Internet ESL Study Links:
College Preparatory English

These links go to sites useful for students in College Preparatory English.
All links are to external web sites.
Vancouver Community College assumes no responsibility for their content or functionality.

Website Name Owner and Location Description
1. Academic Phrasebank University of Manchester
Manchester, UK
A general resource for academic writers. It aims to provide you with examples of some of the phraseological "nuts and bolts" of writing organised under the headings to the left. It was designed primarily with international students whose first language is not English in mind.
2. British Council
Learn English Central
British Council
London, UK
Listening (some video clips), stories and exercises, IELTS material, UK culture, professional podcasts.
3. British Council
Teaching English
British Council
London, UK
Listening tasks with audio files & scripts. Links to lessons at bottom right of webpage.
4. Chomp Chomp
Grammar Bytes
Robin L. Simmons
Orlando, FL, USA
Grammar lessons and exercises. Videos.
5. Compleat Lexical Tutor Dr. Thomas Cobb
Université du Québec à Montréal
Montreal, Quebec
A variety of vocabulary tests, exercises, and study tools.
6. BBC Learning English
General and Business English
British Broadcasting Corporation
London, UK
Listening with scripts, reading, vocabulary.
7. ELL English Listening Lounge Lidget Green Inc.
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Reading passages, study aids, transcripts, questions.
8. GVTV Greater
Vancouver Television
City of Vancouver
GVRD Metro Vancouver
Vancouver, B.C.
Video series about issues, people and ideas shaping
Greater Vancouver. Search stories and videos
on various topics.
9. Learning English with the CBC
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Carleton University Applied Linguistics
Ottawa, Ontario
Interesting lessons on various Canadian topics.
Listen and answer multiple choice questions
or fill-in-the-blank quizzes.
10. Historica
History by the Minute
Historica Foundation of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
Historica Minutes: one-minute movies from Canada's past
Footprints: stories of Canada's athletes
Radio Minutes: short dramas on various Canadian issues and personalities
11. John Keith’s Student Resources Online John Keith
Vancouver, B.C.
On-line resources in Listening, Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, Writing, and Pronunciation for Intermediate to Advanced students. Constantly adding material.
CBS 5/CNN Story Archives
Learning Resources
Western/Pacific Literacy Network
Oakland, CA, USA
Dozens of recent news stories from CNN and CBS. Most with video or audio and text. Original and simplified versions, outlines and modules of interactive activities.
13. Danny Yuen
Brampton, Ontario
Find other people to study a language with.
14. OM Audio
Orlando Moure
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Listening to conversational English at various levels. Instructions in English and Spanish.
15. One Stop English
Topic-Based Listening
Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
London, UK
A series of topic-based listening lessons with an emphasis on authentic, real-world listening, using both native and non-native speaker accents.
16. Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab Randall Davis
Provo, UT, USA
Easy, medium and difficult listening exercises with quizzes.
Some with video clips.
17. Purdue University
Online Writing Lab
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN, USA
Lots of practical help for writing and grammar. References and exercises.
18. iParadigms, LLC
Oakland, CA, USA
All about plagiarism and how to avoid it.
19. University of Victoria
ESL Web Resources List
English Language Centre
University of Victoria
Victoria, B.C.
Links to ESL student and teacher resources.
20. VocabAhead
Study Room
Lafazi, Inc.
Hillsboro, OR, USA
Study vocabulary with videos including definitions, pictures, and example sentences.
Jacob Richman
Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel
Vocabulary game site.
22. Vocabulary in EAP Andy Gillett
University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, UK
Vocabulary for English for Academic Purposes. Includes the General Word List and the Academic Word List. Part of a larger site dedicated to Using English for Academic Purposes.