English as a Second Language
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Learning Express Library
Access to online practice tests, tutorials, and e-books for college, career, and beyond.
Quizzes & Worksheets
Advanced English Grammar Exercises
This plain website hosts dozens of detailed quizzes broken down by topic.
Self-Study Quizzes for ESL Students
Just what it sounds like. These tests will help students learn grammar, tricky words, vocabulary, and more.
Grammar & Usage
Activities for ESL Students
This pared-down website offers grammar quizzes at multiple degrees of difficulty and for learners from dozens of different language backgrounds.
Dave’s ESL Cafe
ESL teacher Dave Sperling’s in-depth site provides numerous lessons about sentence structure, word use, and more.
Purdue Online Writing Lab
The OWL is a wonderful repository of practice sheets and linguistic primers for learners at all levels.
The English Learner Movie Guides
This site takes popular movies and uses their summaries and idioms to discuss the English language. Great for ESL students with a love of U.S. culture.
handy reference guide to major parts of speech and their usage, with bonus material for ESL instructors.
These English lessons are broken up into five-minute chunks and by skill level, so you can get a quick lesson whenever you can fit it in.
Listen and Read Along
Listen to stories and read along with them by following the highlighted word. Hear pronunciation and intonation while getting a better grasp on sentence structure.
Get English-learning tips and learn about questions that appear on the TOEFL test.
VOA Learning English
With this Voice of America channel, you can hear news and feature stories in American English, but spoken 33% slower than normal to make it easier to follow along.
Pronunciation & Spelling
BBC Learning English
This resource from the British channel offers all kinds of lessons and tips for learning English, including pronunciation, vocab, and grammar lessons.
Business English Lessons
There are dozens of key phrases on this site complete with audio clips to help ESL students practice clear pronunciation.
ESL Gold Speaking Phrases
This site helps ESL students learn conversational phrases by listening to audio recordings and completing accompanying exercises.
Learn English Kids, British Council
Though this site is aimed at kiddos, anyone trying to get a grasp on English spelling and speaking will find its games fun and useful.
Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab
This site offers a wealth of resources to help ESL students learn English vocabulary. Lessons include recorded audio listening quizzes on a variety of topics and in various skill levels, 20-minute vocabulary lessons and longer conversations with video.
@ the Library
A Pocket Style Manual
Diana Hacker; Nancy Sommers
Call Number: PE1408 .H26 2012
The Oxford ESL Dictionary
Call Number: PE1628 .O8685 2004
Writing American Style
Sydney L. Langosch
Call Number: Access electronic book by clicking on title
Vocabulary & Writing
20-Minute ESL Lessons
These audio lessons cover basic vocabulary for a variety of everyday situations, including office life.
Aardvark’s English Forum
In the student section of this forum, you can read famous quotations, work your way through novels in English, and do interactive language exercises to understand the written English language better.
Flash Card Exchange
This browser-based tool lets you study thousands of words, create your own flash cards, and sort cards based on category and learner language.
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