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Suggested sites for ESL learners

Suggested Sites


At E-learning English, we have many valuable lessons and tips for ESL learners, but we also work hard to find the best resources from around the world. Below is a list of sites we have found which offer free English lessons you can use today to improve your fluency.


1)     Phrase Mix English

This site is full of short lessons with American English phrases and idioms. Aaron has uploaded hundreds of short lessons with audio. Phrasemix offers both free and paid resources. Be sure to check them out today.


2)     Real Life English

This is an awesome site filled with great articles and stories. They are based in Brazil, so some of the lessons use both English and Portuguese. Their stories are funny and informative. They tend to use topics from pop-culture (rap, UFC, etc.), which makes English interesting.


3)     English Tips for You

Here, you will find loads of idioms and short lessons. They are twitter based, so the lessons are quick and can be learned on the go. They have built a large team of contributors, and they are ESL learners, so they are sharing what worked for them.


4)     English on the Rocks

These folks are based in Spain, so many of the explanations are in Spanish. Obviously, this will be less helpful if you’re not a native Spanish speaker, but don’t let that stop you from visiting the site. They have many free idiom, grammar, video and speaking lessons available to all.


5)     Sean Banville’s ESL sites

This is Sean Banville’s main hub. He offers so many free lessons it is overwhelming. The level of most lessons is intermediate or above. The sites are geared towards teachers, but there are plenty of useful lessons for independent study. There are tests, fill in the blank, reading comprehension lessons, etc. on his sites.


6)     Falibo

Here, you will find many videos all divided into useful categories for easy searching. They offer online paid lessons, but many of the videos are free. The videos load quickly and I found them very useful. They also have a large community of ESL learners for you to connect with through message boards.


7)     English Trainer Blog

Christine has done a great job linking to great ESL resources as well as adding her own material. Her site is logically structured, easy to follow, and it is all free. Be sure to learn from her efforts.


8)     EFL Lecturer Blog

David has a very impressive blog with quizzes, movie clips and exercises. His blog is all free and also ad free. His lessons are divided into topics and into lesson type, so it is very accessible.


Our team at E-Learning English constantly reviews websites to add to our suggested sites list. We recommend all our students and visitors check out these great resources. If you have any suggestions for other websites offering free resources to ESL learners, leave a comment or send us a message.


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3 Responses to “Suggested sites for ESL learners”

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