Esl

ESL

Reference (Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Bibliographies)

Encyclopedia Britannica For current UWest patrons only.

Look up thousands of different subjects and terms. Double-click on any word in an entry to check the definition.

Apps and Programs

BBC Learning English

A language learning website to help you learn vocabulary in English and many other languages.

British Council: LearnEnglish

Interactive resources for learning English.

Busuu.com Individual registration required.

A language learning website to help you learn vocabulary in English and many other languages.

Duolingo Individual registration required.

Learn a new language via this online & mobile application.

ELSA Speaks Individual registration required.

An app that assists with English pronunciation.

Hello English Individual registration required.

An English learning app from over 21 different languages.

Memrise Individual registration required.

Uses pictures and memes to help you memorize many different levels of vocabulary.

Orai Individual registration required.

An app that analyzes speech patterns and assist with pace and clarity.

The Mixxer: Language Exchange for Everyone Individual registration required.

Hosted by Dickinson College, the site is open to anyone looking to practice a with a native speaker in exchange for help with their own.

USA Learns Individual registration required.

Provided by the Sacramento County Office of Education, a free website for adults to learn English. Here you can practice English speaking, reading, writing, listening, grammar, vocabulary and more.

Guides

The Purdue OWL: ESL Students

Purdue University's excellent guide to writing and more for ESL students.

Related Videos & Audio

Cutting Edge Communications Basic English Series Videos For current UWest patrons only.

The Basic English series combines linguistics, psychology and instructional design. The programs build understanding and help learners practice real life English.

English: The Standard Deviants(r) Core Curriculum Videos For current UWest patrons only.

The Basic English series combines linguistics, psychology and instructional design. The programs build understanding and help learners practice real life English.

Masters of Scale Podcast

A business podcast which shows how businesses can grow. Guests are gender balanced 50/50 men and women. Each episode comes with a transcript to follow along.

Reading Improvement For current UWest patrons only.

Reading rate and comprehension can mean the difference between success and failure to students. Three strategies for improving both are presented in this program.

Standard Deviants School ESL Series Videos For current UWest patrons only.

Written by award-winning English as Second Language instructors, each program in this series covers vocabulary as well as a different part of speech, including pronouns, prepositions, and adjectives. Mastering the English language will seem easy for your class with the Standard Deviants!

StoryCorps Podcast

A audio podcast program that is interested preserving and honoring stories from diverse groups of people. Each episode comes with a transcript to following along.

This American Life Podcast

A public radio program with stories about American people and their lives. Each episode has a transcript available to follow along.

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