External Resources for English Language Learners
The following is a list of general, student (writing, reading, grammar, speaking,
and listening), and instructor ESL resources. To recommend additional ESL-related
links for the OWL, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To Schedule an Appointment
Go to the ESL Tutoring Website to schedule an appointment at the Writing Center.
For General Use
- ESL Gold
This comprehensive site covers speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary,
pronunciation, TOEFL/TOEIC preparation, and much more.
- Activities for ESL/EFL
The TESL Journal sponsors this site, which contains quizzes in almost every area of
English language study.
- ESL Studyhall
The ESL Study Hall, sponsored by George Washington University, provides help with
reading, writing, listening, vocabulary, grammar, and US culture.
- Dave's ESL Cafe
Dave Sperling's ESL Cafe contains many resources for teachers and students of ESL,
including an idiom page, discussion center, pronunciation help, and lots of other
fun and useful resources.
- UVU's ESL Program
This website offer information about UVU's ESL Program as well as resources for current
- Guide to Grammar and Writing
This site, sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation, addresses word and
sentence-level concerns as well as paragraph and essay issues.
- Writing Handouts
This site is offered by Purdue University and offers a multitude of handouts on writing
principles and skills. Some handouts are especially for ESL students.
- Online Newspapers
On this site, readers can access hundreds of newspapers from around the world. These
newspapers are in many languages.
- Internet Public Library
This is an in-depth site for reading resources. Books, magazines, newspapers, and
so on are all available.
- Newspaper Voyager
The Newspaper Voyager allows readers to find and read newspapers from all states in
- Grammar Central
This Centre for Language and Training Assessment (CFLTA) website has many excellent
explanations and practice quizzes for beginning-level grammar students and links to
Crazy English and Terrible Teacher for more advanced students.
- Superteach Grammar Lessons
This site has fun, easy to understand lessons in basic problem areas of English grammar.
There are exercises and answer keys. The opportunity for students to e-mail for more
information is also available.
- Grammar Bytes
Grammar explanations and interactive exercises are available on this site. This may
be most useful to intermediate or advanced students.
- American Slang
This site is a good dictionary of American slang.
- See ESL Gold and other general sites for more help with speaking.
- Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab
This site has both short and long listening quizzes that are categorized as medium,
difficult, and very difficult.
- History and Politics Out Loud
This site offers a wide range of audio material from public speeches to personal conversations
that are considered significant in US history.