There are SO many wonderful resources to help you learn ESL. So many, in fact, that it’s sometimes hard to know what to choose. Here are some easy and practical English as a Second Language resources recommended by The English Language School of Hopewell, NJ:
- WWW.merriam-webster.com Use this online dictionary to find the definition, pronunciation, and example of a word.
- Merriam-Webster has another website called Learners Dictionary, where you can learn about and practice new vocabulary words. It also has pronunciation lessons for common, yet difficult-to-pronounce words.
- To help with pronunciation, The English Language School will be using the American English Phonemic Chart created by Adrian Underhill. Use this online phonemic chart to hear the American phonemic set; click on a phoneme to hear the sound and sample word. You can also download the app for your smart phone.
- a4Esl.org is a project of the Internet TESL Journal and provides hundreds of quizzes, tests and fun activities (including bilingual versions) to help you practice grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.
- News in Levels provides current world news articles in English, in three different levels. You can practice your reading, take some grammar quizzes, and even publish your own writing through their other website, People in Levels.
- VOA-Voice of America-Learning English is a great resource. They have beginning, intermediate, and advanced level video ESL lessons, current news that you can read, listen to or watch, videos about American history, and videos to help you learn American English idioms.
- English Central is another English language video resource. They have videos about every topic you can think of! Through their videos, you can learn new vocabulary and practice your pronunciation and fluency. You can even work with a live tutor.