Best Internet Sites for Learning English

Compiled by Joe Lauer
June 2011

Note: Many times sites combine skills, such as listening and reading, together.
But each site has been classified under only one category.


The Best Podcasts

 All Levels 

1) Listening

2) Excellent videos with transcripts

 Easy Levels 

3) Simple and Fun Activities

 Intermediate Level 

4) Hiroshima University's Virtual University: A Great Site!

5) Interesting Stories

6) BBC: News, Music, Business English

7) Listen to Interesting Stories While Reading Along

8) NBA Game Highlights

 Advanced Level 

9) Movie Transcripts

10) Podcasts

11) BBC: News, With Transcripts

12) CNN: Learning English

13) National Public Radio: News Hour, With Transcripts

14) Stories about American Culture

15) Advertisements for American Movies

16) Famous Speeches in History


 All Levels 

1) Fun Quizzes

2) Word Puzzles

3) Interesting Crossword Puzzles

 Easy Level 

4) The 1000 Most Common Words

5) How the Alphabet Developed

 Intermediate Level 

6) Communicative Test: Made for Japanese University Students

7) Slang

8) Homonyms

9) Lots of Fun Activities

 Advanced Level 

10) TOEFL Vocabulary Practice

11) Common Errors


 All Levels 

1) Interesting Quizzes

2) More Interesting Quizzes

 Intermediate Level 

3) Grammar Test: Made for Japanese University Students

4) Comprehensive Grammar Explanation

5) Phrasal Verbs

6) Grammar Help from the BBC

7) Other Grammar

 Advanced Level 

8) TOEFL Grammar Practice

9) More TOEFL Grammar


 Easy Level 

1) Reading

2) Good Reading Exercises

 Intermediate Level 

3) Translation Page

4) Science

5) Culture Capsules

6) Comics

7) Alice in Wonderland

 Advanced Level 

8) Daily News Quiz

9) Interesting Materials about Foreign Cultures

10) Some On-line Magazines

11) Some Other News Sites

12) Free Electronic Books!


 All Levels 

1) Make foreign friends, using keyboard chat

2) Conversation Questions—Do these with a friend!

3) Excellent Practice with L/R Sounds

 Easy Level 

4) Keyboard chat with a robot!

5) Travel Vocabulary

6) Basic Pronunciation

 Intermediate and Advanced Level 

7) Oral Presentations


 All Levels 

1) Writing: Made for Japanese University Students

2) The Open Diary

 Easy Level 

3) Write Funny Sentences

4) Write a Funny Story

5) Spelling

 Intermediate and Advanced Level

6) Purdue University Writing Lab

7) Examples of Essays

Other Good Sites

1) Links to Many English Learning Sites!

2) Various Interesting Activities

3) On-line Encyclopedia

4) On-line Dictionary

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