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Useful English Language sites

We hope that the explanations and exercises in the links below will help you to improve your English. If you would like information about our courses, please see the Insessional website:

Multiskill, Grammar & Punctuation

1) BBC World Service.com
www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish
News and business English, video and listening, grammar and vocabulary, messageboards, frequently asked questions, quizzes and the opportunity to contact The BBC.

2) British Council
www.learnenglish.org.uk
A very comprehensive general English site containing recent historical information, tests, games, grammar, themes, links and surveys

English for Academic Purposes

3) Using English for Academic Purposes
www.uefap.co.uk
An excellent skills-based site for revising and practising many aspects of academic English and study skills. Answers provided on screen.

4) The Univeristy of Victoria's Hyper Text Writer's Guide
http://web.uvic.ca/wguide
A guide to academic writing with a focus on writing about literature. Includes information on organising essays, paragraphs and sentence structure.

Grammar, Academic Writing & Style

5) Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)
http://owl.english.purdue.edu
Useful study skills information as well as grammar presentations and exercises.

6) Guide to Grammar & Style
http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/
An excellent guide to grammar and style.

Vocabulary

7) British National Corpus
http://www.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/using/index.xml?ID=simple

The British National Corpus (BNC) is a collection of samples of written and spoken English. It consists of over 100 million words and is invaluable in its provision of examples of words in context.

8) "Game/fun" based teaching
http://www.eslcafe.com