Internet Resources: Top Picks

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 or useful websites you would like to add on this page.
   for beginner level students
   for intermediate level students
       for advanced level students


 General  Grammar  Listening  Pronunciation  Reading  Testing  Vocabulary  Writing


                 beginner          intermediate    advanced   
   's English as 2nd Language
       Agenda Web:English Exercises
       BBC Learning English
       Dave's ESL Cafe
       Concordancer: American Corpus (top pick)            
       Concordancer: (top pick)
       Dictionary - Cambridge (top pick)
       Dictionary - English Page
       Dictionary - Google Translate (top pick)
       Dictionary - Longman (top pick)
       Dictionary - Merriam-Webster (top pick)
       Dictionary - Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary (top pick)
       Dictionary -
       Dictionary - : visual dictionary (top pick)
       English Club
       English Language Centre - UVIC (top pick)
       English Learner
       English Online France 
       English Page (top pick)
       English Zone
       ESL Gold
       ESL Independent Study Lab (top pick)
       Free Lectures (major American universities)
       Free Lectures (British Open University)
       Guide to ESL 
       Heinle ELT
       Interactive English Online - Okanagan College
       Internet TESL Journal (top pick)
       Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day 
       Library : Word Digital Library (top pick)
       National Film Board of Canada (top pick)
       Typing : (top pick)
       Using English
       Vacation Guide To The English Language
       Web Tool - : online diagram software 
       Web Tool - : online thinking tool 


 General  Grammar  Listening  Pronunciation  Reading  Testing  Vocabulary  Writing


           beginner   intermediate   advanced
          2Bee or Nottoobee
       Aardvark's English Forum's Gammar Quizzes's Learning Grammar
       Auto English
       Blue Book
       Common English Errors
       Daily grammar Archive (top pick)
       Dave's ESL Cafe Grammar Quizzes
       Diagraming Sentences
       E.L. Easton
       English Club
       English Language Centre - UVIC
       English Learner
       English Page
       English Zone - Grammar
       ESL Blues
       ESL Independent Study Lab (top pick)
       ESL Party Land
       Exploring English
       Fun with Randomly Generated Sentences
       Glossary of Grammar Terms
       Good Grammar, Good Style Archive (top pick)
       Grammar Bytes (top pick)
       Grammar Online
       Grammar Tutorials
       Guide to Grammar and Style (top pick)
       Guide to Grammar and Writing (top pick)
       In-House Quizzes
       Interlink Language Centre - Combining Section 1
       Interlink Language Centre - Combining Section 2
       Interlink Language Centre - Parts of Speech
       Internet TESL Journal's Self-Study Quizzes
       Linguapress English Grammar
       Net Grammar
       Nonstop English
       Purdue Online Writing Lab: Grammar
       Using English
       Verb Quiz
       Verb Tense Introduction
       Writer's Workshop

 General  Grammar  Listening  Pronunciation  Reading  Testing  Vocabulary  Writing


           beginner   intermediate   advanced
       123 Listening
's Listening's Basic Listening Exercises's Intermediate Listening Exercises
       Adult Learning Activities - California  (top pick)
       American RadioWorks Documentaries
       BBC Learning English - Watch and Listen
       Breaking-News English
       British Council: Listen and Watch
       CBC Ottawa ESL 
       CBC Radio
       CBC News Archives
       E.L.Easton: Listen to English
       Elllo (top pick)
       English Baby (top pick)
       English Bites
       English Language Listening Lab Online
       English Listening Lounge
       English Listening Room
       English Listening Test
       English Media Lab
       English Teacher Melanie
       ESL Bits
       ESL Independent Study Lab (top pick)
       ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises
       ESL Pod (top pick)
       Every Day English in Conversation
       FCC Audio/Video Archive
       Five Minute English
       Global TV 
       Hearing Voices
       Historical Voices
       History Channel - Famous Speeches
       Internet TESL Journal - Podcasts
       Internet TESL Journal - Video Podcasts
       LJL Seminars - Five Ways to Make Your Body Speak
       Moonlit Road
       Naked Scientists Online
       National Geographic - Video News
       National Public Radio (NPR)
       New York Times Year in Pictures - 2003
       Noam Chomsky Information
       North Central State College - Jeff Taylor
       Radio Diaries
       Randall's Cyber Listening Lab (top pick)
       Science Friday Archives
       Scientific American Frontiers - PBS
       Solar Cooking
       Song Lyrics
       Sound Learning
       Special English - the Voice of America
       Studio 360
       Takako's Great Adventure - Okanagan College
       Teaching American History
       Trent University's Introductory Sociology Lectures
       Trent University's Streaming Radio Service
       Using English
       Video Listening
       West Coast Reader (top pick)
       Youth Radio

 General  Grammar  Listening  Pronunciation  Reading  Testing  Vocabulary  Writing


           beginner   intermediate   advanced
       American Accent Training
       American English Pronunciation
       American IPA Pronunciation
       Authentic English Pronunciation
       Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries
       Dictionary - Merriam-Webster (top pick)
       English Club
       English Listening Room
       ESL Independent Study Lab (top pick)
       Merriam-Webster : Perfect Pronunciation
       Okanagan University College - Pronunciation
       Randall's Cyber Listening Lab (top pick)
       Reduced Forms
       Sounds of American English (top pick)
       Sounds of English (top pick)
       Tongue Twisters - 1st International Collection
       Tongue Twisters - English Club
       Tongue Twisters -
       Tongue Twisters -
       Words Aloud
       Words and Pictures

 General  Grammar  Listening  Pronunciation  Reading  Testing  Vocabulary  Writing


           beginner   intermediate   advanced
             20 Questions
       Baen Free Library
       Baldwin Project
       British Columbia Libraries: Online(Public Library Card Require)
       Canadian Newcomer Magazine
       Chatelaine Magazine
       Children's Books Online
       Children's Stories from
       Children's Stories from
       Classic Reader
       Computer Books
       Drew's Script-o-rama
       Discovery Channel
       Electronic Library
       English Online
       English Reading Practice
       English Zone
       EServer Fiction Collection
       Feminist Majority Foundation
       Folklore and Mythology Eletronic Texts
       Free Internet Encyclopedia
       Free TechBooks
       Greatest Films
       Grimm's Fairy Tales
       Historical Publications of the agriculture experiment
       Interactive Learning Resources
       International Children's Digital Library
       Internet Treasure Hunts for ESL Students
       Jean-Luc's Children's Book Illustration
       Pacific News Reading
       Literature Network
       Links to Children's Books online
       National Academic Press 
       National Geographic
       National Geographic's "Map Machine Atlas"
       Nineteenth Century American Children's Stories
       Online Books Page: Book Listings
       Online Books Page: Archives and Indexes
       Online archive of documents relating to weaving
       Openbook Project from (top pick)
       Reading Practice - INTERLINK Language Center
       West Coast Reader (top pick)

 General  Grammar  Listening  Pronunciation  Reading  Testing  Vocabulary  Writing


           beginner   intermediate   advanced
       British Council: IELTS
          Canadian Citizenship Practice Test
       IELTS at SFU
       IELTS Free Resources: Google (top pick)
       IELTS Preparation Hints
       IELTS Preparation: STUDY ENGLISH (top pick)
       TOEFL: ETS
       TOEFL Free Resources: Google (top pick)

 General  Grammar  Listening  Pronunciation  Reading  Testing  Vocabulary  Writing


           beginner   intermediate   advanced
          Auditing Dictionary of Terms
       Algebra Vocabulary
       All Words
       Animals - Amphibian, Reptile, Bird, and Mammal
       Animals - Signs of Spring
       Animals - Vocabulary
       Anthropology -
       Astronomy - Grade 4 Astronomy
       Astronomy - StarChild
       Automotive - Empire Magnetics
       Automotive Vocabulary
       Aviation - Avionics Glossary
       Aviation - F-16 Glossary
       Banking - The Derivatives Zine
       Banking - English Club
       Banking Vocabulary Quiz
       Better English
       English Daily
       ESL Games - The Internet TESL Journal
       Free Rice
       Learn That Word
       Life Science - Biology (Cancer) Vocabulary
       Life Science - Family Doctor
       Life Science - Gardenweb Botanical Glossary
       Life Science - UCMP Glossary
       Olsen : Pearson Higher Education
       Spelling - BBC
       Spelling Check
       Spelling - Education Place
       Spelling Practice
       Spelling Rules Resources
       Spelling Time
       Tower of English
       Vocabulary Quizzes -
       Vocabulary Quizzes  - English Club
       Vocabulary Quizzes - The Internet TESL Journal

 General  Grammar  Listening  Pronunciation  Reading  Testing  Vocabulary  Writing


  intermediate    advanced 
           Academic Writer - Hong Kong Polytechnic University
       Advice on Academic Writing - University of Toronto
       APA Style (top pick)
       APA Style: 6th Edition - UFV Writing Centre (top pick)
       APA Style: Citation Guide: SFU (top pick)
       Basic Guide to Essay Writing
       Common Errors in English
       Discoveries - ESL links
       Discoveries - more annotated links
       ESL Blues
       Guide to Grammar and Writing (top pick)
       Harvard Writing Center
       How to Write an Essay
       Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
       UFV Writing Centre (Handouts) 

updated: 2015.2.17 / created: 2007.

My ESL class was the first time for me to make friends in a new country. I got the chance to practice my English and learn new skills. UFV will be an unforgettable part of my life.

  • – Lin (Shirley) Jiang
  •    China

I moved to Abbotsford without any English at all. I became an ESL student at UFV and learned English from the basic level to the academic level. Academic courses gave me the opportunity to work toward my goals.

  • – Anatilde Cascavita
  •    Columbia

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