Help for Students Learning English

Learn English for free. Use our wide range of resources for students of English, including everything from language references, online tests & quizzes, to articles on English usage.

Resources for Learning English

Grammar

Learn the meanings and usage of common grammar terms.

Idioms

Find out the meanings behind English idiomatic expressions and sayings.

Phrasal Verbs

Browse definitions and examples of common phrasal verbs.

Irregular Verbs

Discover the meanings and conjugations of English irregular verbs.

Short Quizzes

Take our free online quizzes which cover a wide range of subjects.

Longer Tests

Use our testing section to test your knowledge of English topics.

Comprehension

Test your understanding by reading short texts and then answering questions.

Polls

Have your say on what you think is correct usage or grammar.

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Latest Articles on Learning English

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57 ways to improve your fluency - Short and long term solutions for those who want to speak more quickly and smoothly. Also useful for teachers planning classroom fluency practice.
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70 ways to improve your English - Learning a new language can be hard work, so here are 70 practical tips for improving your English that you can do outside of school or collage
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80 British gestures - List of UK gestures, with meanings of gestures used in the United Kingdom and how to make them.
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Activities for conversation exchanges - Some ideas for using language exchange sites
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Becoming Fluent in Speaking and Writing English - A look at how you can improve your reading and writing skills in English.
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English Pronunciation for the ESL Learner - A look at ways in which learners can improve their pronunciation.
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English Pronunciation Quiz - Test your knowledge of accent reduction
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Games in adult ESL - Do games have a place in an adult ESL class?
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How to choose English classes for your young kids - Advice on choosing English classes for very young learners
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How to correct yourself outside class - This article has some suggestions on developing self-correction skills and starting to use more accurate English, all without the help of a teacher.
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How to improve your pronunciation outside class - Ideas and tips to help you improve your pronunciation outside class
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How to learn English with your young child - Easy and sensible ways to practise English with your children
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How to Master the English Language - A learner looks at how he learned English.
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Proofreading 101 for ESL Writers - Some tips for learners to help them to proofread their writing
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Read, Listen and then Pronounce - Understanding principles of learning can be as important for students as for teachers - especially adult learners.

Tips on Learning English

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How to master the English language - A learner looks at how he learned English.

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Becoming Fluent in Speaking and Writing English - A look at how you can improve these skills.

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Taking Control of English - Tips on how you can speak and communicate better in English.

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English Language Tips - Short tips on various aspects of the English language, with examples.

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Learning Vocabulary (PDF) - Some suggestions about learning English vocabulary.

English Language Help Forums

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