On this page, we have collected useful links for you to the sites that are somehow related to mastering the English language skills: articles and books, dictionaries and quizzes, interactive language learning tools and more. For ease of navigation, we have categorized them by topic.
THIS SECTION COLLECTS RESOURCES THAT WILL ALLOW YOU TO ASSESS YOUR LEVEL OF English.
Сambridge Test. The test contains 25 grammar and vocabulary questions. The duration is 10 minutes. After completing the test, you can review your answers and get recommendations about the Cambridge exams you can take.
English First Test. This test has 2 parts: reading and listening, each is 7,5 minutes long. At the end of the test, you will get the results and a short description of your level.
British Council Test. The test has 25 questions on different grammar and vocabulary topics.
You can use Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to assess your level. The framework describes the knowledge and skills for each language level (A1-C2).
This website contains practice tests for the most important international English exams.
THIS SECTION COLLECTS DICTIONARIES, THESAURIES AND OTHER REFERENCE MATERIALS TO HELP YOU LEARN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
Oxford learners’ dictionary
OPAL (Oxford Phrasal Academic Lexicon)
Oxford collocation dictionary
Free collocation dictionary
Visual thesaurus (with visualized word maps)
JTW. Helps you choose the right words and phrases in English
Netspeak. A new type of dictionary that contains everything that has ever been written on the Internet
RCPCE. A collection of professional English corpora
Thesaurus. The largest online thesaurus: over 2400 words and definitions
Wolfram Alpha. Expert answers to a variety of academic questions
A Q&A portal for linguists learning the English language
Access to numerous dictionaries of European universities
Onelook. Search for words in more than a thousand dictionaries (with various filters and search criteria)
A site that allows you to see detailed information about 60,000 words (lemmas) of the English language based on data from the Corpus of Modern American English (COCA)
THIS SECTION IS DEDICATED TO VARIOUS ASPECTS OF ACADEMIC WRITING: HERE Are COLLECTED ARTICLES WITH RECOMMENDATIONS, USEFUL TOOLS FROM WORLD UNIVERSITIES, WRITING SERVICES, AND ASSISTANT RESOURCES.
arXiv. A service for free distribution of scientific papers and an archive with open access to 2 million scientific articles in the field of physics, mathematics, computer science, economics, and other disciplines
Academia Stack Exchange. A popular Q&A site for academics and university students (registration required)
Methodological materials on the design of scientific articles on modern physics (in PDF format)
A useful article about discursive markers (anyway, right, okay, etc.) and their correct use in writing
An easy and intuitive way to find, read, comment, write, and share research studies. Lots of PDFs in the public domain (app format, download required)
A PDF article from Landscape Ecology. Recommendations from Professor Jianguo Wu to improve your scientific papers
An algorithm for writing a scientific manuscript. An informative article from professors of biology
The Elements of Style. Oliver Strunk's 1935 book on English text style
Purdue University Writing Lab. Useful links for students and teachers, special materials to help teachers introduce students to the university's services
ThesisBuilders are tools that help students write texts. Find a topic, create a good thesis and a diagram with the help of this resource
Degree essay. Quality language. A visual and informative presentation on how to write a successful academic text
SMMRY. Make an automatic short retelling of your text in the specified number of sentences. It works with PDF and TXT documents
Summari. A free paraphrase tool that allows you to have more time to read
The language of academics: how to write an article for a foreign scientific journal. An article from the English language teacher Zhenya Bakin
An article about the types of plagiarism and how to recognize plagiarism in your scientific text
A guide to research for students. Scholars and librarians have compiled the best resources for literary research, the latest style guides to help you design footnotes, references, and bibliographies
ExampleEssays.com. A unique source for fresh ideas on a wide range of writing topics
A platform that provides overviews of educational web tools and apps to help educators, teachers, and students integrate technology into education
Paradigm. An online assistant in writing academic texts. What "pitfalls" await the authors as their writing becomes more and more scientific?
A site entirely dedicated to second language writing and its many aspects (books, articles, magazines, and more)
Research writing process. An academic writing web tutorial for teachers and students of research composition and rhetoric
An article devoted to assessing the quality of online services for academic writing in general
Academic Resumes: 10 Annoying Mistakes. Steve Joy's article on what not to do on your resume
The Network Digital Library of Abstracts and Dissertations (NDLTD) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the creation, use, distribution, and preservation of electronic dissertations. Online publications in open access
The use of English for academic purposes. A website for students of higher educational institutions
The introduction by Paul Brians, professor at the University of Washington, to his book "Common Errors in English Usage"
A learning lab by RMIT (an Australian university). Check out some of the basic writing skills required in higher education
Evernote. A popular planning app. Take control of your work tasks and organize your life: notes, tasks, and schedule in one place. Registration is free
A guide to style and notation. A PDF-instruction on the correct style of writing when preparing manuscripts
Developed by the University of Cambridge, Write & Improve is a free tool that helps students improve their English writing skills. Hundreds of assignments at all levels and automatic feedback on where your text might need improvement
Darmouth College Academic Skills Center. Here you can find a lot of useful materials and recommendations: from educational strategies to media materials
Write@CSU provides a wide range of learning resources: academic writing guides, study materials, helpful links, and more
Writing Teaching Services (WTS) offer students one-on-one assistance at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to final copy editing
Sherpa Romeo. An online resource that provides concise information about the copyright of publishers from around the world, as well as the policy of open access to archives of scientific journals
A small online article: 11 basic rules for writing an academic text - common mistakes and how to solve them
Learning English according to the "write every day" strategy. If you write 750 words or more, you get 2 points. If you write two, three, or more days in a row, you get even more points
After every hundred words you write in the window, a photo of a kitten appears
Squibler. Five-minute writing session: write nonstop or all progress will be lost
Writefull is an automated proofreader for scientific texts. Free add-ons for Word and Overleaf
ExampleEssays.Com is your unique source for fresh ideas on a wide range of writing topics. It helps you turn your writing from slow and mediocre to fast, strong, and effective
MET recommendations on choosing an editor, translator, interpreter, or other language professional
A PDF presentation on how to write a successful academic text
Write creative copy on-the-spot, across your favorite tools. While you move between documents, emails, messages, posts, and more - Smart Copy comes with you
The AI Research Assistant. Elicit uses language models to help you automate research workflows, like parts of literature review
THE SECTION PRESENTS RESOURCES FOR CHECKING SPELLING, GRAMMAR, TEXT STYLISTICS, AND OTHER PARAMETERS AFFECTING THE QUALITY OF YOUR WRITING.
Grammarly. Improve your writing skills: spelling, grammar, punctuation etc.
SpellCheckPlus. A grammar checker that finds common spelling and grammar errors in English
Gunning Fog Index. A tool that calculates the Gunning Fog Index - the balance between the number of words per sentence and the number of long words per word
Marking Mate. Check your academic text for language and style issues
Drivel Defence. A tool specifically designed to help website developers check whether the content of web pages is written in comprehensible English
A tool that allows you to find the most frequently occurring phrases and repetitions of words. It also counts the number of words, symbols, sentences, and syllables, and it calculates lexical density
Text content and readability analyzer: analyze your writing and get statistics on the most frequently used words and sentences
Service systems from the National Center for Text Mining (NaCTeM) based on a range of software tools for data mining
Laurence Anthony. A set of various corpora and applications to improve the quality of writing
Yask. A community of people from all over the world who learn languages or need them in their daily lives. Native speakers read your text and help you with the correct translation, improving your speech (you need to download the app)
Trinka. An online tool for grammar check and language correction for academic writing: improve your tone and style, advanced witing tips (free registration)
Writefull Revise. Check your text for language correctness against millions of published articles. This resource automatically proofreads your text, saving you money and proofreader time
Grammica. A text grammar checker that uses an advanced machine learning algorithm to detect errors in your text
A text literacy service: corrects spelling, grammar, punctuation and gives suggestions for corrections according to speech rules
Paperpal is an advanced AI grammar checker and online academic writing tool that identifies language errors to improve your academic text
THIS SECTION COntains MATERIALS FOR SUCCESSFUL PUBLICATION OF SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES: FROM WRITING TUTORIALS TO EDITION TIPS.
Tutorials for authors and reviewers in the field of writing academic texts, articles, and research
Journals, books, and tutorials in the public domain. Find resources to help you present, publish, and promote your research
The scholarly library named after Maxim Gorky. Educational and academic literature in the public domain
Search for quotes by fragment, full or partial name of the author, or both
Springer. Tutorials with interactive courses: a guide to writing and publishing manuscripts with quizzes
Mendeley. Helps you bring your research to life; search over 100 million articles from different publishers
A large collection of publications in the field of natural sciences: from basic sciences to innovative research, covering a number of disciplines, theoretical and applied
IN THIS SECTION, YOU WILL FIND ARTICLES, RECOMMENDATIONS, AND TIPS ON HOW TO be a SUCCESSFUL public speaker.
Kathy Reiffenstein's professional public speaking blog with tips and personal experience
How to make presentations, or why doesn't everything "take off"? Microsoft Blog
Steve Jobs: a presentation on a genius of presentations
Rhetoric: The Public Speaking Game. The authors' presentation of the game
An article dedicated to tips for preparing and actualizing public speaking
Presentation Prep: tips on how to present in English if you are not a native speaker. 14 ways to present yourself more easily and confidently
A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices by Robert Harris. Contains over sixty rhetorical tropes and figures
Olivia Mitchell's advice for introverts on how to overcome shyness and speak in public
A large-scale article on effective speech writing
HERE YOU WILL FIND EVERYTHING ABOUT PUNCtuATION IN ENGLISH: THE ROLE of punctuation marks AND their CORRECT USAGE IN SENTENCES.
Terisa Folaron's lecture at TED Talks: on the role of commas in the text
A discussion about what the differences are between Russian and English in punctuation rules
A punctuation section in the expert guide to academic writing from the University of Reading
Laconic definitions and punctuation basics in visual tables
A quick guide to punctuation. An overview of punctuation marks in English and tips for using them
A WikiHow article on how to use English punctuation correctly
The University of Sussex's guide to English punctuation. Contains sections and subsections about each of the punctuation marks
The University of Lynchburg's very concise guide to English punctuation. A succinct description and example of using each punctuation mark
THE SECTION Contains USEFUL MATERIALS THAT WILL HELP YOU IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION.
Exercises to practice various sounds in English, improve pronunciation and intonation
Howjsay. A free online audio dictionary of English pronunciation, definitions, and translation of words
A free pronunciation lesson (North American English). The pronunciation of the voiced and unvoiced sound "th"
Sounds of English. Holly Gray and Sharon Widmayer collaborate to help ESL students improve their English pronunciation
THIS SECTION IS DEDICATED TO THE EFFECTIVE STUDY OF ENGLISH VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR (LESSONS, GAMES AND FREE RESOURCES).
A collection of materials (lessons, articles, quizzes) that will help in learning English vocabulary
A collection of free English learning resources to help you learn any aspect of spoken English that is most interesting or important to you at the moment
The site contains useful links to resources that will help both with grammar and vocabulary, as well as with pronunciation and writing
ESL Gold. Free resources on how to become fluent in English (registration required)
Vocabulary.com. A word learning assistant with vocabulary games
11 minute video tutorial on how to avoid five very common mistakes in spoken English
How to correctly use reporting verbs in academic writing
Grammar Party. A blog about grammar, punctuation, vocabulary... and sometimes cats
HERE YOU WILL FIND SELECTED MEDIA MATERIALS (LISTENING ACTIVITIES, YOUTUBE videos, VIDEO LECTURES) TO HELP you IN LEARNING ENGLISH.
Tower of English. The largest online directory of English tutors
Two minutes English. Helps you to learn conversational English with short video lessons that are easy to understand and focused on a specific topic; as well as exercises you can do to track your growth and test your knowledge
Voices of Science. 100 life stories about ecology, British technology and engineering from 1940 to the present
Learn American English with English lessons from Voice of America. Online lectures, listening assignments and more
ELLLO. A library of English listening lessons online: over 3000 free audio lessons and activities, multiple language levels
Improve your listening skills in English. Listening quizzes focused on English comprehension skills in terms of three levels based on content, voice, vocabulary and natural speed
Funny and creative motivational songs for teachers and students about academic writing strategies
VideoJug. Here you will find the best educational videos on everyday topics, from delicious and easy recipes to beauty and fashion tips
A short lecture from Helen Sword, professor at Harvard University, on how to write a "stylish" academic text
Video from the AWC, in which Benjamin Noble comments on typical mistakes made by Russian students
TakeIELTS. YouTube channel from the British Council website: help for those who are preparing for IELTS, the leading test in English
LearnEnglish. YouTube channel from the British Council website - for adults learning English
English with Ronnie. Lessons on pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, slang, spelling and more
An informative YouTube video on how to blog for a wider and more engaged audience
Daily English Dictation. A channel for English learners who want to improve their listening skills
A LIBRARY OF ARTICLES ON A VARIETY OF TOPICS, BOOKS, MAGAZINES AND OTHER READING RESOURCES. THE MORE WE READ IN ENGLISH, THE MORE COPIOUS OUR VOCABULARY BECOME.
Online books page. Over 3 million free e-books
South Asian Library website. A monthly journal of the Indian School of Social Sciences, New Delhi; free access
Library of Congress. A collection of articles in the humanities, mainly on foreign history
A travel website in English. Information about where to go, what to see; lifehacks and "secret" places
Biography.com collects the most exciting, amazing and fascinating stories about people. Improving the quality of the language by reading interesting biographies
ReadWriteThink. An access to the highest quality methods of teaching reading and literature; the best free materials for students and teachers
Mini Library of the University of Toronto. A selective list of books that will show you how academic writing works and how to do it
Arts & Letters Daily. The best online articles in literature, art and other humanities
Writing Commons. The encyclopedia for writers, researchers and knowledge workers
Bionic Reading revises texts so that the most concise parts of words are highlighted. This guides the eye over the text and the brain remembers previously learned words more quickly
Literature map software to visualize, expand & communicate your literature research expertise
IN THIS SECTION, YOU WILL FIND MATERIALS FOR TEACHERS: TOOLS, RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES TO HELP YOU BUILD A SUCCESSFUL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.
Tips for learning and teaching strategies. Learn how to ask questions, avoid bias, and create a comfortable learning environment with proven educator strategies
TESL Online Magazine. For ESL teachers: articles, research papers, lesson plans, class handouts, teaching ideas and links
A large collection of online magazines that can be useful in teaching, on a variety of topics
4Teachers.org. An assistance in integrating technology into the learning process through online tools and resources. Ready-to-use web lessons, quizzes, rubrics and classroom calendars
A meeting place for ESL/EFL students and teachers from all over the world: jobs, databases with resumes, forums, resources and other useful materials
Lots of unique resources for teachers, parents, students, out-of-school educators and professional developers
Library of Congress. An online collection of materials for teachers of various disciplines
The Multnomah County Library provides a variety of digital resources for educators - informational, educational and entertaining
News in Levels. World news for English learners, categorized into three levels of difficulty
Free online training courses. There are many study programs collected here, divided by subject areas, levels of study and student population
The pursuit of excellence in liberal education: resources for educators of the Liberal Arts
Educational section of the New York Times website. Up-to-date resources for teaching and learning: bring peace to your classroom
Paul Emmerson website. Idea bank for business English teachers
British Council | TeachingEnglish. Learning tips are subtitled, have searchable transcripts, and annotated with links to articles and learning resources
NCTE. 10 professional magazines for educators are available free of charge in electronic form; an extensive archive of past issues
Text story maker. Realistic animations that imitate the correspondence in instant messengers. Export them for free as a video or GIF to create stories, commercials and memes
Make any video your lesson. Choose a video and it will turn into fun activities for your students
An app that allows you to create mini-courses in electronic format quickly and easily
A guide to using Excel, one of the basic programs for teachers and students. Tutorials for a novice user with examples in each section
Charlala. A language learning platform created by educators. You will find here a set of tools to improve communication and language learning: assignments, whiteboards, etc. (registration required)
This website provides free courses on topics such as Finance, Accounting, Excel, VBA, Financial Modelling, and Ratio Analysis
WritingFix provides access to writing lesson plans broken down into six characteristics (idea, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and language norms)
A list of open educational resources (free and online)
Open educational resources (OER) are learning materials, ranging from full curricula and textbooks to individual videos and images
A useful PDF presentation "Harnessing the Power of Open Educational Resources for Content-Based English Language Instruction"
A COLLECTION OF GAMES, QUIZzES AND TESTS, ONLINE EXERCISES AND SERVICES FOR CREATING INTERACTIVE TASKS AIMED TO EFFECTIVE LANGUAGE LEARNING.
Activities for ESL students: quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a second language
Animoto. Create training and professional videos in minutes (free registration)
Digital storytelling. Creaza makes it easy to create cartoons, videos, podcasts, mind maps and presentations
Q&A Community. The site was created so that English learners can help each other: ask, learn, share and grow
East of the web. Online library of short stories, e-books and interactive activities
A free service for creating educational flash cards online to share with other users
FunBrain. A website with online educational games for students of all ages (mathematics, grammar, science, spelling, history)
Funster. Train your brain every day. Educational games aimed at improving your English
Advanced Google Image Search: it may help you in creating presentations, quizzes, and other visualized assignments
A collection of games for the development of intelligence. You can solve crossword puzzles, make words from letters, or play word games
Quizlet: Free learning tools, games and flashcards to help you learn anything
Listen and Write. The world's largest online dictation
The world's first AI platform for creating questions, quizzes and notes
Voki. An interactive tool that can be used by students to complete their homework or projects
A page with a large collection of interactive tools for learning English
An online video editor and free video editing software
TubeQuizard. Create instant quizzes from any Youtube video with subtitles
Learnclick. A universal tool for creating tests, control tasks, training exercises, which is especially loved by foreign language teachers because of the simplicity and ease of creating exercises to fill in the gaps
Every day from Monday to Friday there appears a quiz with three English expressions
flowchart.fun is an app for making flowcharts (and other graphs) from text. Easily convert text to flowcharts, mind maps, and process diagrams
The free app contains links to a collection of more than 120 informative infographics that will enable to teachers to quickly find and explore interesting topics related to teaching, learning and English language
5 Chrome Extensions for Language Learners. Share it with your students to help them take more control over their learning on their own time
Your online audio toolkit. A collection of easy-to-use web tools for all your audio files
Tools that solve your files problem: converting documents to other formats and other useful interactions with PDF
Make your video look more cinematic without effort. FineCam turns any camera you own into a high-end webcam
Projects, animations and films of your students. Render, view and export animated movies in MP4 format
ChatterPix: simply take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, then record your voice and share your video with your students as greetings, playful messages, or creative cards (free Android app)
THIS SECTION IS DEDICATED TO THE DIFFERENT CONCEPTS AND METHODS of LEARNing english LANGUAGE. YOU CAN CHOOSE THE STRATEGY THAT IS SUITABLE FOR YOU.
Dartmouth College Academic Skills Center: news, blog & language learning resources
EducationUSA. Official source of information about higher education in the USA; first steps to learning English
Collection of online articles on various strategies for successful English learning
Methods of learning in terms of multiple intelligences; an explanation of learning styles and multiple intelligences, an interactive assessment of your learning style, and practical tips on how to make your learning style work for you
Tips on learning strategies to help your students excel in language learning. Here you will find lesson plans and activities, as well as resources for grading and other "tricks" for learning
An app aimed at increasing the speed of reading. Read your favorite web content in half the time and understand it better (downloading required)
Concept maps as a learning tool. Visual representation of information in the form of diagrams, graphic organizers, tables, flowcharts, etc.
THIS SECTION COLLECTS SPECIALIZED DICTIONARIES DIRECTLY RELATED TO ACADEMIC WRITING.
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