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Self-Access Centre - English - External Language Resources


Abeweb

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Various resources for English learners by level

Bab.la

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Bab.la language portal offers you dictionary translations, language quizzes & games, vocabulary lessons for learning and much more. bab.la is interactive: You can enter your own translation, create your own language test or your own vocabulary flashcards



BBC World Service

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An excellent resource with listening, reading, grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary practice as well as Business English and chatrooms to practise communicating in.


BBC World Service

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Listen to what*s on now or click on *programmes* to see an A-Z list of all the programmes available. I recommend *From our Own Correspondent* as a particularly interesting programme.



Click*n*Learn

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Learn English, French, Spanish and Valencian - grammar, vocab through games

CNN

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For news on various topics including: business, technology, law, scince and space, travel, education and politics.

Concordancer

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After you have done the *Exercises on Academic Vocabulary* above, use this concordancer to find how almost any word can be used. Try looking for words in the different word lists.


Dictionary.com

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This dictionary uses American spellings. It also has a thesaurus which is an excellent way to find synonyms.



Elllo

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Videos with transcripts and quizzes - listening comprehension

Elllo

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Videos with transcripts and quizzes - listening comprehension







EnglishOnline

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You need to pay for writing courses, but Lessons on Conversation, Grammar, Idioms and Vocabulary are free if you register. You may need to download Realaudio player. Click on LESSONS then choose a lesson, eg Today*s Lesson and then work through sections

EnglishPage

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Good for exercises on grammar, vocabulary, reading articles by topics and exchanging ideas with other learners in the chat room.

ESL Student Resources

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This site has links for language skills (under the heading: Skill); areas of special interest (under the heading Topic); and academic research using the Internet (under the heading: Study). A very useful site.

ESL Video

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Videos with quizzes - listening and reading comprehension