Top ten websites to learn English

“Learning is finding out what you already know.  Doing is demonstrating that you know it.  Teaching is reminding others that they know it just as well as you.  You are all learners, doers, teachers”

Richard Bach

Most teachers are overwhelmed by the endless amount of websites they can find online to teach English. I would like to share the best websites according to my students to learn English. One key ingredient in these websites is that students have fun while learning English.

Language Guide is a fun visual tool to learn vocabulary

Writing Fun  is a MUST for teachers.  This website motivated my students to enhance their writing skills.

Listen and Write allows you to improve your listening skills and hear about the news. Great site for dictation.

English Central turns popular web videos into fun and effective language learning experiences. My students love the idea of listening to their pronunciation mistakes. It is a great website to learn different kinds of pronunciations through videos.

Lyrics training allow you to have fun learning English and listening to your favourite song. Teenagers love this website.

Breaking news Check several Lesson Plans and Podcasts for studying current events and news. Find really interesting news to improve  students listening, reading, writing and speaking skills.

How to teach Phrasal verbs Learning phrasal verbs is finally interesting for my students.

10 days in Manchester Wonderful website to travel and learn English at the same time. Students learn how to check in at a hotel, ask for directions, phone their boss, register at a conference etc.

Vocabulary exercise and word order Students learn new word and complete a mixed-up sentence exercise to put the parts in order to form a sentence.

Nonstop English practise English language skills with many interactive grammar and vocabulary tests to build vocabulary for fun. New exercises are added every week.

These are my best website to motivate students. I really hope you enjoyed them.

Now it´s your turn. Which websites do you use with your students?

Thanks for sharing 🙂


About jenverschoor

I´m a University Professor. I´m also a Public Translator and hold a Bachellor degree in Educational Management. I´m eager to learn new ways of incorporating CALL into my classes.

Posted on August 21, 2010, in Esl, multiliteracies, Professional Development, Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. Great list, Jennifer. Thanks for sharing!
    I happen to be preparing a workshop for teachers at this very moment and your list reminded me of a couple of tools I must add.

  2. Jennnifer. A most helpful list. Thank you so much for taking the time to prepare it and share it. I shall pass on a link to a couple of lists and individuals.

    Dennis aka Osna

    Most of the services are free.
    Lots of good input on a variety of subjects.

  4. Thanks a lot for sharing, Jen. I’ve been using some of them, the others were in my mind but have forgotten about them for now. You are always in the know. Thanks a bunch. Love your list of websites.


  5. Claudia Bellusci

    Thanks a lot, Jenny! I´ve found some excellent material for my students among your suggestions.

  6. May I humbly suggest English as a Second Language Podcast, with more than 700 free audio lessons at I think many high school teachers and adult ed folks will find it of interest. Thanks for your post!

  7. Thanks for your picks, Jen. Love the Phrasal Verb site and I’m sure my students will too. Here’s a few I like to use: – good because the vocab is repeated in several exercises to encourage retention. – the “best” dictionary site I found…closest to my Canadian English pronunciation. – also lots of good listening practice. – some free stuff to help spark conversation practice.

    Warm regards from Oaxaca Mexico,

  8. Dear Ronaldo,

    I am very glad to know that you found this blog post useful for your teachers.

    Warm regards from a cold Buenos Aires

  9. Outstanding list. I love the quote you used at the beginning of your post. Thank you for always being so wiling to share!

  10. Really good list. This is a great way of sharing experience.
    Have you seen our E-learning site Gapfillers?
    It is aimed at advanced learners, uses authentic material and covers all areas of language learning. It is a subscription site but has a free space. School licences are available. We’re happy to give teachers access if you contact us via the site.

  11. Youtube channels for Realenglish, dailyenglish, and Jenniferesl are also optimal for English learners.

  12. thanks for this great list !! so far I love English Central!!


  13. Great list with lots of useful links. Plus, it’s interesting to know that it’s the students themselves who find them appealing. Very interesting additons in the comments as well.
    Thanks Jennifer and all!

  14. Good resources but I could add some more! However for the moment, Ill just mention that with Eng. Central, teachers should sign up under the teacher:s area I helped set up the area where you can track students and set goals for them, each class.

    Lastly, I don:t think there is any better place to learn English than EFL Classroom 2.0. Highly recommend the karaoke and our hundreds of quizlet flashcards. Also talking with our amazing Alice bot. No ads, everything free. sign up and all your students can use your class account , one id/pw.


  15. Hello Jennifer!

    Thanks for sharing such an insightful list of links!

  16. Hey buddy also try this:WWW.ENGLIGHTIPS.ORG

  17. I have been reading your blog for the last 3 days and find so much interesting topics here. I’ve bookmarked your site hoping that I can take much more benefits from you. Thank you.

  18. when I reviewed This site

    I found it one of the Great site online, Free Classified ads, fast unique and friendly site, Best way to ptomote your products online.

  19. I want to suggest a different site which is cheap and useful: Someone recommended it to me, and I am surprised how it is helpful.

  20. Great list! here another list hope it is useful.

  21. Great page! It’s good to know that you provide links and reference materials that could help people improve their English vocabulary and reading comprehension. I am part of a team that created, a website that provides free learning materials for students to learn English vocabulary online. I think the website might be useful to you and your visitors. Check it out and visit See you! 🙂

  22. This was a really good resource.
    My favorite place for learning english is here.

  23. this is good

  24. This website is very good aswell.

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