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 🙂

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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.
    Thanks!
    Ronaldo

  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

  3. 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.

    Hugs,

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

  5. May I humbly suggest English as a Second Language Podcast, with more than 700 free audio lessons at http://www.eslpod.com? I think many high school teachers and adult ed folks will find it of interest. Thanks for your post!
    Jeff

  6. 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:

    http://www.famouspeoplelessons.com/index.html – good because the vocab is repeated in several exercises to encourage retention.

    http://www.learnersdictionary.com/ – the “best” dictionary site I found…closest to my Canadian English pronunciation.

    http://www.esl-lab.com/index.htm – also lots of good listening practice.

    http://www.kalinago-english.com/cms/ – some free stuff to help spark conversation practice.

    Warm regards from Oaxaca Mexico,
    Leanne

  7. Really good list. This is a great way of sharing experience.
    Have you seen our E-learning site Gapfillers? http://www.gapfillers.co.uk
    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.

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

  9. 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!
    Mary

  10. 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 http://englishcentral.com/teachers 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. http://eflclassroom.com

    Cheers,
    David

  11. 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.

  12. 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 LearningChocolate.com, 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 http://www.learningchocolate.com. See you! 🙂

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