Student Resources

Below is a list of recommended webpages to be used as further learning resources for current and potential students.

Exploring the UK

Advice and information about visiting the UK – www.visitbritain.org

Things to do in London – www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do

A guide to Transport for London – http://www.tfl.gov.uk/

Official London tourist guide – www.visitlondon.com

UK train timetables – www.nationalrail.co.uk

London transport website – http://www.tfl.gov.uk

UK coach timetables and booking – www.nationalexpress.com/coach

English Study Resources

Breaking news, latest news and current events – www.breakingnews.com

BBC news website – www.bbc.co.uk

English Spelling and Vocabulary – www.spellingcity.com

ITV Catch up (only available when in the UK) – www.itv.com/ITVPlayer

BBC iPlayer (only available when in the UK) – www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer

Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary – http://dictionary.cambridge.org

English Phrasal Verbs – www.usingenglish.com

Word Reference – www.wordreference.com

LCDOE Dictionary – www.ldceonline.com

Pronunciation dictionary – www.howjsay.com

Synonym/antonym dictionary – www.synonym.com/synonym

Visual dictionary – http://visual.merriam-webster.com

A fun study site for English students – www.manythings.org

Grammar quizzes – www.better-english.com/grammar.htm

Vocabulary games and quizzes – www.vocabuary.co.il

Self-study English Vocabulary quizzes – http://a4esl.org/q/h/vocabulary.html

Randall`s ESL Cyber Listening Lab – www.esl-lab.com

BBC Podcasts – www.bbc.co.uk/radio/podcasts/directory

ESL Podcasts – www.eslpod.com/website/index.php

BBC Learning Pronunciation – www.bbd.co.uk/worldservice/learningengligh/grammar/pron

English File Intermediate: Pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and more –

www.oup.com/elt/global/products/englishfile/intermediate

British Council: phonemic chart – www.teachingenglish.org.uk

ESL Video: Songs and quizzes – www.eslvideo.com

The New York Times – www.nytimes.com

USA Today – www.usatoday.com

BBC Learning English Radio – www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/index.shtml

BBC Learning English – www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/

Advice about studying in the UK – www.englishuk.com/en/students

Advice about studying in the UK – www.educationuk.org/

Examinations and further study

Exam practice – www.floe-joe.co.uk

UK higher education applications – www.ucas.com/

Cambridge examinations – www.cambridgeesol.org/

IELTS examinations – www.ielts.org/

TOEFL examinations – www.ets.org/toefl/

TOEIC examinations – www.ets.org/toeic

Visas

UK Border Agency – www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/studyingintheuk/

Teacher Training Sites

Dave`s ESL Cafe – www.daveseslcafe.com

Agenda web: TEFL exercises – www.agendaweb.org

Adele`s ESL Corner – http://members.iinet.net.au/~adelegc/index.html

English Club for TEFL teachers of English – www.englishclub.com

Eleaston amterials for teaching English – www.eleaston.com

TEFL games – www.teflgames.com/interactive.html

TEFL Lesson Plans – www.rong-chang.com/lsnplan.htm

ESL Stories and Resources – www.rong-chang.com/reading.htm

Useful ELT articles, lesson plans, ideas, handouts – http://itedlj.org

Articles, lesson plans, ESOL stuff, CLIL, Grammar ideas etc – www.onestopenglish.com

Follow the links for articles and lesson ideas – www.webenglishteacher.com

Regular articles about topics like classroom management – www.esl-lounge.com

Lesson plans and resources to be used in class. Lots of great stuff – www.eslpartyland.com

A comprehensive site including resources and news groups – http://esl.about.com

A very good site from the BBC and British Council – www.teachingenglish.org.uk

Create your own crossword puzzles – www.puzzlemaker.com

Grammar and vocab worksheets – www.tolearnenglish.com

Song lyrics – www.lyrics.com

For coursework support materials: Inside Out – www.macillanpracticeonline.com

For coursework support materials: Headway – www.oup.com

For coursework support materials: English File – www.oup.com

For coursework support materials: Total English – www.pearsonlongman.com

For coursework support materials: Cutting Edge – www.insideout.net

For links to other sites – www.esldesk.com/esl-links/index.htm

English Coursebooks

Inside Out: www.insideout.net

English File: www.oup.com/elt/englishfile/intermediate

Natural English: www.oup.com/elt/naturalenglish

Straightforward: www.macmillanenlish.com/straightforward/

Cutting Edge: www.longman.com/cuttingedge