Top 10 English resources (Free!) for School Teachers, Parents and Students
1. Vocabulary (www.vocabulary.com)
This website has a library of over 50,000 ready-to-learn vocabulary lists. Select the list that you want to learn, and get tracked on your progress as your practice. Check out top rated lists like “The Vocabulary.com Top 1,000” where you can find difficult but common words that are most likely to appear on the SAT, ACT, GRE and TOEFL, or a graded list like “7th Grade Vocabulary List” which is suitable for 12 year-olds.
2. engVid – Free English Video Lessons (www.engvid.com)
Watch and learn from the hundreds of video lessons by experienced native-speaker teachers. With a wide variety of topics that include English grammar principles, vocabulary, pronunciation, and so on, you can be sure to find and learn something useful. Hilarious videos like “11 Pig expressions in English: pig out, pig tails, piggy back…” or “Confusing English: Lie or Lay? Raise, Rise, or Arise?” will not only entertain, but also make learning fun and memorable.
3. Edu Find (www.edufind.com)
Students can access a complete guide to English grammar and usage with detailed explanations and examples for each rule here. Each lesson comes with a variety of accompanying exercises and tests and are divided into categories so students can easily find and work on the areas that they are weak at.
4. Speak Speak (www.speakspeak.com)
Like Edu Find, this website is another useful resource for students who are looking for a course that provide step-by-step grammar and vocabulary lessons. Each lesson contains explanations and examples, and questions to test how much you have learned. There are four learning levels. Practice exercises range from fill-in-the-blank questions to multiple choice questions.
5. Easy World of English (www.easyworldofenglish.com)
What sets this website apart from us is its listening exercises. If you need to practice for Listening Comprehension tests, this is the place. This site has a flexible online English language program that allows students to learn at their own pace. Students can learn from the extensive multi-level, reading, writing, grammar, and listening exercises.
6. BBC Learning English (www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish)
As part of the BBC World Service, BBC Learning English offers free audio, video and text materials to learners around the world. Materials are delivered as full length courses but each component of the course is standalone and can be studied on its own. This means the learner can choose the best way to study for them; by following a full course or by following the individual materials most appropriate to them. Mobile Apps are also available at (https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/apps)
7. ABCYa (www.abcya.com)
Games! ABCya has a wealth of free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities.
8. Language Guide (www.languageguide.org/english)
Great for audio-visual learners. Explore the world of English vocabulary, with everything from parts of the car to farm animals to things in the kitchen in this sound integrated guide. You can touch or place your cursor over an object, word, or phrase to hear it pronounced aloud.
9. Memrise Mobile App (www.memrise.com)
For students finding it hard to remember new vocabulary, Memrise has been designed to help learners connect every new word in the densest, most vivid fashion possible. Memrise does this with what they call “mems” - morsels of interesting and relevant information users see beneath every word. Mems can be mnemonics, etymologies, amusing videos, photos, example sentences. With Memrise, you have a fun and easy way to remember words that seem foreign to you.
10. Advanced English Dictionary & Thesaurus App (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/advanced-english-dictionary/id291070079?mt=8)
Don’t know the meaning of the word and don’t know how to spell it? We recommend having this app in your phone! You can find the meaning to words using the speech search function. Alternatively, scan with the camera based application and it will automatically pick out the words. More than just a dictionary or thesaurus, you can also play games like hangman and word scramble or test yourself with random words on it.
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