets For ESL Learners ~ sign up for weekly emails
Translation sites convert one language into another language, for example Arabic to Spanish, French to English, or English to Chinese.
Make your own Wordle
Converters change one thing into another thing, for example dollars into euro (currency), or miles into kilometres (distance), or degrees fahrenheit into degrees centigrade (temperature).
OnlineConversion ~ converts almost anything
Currency Converter ~ converts any world currency to another
World Clock ~ find the time anywhere, any time zone
Arabic to Roman number converter
World Wide Web
Html Validator ~ checks the markup of web pages