For Beginning and Intermediate Learners:

  • News in Levels is a great site to build reading, listening and vocabulary.  Try levels 0, 1 & 2
  • Connect with English: A video story series with everyday language.
    Note: If your browser is set block pop-ups, check "Always allow pop-ups from"
  • News for You: Read and listen to current news stories in easy-to-understand English. (Subscriber password now needed.)
  • USA Learns: Free, multi-media lessons to learn English, for Beginning, Low Intermediate and Intermediate Students. Produced by the US Department of Education. Directions in English or Spanish.
  • Spelling and Typing Practice
  • ELLLO: English Language Listening Lab Online.
  • Sight Words   Readers should know these words instantly and automatically.

General Interest-Intermediate to Advanced:

  • News in Levels is a great site to build reading, listening and vocabulary.
                                                                       Try levels 2 (intermediate) & 3 (advanced)
  • Pronunciation: A website with videos of the sounds of English
  • Eyercize  Pacing to increase your reading speed and move your eyes from left to right.
  • The Polyglot Project: Supported reading in English for speakers of Portuguese, Turkish, Spanish, French, German or Italian
  • Living on Earth
  • National Public Radio
  • Story Corps: Listening to ordinary people tell their interesting stories.
  • This American Life: A radio program with interesting and unusual stories about life in America.

Academic English For Advanced Learners:

  • Academic Word List
  • TED talks: Interesting talks on many subjects!
  • 100 Wonderful Websites: Courses, tutorials, books, videos and more.
  • Courses at Berkeley on YouTube: Audio and video lectures from the University of California, Berkeley.
  • MIT Open Courseware: Video and audio lectures from classes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • UChannel: Authentic audio and video lectures and discussions from top-tier universities.
  • "You Quote It, You Note It"  Plagiarism tutorial from Acadia University Library
  • Documentation-- citing sources (Diana Hacker, Research and Documentation online) Choose your field (Humanities -- MLA and Social Sciences--APA) and the click on "Documenting Sources."  Look for two things:
    In-text citations (in parentheses in your paper) and Works Cited or References page (list of sources at the end of your paper).   The sample papers provided here can show you how to format your paper.

Test Preparation:

Keyboarding (Typing) Practice

Online Dictations: