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    Suggestions for helpful websites

    I am looking for good websites to recommend to my students. As a native English speaker, I look for certain criteria in websites, but, I would like to know from an English language learner which ones are the most helpful. Thanks!

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    Re: Suggestions for helpful websites

    Welcome to the Forum ,

    Depending on what you are specifically looking for, you just found a good one, methinks.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Suggestions for helpful websites

    First, I can highly recommend English Language (ESL) Learning Online - UsingEnglish.com to your students. Second, to suggest any further websites would require some more background information about your students, for example level of English and age.

    Thinking back to my own school days I always hated having to learn long lists of vocabulary by rote. Now I have found a way where learning new vocabulary has become a by-product of an enjoyable leisure activity. Whenever I am interested in a subject I look for a website or forum in English. This way I stumble across new words all the times and remember them without any noticeable effort. Learning new vocabulary is no longer the chore it used to be.

    TomUK

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    Re: Suggestions for helpful websites

    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishtreeESL View Post
    I am looking for good websites to recommend to my students. As a native English speaker, I look for certain criteria in websites, but, I would like to know from an English language learner which ones are the most helpful. Thanks!
    As a language learner, I'd be looking for sites that could meet my needs, for example BBC Radio 4 for listening/pronunciation, COCA (or similar) for vocabulary precision, certain blogs for style, etc. but one man's meat is another man's poison. More often than not, a good needs analysis and then google search of problem areas work perfectly well and help save time.

    Incidentally, there's a good section of phrasal verbs and grammar/vocab quizzes, both printable and interactive, on this site.

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    Re: Suggestions for helpful websites

    With a Windows 7 or 8 computer, everyone can follow the pronunciation of native English speaks Microsoft Anna, David, Zira and Hazel by using the text to speech software panopreter

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    Re: Suggestions for helpful websites

    Thank you everyone for the helpful tips. I too find the English Language (ESL) Learning Online - UsingEnglish.com really useful. I have had some sucess with radio but not a lot. I think I listened to the wrong channels. What do you think of NPR?

    Also, do you know of any websites that where you can practice spoken English with native speakers?

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