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.

Latest Articles on Learning English

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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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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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List of UK gestures, with meanings of gestures used in the United Kingdom and how to make them.
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Some ideas for using language exchange sites
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How to do well in and study for the first part of Cambridge Proficiency Use of English
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A look at ways in which learners can improve their pronunciation.
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Test your knowledge of accent reduction
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Do games have a place in an adult ESL class?
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Advice on choosing English classes for very young learners
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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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Ideas and tips to help you improve your pronunciation outside class
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Easy and sensible ways to practise English with your children
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A learner looks at how he learned English.
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Some tips for learners to help them to proofread their writing
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Understanding principles of learning can be as important for students as for teachers - especially adult learners.

Tips on Learning English

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A learner looks at how he learned English.
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A look at how you can improve these skills.
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Tips on how you can speak and communicate better in English.
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Short tips on various aspects of the English language, with examples.
Some suggestions about learning English vocabulary.

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