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The 101 Best Websites For ESL Students in 2016

For 2016 ExpertEditor.com has just published their list of best websites for ESL students. The list is conveniently split up into logical sections such as:

  • Grammar
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Speaking
  • Pronunciation
  • etc

With 101 entries, ExpertEditor claims that this list “will blow your mind, and of course (more…)

Websites For English Learners

ESL Site Of The Year 2012 Each month EnglishClub searches for new websites that are useful for English learners. We post a Site of the Month at the beginning of each month. At the end of the year, we feature the best site. Here are some of the features we search for when we’re evaluating websites for English learners:

  • helpful for learning at least one of the essential English skills
  • updated regularly
  • easy to navigate
  • simple layout
  • written in standard English with few typos and broken links

#Vocabulary Tip

Are you a Twitter user? Twitter is a useful social media site for English learners. Set your language to English, and learn the language in small bites. One way to do this is to follow people who are using the #twinglish tag. Simply type the hashtag #twinglish into the search box. Then follow those people, or check out their tweets. Tweeters who use this hashtag are usually English learners or teachers.

Another useful hashtag on twitter is #vocabulary. Teachers and learning site managers often tweet words and expressions with a brief explanation. Sometimes there is a link to a more in-depth explanation. Dictionary sites also tweet new vocabulary definitions regularly. You will also notice mini quizzes and exercises in some #vocabulary tweets. (more…)

Listening Practice in American English

Helping English Learners Find Listening Materials

EnglishClub recently received a question from an English learner about finding listening materials. We wrote back to this learner, but thought we’d expand a bit on our blog in case any of you have the same question.

Q: Where can I find audio practice in American English on EnglishClub? 

A: You may have noticed that EnglishClub is written in British English. Our About page has the following explanation:

flagEnglishClub comes to you from England. It is written mainly in British English. But we have pages about other varieties of English such as American or Canadian. Don’t be surprised if you see a word that you think is wrongly spelled! Some words are spelled differently in British English and American English (more…)